Friday, November 16, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My First Craft Show

!0 Rules of Chocolate

Santa Gum Holders
 Today I participated in my first craft show at a friend's annual open house.  I have been busy stamping and creating many paper crafts since early spring in anticipation of this new venture.   I was quite surprised when I set up my display as to the amount of items I had made and then came the fear that I had made too much and maybe it wouldn't sell.  I was pleasantly surprised at the end of the show at the amount of money I had made and now, I can't wait for the next time.  I'm not planning on doing much the next few days in my craft room besides cleaning up my work area and filling the orders that were placed this week; I need a little time to regroup and restock my supplies. 

I am posting pictures of several of the items that I sold today and earlier this week.  My all-time favorites were the card sets.  I got in such a zone that I ended up  making almost all of them Sympathy sets; I was going to make other varieties, too!  If you are interested in any of my goodies,  I would be happy to take orders and/or have a class to show you how to make them.  Thanks for stopping by.
Treat  or gift box with drawer

Hershey Nugget box with gift card  holder

Nugget Trays

Hanging snack-size Kit Kat bar holder

Small triangle shape Hershey Kiss holder

Snowman holder for snack-size chocolate bar

Treat holders for Hershey Kisses, Peppermint Patties, and Ghirardelli Chocolate

Handmade boxed sets of 4 Sympathy cards

Card samples from set of Sympathy cards

Handmade boxed set of 4 Birthday cards

6 Thinking of You cards in clear box

Variety of 6 cards in embellished gift bag

Gift bags with 6 cards

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Samples

Wild About You 

Happy Heart Day

Season of Friendship

My friend, Connie, and I got together on Wednesday evening to make some cards (something that we have been doing for several years now) and have some "girl talk" time.  I took over several samples and some products to use and we tweaked some ideas we had.  I had so much fun that I couldn't wait to get back at it the next morning.  I have now completed three valentines that need to go out in the mail.  Hopefully I will get into a regular stamping mode now that I have some projects on my "to-do" list. 

These samples have been CASed from some samples that I found on Stamping Connections and PINterest. 

New Craft Room

As mentioned in my last post, my hubby and I have done some work in my craft room.   It isn't a very big room, but it gives me some space to make a mess and leave it without cleaning it up.  When we finished the basement in 2006 we had this space designed for the purpose of a craft room, so I picked a nice warm peach color (one of my favorite shades) for the walls.  I had always envisioned white cabinets, but more in the style of kitchen cabinets with a wrap around work station and lots of drawers for storage.  As time went on, I changed my dream and decided I just wanted the room finished with some storage and a nice work area in front of the window.  My storage cabinets went on sale at Menards and I knew these would work very nicely!  We decided to use the white bookshelves (from my former classroom) as the base for a work station and bought a 6 foot white laminate board (over an inch thick) for the top.  Now all I need are a few odds and ends for storage on the walls.  I love my new room! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Now that the holidays are over and winter, if we can call it that, has set in, it is time to start doing something with this business.  I love to stamp and love it more since my DH has helped me renovate my craft room, now that it is bright and cheery and everything has its place.  I will post pictures as soon as I take some of the way it looks now.

I am starting to get together some ideas for some projects and pretty cards that I want to make and hope that you will, too.  My daughter has suggested that I make up some packs of Sympathy cards because that is something she wishes she had on hand.  I am also going to make some Valentine cards, a very special one for my grandson, Cadel, who is two years old.   I will post pictures of some of my recent ideas along with the materials used.  Thanks for looking in.   Sue 

Crazy for Cupcakes

Crazy for Cupcakes
Check out this cute birthday card I made for one of my dearest friends using the stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes. I used Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla inks and cardstock, Tea Party DSP (retired), as well some Dazzling Diamonds, a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and co-ordinating ribbon and brads. The punches used were the Scallop Border punch, 1 3/4 " Scallop Circle, 3/4 ", and 1" circle punches. I made a second card using Almost Amethyst, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White inks and cardstock, with coordinating brads and ribbon. This is one of my favorite sets to use for birthdays.