Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Holy Cow!

Checked in on my Etsy Shop this afternoon and looked at my shop statistics.  Hummmm. . . . . . 

Why were there 16 views of my shop on Monday and 402 on Tuesday?  I NEVER have that many people visit my shop in one day. NEVER. Not even on my busiest days in December. Never!

Looked down at where they all came from and . . . Craft Gossip. Really Cool site! I think I'll bookmark it and be back. Thanks Craft Gossip, for all the traffic!

Just a reminder that I'll be teaching The Heart Hang Up and Valentines Day Card thursday night at Paper Niche.  Come join us. We'll be cutting, spritzing and molding our way to Crafting Paradise!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Look What I Got!

 My hubby complains every year that he doesn’t know what to get me for Christmas so I gave him a specific list of four items. On the internet, so he could access it anywhere. No excuses. Christmas came and went and the #1 item on my Amazon Wish List still sat there, un-bought. I really, really REALLY wanted a Rotatrim for cutting all the chipboard I go through creating Address Books. I put it on the list in late summer. He looked at the list and decided that since it was last on the list, having added a Kindle Fire and accessories in late November, that I really didn’t want it any longer.
 I need to back up and tell you that when I get really behind, around October, that he cuts chipboard for those Address Books for me. The old fashioned way. With a rotary cutter, lip edged ruler, and cutting mat. Takes forever. Not always accurate. So in early January, I asked him to cut chipboard for me. (I’m no dummy) One thing led to another and, lo and behold, two days after he left for a 9-day trip, my Rototrim arrived!  Yay!  Yay for him.

Thank you, Jim The Gentleman Crafter, for recommending it. Cuts great, never needs sharpening and it’s light years faster than cutting chipboard by hand! I LOVE it. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Three Months Gone

I know, it's been a long time. The Holidays got a little crazy and my ETSY Shop even crazier. The good news is that it's over. Bach to normal.

Thought I'd start by showing you my class for Paper Niche at the end of the month. It's already up on their calendar so you can log on and sign up for it.  I'm really excited to teach this class as it's the first time I'll be teaching using stencils with molding paste. SO MUCH FUN! and it's an easy technique to add to your talents! Come join me and leave with an awesome Valentine Card and Home Decor piece.

We'll be using Studio 490's Hearts, Love and Stars chipboard set with lots of sprays, Perfect Pearls and inks to transform it. We'll also get to play with the new Sizzix Pop-N-Cuts die making the cute Valentine's Day Card. You don’t want to miss playing with this fun new die. The possibilities are endless and we’ll start your exploration with a show-stopping card.