Thursday, 12 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

The cards are selling really well at the store.  I couldn't be happier with the wonderful reception that my cards have received at this local store.  I decided to make a few more and drop them off.  It's been a busy week so I haven't had much of a chance to get downstairs to my craft room and play so I only have a handful. 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

My Cards Are For Sale In A Local Store!

Sorry I've been MIA lately.  I've had many irons in the fire lately.  My biggest news for now is that I have managed to get my cards into a local store.  There's a little eclectic store downtown called Sonya's.  She's got everything from art, jewelry, candles, clothes, vintage items, many others as well as (YAY) my cards and things.  I managed to get a decent amount of cards into the store but not quite the amount of Valentine's cards that I would've liked to see.  I am going to try and remedy that for Easter and get started now.  I will make up a large assortment of Easter, Spring, Mother's Day and Father's Day cards done in the next few weeks.  I've also got an idea for some totally different cards that I plan to start working on immediately. 

I have some pictures of my cards in the store but I took the pics with my iPhone.  The phone is actually a hand-me-down from my youngest son and I still have lots to learn as to how to use the thing.  I can't get the darn pictures off the camera and onto my computer.  LOL  I will post these pics for now of the cards and will post the store pics when I get them.  Oh Sarah....any chance you can help me when you come home from work tonight?  LOL  Here's the Valentine's Day cards.  Enjoy. 

I also included this last one because I thought it was cute.  It's from my Design Team work last year. 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

New Year's is a time for new dreams, new hopes, new promises.  We all have good intentions to make the coming year better than the one we've left behind.  I have so many things that I want to begin doing for the first time ever and some things that I want to do better.  There are also some things that I want to stop doing, in general I just want to make myself and my life better if I can.  I have a huge list of crafts that I want to try for the first time.  Watercolour, I bought myself a kit that has everything to begin.  I have watched countless videos on YouTube about watercolour and feel excited to try it out.  I bought myself a special journal so that I can try doing a mixed media type journal.  I have also bought myself some jewelry making supplies so that I can try making some earrings, necklaces and bracelets. 

One of the things that I want to start doing a lot more of is my scrapbooking.  I have so many pictures that I want to scrapbook, especially pics of the kids.  They're all grown up now so going through those pics brings back such wonderful memories.  DCWV has their ongoing Stackaholic Challenges every month.  They put up sketches for their layout challenges as well as sketches for their card challenges. I decided to dive in and do the layout one for January with the card to follow. 

Happy New Year to all of my friends and followers.   I hope your 2015 will be filled with wonderfully new and exciting things!  I know mine will be! 

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Knowing When To Say Enough

You may have noticed that I have not had any posts lately for Lia Stampz.  I made the difficult decision to step down from the Design Team.  I had several reasons but one of the top ones was that I had to face the fact that I was just not good at colouring images.  I have invested in Copic markers as well as Spectrum Noir markers.  It hasn't been cheap even though I don't have all of the colours.  I tried watching countless YouTube videos showing shading and using colourless blenders.  I realize that practice makes perfect but so many times I could've sworn that a child in kindergarten could've done a better job.  LOL  Every couple of weeks I was expected to come up with a card, a tag or some sort of project using an image that I had to colour and I tell you it was stressing me out to the point where I wasn't enjoying it so I made the decision to step down.  As I said there were other reasons as well but this was a biggie.  I will still try out for other Design Teams but I doubt it will be for any companies where I have to colour images and make them my focal point on a card.  I would very much like to try for a DT where paper is the focus.  I can come up with my own designs but focus on the paper.