Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has had a chance to recover from eating waaay too much food for Thanksgiving! I had a beautiful visit with my family at my mom's house and got to take LOTS of leftovers home!

For the last couple weeks I have been working to build up my inventory. My dream is to start a small business to sell my cards, photo clips, and mini photo albums. If anyone has any advice for me, I would TRULY appreciate all the help I can get!

I mentioned in an earlier post that I met a lady that sells baby items, and she asked me to make her some cards to go with her baskets. For some reason baby cards are not really my thing, so this was no easy task for me, but this is what I came up with....

I will have the rest of the cards I made on my facebook page if you're interested in checking them out! (see the link to the right)

... and other than making about 10 more photo clips, I made some Christmas Mini Albums... let me know if you are interested in one for yourself. They measure about 5 1/2" x 5" and I sell them for $6....

 Until next time... have a beautiful week!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Free Card Give-Away Update

One more thing for today... I forgot to mention that you have to actually become a FOLLOWER in order to win! I know that's kind of obvious, but sometimes it's good to be a little more specific!

Share my page with your friends, and when I reach 20 FOLLOWERS I will give away a 5 pack of cards. The winner will be randomly picked... more details on how when I reach 20!!

My Latest Addiction!

Happy Monday!!

I've been so busy playing with some new ideas that I haven't had a chance to update my blog since last week!  I TiVo Scrapbook Memories on the BYU channel and sit and watch about once every few weeks, so I'm not sure which episode I found this wonderful idea on... but I've been addicted ever since I saw it!

 Are these not the cutest little Photo Clips you've ever seen??!!!
And the best part is that they take about 5 minutes to make!
All you do is cover the black part of a medium or large binder clip with any patterned paper and embellish with your favorite embellishment. I couldn't get the card to stay straight in the clip so I tied a bow around it and it worked perfect! My daughter also made one using a small clip, but it's more for decoration because it's so tiny...

I got a little carried away and made about 20 of them in 2 days and then went to Staples and bought about 30 more clips so I could keep going!

And then my cousin asked me to make some that she could put pictures of boys in (she wasn't too keen on the idea of putting boys in flowered clips!)... so I made some football clips....

 These can also be used for Thank You gifts with a card instead of a picture, gift card holders, Hostess gifts, etc.... The possibilities are endless!!!

Besides making clips for the past week, I also participated in the Purple Stride Orange County 2010 Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness... Our team had 21 people and raised $750!!

AND... last but definitely not least, I took my kids to Riverside National Cemetary for their annual Veteran's Day Ceremony on Veteran's Day... If you have not attended one of these, I strongly recommend that you try next year! Not only is it patriotic and emotional, but it's also educational in a way that keeps the kids paying attention!

OK... now that I'm all caught up, time for lunch and then more clip-making and card-making!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! And if you enjoy my page, PLEASE share it with your friends! (Read previous posts to see how someone will get to receive a pack of cards for FREE!!!)

Monday, November 8, 2010

OWH Cards Sent & Boutique Update

I can't believe I FINALLY sent my 1st box of cards to Operation Write Home!

There was a total of 25 blank cards for the Heroes to write in and send home to their loved ones, and 9 cards that my 3 youngest kids made and wrote notes to servicemen and women thanking them for their service!

Unfortunately, the Boutiques I participated in this past weekend were not as successful as I had hoped as far as selling my cards. But on the plus side, I met a very sweet young lady that sells baby items (bibs, booties, blankets, and wraps) that asked me to make some cards to sell with her items :)  So between that, working with Tisa, and talking to some other vendors, I think the future is bright for my business!

Here is a pic of the table Tisa and I shared at the Boutique at St. Callistus Church... lots of good stuff!

Tisa has a store on Etsy called Tisa's Vintage Affair, and Lesley's webpage is (make sure you type .net because the .com is an adult website!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Today's Boutique

I'll be at River 47 Church today selling some of my Christmas Cards at a Boutique/Fundraiser.
Come by if you're in the area!

250 S. Prospect in Orange

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Card Give-Away

No pictures today... I can't figure out how to send pics directly from my phone to my blog?!?!?

Instead, I'm in the mood to give stuff away!
I am now at 10 followers! Yaaayyyy! But, like any normal girl, I want more!
I've decided when I reach 20 followers I'm going to give a lucky winner a 5-pack
of cards! If it's before Christmas, they will be Christmas Cards.... if not, it'll be a
mix of Thinking of You's, Birthday, etc...

Please share my page with your friends and maybe I'll be sending the pack of cards to

Have a good night, Friends!!