New items from Ranger & Auctions up now

I just got in a box of new goodies from Ranger. I had these on order for a while, but just now got them because they are new release items and highly popular. Since I ended up getting them so late I had to revise my plan on what to do with the new inventory. Ideally, I would add it to my shop and somehow people would find my shop. However, no one ever finds my shop, ever. I know why, but I don’t have the money to fix it right now. Anyways, the reason I am not letting it sit on my website that no one can find is because I just started another semester of school, which means I won’t have nearly as much time to dedicate towards growing the business as when I am not in school. So…now that you know the history behind all of that, I’ll let you know that I am posting pretty much everything on e-bay. The starting bids are all much lower than MSRP and they are 7 days auctions. Here is a link to auctions I currently have listed…  http://www.auctiva.com/stores/viewstore2.aspx?id=1665625&styleid=12&siteid=0  . I will be adding the new Ranger items ASAP. Here is a video showing what I got…

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Shooting Star Window Birthday Card

I really wanted to be thrilled with this card, I swear! However, I feel that when I dreamt up this design, I was dreaming of  it as a shabby chic room with soft tones and subtle signs of wear. Since I was supposed to be designing a card for a man, I decided that I would keep the design, but change the colors to make it masculine. I mean, that’s not a terrible idea, right? That’s what I thought, but now I am thinking that I thought wrong. Besides the color scheme, there are a few other things on this card that just feel, well, off. Some of that rips in the “wallpaper” are a little to perfect which makes it look fake. I am now thinking that one large rip or two medium size rips may have made a more dramatic look and given the effect that I was going for a lot better. I am a little bothered that my handwriting on “make a wish” isn’t that pretty and because I hand wrote it, it is off center. I think with a few tweaks, this card design could look amazing!

If you want to know how I did anything, just ask! I am even willing to do a pictorial tutorial or a video tutorial. The window was made using ECAL software and cut with an EClips machine. I am starting to like that machine more and more since I moved the desktop into my craft room 🙂 . Thanks for checking out my card and stopping by!

Make a Wish (a big one) – FREE Printable!

Hey everyone!

I was making a birthday card the other day (which I still need to post pictures of) and I had a stamp that I really wanted to use because I like the sentiment, but unfortunately the font didn’t match the theme I had. I ended up just handwriting “make a wish” on the front of the card. I wish I had taken just a little more time and made myself a printable. Well, just because I forgot to do it for myself doesn’t mean I couldn’t make one to share with you guys! 🙂 .
make a wish ( a big one )