Saturday, April 23, 2011

 I have been in intensed training for my new position, and I only have 1 more week before I am done!
During this process, I have met some really nice people and made some new friends. This first card is for a special person who is on the same journey as me....I am looking to create a better lifestyle for me and my family. We met a little over three weeks ago and we will be keeping in touch after our training is over. I made this card for her, giving her some words of encouragement to take what she has learned and use it to her advantage. This card is all about "Embrace what makes you unique", the butterfly signifys the freedom to be who you are and spread your wings and take flight, the flower symbolizes growing where you are planted and make it happen your way...the words on the inside says it all....Dance like no one's watching you, Sing like no one can hear you, Love like you've never been hurt before, Live like it's heaven here on earth.....I hope she likes the card I had a great time creating it! I used Recollections ready made card, covered it with some art-deco printed paper, I used green cardstock strip and MS to punch the edge, added some lavender cardstock to bring in that spring look, added some soft pink grossgrain ribbon, I used Picturesque cart to cut out the butterfly, added some glitter to bling it a little, and made my flower from paper punch added a pink/white strip brad, added a premade quote card and 4 self-stick pearls, a purple striped twine an doodle white gel pen.
This card reminds me of my other new friend, she is a DIVA....she too is looking to conquering a lot of new ground of creating a new Lifestyle as well....She will also be rising to the top as well...her words of encouragement are....Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world....after this week is over..we will part ways...but will be reunited again for a class reunion in about 30 - 60 days....we will all come together to share our success stories....this is all bittersweet but as they say...some people come into your life for a short while, and some forever stay in your life. As strong business women....I beleive I will see them at the top!!!
My new position will allow me to be in control of my hours of work..and days off, therefore I will be back to normal of posting my work begining the first week in May!!!!
I am looking forward to creating some beautiful Mother's day cards....until then.....have a wonderful EASTER and I will be sharing with you all again soon!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's Spring

 Hello fellow has been a while since I last posted anything on my blog, I have been so busy with other things goin on with me....I have a new job, and have been doing interviews and finally, I got the position and will be in training for the whole month of April, so I thought I would take time to post a few new creations.....this is a simple clip board that I purchased at STAPELS for $1 and thought what a perfect size to have on hand to carry in the car for those detail things you need to take care of running errands....I simply used Red Tape to adhere to the board,  and added some embellishments and my Blog initials...I thought it was cute to add the self-adhesive black pearls to separate the letters, these would be great to make and give many times were you in the grocery store and wished you had something like this to keep tabs of your the past even with a grocery list, I have had to find something flat to write on.......(just an idea)
 Oh yes, Spring is here, and I created this card to give away for someone who loves shopping, I may even insert a gift card.....details of this card was done with the Peel-Off stencils, then colored added to my adhesive backing, then sprinkled with fine glitter & colored with Copic Pens....the colors are definitely "Spring"
 I don't know how many of you have the "YourStory" machine, I recently purchased it from HSN about a week ago, and now I don't know why I waited so long before buying one, for $19.95 you receive the machine, and 28 albums, that's right 28....14 are used for 4x6 photos and 14 are for 5x7 photos.
This little book holds about 16-20 pages which will give you 32-40 photos to place inside. If you don't have "YourStory" you are definitely missing out on a gem!!! My idea is to get most of my photos into personalized size books and if I choose to... in the future to give them away as gifts, I can make sure everyone at the party receives their own personalized album....there is no end to the reasons why you need this machine...this project was created from my (2) youngest grandchildren, Olivia & James III who had a combined birthday party last November and so I wanted to make their album festive & bright...I also left some pages blank for journaling & decorating.....
this is the side view to show how many pages are inside...this turned out sooo cute....also if you are wondering what to do if you run out of can buy more....OR why not make your own from card stock....there is a You-Tube on how to make your own albums and use your hot glue gun for making your own glue strips....hope this helps you for being creative....until next time!