Wednesday, October 29, 2014

First Etsy items up!

So, without much pomp or circumstance, I finally just bit the bullet and listed a few of my handmade cards sets on my Etsy store today.  After 2+ years of coming soon, I figured I'd better just shuddup about doing it and 'DO IT'.

My next goal, aside from continuing to add items to the Etsy shop is to get my galleries and tips and tuts section up here on my blog.  I won't say coming soon though - just that I'm working hard to get stuff updated and going now.

Fall Collage

Had the opportunity to take a collage class at my friend and Stampin' Up Upline's studio a couple weeks ago.  The picture (pls ignore my poor photography skills and my fat hands reflected at the bottom of the frame - lol!) is of my finished collage.   They really are pretty and I'm looking forward to taking more of the collage classes for Winter and Christmas!

Basically she provides all the materials to make 12 squares and you can pick from those the 9 you like best and want to make for your take home collage.   So much fun to do and such a nice group of gals to chat with as we worked.  Very fun!

(You can visit her website if you're interested in taking one of theses classes.  She always has her upcoming class schedule and sign-up available)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Procrastination as a Skill

The title of this post should go on my resume.  *sigh*

I'm honestly not a procrastinator though - what I really am is one of those stream of consciousness thinkers/speakers/doers.  I just keep throwing "stuff at the wall" and eventually the things I'm most passionate and serious about "stick". :P  The think(g) is, though, I process EVERYTHING as I'm sorting through all that "out loud" and in actions.  So basically I come off looking like a wishy/washy procrastinator who can't make up her mind.  Ahh well, life and warts - we all live em and all have em in some form or another. :P

So my personal flaws aside, let me get to the point of my post here... I've made quite a bit of progress toward getting my little fledgling hobbyist bidness going - and though this blog and my personal blog are riddled with "coming soon" themed comments and posts, I am finally getting to the point where I'm ready to sort of officially launch.  (I've been saying that for about 2 years now too - lol!)

I plan to open my Etsy store and my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator site (DBWS) by November 1st.  And technically the Etsy shop is already OPEN, just doesn't have anything in it yet. ROFL!  I've got lots of pictures I need to take yet, but at least now I've got quite a nice inventory of handmade items to share.  And I'm also working on setting up a YouTube Channel with some tutorials and shares - though that's a bit further off still.

So, instead of doing my usual "stay tuned for the grand opening" I think I'm just gonna start posting stuff and hopefully that will suffice for an official launch!  LOL!  I THANK all of my family and friends, who have been patient and hung in there with me through all the back and forth.  I think I'm finally getting there - your support made a huge difference and kept me going!