Graduation cards

One thing I learned about selling cards at a flower shop is that I always need to be at least one or two steps ahead of the upcoming holidays..

This month, I worked on graduation cards.

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These cards were super fun to make and they are easily customizable to reflect school colors. 

For the flower shop, I did yellow, red and blue. 

Aren’t these just the cutest? 

I even stamped the inside with “Happy graduation day!”

These cards are perfect for a grad!

National Scrapbooking Day

Last Saturday, May 3, was (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day.

Usually, I miss it. 

This time, I was lucky (unlucky) enough to get a stomach bug that left me homebound while the husband and daughter went to do their weekend errands.  I was well enough to sit down at my scrapbook table and get some layouts done!

After I completed each layout, I recorded a “process explanation” video to explain how and why I did what I did on the layout.  I also tried to let you know what type of supply I used and from what manufacturer. 

I’m still learning the ins and outs of recording videos, but I think that I got my point across fairly well.

Here are the layouts I completed this past weekend, under each photo is the corresponding Youtube video:

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I hope you enjoyed the layouts and videos.  I’m hoping to get something set up so I can finally record some process videos soon!

I’m still working on getting that “what’s in my stash” video out.  I’m having some issues with importing the videos into iMovie, but I promise I will try to get that out as soon as I figure everything out!

Please subscribe to my Youtube channel using the icon on the top right sidebar of this blog page!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them here!

Thanks again!

My Youtube channel

If you look at the right-hand sidebar of this page, you will notice three little icons.

From left to right, those icons symbolize my Facebook page, my Pinterest page, and my Youtube channel.

Yes, I have a Youtube channel.

I’ve had it for quite sometime.  I used to have some pretty lame “vlogs” uploaded from my early 20s.  I deleted all of them in an effort to redirect that channel towards more crafting.  Plus, I’m totally not lying when I say they are completely LAME!

To begin with, I created a totally rough little video showcasing the layouts I’ve created since I started scrapbooking in May of 2013.  It’s super rough, recorded on my phone using the Youtube Capture app.  It was also edited on my phone.

The quality isn’t great, I know.  It’s just a way for me to push myself to just get started on the whole Youtube thing.

Enjoy!

I’m currently working on a video that shows you the products I’m working with.  It will be a “what’s in my stash” video.  I’m in the process of editing it, which I have never done before.  I hope to have that out before next week!

Thanks for watching.  Please subscribe to my Youtube channel to see what I may have in store!

My major opportunity!

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you would know that I shared some pretty awesome news recently.

If you don’t follow me on Facebook, there is an icon on the top right sidebar of this blog page.  Clicking it sends you to my Facebook page.  I’d love for you to “like” my page!

Last month, I was approached by a flower shop in Chino Hills called “All That Blooms.”  I had my wedding flowers all done there and they were amazing!  They are also long time family friends that have known about my cardmaking for a long time.

I was approached by them for an opportunity to sell my cards there under consignment.  I would put my cards in their store and sell them for a fixed amount, and for every card I sold, they would get a fixed amount of the sales.  In my case, each card would cost less than $5 and for every card sold, they would receive $1 dollar.

I had nothing prepared.  I had no inventory, no branding, no logo…

I had nothing.

So I rushed and asked my super talented younger brother to help me out with a logo.  He did amazing job and you can see the logo right at the top of this blog page!  I LOVE it.

While he was working on the logo, I was cranking away, creating inventory..

Once the logo was done, everything fell into place.

I created circle tags to adhere to each card.
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I had enough inventory to begin packaging each card.
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Then, on April 26th, I went to the flower shop and set up my card display!
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It’s so exciting seeing my cards on that display.  I’m praying that this opportunity works out and that this will be a great way to make some spending money with this hobby of mine!

If you’re in the Chino Hills, CA area, be sure to stop by All That Blooms to see the cards and buy one!

By the way, my awesome younger brother also designed the sign on top of the card display.  He’s the greatest!

Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and find me on Instagram!

I’m back!

After a nice LOOOOOONG break from this blog, I’m so glad to say I’m back and ready to take this all on full-force!

As you can see, I’ve made some changes to the look of this blog.  I’ve made two main changes.  I updated the theme to something that reflected me much more AND I’ve added my newly created logo.. more on that tomorrow!

I took a break from this blog because I wanted to figure out how to make it better.

It’s still a work in progress, but I felt that it was time to pick this up again to give me another outlet to show you all what I’ve been up to lately.

I don’t plan on a set schedule.  It was too much pressure to stick to a schedule and I felt that it affected the content greatly.

Quality over quantity.

I will TRY daily, but I do promise to have some sort of content every week.

I’ve been pretty busy trying figure out the direction I want my crafting to go and I think that I’m slowly finding my way.  I can’t wait to let you all in on what I’ve been up to.

I also can’t wait to create for you!

For those that have been waiting patiently for my blog-return, thank you for sticking it out!  For those just now finding this blog, please feel free to search the older posts to get an idea of what I am about!

Don’t forget I’m always open to requests and questions!

 

For sale on Etsy

I have three cards on sale in my Etsy store, CutieQ Cards n Crafts.

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Click on the link above to get to my Etsy page.   I would love to hit my goal of one Etsy purchase that isn’t a custom order.  Please consider these cards for purchase. 

If these cards aren’t something you would like, feel free to leave me comments about what you would like to see in the store. 

I’m really trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t for this Etsy shop because I really want this to do well. 

Any feedback (but please be nice!) would be appreciated.

My One Little Word update

We are about a week and a half into February and I haven’t started my pages for this months One Little Word. 

No, I’m not procrastinating.  I’m busy, but that’s not completely the reason why I haven’t done them yet either. 

I have watched the videos and I have read the handouts. 

I’m taking my time because I am trying to take this seriously.  I am mulling over the prompts and trying to figure the best ways to answer the based on my word, CHALLENGE.

I’m also struggling with January’s reflection.  In some ways,  failed to live my word because I dropped the ball on several things I have challenged myself with.  However, I know that there were ways that I have strived to challenge myself and live my word.

Is anyone else taking their time and struggling a bit with their one little word?