Sorry it's been so long since we posted a project. You know... that life thing. Hee! Hee! Today, I have some bulk cards that we made. Back when we did the My Craft Spot Christmas Stamp Launch Party, I made one of these.
They are actually very simple to make. I used My Craft Spot stamps for the little tag. For these ones, rather than using the cricut to make the pockets, I simply cut card stock at 5" x 4". I scored the sides at 1" and the bottom at 1/2", folded them and added them to the front of the card with ATG. Then it was just a matter of adding the decorations. The twine is also from My Craft Spot. These are really simple. This one got the most "Favorite" remarks from the launch party, so we decided to make these for the people that we work with this year. Just thought I would show you the different papers and things we used when we did them in bulk.
So... On a more personal note... This has been a very challenging season. First of all, our E2 died. It started cutting every single item we tried as if it were a kiss cut. We tried everything including putting a brand new blade assembly thinking that may be gone bad. Well, nothing worked and as we are quickly learning, this machine has no reset like the old version expression. Fortunately, we kept our version 1 Expression and when we set her back up, she ran like a champ, so we have still been able to work, but PC has had the E2 back for over a month now and still no work on the replacement. So... if any of you got the E2, don't get rid of your old expression. You may just have to blow the dust off of her and get her going again. Thankfully, we got the 3 year warrantee on it just in case. Of course, it's in the first year, but we still feel better knowing that it's covered.
Retail has been tough this year. Sales are up and people are buying, but WOW the attitudes. We have both been coming home from work completely exhausted and discouraged by the way we get treated throughout the days and nights. It's been so difficult to get into the Christmas spirit when everyone is so stinkin' cranky. So... if you are out shopping, please say something extra night to the cashiers and clerks. They aren't all stupid and they aren't all trying to make you wait in line. In fact, most of the time, you can be the most efficient clerk in the store, but one person pulls out a checkbook, and it's all over. Hee! Hee! Stay off of your cell phone. No one working in a store thinks that you are important because you get 20 calls and the last piece of advice. If your kids are tired... PLEASE TAKE THEM HOME AND PUT THEM TO BED. OH WOW! You wouldn't believe the amount of people dragging their poor tired kiddos around in the middle of the night on Black Friday. The poor things... they were just exhausted and standing in the cold for 2 hours waiting for the store to open at 3AM wasn't considered their perfect Thanksgiving evening. Hee! Hee!
My poor Mom had this event that she had to do and was encouraged by my Dad to make a bunch of gift baskets for the event. Mom and I used to do gift baskets together for years and then when I had my Candy Store, she made baskets for me as well. She worked for 6 weeks, day and night putting everything together for this event and really poored her heart into it. I also made a ton of cards for her to take as well. Well, the event was yesterday and it was a terrible flop. She didn't even break even. I didn't really care if the card sold or not because I was going to take whatever was left to work anyway, but we just feel so bad for her. She is just heart broken.
So... A little BAH HUMBUG... Sorry about that, but just wanted to let you know what we have been up to in our absence. Hee! Hee! On a more positive note... Don't know if you have one or not, but we finally bought ourselves a Keurig! YAY! Holy Cow! If you don't have one of these machines, you are totally missing out. So far, my favorite is the Carabou Coffee! WOW!!! So, good things are still happening.
I finally got enough time to edit lots of pictures, so we are gonna start getting some more content on the blog. Hope you like everything!
We sure appreciate you spending your time with us and hope that you are having a wonderful season getting ready for Christmas. We hope to get back to visiting everyone's blogs soon too. We are SOOOO behind. Thanks so much for visiting today. Please leave a comment and let us know what you've been up to!
Big Bug Hugs and MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Love Bobby & Jill