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Long, long ago I had Adobe Creative Suite CS3. Back then I was going to school for web design (this is when I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up!). After two hard drive failures, which ate both my licenses for my CS3, I was “SOL” for creative suite unless I bought a new one. I did try to reinstate it with Adobe but I had some horrible luck, I would like to believe it’s not this hard for everyone. Eventually I gave up and thought “Right! Guess I will just have to buy a creative suite again …”, which I know my husband would never ever go for since retails for about $1300.00 (cs6). Which I am quite positive he would have a farm if I up and just bought it one day.
However recently I ran across creative cloud!! Which after reading some reviews and watching the helpful short video I think I have solved my dilemma! I want to start offering invitations, stationary, and digital downloads of patterned paper to also sell on my Etsy store. I am a fan of Adobe and as I understand it there is some intuitive integration between the cloud aps that the creative suites never really had.
I have just signed up for the trial and if it suites me well I will probably sign up for the whole shebang! The full blown membership for a single person is $50.00 per month. It is a bit pricy and I am not quite sure how I will sell my husband on that prospect either. If you have any suggestions please comment below I would love read them!
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This card was made for the 1-2-3 Challenge from Crafty Cardmakers. The goal is to use one image; I stamped a butterfly and used pewter embossing powder from Stampin’ Up!, two patterned papers; I technically used 4 patterns since each smaller butterfly is made from patterned paper from Recollections and 3 embellishments; I used brads for the corners, black ribbon and diamond gems on the main butterfly. I also used Cherry Cobbler card stock from Stampin’ Up! for the base and Whisper White behind the image.
I have been looking all over the internet the last few days for a tutorial that I saw while browsing on my iPhone in bed one night. I totally fell asleep while doing this so I had no idea where I had actually seen it!!! I was so sure I had seen it on Pinterest but no dice! Then while rearranging icons on my phone I came across Craft Gawker app and thought OMG that’s where I saw it! I looked at the paper section for a couple of hours and finally did a search for envelopes and voila! HERE is where I found the great tutorial.
This is what I made …
I this is how I will encase all my card sets from now on! Now to figure out the measurements for my mini 3″ cards … but that’s for another night.
I am starting to realize how important interacting in the Etsy community really is. Recently I have begun following group boards and stores such as; Christmas in July and Get Noticed. The Get Noticed team in particular has a fun and unique system called “Buy and Stay” which really gets you involved in a great community of like minded crafters. I have noticed my views/followers have begun to increase. While I haven’t had a sale in a few months, I still remain hopeful. Everyday I gain a couple of new Pinterest and Twitter followers, and in the last 48 hours have gained almost 10 new “Likes” on my Facebook – (though not a big deal to some, it’s exciting to see this really start to work). Though the end goal is to cultivate my crafting into a viable income, the going is slow and the key is not to get discouraged. At the start, I worried over too many tiny details and didn’t take into account that growth and the social networking that is vital to it, was a process. I became too wrapped up in critiquing my work and was missing out on actually enjoying creating things to share with others. It wasn’t good for my ego or self-esteem. However lately gaining followers steadily has been enough to make me happy. I am excited at the potential success that will come from it and I hope anyone else who may be discouraged discovers we all have to start at square one and it’s the journey to our goal that gives us our own amazing experiences and fantastic friends!
Christmas is right around the corner and it is never too early to start buying or making. I am a card maker, so naturally I have been making cards. Want to be completely ready for Christmas time for Etsy this year! I have joined a few teams and participated in a team event recently and had a blast! I ended up with the most views and favorites I have ever had on my Etsy shop!
- Etsy Treasuries for the July 4th Holiday! (stonewingdesigns.com)