A Peek inside…things are happening!


Hello Everyone! Wow, did we have the most amazing storm last night. I came home from my book club meeting and then about a half hour later the sky opened up and the rain came down with so much force it started to flood a small area on our deck. Then came some thunder. It was pretty amazing.  I smiled thinking hmm no watering the grass tomorrow.  (It’s those little things you know?)

So what’s on my desk? Well I am redesigning my business model a bit and with that I am working on new product lines.  So you can see my lovely stick figure mock-ups.  I am using my Silhouette heavily for the new designs and really enjoying the process. I am also pulling out some of digi files that I haven’t used before to create some cool things.

My goal is to bring many of these designs to reality and put them up on Esty before the boys finish the school year.  As some of you may know, the end of the school year can become quite frantic.  So I will aim high and see what happens.

Well I am off to run some errands and then back to work.

Have a blessed day my friends.


New Product Release at Belinda’s Crafts – two new Valentine’s cards


Hello Everyone, happy Tuesday! I am pleased to share with you two new cards I created to put on my Etsy shop.  Lately I haven’t spend much time talking about my experience with developing this company. One of my goals of this site when I created it was to document my journey creating this company as well as share my personal creative endeavors. I now know after running this company for almost two years, that there is definitely an ebb and flow a peak and a valley when it comes to the process. I have times where I am bursting at the seams with ideas and production is up and then there are times when I can’t break past my procrastination or life with two little boys keep me from even sitting at my desk to create.


An important thing for me is to feel good with taking a step back from time to time and not feeling guilty. It’s a balance.  A good friend of mine who had her own business once told me that the company more or less will consume me as it did for her. So I have made it a point to keep mindful of boundaries. To still create fun stuff for me and this blog is one example of that.  It is one of those outlets that lets me babble and share ideas with friends. So when I completed these cards a few days ago, I was pleased to have something for the shop but worked on not beating myself up for not having more to products to sell. Because at the end of the day, I have been having fun and been playing Wii with my boys. I simply refuse to miss out on this goodness that is before me.

The two cards are Valentine cards that I created using lovely Saturated Canary digis.  I used both a Basic Grey collection and My Minds Eye for the paper and super cute MFT stamps for the sentiments. I hope you enjoy them. I will be placing them up on Etsy later today.

Have a blessed day my friends!



Happy One Year Anniversary for Belinda’s Crafts!!

Working at my craft table

Working at my craft table

Wow! One year ago I remember sitting on my couch with Leao uploading my first batch of cards into Belinda’s Crafts, my etsy shop. It took a lot of courage and support from Leao and friends to get me to that point.
My first business seal

My first business seal

I have learned so much this first year about running an online shop and more importantly about me.  I have withstood many unforeseen obstacles and witnessed pure joy when I received emails for each new sale.   I am learning to turn a deaf ear to negative comments that don’t celebrate or uplift my business. One of my many mottos is,”I am honing my skills and building my business PERIOD.”

Working on my Copic skills.

Working on my Copic skills.

I have so many ideas for me and my company moving forward. I look forward to this next year with excitement for all the possibilities. As I continue to hone my creative skills to reach new levels, I thank the universe for all of my blessings.
Thank you!

Thank you!

Have a blessed day!


What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – 197

Hello Everyone!

Wow how quickly the time flies by each week. I am always amazed at how soon it’s Wednesday again (or Tuesday for people like me that write the night before).

Easter cards for Belinda's Crafts

Easter cards for Belinda’s Crafts

On my desk I have layed out all of my Easter cards I made for my shop this past week.  I just love the happy soft colors of spring papers. They are a joy to work with.  To the left you can see the Stampin up paper I used on the cards.

Next I need to photograph them for Etsy. So you can see them better on there very soon.

On top of them are some new inks I just received in the mail. I received one months ago in one of my monthly craft kits and finally got around to using one.  And as you might guess, I really like them. So I ordered a bunch more colors. I use them like I used the Colorbox cats’ eye ink pads. I generally use them for inking edges of paper.  But the beauty of using these are that they have a little handle built into them so that you really have better control and less on your fingers.  Needless to say I can’t wait to play with them.

In the back is some new Mo’s digital images printed and ready to be colored.  I also finally bought some refill for my tuxedo black Momento ink pad.

On the  right you can see some of my Copics in plastic containers. This is because I have yet to commit to buying another Copic case.

Up near my calender is some Queen and Company twine I have been reunited with recently. In other words, I found it in one of my creative chaos piles and didn’t remember I even had it. Pathetic I tell you.  But I am happy because the colors work well with my current projects.  And at least I found it before I purchased another one.  I’m just sayin’…

On the far right is my baby, my Nook HD. It is no secret I love to read and lately  I have been plowing through books. It’s been great.  If you are ever looking for a great read, just check out my reviews.

Anyhow I am off to go check out your desks.

If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Have a blessed day!



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