In the last month, there has been an explosion of spam messages on the blog. We feel quite fortunate that we were able to go over a year with barely any spam. We have changed the comment form to include needing to input a word verification to try to ward off any more spam. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The chat box has also been taken down as a result of many spam messages being left there. It wasn't something that we wanted to take down but it was becoming such a nuisance.
I have been busy gathering up more items to update the blog sale page. Please look for it to be updated in a few days.
I finally finished making 100 wedding announcement cards and envelopes! Just to give you an idea of the work involved, I used a Big Shot machine to cut out the main design components of the card front.
I didn't want to use plain, white envelopes for the announcements so I ended up having to cut out and put together my own envelopes using a pearlized paper. For this I needed to use my Ellison die cut machine.
I think that this has been my best craft investment. I use this machine a lot for making my own envelopes and I use the cake/pie slice die a lot for various centerpieces. It takes 12 slices to make a full cake. I like it because you can use it as both a centerpiece and party favor. The full cake is the centerpiece and each guest at the table can take a slice for their party favor. I have filled the slice with candies.
I am filling in for a vacationing worker but she should be back some time next week. Having finished the wedding announcements and when the worker returns, it means that I will be back to my regular schedule and can be regularly blogging, commenting, etc. again. In the meantime, I am busy planning posts and taking pictures.
ARGRR!!! I've been trying to upload pictures of the two machines that I used but I can't seem to upload it to blogger right now. It's late and I need to get to bed so I give up. I'm sorry that this is a post with no pictures.
Please stay tuned...