Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's Up?

What is going on in the world of CreativePzazz? Well, I thought I would take today and ramble a little.

Mini Albums              I am planning to make a video to show a mini I made. It has combination of a paper bag mini plus an envelop mini. The reason is that I want variety in the pages. I don't want each page the same. I am thinking that I will make it look like a purse, when I finish it.  I saw one that Laura of lauraspursemini FollowthePaperTrail on YouTube made for a customer. It was so super gorgeous and fun on the inside! I loved the colors too! She used greens and aquas!  I take color spells. I love blues and aquas, pinks and browns, black, red, and whites. Those combos really inspire me.

Flowers- Paper and Fabric              I have a couple of videos I want to do. I have made some lollipop flowers, an alteration to the lollipop flower, some paper flowers, and an alteration to the a 073 paper flowers. I want to share the tips I learned by making these and the new different versions I made.I have made oodles of lollipop flowers from fabric. I hope to sell these in the store, because they are great as a pin, in your hair, and on your purse or bag! Plus I may add an Etsy store soon. A couple of people are really pushing me to open an Etsy store to sell things too. As you know, it is my biggest fear to get overwhelmed with work. Crafting is my love, and I don't want it ever to seem like work; plus, when I get overwhlemed I get stressed, and that makes my MS worse. So I definitely do not want that. I also have a couple of videos I would like to do about some techniques for mini albums that I have made and about closures for mini albums.

Tim Holtz Dies            I have a wish list that I will hopefully get to buy soon: a couple of glimmer mists and Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix Die for the Big Shot.  I bought a couple of chipboard die cuts from the various TH dies and a couple of others that I have been wanting from a lady on Etsy. That way I can decide if I REALLY want them or not. I think they were $2.00 each, but they were BOGO when I ordered them. Yippee!!! I am super excited about these!

Glimmer Mists and PAPER       I also really want some glimmer mists. I can't get any though. Luckily, I have some Pearl Ex powders and Gum Arabic left over from another project long ago that I was going to do (don't ask what that project was or if I did it because I don't remember and no I didn't). I am going to make some Glimmer Mists using these supplies. I will make a video about that too. I want the glimmer mists so I can change some patterned paper that I hate it so much!! I thought that spritzing it with glimmer mists, rubbing inks over it, stamping it, and altogether changing the looks of it that maybe I would like it and use it. I am banned from purchasing any patterned papers until I use a good chunk of what I have already.  Well, ok. I am allowing myself one paper purchase… the Tim Holtz Lost & Found set and two new sets from STampin Up: Newspaper and Vintage something. I LOVE THEM!!!  So, I am trying to use and used it! I would love to get the blue and cream papers of K&CO, the MAMBI collection with the birds, and the black and white collection by anybody! I can't have them until I use what I have.

Why am I not posting?                  My crafting and posting has been hampered by the girls being home for the summer. There is a lot of going and doing with them being home. Plus, I have had several orders and a vacation to fill my time too. The next two weeks are full as I teach the summer reading program at the Opp Public Library. This is my only chance to teach, since I had to retire because of MS. It is fun! Val don't forget to bring the girls! Presley is so excited!

Well, thanks for hanging in for the rambling.  Thanks for stopping by today!


1 comment:

  1. Glad you are back blogging! Would love to see your minis and flowers! Missed you!


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