Saturday, May 28, 2011

Make It Monday: Sympathy Card

This week's PTI Make It Monday challenge was to make a sympathy card.  They can be hard to make, and NEVER fun.  I kept it elegant but not too dark.

Thanks for stopping by!  You can find all the details for this challenge HERE.

Friday, May 27, 2011

MFTWSC21

Here we are at MFTWSC #21.  I pulled out this Little Loveosaurus and pieced him up real cute!
This sketch threw me for a bit until I figured out those were circles in the background. 
I kept the layering really simple and stamped the sentiment "rawr means I love you"
repeatedly on the green strip.
I colored that twill ribbon with a copic to match the orange in the patterned paper, one of the Lime Twist lines by MME.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Totally Hues

It's been awhile since I played along with one of Heather's Totally Hues challenges.  This Totally Hues #7 challenge was to use lemon tart, berry sorbet, sweet blush, and spring moss.
So I made a circle card, and added some die cut flowers with some fun centers.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PTI May Blog Hop

Welcome to the PTI May Blog Hop - Flowers!
When I saw the theme, I thought "Easy peasy".  But when I sat down to create, I had the hardest time coming up with something, haha!
I cut out a flower from raspberry fizz, then put a smaller flower die on it and cut it out again. 
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Monday, May 23, 2011

May SFYTT

I recently got my hands on this stamp set from Gina K Designs, Little Tees.  I've been searching for it used, and snatched it right up when I finally saw one for sale! 
Now I'm on the lookout for it's cousin, Wee Tees.

The sketch is Jen's SFYTT for May.  I used some old Basic Grey papers, I'm really working on using up some of my stash!  Especially since I just added some new patterned papers to it, heehee.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Fred Bear

I had a chance to stamp just for fun, no challenges or deadlines, so I pulled out this
cutie-pie Fred Bear:
 I stamped some butterflies and bees in white ink for a little background, and then inked up the sentiment separately to make it fit in the space.  The inside sentiment reads, "Every Single Time".
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

MFTWSC20

 I finished this week's MFTWSC early for once.  I got a few new MFT stamps with some birthday money, and this was one of them.  I went over the key with a glaze pen, and her shoes with a red glitter pen.  I really love that dress!  It's fun to color and I'm sure just as fun to piece!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wedding Cake

I was inspired by this tag/card/gift and came up with this:
I love how it turned out! 
The cake is covered with sugar beads (from Stamp La Jolla) to give it some texture. 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Craft Fair Products

I did my first craft fair two weeks ago, and a second week this past Saturday.  The first show was NOT worth my time, but I did much better the second one.  FYI, if you are thinking of doing a craft fair, make sure it is NOT combined with a rummage sale!!!!  The people who come are looking for the rummage stuff, not your nice beautiful works of art.  I sold to two, yes two, people that first show, one of them was the lia sophia jewelry lady across from me, lol!  Needless to say, we became quite good friends as we had 6 hours to chat with each other as there was little to no traffic.  Ugh.
The second fair explicitly called for new items, so right away I was off to a better start.  So here are the things I sold.  I didn't want to put a lot of money into making stuff, so I really concentrated on using what I had.  I was able to use up a bunch of my old SU patterned paper, yay! 

First up, covered notepads.  The junior legal pads and pens were purchased at Wal-mart for very cheap.  The pattern I used called for 12x12 paper.  I only had white, so I changed the pattern just a bit so I could use my 8-1/2 x 11.  I just made the back cover a coordinating color.  I made 8 of these and only have one left.  Here is where I found the pattern: covered notepads.

Next up, gift card holders. 
These sold okay, would probably do better closer to a holiday like Christmas.  I used the pattern HERE.  I did change this one too, for some of them.  I got tired of cutting off part of the edges, so I just made the pocket piece separate, and it went a lot faster.

Third, I made some coffe cozies following Dawn McVey's instructions HERE.

Fourth, I made a tray full of these little treats/favors.  Inside is a small clear bag of either Hershey's kisses or jelly beans.  The clear bags I got from ebay (100 for about $3), and the candy was clearanced at Target from Easter. 


And last, I had a bunch of individual cards in clear envelopes
and sold a few of those.

I definitely made back what I put into supplies, and some extra too!  I might try a Christmas or holiday craft fair later in the year and see if I do better.  Craft fairs take a lot of time to prepare for, so if you are thinking of doing one, give yourself lots of time to make stuff. 
And mass produce your designs as much as possible.

Monday, May 16, 2011

MFTWSC19

I got MFTWSC #19 done, here it is!
Craft fair #2 is over, so I'm looking forward to getting back to my regular stamping/blogging/commenting schedule.  I'm working on posting pics of the stuff I made for the fairs.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is drier than mine!

Monday, May 9, 2011

MFTWSC #18

Happy Monday!  Here's the 18th installment of the MFT weekly sketch.  My dear friend Lisa sent me this stamp for my birthday, and I wasted no time inking it up!
I'm doing another craft fair this weekend, but I'm mostly ready for it.  I need to make just a few more things.  Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Baby Shower Thank Yous

I went to a baby shower a few weeks ago for my cousin's wife, and these are the thank you card sets I made.  I kept them fairly simple so it was easier to mass produce.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MFTWSC #17

And here we are, up to #17 of the MFT weekly challenge.  I pulled out this a la mode again, I just love her!  So fun to color!  Oh, and my card from last week's challenge got a shout-out on the MFT blog - so exciting!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

May MFT Guest Designer Challenge

This month's MFT Guest Designer Challenge theme was Blue Jeans & Bling.  I made the pocket from scratch, repeatedly stamping a pattern on the cs to make texture. 
I then stitched and added the bling using the negative space from
the Cat's Pajamas Icing die as a guide. 
Thanks for stopping by!  Maybe one of these days we will have some sunshine around here.