Summer is almost over! The kids will be back at school next week. Where did all our free time go? I always feel like I have failed the summer when it gets to this point. I had such big plans! We were going to be at the beach, the movies, the park, the library, reading, playing, creating,.....you get the idea. Instead, it seems we have had more than our share of sleep overs and less than our share of money to do all the fun things I wanted to do. sigh....oh well, I think we had a good rest and the kids are ready to go back to school and learn stuff and make some new friends.
It may seem like I have been neglecting posting here, but I have been using my 'free' time wisely none the less. When a Stampin' Up! catalog ends, I usually have several (read: MANY) stamp sets that retire and I can no longer sell. A lot of times, I keep the set and use it for my own scrap books, or let my daughters have them. The ones that I don't 'need' to keep I sell at a small discount to my loyal customers. This year, because I am completely broke and MUST have the new sizzix, I decided to do it a bit different. I have spent the last few days (here and there) using my retiring stamp sets to make "adorable" cards and card kits to sell with the stamp set. I'm hoping the added goodies will help me sell them for retail instead of less. Here is a sample of one of the cards I made. This one goes with the A Little Bit of Happiness set. There is one finished card and the supplies to make five more, including envelopes, in a cello bag attached to the set. I tried to make cards that I could include all the extras with. So, that means, no embossing or punches or stuff like that. I included ribbon and tags and such. The only problem with doing this is, I realize I still like the set and don't want to get rid of it!! I colored in the images with my Markers and the little flower that has "hello" by it is cut out and popped up with a dimensional.
I have loads more so, stop by tomorrow! Or, better yet, come to my stamp a stack on Thursday and pick up a kit or two for yourself! :o)