11.20.2008

A few scrapbook layouts to share

Well, I finally got the photos taken of my layouts that I did in October. But, I am still making Christmas cards and frames like crazy, getting ready for the show this weekend.
I hate the glare, I hate the poor, outdated quality of the photos. Blame it on the antiquated camera. I AM getting a new one next week with the money off this next sale. it's time for a new camera, dang it.
the "coolest job" layout has one of the layered felt flower embellishments that I've been making and selling on Etsy. My mom has been fervishly sewing them -- I've got some new oranges, pinks (a lot of Heather Bailey fabrics) ready to be photographed and uploaded to sell.
The "my life was normal" layout doesn't have any journaling yet. It will tell the story of how I casually mentioned that soon we'd have to cut our tulips (to put them in a vase). Next thing I know, Zack is out there with his little scissors, and has cut them all, right at the tip of the flower, leaving 15 long, tall stems standing there naked. But the look of immense PRIDE as he displayed what he had done was priceless. I couldn't be mad. I grabbed my camera.

11.11.2008

And then came the snowmen

I can't seem to stop making Christmas cards. Of course, it is that time of year. I'm trying to use up some stash, make a few dollars, and do something creative. Here are my latest ones that are for sale on http://www.paperminiskirt.etsy.com/

11.04.2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

Now that November has come, are you feeling the holiday rush/pressure/fervor? I am. All I can think of is Christmas cards. I made three new ones today for my craft show this weekend, uploaded them to Etsy, and have sold them all already!
I made two different ones with the Papertreyink set Rustic Branches. I love this set, and it is by Heather Nichols, who is a fabulous designer, and lives right here in my city. Needless to say, I've seen her out and about a few times, and have gushed like a Freaky Fan. In the first card on the left, I used my Big Kick to emboss a 4x6 piece of white cardstock with the Cuttlebug's little dotty folder. this was my first time using the embosser! And....I LOVE it. I love the feel of all those little popped up dots. and how EASY!
For the third card, I used the "Joy" stamp from the old SU hostess set Perfect Presentation. The patterned paper is from two year's ago, SU's holiday line. Gotta use it up. And, I used my 2" square punch, so no cutting is necessary! Gotta love a quick, cute card.
I am still working on the final touches of the 30 layouts I did at our scrapbook retreat two weeks ago. I didn't journal on any of them while I was there, which allowed me to get more done, but now I'm backlogged with journaling. Grrr. So, it is my plan for tomorrow to get those completed, photographed, and uploaded for all to see.