Sunday, October 28, 2012

Confession Time about handmade cards! I used Heidi Swapp Color Magic paper and Pink Paislee's Mistables paper, Artisan Collection with Color Shine

Wow, it has been a while since I have blogged.  It starts to get very busy around this time of the year for everyone so I like to take some time to really enjoy some down time.  Our recent down time was a trip to New Orleans and Grand Isle, Louisana during fall break  My kids, two of their friends and I had a blast.  This trip was extra special because I met a crafter friend for the first time.  My friend Anna and I both took Heidi Swapp's the Art of Observation class and got to know each other through the on-line class and then continued to communicate via email and phone calls when the class ended.  Anna invited my family to Grand Isle, probably not really expecting me to take her up on her offer but I did! She was a gracious host and we even had some time sharing and creating together.  None of us wanted to return home but all things must come to an end.

As my kids have been back in full swing of school, my husband busy at church, I have been doing lots of different activities.  As you may know, I have a space at the boutique The Shoppes at Brownstone Village.  I have been sprucing things up and trying to get ready for the holiday season fast upon us.

I have also been having an incredible time playing with Heidi's Color Shine misting spray.  I shared several posts ago about this great product and I finally put it into real action with making lots of homemade cards.  I have to say, after using it quite a bit, it still stands up to the high quality it was in the beginning.  Some sprays simply give out after a while but not this one.  It is awesome to the very end (thank goodness for back up bottles!).

I have a confession to make and hopefully I am not the only one like this.  I can be a bit selfish when it comes to giving away my handmade things.  Yikes, I said it.  Here is the good news.  I have figured a way around my selfishness.  If I have a lot of something (such as cards) then I don't feel bad at all giving some away.  So, I have been making card after card after card.  Now that I have quite a stash, I can start blessing those around me and not feel selfish at all!  All the cards were made using Color Shine on either Heidi's Color Magic paper or Pink Paislee's Mistable paper.  I would love to know what you think of the cards and feel free to email me pics of your homemade cards.  I am always looking for inspiration.  Thanks for reading and have a great upcoming week!

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