Friday, July 30, 2010

Tangled Up Challenge!!

Geesh...Yet again the colors should be Red and Pink......Goodness I need a camera for my Birthday!


I love simple my challenge to you is this:
Make a very simple card.
One sentiment or one picture only.
If you use a picture please keep it simple - no detailed coloring
I want it to be simple and classic.

Please email me your pictures to:
I will post once the challenge ends so you can vote on everyone's creations!
I will have a prize for those that are in our blog group (Tangled Up In Creativity) & for those who are not part of the group!

Challenge Runs July 30th- August 5th
Voting lasts August 6th - 8th
Winner Announced August 9th!

Check out my simple yet chic "You're The Best" card:

~ Hug the one you're with ~

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gearing Up

First of all...not sure if you can tell, but the colors are white, pink, and my camera stinks!

I am trying 3 more craft fairs this fall to try and get some funds for last minute Christmas shopping.  I am sticking to cards as that is how I made money last time...not much on the other ideas. 
I am going to be selling thank you notes in sets of 6 for $8.00 - What do you think?
I use one sheet of DP for $0.59, about $1.00 worth (Acutally less) of ribbon, about $1.00 of glue, $0.32 in cardstock, and $1.00 per pack of 8 envelopes and notecards. 

Add that up -  $3.91 in product give or take - so that means $4 profit on each set - not including my time which is okay since this is stress relief for me.

Please don't forget that tomorrow a challenge will be posted for all to join!!!

~ Hug the one you're with ~

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hey Girlies!

Hey Girlies!
I hope you have all been enjoying your summer!  I took some time for swimming lessons, reading, new job, and some fun! 
I love thank you cards....I think I use them more than anything...Thanks someone for their help, their friendship, dinner, their kindness....ANYTHING! I am a fan of good old fashioned mail as well so I use a lot of plain cards as well.
Below you will see two cards I made for a friend in a batch of cards I did for her.  I know the ribbon is from the '07 Stampin' Up! In Colors.  The white cardstock is Georgia Pacific, the background cardstock (regal rose?) and the DP is Stampin' Up! - but forgive me for not knowing the actual names as they are older.
The stamp came in a kit for mini thank you notes from Stampin' Up! also....I guess I was on an SU! kick with this set!

Please keep an eye out as July 30th (Friday) I will be hosting a challenge with great prizes - one for the great gals I blog with and one for everyone else who participates! I hope you will join me!

As a kick-off to my return to cards (again..ha) I will be offering a prize to those who comment on this post!  We will need 25 people to comment to "unlock" the prize...once we hit 25 I will have a random winner picked!

Thanks so much for keeping the faith....You all are the best!
~ Hug the one you're with ~

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

You LIke?

So I played around with my blog yesterday to see what I could come up with.
Do you like?
Please let me know if something doesn't navigate well or it you don't like something - I want this blog to be an enjoyable experience for you all!
I have still yet to try out the pages thing...but I will get there when I get some more time!

Today I am going to highlight a Christmas card I have made a gazillion times. I finally parted ways with this stamp set because I felt that I needed something new or my relatives were going to think I only made one card 1,000 times and am going to send it until it is gone! :)
It is using Stampin' Up! City of David set, White Card Georgia Pacific Cardstock, Baja Blue Cardstock, Ribbon, and Ink.  I made the oval template myself out of a coaster, taped the edges so the sponge wouldn't pick up the rough edges and this is what it looks like!
Sorry that this picture is so small and settings were not done please take this as a what not to do when taking a picture! :)

I hope you all enjoyed your Fourth of July weekend...I did!  I also hugged my husband tightly as he is a soldier who got to be home with his family unlike many others.

~ Hug the one you're with ~