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.