New Merch – Mother’s Day Cards!!

Hello! I am back and ready to share some Mother’s Day cards I have been working on. I decided to create two different designs.

floral design

The first is a floral design that has a close-up of beautiful lilacs. I own several lilac bushes and each year, I anxiously await the buds and blooms. The sweet aroma that fills my yard brings me so much joy. So I thought that would be nice to incorporate lilac’s which typically bloom around Mother’s Day, in a card design. I searched through my stamps and found a beautiful digital stamp and used my Silhouette to layout the design for the card front.

Asian-inspired design

The second design came about after a conversation with a friend who was looking for an asian-inspired design to send to her mother. I told her I would look through my supplies and come up with a design. This card has a beautiful Asian girl dressed in a kimono under a branch of cherry blossoms. I used my distress inks to create a colorful backdrop that makes the kimono pop. I did a little research about kimonos in Japan and found out that color and style are often determined by the time of year. For the month of May, the traditional colors worn are orange blossom yellow and purple. I designed the card on my Silhouette and added dimension by having the image diecut.

So if you are in the market for some handmade mother’s day cards that will make a mom happy, stop by my Etsy shop and order one now so I can get them to you in time.

Have a wonderful day!

Shop Update

editing photos

Hello! I am sorry I haven’t put up any new posts in about two weeks. I have been rather busy trying to get everything ready to re-launch my Etsy shop. February was the last target date but my under estimation of the amount of time it takes to do the product photography and editing has pushed that time out.

I am currently working through the product photography edits for the last two bins in my inventory. So for the first time, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Once I re-open the store, I will definitely have to try out different processes to try to streamline this part of the process.

As a one-person shop owner and creator, I am definitely learning that my affection lies with creating my products and playing around with new techniques. The administrative aspect is necessary but not my favorite thing to do.

We are also using a new database to keep track of my inventory, as well as, works-in-progress so that has added another administrative project to my plate. Once the store is open, it will really help me so I know these additional steps will be worth the results.

I just wanted to check in to say hello and that I haven’t forgotten to blog just focusing my energies on editing photos for the shop. I will be sure to announce the re-opening soon. Thanks for sticking with me through this process.

Have a wonderful day!

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #220

Hello Everyone!

Stamping up images for fall line of paper products.

Stamping up images for fall line of paper products.

Happy WOYWW! Last week I received visits from some great people and it sure felt nice.  Thanks for taking the time to write a thing or two to me.  I enjoy reading them.

I am in a bit of a funk…I don’t know if I told you but I hurt my left foot a while back and have been seeing a doctor to figure out what to do.  I don’t even know when and how I did it but I ignored it for longer than I should (because I am superwoman after all) and now I think I am paying for that.  I went for x-rays and a lot of really bad stuff was ruled out but now she is thinking I either tore something or it’s on the verge of it. So it has been wrapped and I am wearing inner soles in my sneakers to see if we can heal it.  I hate the waiting and wondering when it will be better.

Enough of my sob story and on to my desk.  The boys start back to school in a few weeks so I am getting organized to create a fall line of paper products for my Etsy store which has been abandoned all summer.  So I am stamping up images and preparing to color them up for some cards.

Love love love these stamps

Love love love these stamps

I am using some of my favorite stamps from Flourishes.  They are so pretty even if you don’t feel like coloring them.  Beautiful detail.  My desk is a mess so I spared you a wider view.

Well I have taken up too much time and since I shouldn’t be moving around a lot, I will definitely be visiting desks over the next few days.

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!

Belinda

 

 

new product release: HALLOWEEN CARDS!!

Here is one of the new shadowbox Halloween cards (closed)

 

Hello, I am so excited to release my new Shadow box Halloween cards my Esty shop, Belindas Crafts.  Do have a look so you can see what’s inside of the cards.

It was a bit of a process to get them up and out but I am working on my schedule now that the boys are in school.   These cards are so stinkin’ cute.  I can’t help but peek at them on the shelf.

They are great to display on a desk or shelf.  So kick up your Halloween celebrations with these interactive Halloween cards.

This is a limited edition release for Halloween celebrations but I will be working on some for other upcoming holidays so stay tuned.

 

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