Monday, July 26, 2010

Oop, I Let The Weekend Pass

Hello Everyone!!! I made these cards so I could start back to blogging before the weekend is over. Well as you can see, it's Monday and I didn't get around to blogging until today. The first card is embossed. I haven't found an ink that brings out the white like I want it to, so I just emboss with white to get the effect I want. I have tried all kinds of white ink but none satisfies me. And I like to emboss. I have started working on my next three cards for this week. Next week I probably won't have any cards to blog because my family will be in town and all my time will be spent with them. I don't get to see them much and I'm really looking forward to seeing all of them. Especially my son and granddaughter. My granddaughter will be staying with me for a while. I'm sure she will keep me busy. We always have fun when she comes to stay with me. We usually do whatever she wants to do and go wherever she wants to go. Isn't that how it suppose to go? (lol) My one and only. I'll try to post some photos of our time spent together cause she likes going to Michael's and Hobby Lobby too.
So until next time . . . . .
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Here I Go Again . . . .

Hello Everybody!!! Yesterday was like old times. My friend and I got together at her house and spent the day making cards. The four cards in the first photo is what was the results of my days labor. I only took enough supplies to make these four cards. Then when I finished them, I wished I had brought more. We were so wrapped up in our cardmaking that we didn't even know it was pouring down rain until we heard the thunder. I left after the rain stopped.
The next photo is of the cards I made tonight at home. I'm trying to get ready for the card bazaar in October and also I'm brainstorming about displaying my cards in other areas in the city. Making cards is a form of therapy for me. It helps me to relax and it takes my mind off all the troubles of the world. If I could figure out how to bottle and sell the peace of mind I feel when making cards, I think I would be rich (lol). Oh well, back to reality. I hope you like the cards. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time . . . . .
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Take a Look

Hello Everyone! Here are some more cards I made this week. I also made three more, but they will be done in our card class so I can't blog them yet. I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to make the first card. Haven't got to use it much. I'm waiting on my score buddy to arrive. I don't think it has been shipped yet because they were out of stock. Just got to be patient. Hopefully it won't take as long for me to get it as it took for my Marthat Stewart scoring board. It was three months before that shipment came in to Michael's here. It was worth the wait even though I haven't made many cards with it. There will be more, I promise. My friend and I haven't had the time to get together and make any cards lately. Our schedules have been hectic, but we hope we can spend this Wednesday making cards and discussing our class plans together like we use to. You know sometimes life just takes you in a different direction than you want to go. I'm trying to stay on track and keep my blog up to date but please don't stop looking if I derail for a minute (lol). Again I thank those designers from which I recieve my inspiration. Until next time . . . . .
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Back to the Business

Hello Everyone! The rush is somewhat over and now it's back to business. What business you ask? Making cards . . . then sharing them with you. Here are some I made this week. Hope you like them. I still haven't got my momentum back yet, but I'm hoping it shows up soon. Thanks to all the cardmakers and designers for all their inspiration. I have some more plans in the works and will let you know more about them as I get the ends tied up. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time. . . . .
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Handmade Greeting Card Bazaar

Hello Everyone!!! Well time finally arrived for our Handmade Greeting Card Bazaar. We got our stations set up and we waited and waited. Finally our first customer arrived. We didn't have a crowd of people, but we want the ones who attended to know how much we appreicated their support. This was a learning experience for us and we will be having more bazaars. My cards will be on display during the Collarborative Women's Conference in October. I will be blogging more about this event as time approaches. The photos here are of me and my station. Be sure to look on down at the other photos from the bazaar. I am planning on getting back to blogging cards as I continue to make them. Now that the bazaar is over, maybe things will get somewhat back to normal for a month or two anyway. Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to leave a comment or sign my guestbook. Until next time . . . . .

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Handmade Greeting Card Bazaar (next)

Here is the participants in the bazaar. Even though we are small in number, we have a whole lot of fun. Of course we have one more. She (Sis. Lanette Weatherspoon) is taking the picture, but she is pictured in the last photo here. In this first photo from left to right is Evangelist Melanie Nunn, Sis. Martha Milliken, Sis. Linda Dungey (sitting) and Sis. Sherona Crim. The next photo is focusing on the fact that Sis. Milliken has made her a name tag with some of her favorite butterflies made with the Martha Stewart punch. It was so cute. We are so proud of her. She has really excelled since we first started and that's what it's all about.
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Handmade Greeting Card Bazaar (more)

Everyone was busy working and getting set up. We also took the time to visit with each other and discuss the class work and homework for this month. Pictured from top to bottom is Evangelist Menlane Nunn working on pricing her cards. Next is Sister Linda Dungey and Sister Martha Milliken discussing some plans for their homework assignment before the bazaar starts. Next is Sister Lanettte Weatherspoon making sure she has everything ready and last is Evangelist Nunn, Sister Mildred Arnold and Sister Dungey. Sister Arnold was a customer who came by to support us and purchase a few cards.

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Handmade Greeting Card Bazaar cont.

Well finally our first customer, Sister Valerie Newsome. She came in and brought life to the bazaar. Even though we didn't have a crowd of people, we still had fun with those who did attend. We want them to know we appreciated their support. Sister Newsome was our first door prize winner. She said the set of cards she won was so pretty she might not want to give them away. Sister Mattie Bryant won the second door prize and Minister Donna Hawkins won the third door prize. They are pictured in that order. We have began plans for our next bazaar. We hope you will be able to attend. Thanks for viewing my blog. Until next time . . . . .

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Monday, July 5, 2010

It's back on!!!

Hello Everyone! It has been a while since I've blogged anything, including any new cards. It's been really, really, busy for me. I haven't made any new cards in over 2 weeks. I think I might be having withdrawals (lol).
Last time I blogged, I mentioned the card bazaar being cancelled. Well. It's Back On!!! It will be held this Saturday, July 10th at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. I hope we have a good turn out. Our class has been preparing and looking forward to this for sometime now. Come by and see what we have so much fun doing.
I will be back blogging like normal when some of this rush, rush is over. So until then . . . . .