First and foremost...drumroll...I have my computer back! Hooray!!
I mentioned in my last post that I had another card to share and that I wanted it to get to its recipient before I posted it. Well, surprisingly, that card only took 48 hours to get from Oregon to Arizona! I made this card for my BFF Kendra, whose birthday is this week. Happy Birthday, Kendra!
Let me tell you a bit about this card. First of all, the layout came from a sketch that I got from the MojoMonday blog. This is such a neat blog! And ironically, it was Kendra who gave me the link to it a week or two ago when I was lamenting the lack of inspiration for my brother's baby card. There are so many great ideas there, I know I will be making use of a lot of them in the future! The floral paper in the background is some Japanese washi paper that I fell in love with awhile back and bought without having any idea what I'd do with it. So when I needed some inspiration for Kendra's card and I came across it, I knew it was perfect for the occasion. I like how it came out. The only thing I'd do differently if I could is the "Happy Birthday" message. With my computer out of commission, printing something was not an option, so I had to hand-write it myself. This was lots of fun to make, and it's so much easier when I have a sketch to follow!
Now, on to the fall bookmarks. I have a couple of new ones to share:
And now that I have a functional computer at home, I was FINALLY able to get some listed in my Etsy shop! Woohoo- it finally looks like fall in there!
I am also working on some new products that I am excited about. I have wanted for a long time to expand to include items other than bookmarks in my shop. I am still working on some decoupaged frames and such- and of course, those darned coasters that I still haven't done anything with. I think I might try some leaves on those though, now that I am seeing how nicely the bookmarks are turning out. So that's on the horizon. In the short term, though, I have a new line that fits in pretty well with the bookmarks already in my shop. Here's a sneak peek:
Aren't these cool little fridge magnets? I got this idea when I was browsing through Michael's and saw these strips of self-sticking magnets that are like rolls of tape that you can cut to the length that you want. I have made a few sets of these, and really like how they came out, so will be working on getting these photographed and listed in the shop as well. The photos I took this evening didn't turn out very well because there wasn't enough daylight, and the lights in my kitchen are not a good substitute. I'll share my other designs once I've gotten better photos.
So that's all for now- not bad for an average Monday, at least for me!