I found out that two of my purses sold at the consignment store last month! Yippee! I was really unsure how they would go over with the shoppers. I've only submitted paper crafts before, so I was encouraged to try other sewing projects too: aprons, vests, wallets, pot holders, etc. There are WAY too many paper crafters to compete with now at the store. I was the first paper crafter at my store, and then all of a sudden, everyone started to sell cards too. Paper crafting has certainly become the number one hobby. Even at the fabrics and crafts store I work at, the paper crafts department almost always has the highest sales, with fabric coming in second. I suppose we paper crafters should all be happy about how popular our craft has become! Have a great day! Amy
Sunday, August 16, 2009
A Simple Water Colored Iris
Today I am sharing my card for this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I used the retired Stampin Up! iris image from 'Still Life Stems'. Its colored with SU! markers and water. The background papers from SU! 'Tea Party' and the card stock colors are White, Water Color Paper, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron. I worked all day today, then came home and drained and cleaned my small pond. Ugh, was it filled with algae! I'm amazed my fish were still alive. Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep a pond algae free without adding chemicals? I have to drain and clean mine every month. I could probably even do it more often than that if I had the time. I've tried everything the books said: keep the water circulating, add plants, fish, etc., but nothing works. It is in the sun, so I'm sure that is the problem, but until my crab apple tree grows taller, I won't be able to change that problem for awhile.