Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Many Changes!

It's been awhile since I've posted anything and there is a very good reason for that. Let me bring you up to speed on what has been happening. My husband and I have been talking for a while about opening our own business. We decided in late March / early April to take the plunge. We rented a building and opened a small gift shop in Wisconsin Dells. Between moving from Illinois to Wisconsin and all of the remodeling of the building, time got away from me. We both quit our jobs to persue this venture. The sad thing about this (besides leaving family and friends behind), is that I will no longer be able to be a Stampin Up demonstrator (for now anyway). As of the end of July, I will be done with Stampin Up. This was just as hard of a decision to make as it was to leave everyone behind. I hope to join back up with Stampin Up in the future, but for now, I don't have the time. I will still be stamping (when I have time) and will post what I can.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Welcome Baby Card

I wanted to share this card that I made for my friend. I was so sure that she was having a girl, that I made this card. Well, she had a boy. It seems like everyone I know is having a baby boy! LOL! The stamp set that I used is from the Sale-a-bration book, called, Punch Bunch.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

So Sorry!

OMG! I can't believe that it has been a month since I blogged. I am so sorry! I've been so busy and had so much going on, that not only have I not had time to blog, but I haven't had time to stamp either. Tonight was the first time that I have had time to stamp. I would post the beautiful easter card that I created tonight, but, it is for an upcoming stampin up workshop and I don't want to spoil the surprise. I will post it after the workshop. I will start posting more frequently, promise!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baby Shower Card

I threw this card together right before I had to go to a baby shower. It could use some ribbon on the side, but I was out. I used chocolate chip, crumb cake, and very vanilla card stock, with just an accent of real red. I think that it turned out cute. It was for a little baby boy and it matches some of the bibs and onesies that I bought.

I used the Baby Bundle stamp set that I borrowed from my upline. I think that I am going to have to buy that set. It is quite versatile.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hugs & Kisses

I was playing with My Digital Studio and came up with this valentines card. Its a 6 x 6 card. I used Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Whisper White. What do you think?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Craft Cave

I wasn't kidding when I said it is about the size of a large walk in closet (although, I have seen larger walk in closets! LOL), but, seriously, I'm starting to get it organized. It's hard to take a craft room that was in a 12 x 12 room and fit in into a 6 x 8 sized room. I'd had to make quite a few adjustments (which I am still working on). Here is a  photo. It is work in progress, so If anyone has any ideas, feel free to send them my way. 
If you look at the bottom of the picture, my little crating buddy, Pez, is resting in one of my baskets. I haven't been able to find a place for it yet, so I have been letting him use it for a bed. The craft cave does look cluttered, doesn't it! It will get better as I can organize it more, but it's going to take some time. At least I have a place to craft now.

Monday, January 3, 2011

All settled in

Ok. We are all moved in and are now trying to settle back into a daily routine. I actually got to start unpacking my craft stuff and setting up my craft room. Well, I wouldn't actually call it a room, more like a large walk in closet, hence the fond name of the Craft Cave. LOL! I will start posting projects again soon, I promise! Until then, back to the craft cave! (Does anyone hear the theme to "Batman"? LOL!!)