Postage Decrease

 

 

Did you know that the price of the stamp is going to drop this year?! It hasn’t done that in a very long time. Am I the only one excited about this big news?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/postage-prices-to-drop-for-first-time-in-nearly-a-century/ar-AAgCBVo?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

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SIP Challenge 23

I haven’t participated in a card challenge for awhile and thought I’d give it a try this week. For this challenge I challenged myself to make a winter card in non-traditional Christmas colors just for fun. Have you challenged yourself lately?

Acorny Thank You 3×3

My big Stampin’ Up order arrived today! Can we say yay?! I haven’t used all of the products yet, but I did use my Acorny Thank You stamp set and coordinating punch. Tonight I wanted to try something different out and went with a 3×3 card. Please forgive the unprofessional picture, I took it with my cell phone on my craft table. If you want to know what all I bought in my order please look below the picture.

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Here’s what I ordered…

  • Snow Flurry Punch
  • Flurry of Wishes stamp set
  • Spider Web Doilies
  • Acorny Thank You stamp set
  • Acorn Builder Punch
  • Sleigh Ride Edgelits
  • Boughs and Berries embossing folder
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Tangelo Twist ink

Please come back to see other projects with my newest supplies.

Cherry On Top

I’m absolutely obsessed with my cupcake framelits by Sizzix at the moment. It comes with so many different dies to make a cupcake. Recently a friend of mine asked for me to create a birthday card for his sister. The best part is he left the creativity part up to me. I chose to do a chocolate cupcake with purple sprinkles and a cherry on top. What could be be better than a chocolate cupcake with sprinkles?

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Can You Case It Challenge

My husband is slowly, but surely updating my new website with all of my cards. The new website is www.tendercarded.com and there are some cards currently posted if you’d like to take a peak. This week I took a break from creating for a few days, but today I saw the CYCI #81 sketch and I just had to pull out my papers. It was nice being able to step away from my craft room for a bit.

The stamp set I used was called Festival of Tress by Stampin’ Up and it’s one of my favorites from last year. Did you do any crafting over the weekend? If you did please post your links. I’d love to take a look!

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Norfolk Tuesdays Together

Last night was my Tuesdays Together meeting and attended a different meeting than my norm. It was wonderful meeting a new group of ladies and small business owners. The meeting tonight was about Instagram. Do you use it? I’m new to it, but I love it. There’s still a lot that I need to work on and one of the things is posting consistently during the week. After last night I walked away with idea, apps that I want to try, and honestly it felt like I was apart of an amazing community. Don’t be afraid to try more than one meeting place if you can.

Tips:

  1. Leave the majority of your hashtags in a comment instead of your caption (it gets overwhelming and I’m guilty of it)
  2. Post no more than 3 times a day! It won’t disappear like Facebook and we’ll see it
  3. Post at least once during the business work week
  4. Comment on people with large followings and generate a conversation at least 5-10 times a day
  5. Use local hashtags (they can be your best friend)
  6. Be You on Instagram and use Facebook more for SEO
  7. icono square can be a useful tool

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Fall Craft Bazaar

I know I haven’t updated this blog in quite some time. My husband has been building a business website for me that’s going to go live this week. EEK! I can’t tell you how excited I am about it. Want to hear even more exciting news? Of course you do! My second craft fair is fast approaching. This one will benefit the band department and I’m all for supporting the local schools. Right now I’ve got cards sectioned off by topic and I’m still prepping away. If you’d like updates or are going please visit my Facebook page and let me know at http://www.facebook.com/tendercarded

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