Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Artisan Emporium

Hello!

I have been sharing some exciting news with local friends, and tomorrow it will be happening!
A group of local artists have come together to sell our handmade items in a store environment.  A local lady decided to take the risk of renting a building here in Sault Ste. Marie and setting it up.  So tomorrow at 10 am The Artisan Emporium will be open for business!


I went into the store and set up the finishing touches on my display today, complete with some new Mother's Day cards. 



The hours for now will be Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 10-6.  Com by and let me know what you think!

Friday, April 7, 2017

More Clay Cards!

Hello!!

As previous mentioned, I've been ramping up my card making lately.
I got a call from Sandra at Clay it Forward to tell me the cards I gave her were selling very well and she needed a refill!  SO excited to hear that!

So, here are some of the cards that will be available this weekend at the Mill Market in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario!









It's Spring!

Hello!

I've been working like a busy bee the past two weeks!
Another craft table day at Vintage Coop is coming up AND I've signed up to sell cards at The Artisan Emporium!  A group of ladies decided to rent a main floor of a building and have fellow artisans come and display/sell their works!  I was happily accepted and have geared up production!

Here are a few new springy cards I created:



Yes, I have been adding my cross stitch skills to the cards again!

Hugs!
Cindy


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Recycled Puppy Cards

Hi there!

When possible, I try to reuse paper products in my cards. (I also use other items, but that's another story)  My hubby has fear of throwing out anything just in case I say "but I was going to use that!". 

I was given a pile of past Shetland Sheepdog calendars to create something out of and decided on this series of cards.

Using a 1" square punch, I punched out the images I wanted from a 'puppy a day calendar'. 

The punched images were then placed on cards fronts using images from magazines for the background.  Sometimes I used a strip of paper to mat the images and sometimes not.

Then I add my greeting, decorate the inside and we're done!

See you next time!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Clay It Forward

HI!

I love to try to used found items or unique items on my cards.  Since we've moved here to Sault Ste. Marie, I've been trying to make connections with others and this is one of them.  Clay It Forward is a community art initiative started by a new friend Sandra Hodge.  Check out her website for more details!  So I asked her if she would be willing to share some clay pieces for me to place on cards. 

Well some of the shapes are used to bring awareness to certain groups.  For example, heart shaped pieces with a little girl is for Days For Girls, bone and dog shapes are to bring awareness to mental health issues, veggies are for a local community garden...

Here is some of the cards I have created:








Keep tuned for more cards in the future!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Published card!

Hi there!

It's been a while since I've had a card published.  Mind you, it's been a while since I submitted cards too.  I've started to again before Christmas, but it takes about 6 month minimum to see if it is published.  Sometimes longer, as magazines will keep items for a few years to publish at a later date for a specific theme.  The feeling never grows old though!  Love it!

This latest one was published the 2017 Winter Just Cards magazines. 

My other published items are in the other pages of this blog.

Later!


Mardi Gras Scull

Hi there!

A couple years ago a had a great idea for making custom stamps (not an original one, mind you) and I got excited when I saw a friend's necklace.  So I borrowed it and used a magic foam type product that retains the imprint of what you press into it. Then I stamped it!


Pretty cool but I didn't want the edge.  So I cut out the imprint and tried again.


This is the final result. (front of the card and inside)



I still have this custom stamp and love it!