Friday, April 27, 2018

Feeling Better!

      It has been awhile since my last post due to bunion surgery I had in March.
The surgery went well but the recovery is forever. I am in a cast and I have discovered that I do not like not being able to do for myself. My husband has been great. I  think he misses the old me though. I even miss cleaning house, believe it or not.
Spring colors
   I have been busy with  my paper crafting once I was able to
get around on my knee walker better. My hobby has kept
my sanity during these last weeks. I am so thankful for that.
For Elaine... 
  I made a birthday card for my girlfriend, Elaine, before my surgery thank goodness. I really like how it came out. I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.
Double Z card from a different angle
   The Happy Birthday die is from Elizabeth Crafts, I believe. I made the flame for the candles from Stampin Up's bird punch. I love how it folds flat so you can put it in an envelope and send it , if  you want. I handed it to her where we craft together once a week. I embossed the background with a folder I have. Not sure which one, but can check it out if you are curious.
  My sisters and I have decided to set up a table at the Italian Heritage Fair in Portland on June 8th and 9th. We are hoping to just make money to help pay for all the fun materials we have purchased this year and to meet some fellow crafters. We are excited.
   That is why I have been working so hard on making items to sell.
Again, this has helped me get through these difficult weeks thinking about our sale  table.
The front

   These cute treat boxes hold candy and you can put a gift card in the top, too. It is very simple when you follow the video. I made one a Father's Day treat box and the other is a birthday one. Here is the video on Youtube, if you are interested in making these on your own.Treat Box and Gift Card holder
The back
    I bought the Elizabeth Crafts frame die. It is the smaller sized one . There is another one that is larger and more expensive. I love it cause it is so
Love this new die.
easy to use. I made this black frame and decorated it with snowflakes and used white enamel for snow drops/ 
   The picture is a Penny Black stamp called Dressed in Snow. It is so pretty. I watched a video to help me use the inks and masks to make it look good. Love how it came out and it was my first try. Here is a link to that video on Youtube by Penny Black. She does a great job on her tutorials. Dressed in Snow
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 This is the name of our endeavor on our business cards. We hope to have them on our craft table ready to hand out for people to get to know us. We purchased them from Vistaprint. Great people to deal with online.
Center Stage Scene Card

Our Logo 
   Today I am working on our Logo. I need to make it black and white in order to have someone make it into a stamp we can use on our sale items.
   I also plan on making a sign to go over the top of our table for people to see using this graphic of us: Sisters' Designs.

 Here are a few more cards I have finished for the Fair. The beach themed birthday card took me a little time because there are so many elements to it. I love how it all folds down flat for mailing.
  The dragon cards are so cute and wicked easy to make. I found my inspiration on Pinterest.

I have more pictures of our projects and all but my foot is bothering me so I guess I will save it for my next post. I will not wait so long in between posts this time.
  The weather is improving here. I miss walking around my gardens. I think it may be another two or three weeks before I get  walking boot. Can not wait. We are anxious to babysit for our granddaughters again.
Happy Spring!

Getting Ready!!

    I have been getting ready for an upcoming craft fair at USM on April 22nd. My sisters and I are excited about doing a spring fair. We di...