Sunday, January 23, 2011

P S - I Love You

My posts have been, a-hem, sporadic, at best. I've been crazy busy. I went to the Atlanta Gift Show, which was fabulous. We spent the better part of 3 days covering 3 skyscraper-size buildings filled with everything from fashion to furniture to christmas decor.

While I was in Atlanta, I did a phone interview with a company called Paper Source (the " P S" part of the title). And, when I got home, I was offered the position! Training started this past Monday and I am loving every minute of it. Paper Source has retail shops all over the country where they offer chic gift items, wrap, and custom invitations for just about any occasion.

Another thing that happened while we were in Atlanta is very exciting. A few weeks back, I was chatting with the same friend who I went to the Atlanta Gift Show with and she had mentioned she was also going to the New York Gift Show. Wouldn't it be great if she could get tickets to the Martha Stewart Show while she was there? I went to the MS website and submitted a request for tickets for that week. And, wouldn't you know it, she got a confirmation email while we were in Atlanta that she had been selected for tickets! And, she invited me to go along as her guest! So, on Monday, January 31st, I will be happily nestled in my seat on the MS Show set!

Until I get through this next couple of weeks, I may be missing in action...
Hope you are having a great 2011 so far!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fine & Dandy

I found a great way to use my Paper Trey Ink stamps with a fun new My Mind's Eye paper. This paper is from the Fine & Dandy collection and I was so excited when I saw that they offered it in a 6 x 6 stack.
So I stamped the different hot air balloons in Staz-On ink and cut around the image.
Then I adhered them to the cloud background paper. I used pop-up dots on some of them to give a 3-d effect and the others I glued down. And, I used varying sizes to make it look like some were flying further away.

This was one of the cards I gave away in a group for a Christmas gift.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tag Happy

I love featuring tags on my cards. They are always the perfect landing spot for my sentiment. I used paper from the Lilac House collection by Fancy Pants:

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thanks For a Great New Year

Happy 2011!
For my first greeting, I am posting a card I made with paper from Basic Grey's Curio collection. I'm posting a "thanks" card because I am thankful for everything that I am blessed with and keeping an optimistic frame of mind for what's to come in 2011.

CB and I had a very uneventful New Year's Eve. We went to the gym (sick, I know) and then we went and had margaritas and mexican food. We were snuggled in by 8 pm, watched "Salt" and rang in 2011.
Happy Tuesday!
Hope you are having a good week so far.