The pictures aren't the best quality, but this was also my first attempt at taking a picture of something so tiny! I am enjoying this new found craft of mine. I am interested in making some miniatures eventually, but for now I need more practice. I've made a few flowers too but not anything quite ready to show yet. I also found that Elmer's Glue works better. The tacky glue I was using was, well, um, too tacky. You can kind of see it in the pics but those are practice and not going on anything for Etsy. The card has some quilled leaves on but those were made with bigger strips of paper and it was easier to not make a big mess! :)
It's been a long time since I updated. Ha, and I thought I would do better updating. Oh well. Hubby has been to the dr after his most recent MRI and we got some good news so far. His tumor has shrunk 25% but he still needs chemo. We were both scared of what he was going to say but at least that's good news that's it's responding! I know he has a long way to go, but we're hoping he stays on this path! He's eating better too now and I guess his taste has come back too.
Anyway, I am still running my shop on Etsy. I've been thinking of new things to make and I suddenly have bitten by the quilling bug. Quilling is an ancient form of making shapes using rolled strips of paper. So far, I've learned some basic techniques and have been trying some more complicated shapes.
I took some pictures of the things I've been working on. The Happy Birthday card I made has a flower on it that was made by sarascrapping.etsy.com. She is a GREAT seller with a lot of talent!
I took a trip to visit my mom and stepdad about 6 years ago. I had lots of memorabilia from that trip and decided to make a scrapbook. I enjoyed making those first pages, and since then my style has changed so much. I never knew how much joy I get out of making things out of paper. It also is very relaxing for me when I am under stress.
I found the Etsy site through another website I frequent that is for scrapbookers.
I decided that, in addition to making my own albums, and gifts for friends and families that I could make some money doing it too, and that's how www.paperika.etsy.com was born!