Friday, July 22, 2011

Next Class Idea... CHRISTMAS!

I made this beautiful tri-fold card yesterday using some beautiful (retired) Stampin' Up! paper and a current Stampin' Up! stamp set. I was in a bit of panic mode yesterday when I realized that I didn't have very many current stamp sets that could be used for classes. So I decided to do what I could using what I had (which wasn't much!). I made this card as basically a try out to see what fun stuff I could come up with. I ended up falling in love with it, and I will have a class in the next couple of months doing (a variation of) this card. Maybe we'll make a couple? This will be a paid class! Too much work for it to be a free one!

Here is the finished product:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another Class Blog

Here it is everyone! Yet another (paid) class I will be having in the near future! However I cannot take full credit for this project, I found it on a blog that I like. Thank you to Paper Pleasing Ideas! It is a gorgeously creative project! It's called a mini accordion album. It's a beautifully creative and fun project :)

Here are some picture teasers!

I can't wait to teach you all how to make this fantastic scrapbook project!!
It was so much fun for me, I know everyone who signs up for this class will have a great time too :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Explosion Scrapbook

Yesterday I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! I had to much fun looking around at all of the great tools and tips on the website that I am now a part of! I love everything that I have seen. However I did not see this project on Stampin' Up!'s website. I found this tutorial on Its called an Explosion Scrapbook!! I am only going to show a few pictures for the project right now seeing as how I would love this to be one of my classes I do for my customers!

Here's what you do:

Start of with 3 pieces of white 12x12 paper,
and I end up with them looking like this...

I then take 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper, and cut them to 9 1/2 x 9 1/2",
and fold all of the corners into the middle and adhere them down...

Attach the covers to the front and back of the white papers, along with 24" of ribbon. (I'm being very vague and sneaky huh?)

The final product with look like this:
and this...

SO what do you think? Want to learn how to make this?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Baby Boy Birth Announcement

I just finished all of these gorgeous announcements for a friend of mine! They were a lot of work, but turned out beautifully. I used both dark and light blue paper, with a striped DSP. I added a bright green ribbon and stamped the feet in green, and the "i'm here" in a nice complementary light blue. I took the brass dry embossing template that had circles all over it. I spent HOURS dry embossing every circle on every announcement. I also love the fold of this too. I learned it when making a hot chocolate packet holder. I just flipped it over!

The dark blue one is probably my favorite! I think that it looks just adorable. Best part of it all was seeing my friend open up her announcements. She loved them! Nothing makes me more happy than seeing a customer's face when they open a card or mass order I have created. I love all of these cards so much, I put a lot of time into each of these cards!

They all turned out so nicely, I have had a lot of others request this style as well.
Sadly I think twice about it, that dry embossing is rough!

Finished products...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Anniversary Card

I decided to crack out one of my favorite sets this weekend! Haute Couture, makes the most beautiful wedding and anniversary cards. This particular card that I made today is using Haute Couture, Ballet Blue paper, a retired DSP, ivory ribbon, and pearls. This is meant for husbands to give to wives. It's just gorgeous if I do say so myself. So much dimension. Not to mention its absolute simplicity. Time to add it in for SUO Challenges.

Friday, July 1, 2011


I am so happy that graduation is finally over. I have completely fallen behind with orders. The other hard part is that we don't have air conditioning in the house so all of my paper is ripping when I cut it because of the humidity. However I am so happy that things are starting to settle down a bit. The last month, and next 2 weeks are still so busy. Having finally learned my lesson with orders I have drafted my lovely customer letter for mass orders. I just wish I didn't have to keep having "learning experiences" with my business. I am very excited to get started on things that don't involve graduation though! My true passion of birth announcements and invitations. I love creating new and beautifully classic cards. I like adding subtle hints of shimmer, or classic elements of pearls or ribbon. I always want to be proud of what I put my name on. If I am not happy with it, I don't send it. I will come up with something different before I put it up on my website. Isn't that how it should be though? If you want to have a successful business you should be proud of and love everything you send out. Personally I take pride in loving everything I send out, and detailing it to perfection. I have to do what I can to make not only myself but also my customer happy, and that is something I seem to be having difficulty with as of late. It feels like I love everything that I do, and no one likes what I send. I guess you win some and you lose some. But still at some point you have to wonder if it's worth all of the aggravation. I guess on the bright side, I am getting my name out there and I just hope it is in a positive way.