Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Bookmark for DT Day!

Hello Fellow Crafters!

Today, over on MelJen's Challenge Blog,  I get to share with you something I've made that is "anything but a card"! 

One of my favorite things to collect are bookmarks. I love them. Bookmarks with quotes, prayers, pictures, any kind of bookmarks. So I decided to share with you a sweet bookmark I've made. I've kept it simple, using two patterned papers for the background and a friendly little sentiment I stamped in Memento Ink on to a scrap I had. I punched it out using the scalloped circle punch from Stampin' Up! I used Apple for Teacher and colored it using my Copics, fussy cut it, then popped it up using foam adhesives.

I hope I inspired you to get crafty! Be sure to swing by MJD Challenge Blog for more "anything but a card" inspiration from the other DT Members!
Enjoy the rest of your week!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

White Out Challenge & New Release

Howdy Crafty Friends! 
Just popping in a post to share with you the newest Challenge over at MelJen's and a New Release!

This week's Challenge is White Out! With the exception of the colored image and sentiment, the card & materials should be white! It's certainly a challenge for me because I enjoy using different paper and many colors! :) 

Here's my creation to inspire you using Sweet Little Fox!
I colored him using my Prisma Colored Pencils and used my Cuttlebug to emboss the backgrounds and die cut my image. All my paper and the "for you" sentiment is by Gina K Designs. I used VersaFine ink for the sentiment.
Remember with MelJen's weekly challenge, you must use one of her images. Be sure to check out her freebies and $1 digi's  to get you started, but keep in mind, winners receive free images - no reason not to play along! Who doesn't love prizes?!

On to the New Release!
You can find these lovelies in the shop now!

And don't forget.. everything is ON SALE this week!!

Happy Crafting my friends! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A New Year & a Sale!

Hey there, hi there, ho there!! 
I hope everyone had a great holiday! Between Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years I've been running like crazy! I am ready to settle down now and get back into routine. I think napping will be part of my new routine! *wink*
So every year in my town I coordinate a Holiday Craft & Vendor show. This year was by far the biggest.. with 35 vendors! I spent $700 in advertising alone and I hope everyone did well! It was super stressful. I was pretty much MIA from October through December. I always had something on my mind, but it was a fun day overall and it's been a learning experience. This was our 3rd year. 
It all started 4 years ago. My girlfriend and I were chatting and thought it would be nice to have a craft show in our own town, after all, living where we do in rural North Dakota, we're always driving to go to shows. We put our thinking caps on and committed ourselves to it. The first year was a flop. lol!! 9 vendors and maybe 25 guests haha!! The 2nd year, my girlfriend backed out and I took the reigns. The show did really well. We had 23 vendors and about 300 people total come through. This year I handled all the details on my own again and it was pretty good. 35 vendors and I wasn't able to keep track of the guests, but almost a constant flow until the last hour or so. Plus this was out first year with Road Signs!! I think those made a difference. We had people coming in off the highway to visit, which was great advertising. It was fun, although stressful, but I look forward to this year's show!

 In Other News....

  Melissa has started a sale at MelJen's!! It will run for the entire month of January and is good on all digi's in the shop! Be sure to check back every Friday for our new releases!
January - now through the 31st, the entire shop is on sale 20% off. No code needed. Also, every order of $10 or more is entered to win a $50 gift certificate code to my shop. 1 random winner will be chosen & announced on Feb 1st. Multiple orders are good for multiple entries. :-)

Until Next Post, take care my crafty Friends!!