Thursday, February 15, 2007

Busy Time of Year Starting

My sister-in-law's and son's birthdays tomorrow mark the start of the busy birthday season in our family. Feb through May host the vast majority of our family birthdays so I am needing to get serious about birthday card making. The cards for tomorrows celebrations were mailed earlier in the week and her is one of my newer cards. I used a new stamp set, Doodle This, which will appear in the Stampin' Up Spring Mini Catalog which comes out in March. I never thought I would say this, but I love the Doodling stamps. I've rediscovered coloring only this time around rather than using crayons I use various watercolor media, markers and pastels. They all give different looks and are much easier to use than I thought they would be.

I also have decided to get more serious about selling my cards and other crafts. I really want to go to Denver in July for the Stampin' Up convention and so need to raise about $750 between now and the end of July. I'm not very good at marketing or asking people if they would like to buy my crafts but I do have the FSQ Quilt Show boutique in April and I need to get more items sewn for the gift shop at the Sandy Spring museum. Maybe now that I have a goal I will get more serious about it.


Susan said...

Way to go with getting serious about selling your lovely crafted items, Suzanne. I like the doodling look of this card - I wonder if they will bring that set out in Australia? We're expecting a new catalog at the end of March and I have put in a request for one with a stamping demonstrator who lives a loooong way from me, but who is at least in Australia :-) Trust you will get all your special cards made in time for all your family birthday celebrations.

Deb Lenox Charles Town, WV said...

Love your blog.. great pics and thanks for sharing...