Sunday, April 22, 2012

THIS is the card that I really, really like...not sure why it didn't post with the others...but here it is! : )
OK - I'm not sure I like the changes they have made to blogspot...I just posted a bunch of photos and a bunch are missing...if they're not there tomorrow I'm going to be a little upset...seems like they mess with things that don't need fixing! Good night all!
 And last, but not least, a few card samples. They are pretty much a hodge podge of things running around in my brain and I don't think I borrowed anything from anyone...if I did, I apologize...but I'm not remembering any specific project that I have seen that inspired these!

 Here's a little birthday card set (from the new consultant kit) - matching set!

And I think this last post of the evening is my most very favorite card to date. I like the way the muted grey looks on the card...I had a lot of comments about this card at my gathering, too. Just love it!

This is a cute little tag/card that I found on the AP Cartridge...I cut, then folded and stitched around three sides with my old sewing machine (great tool for crafting!). Stamping and additional elements added a lot of nice comments about it at the gathering.

A couple sample scrapbook page from this Easter and one of a more heritage-look.

I love the way the butterflies turned out! I used some bright colored card stock I had on hand and some embossed vellum and made them look 3-D. I'm having a Cricut AP workshop this coming Wednesday if all goes as planned.

Getting tired so my brain isn't saying all I want to say... I have lots and lots of different pieces of papers and card stocks - some are D.O.T.S. even! Some are older CTMH...some are just bits and pieces I've picked up at garage sales, etc. I'm going to be able to use a lot of them it seems like!
 Another thing I did for my Grand Opening was to make some of the little AP Cart boxes and put inside a dark chocolate kiss and also a hug...I told them they got hugs and kisses for coming to my Grand Opening!

Also cut out some small circles (AP cart also) and stamped on them, used some watercolor pencil and after they were dry I used liquid glass on the edges and glued them to some "stones" from the Dollar Tree. Attaching a magnet on the back gives them something to remind them of me, too!

I wanted to do something a little bit more special as well as promote the Cricut "Art Philosophy" cartridge at my Grand Opening. So...I made these little "thank you" tags. Everything was cut out using the AP cart...then I assembled them, adding some shading on the edges before gluing. Then I made a small rose and leaf. You can't tell, but there is a small jewel in the center of each rose. I outlined the edges of the tag with gold gel pen and added the red ribbon. A heart with a number is on the back of each tag. This was used for a door prize drawing. It was also a good selling point for the AP Cart...sold two!

The set up for my "Grand Opening" gathering, April 21st. Eleven RSVP'd and 5 actually showed up...but I have booked 5 gatherings and I'm going to meet the $300 goal of sales by the time this gathering closes at midnight tomorrow! Or at least come really, really close...: )

I know...after an extended absence...I'm back!  And I'm actually going to post those promised photos! I've been doing a lot of crafting. I've been taking some of the online training academy classes and still have a lot of catching up to do...but I'll get there. This is a nametag I designed using Art Philosophy and an old tag I had hanging around.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ever had a week when every day becomes a little more insane? Story of my week so far...haven't had time to craft or take any online seminars or ANYTHING!!! Very frustrating...too many bills, too little money, too much going on right now.

On a brighter note, my Grand Opening is coming together for the 21st! I don't have any advance orders (yet), but I have people who are curious and a few definite people coming.

I can't order any of the new idea money...sigh...oh, well...guess I'll just have to refer everyone to the online book!

Need to get some sleep...busy day again tomorrow, and the next day, and Friday....oh my...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Oooooh...I am soooo bad...HAPPY EASTER everyone! Yesterday was a beautiful day, but full to the brim! After a wonderful Easter service (sang in the choir) and teaching the 5/6 year old class in Primary, we came home to a wonderful smell! The pork roast I'd left cooking in the crock pot was ready and basically all I had to do was heat up the rolls I'd made Saturday evening and make the homemade mashed potatoes. We had late lunch for 7...then an egg hunt for the little kids. After they went home it was dozing off for hubby and me! Oh, yummy lunch though...youngest daughter brought a cool pasta salad and lime jello...and deviled eggs. Oh, yum! Took lots of pictures so I'm working on an Easter page that I hope to post soon. Working today on organizing some stuff and hopefully will make at least one sample today....maybe.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thank you so much for all of the comments! I feel very loved!

Today was a beautiful spring day here in the Pacific Northwest. Spent most of the day in Bellevue at the Seattle Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...just what I needed. It was our Stake Temple day before Stake Conference next week. Spent some great time with some great friends.

On to Easter tomorrow...have the homemade rolls made and baked. Will get the pork roast on in the morning and then just have to make the homemade mashed potatoes after church.

Will try and post a new project or two this week, but the kids go back to school, so that means I have music/art students this week, too. Will keep you posted....thanks again!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thank you for all of the good feedback, help with blogging and wonderful comments...makes me feel much better! Off to get some sleep and on to another day tomorrow...take care my crafty friends! Blessings!

Well...I actually had a little bit of time to craft today. Here is my take on the Art Philosophy Bag and Bunny! So much fun! Since I have one of the original Cricut machines, I don't have as much choice of sizes - 1" to 5 1/2" with only a few variables in between. Ah well...I made it work! Cute, huh?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A very rewarding day searching for some family history with my cousin. Also started working on some gift boxes and favors for my gathering...will try and post a photo tomorrow afternoon after my student for voice/art lessons has gone home. Time to talk the cat into sleeping...he woke me up at 3 a.m. today! (Yawn)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Good evening...I'm working on a little surprise element for my "Grand Opening" Gathering and will hopefully post a "teaser" here sometime in the next day or so. Stay tuned...much more to come!

Business Card Samples

Well, as promised...days ago...I finally got some sample business cards scanned and added to my blog! I thought that I'd use the same basic set-up for all of my cards, but will change the stamps and colors, perhaps add a little from "Art Philosophy" every now and then...we shall see. What do you think? (These have a watermark on them, but the 'real' ones don't!) More posts to come shortly.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy April Fool's Day!

Well...I had planned to write here every day, but somehow yesterday slipped past without a word.

I have started making a list of all e-mails of family and friends...need to get organized tomorrow and get some EZ invitations sent and finish my business cards. I'd wanted to post them yesterday, too, but the crazy weather has given me a nasty headache so a lot of things didn't get done as planned.

Tomorrow will be the day to catch up...and to play!