>Finally, I am free to do whatever I want in the paper industry. I asked a couple weeks ago about getting Copic Marker Certified. Oh, did I tell you that these certifications, including getting MS Office certified, which I also want to be, cost a lot of money. Look, with me trying new things, which also makes me busy, not to mention that I have two businesses to run, and to make my father happy, get signed up with a staffing agency (he still does not know that I left Archivers, but my mom knows, and they live in the same house), I do not have the kind of money they require. Plus, the certification class for Copic Markers in Columbus is the same weekend as my church’s anniversary, and my mom’s birthday. so I have to wait for the next class. It is also the same weekend as the Scrapbook Expo on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, and I want to go that Friday (yikes, it is next weekend, where did the time go?).
So I am thinking, “what do I need to get my name out there, besides word of mouth, Etsy, and Ebay to name a few? Enter being on a design team. I know it is a stretch, but besides having a video here and there about scrapbooking and card making (oops, excuse me, papercrafting) on You Tube, which I do, but not about papercrafting, yet. I am submitting a card on Cutter’s Creek, an online company, which I am very familiar with, since I buy there, and on a couple of Yahoogroups owned by the owner of Cutter’s Creek, Kim Bush. So I do not join just any old design team. not me. even though I have not met Kim in person, I trust her, and she tells the truth of what she has availble, and what is not availble. so you want to see my entry? Here it is
(ok, I really hate the way Blogspot have you make your entries after add a photo.) Anyway, the minimum requirements are, and what I did are: 1 die cut from a machine. of course, I have the Cricut, and I used the Home decor Cartridge, Cupcake. I now know there are other Cricut carts with the cupcake on the cart, so I cannot wait to get them. I am into cupcakes these days, both making them, cutting them out, and of course eating them, LOL. the next element is a ribbon. I chose a thin ribbon in a sort of poppy red by Offray. the next is ink somewhere on the card either stamped or as an edger. I actually have ink three places on the card. Around the edge, stamped on the circle, also centered point cut on the stamped cupcake with the Cricut Storybook cart, which is edge in Chestnut Brown by VersaMagic, then I crumbled the circle to make it even more distressed. the cupcake was colored by Copic Markers: Cadium Yellow (Y15), Pure Pink (RV23), Forest Green (G17), and Cardinal (R59). The pattered paper is by a now retired Archivers exclusive by Daisy D’s. the collection is called Moda. It is no longer availble, and I finally used it. I cannot remember what project I originally bought it for. I just know that I did a lot of impulse buying back then. It was Archivers first collection done by a major company, and today, if you happen to go into their stores, they have a lot of collections by major companies like K and Co. The circle piece of cardstock in from Archivers. The ribbon I bought at Frank’s Nursery and Crafts when they went out of business. the little bit of bling by the Happy Birthday? That is by Hero Arts, part of their Sparkle Clear Collection, Coffee. It is a set of clear stamps, and small gems. the feux stitching was made by a thin Sharpie marker. Well, that is that. I had mentioned in my last post, that all my Longaberger entries have been switched to a new blog (oh, that I forgot to ask my leader last night in a meeting if I was really allowed to have). Well, I will post later if I am on or not. I must say that I missed one important part of the card: The Small Cupcake. I did not just design that one out of the air (I wish I could draw). the stamp is by Stampin UP! and it is part of a stamp collection, called Two Step Stamping, from their 2004 book.
ok, now I am finished. God Bless You.