Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Cards

Fall is really in the air! It's cool, brisk and the leaves are changing already! I predict a very snowy and cold winter...
I've been making cards for the Muse... it's hard to get down to work when you have so many other projects that you wanna get done! (or start for that matter! :) )
For the rest of today? Painting pages for calendars! YEA!

Monday, September 28, 2009

dark and twisty atcs...

Ok. It's been a while since my last post. It's been crazy around here... and I haven't had much time to craft. But I did manage some "me" time over the weekend. By "me" time I mean 15 min here and there... but it was great! It gave me just enough time to add a layer of gesso, then a layer of modpodge, then some black lava... each layer needs adequate drying time anyway!

For the month of October, the atc swap theme is DARK AND TWISTY. There are still some spots left! You only need to make 3 (all different) and you get 3 back! Contact me if you are interested.
Anyway, here are my entries.

There's still time to join!!! I am also on SCS... so if you see me on there, please sign up!
(You know - Grey's Anatomy's Meridith? She was called dark and twisty! And there are plenty of music lyrics that are definitely DARK!) It could go any way the artist wants!

Anyway, this week I'm not sure what I'll get done. I have a sick child... but hopefully she will be better to go to school tomorrow. And if she is better, I volunteer at the school... so I will start my work week on Wednesday this week! :)

Hope you all had a great weekend!
See you soon!

Friday, September 18, 2009


OW! How fast a week can go! In a blink of an eye it's Friday again.
I mentioned calendars last week... I have some pics for you. They are not the greatest... but it's a gloomy day (I need perfect lighting =) )and my camera is too complicated to figure out.
This crab card is one of many different I made for the stores and online. Being from MD, I thought I needed to add crabs to my fall line!

Well, Hope you all have a great weekend. Next week will be a bit busy for me. We have some family birthdays to celebrate and a few days off from school (Thank you FAIR DAY!).
See you soon!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

atcs on the weekends!

I have found the perfect balance between work creating and personal creating for me! For sale cards and items during the week and atcs on the weekends. I love waking up at 6am on sat and sun and having the quiet house all to myself! I get at least 2 hours each day!
So this morning I got to make some more ATCS for swaps I am hosting as well as one I joined online on SCS.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A note about Stampin Up.

A couple days ago I emailed all my customers and friends about a change that is about to take place for me... as a Stampin Up demo.

Recently (as many of you may have heard), Stampin Up placed new restrictions on their demos regarding personal blog content. And although I understand why they felt like they needed to do this, I don't think it's the right choice for me. SU is limiting what I can and can not put on this blog and my other personal website. This is not the website I have thru SU... (that one is directly supported by SU). Under this new rule, I can not link or give credit to other people, blog or companies that I use and are inspired by if those sites either sell or promote competing products. This is not right for me as I love to use all products available to me - Stampin Up included.

So as I informed my current customers, I will be leaving SU after 6+ years of being a demo.
I am sad to leave SU, but have been contemplating it for some time now, and this was perhaps the little push I needed to jump! I did sign the new IDA to give my customers til the end of December to place any orders for items on their wish list. After that point I will let my demonstrator status run out.

THANK YOU to all those who have supported me thru the last 6 years. I appreciate all the business you have given me and the friendships we have built throughout!

So my friends and customers know where I stand. I hope you will continue to visit me here... as this is in no way a farewell to creating! In fact I am excited to be starting the fall off with a bang!

Isn't this what growing up and evolving is all about?!?! =)

Next week i will be posting a few pics of the calendars I made for the stores this week!
See you then!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

more peeks

I am working on some more cards this week for sale.
Both images are from an older Stampin Up set.

The cakes have lots of Fine glitter and the bunnies are soft and fuzzy (flocking).