Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Sneak Peak

ok, here is the babe' set....maybe I can only upload one photo per post...look for this and 3 more new plates on my site on Friday!!

couple of new stamp plates..

This collage stamp is availble on my web site. Featuring several of my family members this stamp is near and dear to my heart. Coming soon is a great babe stamp plate! These lil darlings are just gorgeous! Due to be in stock early next week, they will be posted on my site sometime on Friday. Well, I can't seem to get the photo to upload...hmmmm

Love Actually

I worked hard all day a really great plate of stamps done...half of a second plate done...and still managed to hang out with the little ones a bit too. SO I rewarded myself with a viewing of I think my all time favorite movie...Love Actually...with such a fantastic cast....Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Prof. Snape (who's real name I will never be able to remember-lol) and a slew of other talented actors....I can watch that movie over and only problem is that I can't share it with my kids...sigh...being that they are under the age of 16 (and even that's pushing it really) I just can't let them watch that movie...the one couple and their activities is just wayyy more than I want my 12 and 14 yr old to but from beginning to end...I laugh, cry, and sigh happily as everything turns out in the end, and I agree that if you just look, LOVE IS ALL AROUND US.....Me

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Stamp happy!

Today I am feeling up, and positive about this new venture of mine! I have placed several ads, uploaded free links on several sites, and I'm trying to get the word out about my stamps. I only hope I am creating the right kind of images that will encourage repeat customers!! lol That part of the business is quite nerve racking! I love to spend the day creating...I worked all day yesterday on new images....but the rest..the book keeping and the ad creating, and the constant updating of my's easy to get overwhelmed! I thank God every day I have such a suppportive family! Now if I only had a few extra hands, and maybe another YOUNGER brain too! grin...I keep praying...oh, and I hope to get some feedback that will make my site better, stronger...with even better images...but i think most folks are too polite to give me really good feedback! lol....but then agian....I'd take it to heart, and be sad for days if anyone really said anything that was mean! double edged sword I guess!-Me

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Email News Campaign-Friend or Foe??

So I'm curious how many businesses use this method to stay in contact with their customers? It seems like such a neat idea...but I wonder if it's more of an infringement upon their free time? Do they look at my newsletter as a sort of spam? LOL I spend HOURS putting my newsletter together...choosing the right photos, writing up the little blurbs of interest...I know I don't like to read a lot when I get newsletters so I try not to put too much reading in there...course, I've only done TWO so far!! and I only have 18 subscribers!! I hope to improve each one...adding techniques, and sales etc... But is it effective? What's the best way to get the word out about my art, any how? Inquiring minds REALLY want to know!-Me

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Migraine from beyond

So, I don't usually get these..but I had a Migraine make it's way to my poor head Monday nite, it was beyond help. I lay on my couch with a cool rag on my head, beggin someone to turn off that dag gone sun! Ouchies!! Ya know, just thinking about it, is makin my head lets move on to something else...
You ever look for places to advertise on line? Jeesh..there's a million sites! They all say they are great, and they ALL want my $$. So just how do you choose? How do you know if the site is even on the level? I have a magazine ad coming out in October...that's totally exciting. Mag is called Stamper's Sampler. But I also want to advertise on line...I approached a really large web site...but YOWZA the $$ for just one month! I about keeled over! So..what's going to give me the best bang for my buck??

Monday, July 10, 2006

This is one of my favorite stamps! Designed from a photograph I took of 2 of my daycare cuties.
This ATC was created by first brayering the bg with Chalk ink fall colors. (the ones in the flower/triangle case) I stamped the large stamp first and colored in with watercolor pencils, added the word Trust (from the same stamp set) and I was done!

HeyLOOK!! I figured out my time zone!!

I guess I was too tired last nite, and just missed it!! lol

Ramblings of a tired me.....

Ok, so I spent over an hour last nite trying to figure out what the heck time zone I'm in so my clock would be correct...I never did figure it out! oh well, going to bed at 2 am,and getting up at 630 certainly takes a toll on my psyche...LOL Only have 2 kids today...E is in daycamp, and K is still on her trip. J went to visit some just me and the girls til Thursday. What to do?? LOL Here I am writing a note in here...I feel tired and You ever have one of those days? On an up note, the mail is due in about an hour or so...ok, it could show up anytime between now (1130) and 2pm! But I KNOW my stamps will be coming in today. How do I know that? Well, it's not some secret special ability..that's for certain! But only because I would have had them on Saturday IF I'd been home..sigh..I sure hated seeing that yellow card in the mail box.. I need to get my packaging ready for the new rubber...I got my peg board painted this morning..and all the stamps in inventory are hanging neatly in their least I got them out of the storage boxes. I need to work on the digital Wedding album for the flower shop, and some paper art too...I think I need a nap! -Me

Must Love Dogs

I just saw that movie on HBO..or somewhere...I just loved it! I know it's 1:30 in the am, and I have to get up for work in about 5 hours, but I'm so wide awake, I decided to create a blog instead!! LOL
Me! Who has problems journaling a page in a scrapbook, and now I'm going to start writing on line? OH well, we'll see just how long I keep it up! Even now, I'm trying to type softly so as not to wk dh...
OK< so back to the movie..FINALLY a movie that was good all the way thru, AND had a great ending...yeah!!! Love JOhn Cusack!! Really...and oh Dermont Mulrooney (sp??) WHAT a hotty!! Have always loved Christopher Plummer too. (He has aged SO well!!) Now, don't ask me who the females were in the movie, because beyond Stockard Channing, I have no idea..but the cast worked so well together. I loved the whole caring large family scenes...
Well, I suppose I really should try to get some sleep now....wonder if I'll be able to find this blog tomorrow? (Alzheimers is hell!)-Me