Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Prep Work

So as I said in my last blog post, I have book a couple of Craft Fairs for the upcoming Spring Season - and with craft fairs comes the prep work.

Yesterday and today I spent time in my scraproom happily working on Valentines cards with the help from Pinterest. 

This first card is from Pinterest but I forgot to Pin it and write down who the original artist is, I was just excited to get working.  So this card is not my original work and if I ever find the original pin again I will post the artist.

There is Silver Gllitz on the hearts just to add a bit of shine and sparkle.  I know from this angle it looks like sand but from another angle you can not see the stamped image.

The second card I worked on today was inspired by the following pin.

I spotted this and my mind did a little jig because you know I love to sew on paper!  I did not do my hearts as free and but used a stitching template that I own.  

My hearts are not quite so defined as the ones shown in the pin so I added a couple of heart buttons.  The stamp is from a long retired stamp and it just fit on this card perfectly.  I was going to add some sparkles to the stamp then decided to keep it simple.  

I am happy with a good couple of days work.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Future Craft Fairs

My personal business goals this year is to grow my crops and workshops along with working one craft fair each quarter of the year.  I love teaching and working with other scrapbookers and card makers during crops and workshops but I also love working craft fairs and selling handmade cards to people that love giving handmade cards to loved ones but just do not have time to make them on their own. 

Here are my next two craft fairs:
Valentines Day!
XO - Hugs & Kisses Event
First United Methodist Church - Allen
Saturday 2-15-2015  9am to 5pm
601 South Greenville 
Allen, Texas 75002

Spring Craft Bazaar
Holy Covenant Methodist Church
Saturday 4-18-2015  9am to 4pm (rain or shine)

1901 E. Peters Colony Road
Carrollton, Texas 75007


I will have all of my hand made cards on display for sale and a few CTMH Catalogs that will be free.  Come join me at one or both of these events. Craft Fairs are wonderful places to pick up hand crafted gifts for any occasion. 

See you soon.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Seasonal Expressions -Time Is Running Out

It is hard to believe that we only have until March 31st to order items from the SE 1 mini catalog.  
If you still have items on your wish list form this mini catalog I would not wait to order. These products are "while supplies last only" so once they are gone, they are gone. 

Find your lists ladies and do not miss out on these beautiful seasonal supplies.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CTMH Memories

Well I thought I was having a brain fart but I guess I was not.  

See - I have been working on Studio - J layouts and had it in my head that I could only blog the layouts once I purchased them so that I would have the jpegs for the blog.  But then I had the bright idea to "screen shot" some of the layouts so that I could blog the progress and you guys would not think I forgot about you.

Well the idea and the implementation of the idea are two different things when it comes to me.  For the life of me I could not figure out how to screen shot even with Kaela's help.  I am still not sure how I did it - but when I logged into my computer today the screen shot was on the desk top.  (go figure)

So during the last Crop Night it was just Amy and I so we decided to work in my studio instead of the crop room.  That way I could have access to my big screen computer and be able to work on my Studio J layouts - Amy wanted to work on Studio J also so she only brought her laptop.  

While I was in Boise over the summer at a Close To My Heart weekend event, my upline was talking about making a scrapbook of our CTMH memories as a consultant.  To be honest my first thought was that there was no way I was going back almost 10 years and scrapping those events..... then last weekend I had a light bulb moment.... STUDIO J could do it very quickly.  So before Amy came over I brought up my Google Picasa account and started looking for all of the events I had or have attended over the last 9 years and uploaded them to Studio J. 
I was able to get the entire album done during one crop night.

I have not ordered the album yet because I want to double check it for spelling errors and such before printing but I am so happy that I have this done.  I was also shocked at how many events I have hosted or attended - I thought I was a consultant hermit of sorts :-) 

I am having a meeting tomorrow with my group of consultant friends and we are going to trade even more Studio J  tips and tricks.  I have a feeling I am going to be using Studio J to get caught up on albums that I have needed to do but felt uninspired to scrap.

I never thought I would be a digi girl but I kinda like it! 

Reminder: National Papercrafting Month