Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Perfect Day!

The Boutique was great! The weather was nice - a perfect fall day in Arizona. A view from the table at the ETC Scrapbooks, Fabrics & more Holiday Boutique. If you are seeking to squeeze in a last minute order for holiday cards, feel free to send an email to I still have a few packages left.

My First Holiday Boutique
Although the Boutique was a first, teaching in the craft arena is not. As mentioned in a previous post, I am teaching a Valentine's Day card class at Craft Fusion in Chandler, AZ on January 16th, 2016. I will be teaching you how to stretch your stamps and dies, along with focusing on embossing technique to help you create easy greeting cards in a snap.

There will be a total of 4 cards. The class cost is $25, which includes paper and ink supplies for the 4 cards. Each card is a little smaller 4"x 5.5" than the size of the standard A2 card size with envelopes included. 

As with any crafting class, please bring the following items:
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Adhesive runner
  • Glue stick
  • Wet Adhesive
  • scissors
  • Baby wipes to clean your hands, the techniques can get rather messy.
I will also have supplies for your use if there is something on the list that you do not have. 

Looking forward to seeing you on January 16, 2016!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

New Adventures....

                                                                                                                                  Merrrry Christmas- oh wait not yet.. Will you please tell the retailers that it is not Christmas J 
Well, I am going to jump on the holiday bandwagon too.

I know that you are thinking that it is way too soon to be talking about the holidays, however, they will be here before you know it! It’s already happening. The store aisles are already filled with holiday decorations!

Yes, I am going to force you too into the land of holiday thinking with the announcement of a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for the holiday season.

On November 14th, I will be participating in the holiday boutique at ETC. Scrapbooks Fabric & More in Mesa Arizona. I will be selling the following holiday cards:

   Hand stamped antique styled handwritten script in antique linen ink. (Looks similar to a light gold). Christmas bulb is gold-embossed.      

Simply styled cards with white embossed lettering and deer antlers in gold (shown above). You can also choose the glitzy silver, and blitz bronze. Inside greeting reads “the holidays are here”. The Happy Holidays card is blank inside

Hand stamped antique styled handwritten script in silver ink. Christmas bulb embossed in white & silver

The "Joy" cards will be offered in packages of 5 for $25. All cards are handmade and are a mix of stamped, embossed (if you’re crafty-you’ll know this term) techniques. The letters are individually hand cut. Your color choices are the Royal Purple or the Trendy Turquoise.

Inside of the Joy card includes an array of holiday greetings stamped in coordinated ink colors to match the individually hand cut J & Y letters, along with the matching embossed Christmas bulbs. The greetings are Tis the Season, Peace, Joy, Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, Noel, and Peace on Earth- Goodwill to Men.

The Deer cards are 5 for $20. If you are interested in a custom order or specific color options, please do not hesitate to contact me. Your color choices are gold, silver, and bronze. The greetings on the front of the card are hand stamped and embossed in white.

I will also have a couple of additional surprises at the ETC Holiday Boutique. I hope to see you there!

 Here is the link:  ETC Scrapbooks, Fabric & More

So here is the BiG Kahuna.this is also the launch of my business “HandMadeItIs”.beautifully & wonderfully created. Or, you can also read the name as Hand is beautifully & wonderfully created.

I will start with offering holiday cards and paper crafts and ultimately work up to mixed media canvases, along with other hand made items. 

Finally, in January 2016, I will have the pleasure of teaching card classes at Craft Fusion, a local craft store in Chandler, AZ.

Stay tuned for the exact date, class times and card theme. Hint.there will be some hearts involved!

So tell me what you think about the news and offer any tips for a newbie in the entrepreneurial space.