Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mrs. Grossman called !

After years of making cards for personal use it looks like it may finally start paying off and my work has caugth the attention of some of the manufacturers whose products I use. In the last few years I have had cards published in various magazines (including one in the UK); which has made my cards more available to the general public and to anyone else who reads these magazines. I have also been posting cards on a website called "Cuppas and Cards"; which allows me to share my cards with people who also post their cards there. Then I started "teaching" classes at two of our local craft stores. Then I started this blog; which eventually got me to start a Face Book page. The latter was a revelation and I found lots of sites I became a "fan" of. One of these was the Mrs. Grossman Sticker Company and as a result they contacted me and it looks like I may have some of my cards (using their products) be used on the Mrs. Grossman website. I feel so honored.
I have always been a fan of the Mrs. Grossman products and I always look at how I can incorporate at least one of their products in my cards. Here are a couple of examples ... no explanations, just cards.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Celebrating a New Stress Free Year!

Happy New Year to all. This year, more than ever, I want to keep things simple and stress free besides my usual resolutions. Actually I am making resolutions that I know I will keep so as not to stress out when I fail to keep! These are as follow:
I will continue to enjoy an occasional beer!
I will continue to enjoy an occasional piece of chocolate!
I will continue to be politically incorrect once or twice a week!
I know I can keep these without stressing out. So to start things off I made a couple of New Year's cards that are simple and easy.

The first one is a pre-made frame black card from "Die Cut with a View". Before I closed and sealed the frame portion of the card I inserted two fire work stickers from "Mrs. Grossman". I frames the opening with "Mrs. Grossman Design Lines" in silver. I then added a clock sticker from "Sandylion" and the text from "Mrs. Grossman".

The second card is also easy to make. I started with a white legal size card from "K & Company" that I embellished with a piece of "Momenta Distress Silver" paper edged in black. The champagne bucket is a gift tag from "Caspari" that I cut up. The text is a sticker from "Stampendous" and the clock is from "Jolee's Boutique/E.K. Success".