Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Year Decisions

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and will have a Safe, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

I have had this blog for a few years now and have never really kept it up. One of my New Years Decisions, not "resolution" is to update my blog at least once a week. I will be explaining how I am trying to make my life better and also showing the swaps that I have received and the items that I have created.

Here are some of the cards that I designed for Christmas.

Holiday Cad 06 - 2010
Card made for manager at work

Holiday Card 05 - 2010

Holiday Card 04 - 2010
This picture was from a swap I received. The background is a 100+ year old Lithograph Stamp
(it's difficult to see the lithograph because I used silver ink)

Holiday Card 03 - 2010

Holiday Card 02 - 2010
A friend of mine gave me some Christmas envelopes. I cut the Santa out.

HolidayCard 01 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My version of Serendipity

Here is my version of the Serendipty technique using the cuttlebug. After I ran the piece thro the cuttlebug, I highlighted the piece using a gold stamp pad.

I am signed up for a swap using two ribbons. Here is my version. I wove the two ribbons on a piece of cardstock. Then I ran it thro the cuttlebug. I covered the piece with mactac or you could laminate it. That way the weaving will not loosen up.

I hope you will try both of these techniques.

New slant on old idea

Here is a tip for Saturday, Jan 2, 2010.

Every time you make a card, or a background, make two, rather than just scan or taking a picture of it. If it is a little complicated write out the instructions, or, if you found it on the internet, what sight you found it on. That way, you will be making your own technique book to look thro when you have a mental block.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope that everyone has a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

I spent the day cataloguing my craft supplies. I want to really concentrate on my business this year and so I have to make an inventory of all my craft supplies. It seems to be taking forever. I was hoping to find a program that I could use, but no luck. I am using spreadsheets created for each of my catagory's. I am listing some things according to season. Christmas - all paper, cardstock, brads, stickers, etc. Halloween and Fall the same way. I did not realize that I had accumulated so much stuff.

I hope to have a place for everything and everything in its place. That way when I start a project I will know where everything is and will not have to run out to purchase something I already have, just don't know where it is. I am sure that most of you can associate with this.

My New Years resolution===Buy nothing else until I get my stock down at least by 1/4.