|(c) 2015 P. Lynne Designs|
I hope you enjoyed last week’s layout, Snow day. I had fun making it, and it was freeing to just go through my stuff, and let loose. Even though it was a simply layout, the only thing new came from my Cricut Explore, and thus, it saves me tons of money in the long run. I got my machine last February, and it paid itself off in about 6 months. Score. I will post in a later post on why you need to invest into tools like the Cricut Explore, The Silhouette Cameo, Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing machines.
I have an Etsy shop, but I have not made and posted anything for it in about a year, and that is sad when ideas stop flowing.
So, a few weeks ago, I was thinking about what I need to go in the shop. At the moment, I have five journal notebooks, which I just renewed for 4 more months. As I was renewing them (which cost $.20 to renew, unlike Ebay’s hefty fees for just listing anything), I thought, “why did I stop making projects, and why can’t I start back?” That is when it dawned on me to start back, but do something simply, but not too simply that people will not buy products.
So two days ago, I completed 14 simply crafted gift card holders for Valentine’s Day.
The gift card holder and how is it made:
|(c) 2015 P.Lynne Designs|
I was watching Dawn5377, a YouTubber, who is also a Stamping up Demonstrator, and she came up with the template behind my gift card holder, and I recreated it exactly how she did it. The only difference is that I cut out the double hearts, the V day title, and the squares with my cricuts (I tag-teamed the Explore and Design Space with my Expression 2 machine and Cricut Classroom-nice). Hey a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do, LOL. Anyway, if I had one, it would have taken me 5 minutes to complete the project after cutting, but like I said, I completed 14 of them. I choose the “love” colors-reds and pinks (with white).
Something new is coming to the Etsy Shop and Website.
I am leaving Blogger and going to WordPress. I have enlisted the help of Renae Christine to help me with this. I have been on Blogger since I started the blog in 2009, and I have been very unhappy with Blogger for some time. That is one of the reasons why I have not been posting. I have watched Renae for a few years, and she is the person for the job, having her own stationary business, and several businesses after that. She struck a chord with me, she said that I (and several others in the webinar) were doing our businesses a dis-service if we are treating our companies like a hobby instead of a actual business.
I have other blogs on Blogger that I will be switch to WordPress, as soon as I work the bugs out of this one. I will let you know when the transformation is complete. In the meantime, I will be posting here. I am also getting a updated logo and tagline. It will be completed soon.