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Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Christmas Cards... finally!

November and December are the busiest time of the year for me and for a lot of you I'm sure! Making cards, buying gifts, decorations for the home and the Christmas tree and so much more!
I have difficulty to save time to be online all year long, imagine when Holidays are near...
Well anyway, I'm here today to share 2 Christmas Cards and I'm hoping to share some next week.

The first one is a simple one (Yes I love simplicity!). I used my envelope scorer to do the embossed lines, added a patterned paper and put 3 scalloped circle with glitter stickers. I added gems on each gift stickers. This year I made matched gift tags with most of the cards I sell. People loved the idea!

The second card is my first one of the season. I used an embossing folder from Cuttlebug, patterned paper, ribbon, snowman sticker and square gems. Again, I made a matching gift tag.
Both cards were gone as soon as I showed them! That's cool! And its why I'm still doing Christmas cards each year... I love working in my little craftroom, its relaxing... When someone buy me a card its just a great feeling. If only I could manage to find more time... Anyone with good tips?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm sorry but I have an excuse!

Hi all! Didn't take me too long to miss a week huh?
I did not post any Christmas card last week... but I was really busy for my daughter's 10 birthday: High School Musical 3 movie and party!
The girls had a lot of fun. Oh and, Zac is a lucky guy to have so much fans! lol
Here a pic of the invitation cards we sent for the party:

And some toppers for the cupcakes:

I did not realized that I should have done more Troy and Gabriella toppers... All the girls were hoping to pick one with them!

You can see in the pic that we even bought basketball plates...
Well the girls had fun I think, and we, parents, do too!
It was a really cool saturday afternoon!

I'll be back later today or tomorrow to show you 2 Christmas cards, promise!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sneak Attack!

Yes... yesterday I was attacked. But how cool is this!
Let me explain:
All my friends and regular readers know about my Etsy Store and how I find it hard to be known on the net. Sometimes I prefer to sell my cards to friends and family instead of showing them on Etsy because after more than 1 year at Etsy I have no sales yet.
Yesterday, early before dinner, I looked at my Outlook account and saw 1, no 2, oh sorry 3 and 4 sales from my Etsy store... Immediately I thought it was spams because the first message told: Hi there, you are being sneak attacked!
I then go to my Etsy Account to finally realized it was true! I sold 6 items in few hours!!! I was sooo excited!!!
But hey! how this happened? Its called SNEAK ATTACK and its a cool idea from this site: The Handmade Movement. Here is their definition of an attack: "What's a Sneak Attack? Every weekday at an appointed time, an Etsy shop with few or no sales is announce on this site. As many people as possible then buy items from that shop, resulting in a frenzy of surprise business to the unsuspecting shop! Want to join in? I bet you do! Read on..."
Surprise they wrote? Oh YES! But to be part of an attack you have to be choose by someone. And my someone is Vianney from Galacards. Thanks so much Vianney!!! And hey dear readers, please go to her shop and buy something too!!!
Again thanks so much for this incredible attack guys!
It was so much appreciated, believe me!
Now I'm off: need to get the orders well packed and shipped!!!!
Have a great Day!!!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Hi all!!! I hope you're all doing fine and enjoying doing Christmas cards!
My Christmas card of the week is one with Santa this time.
Its an easy easy one but often it is the most effective card, isn't it?

I only used cardstock and bits of patterned paper and Christmas tree brad.
The Santa is from a publicity, thats calling recycling!
I loved this image and thought I could do something with it... Ta Da!!!