Sunday, September 30, 2012

So much to do ...

 ... so little time!

Do you ever have this happen?  I'm sure you do!  Life can be so crazy sometimes and that's the way it's been around here lately.  Of course, that's of my own doing!  LOL

I have a craft show coming up on Nov. 3rd so I really need to get busy and be sure I have enough cards, tissue box covers, gift cards holders, etc. for people to see/buy.  And, have all my thoughts together on how I want to do my set up ... each year it seems I want to do something a little NEW & FRESH ... this year I decided to have new business cards made along with a banner that I can put on the front of my table.  Here's a peek ...

Keep in mind this is just a temporary set up in my basement crafting cave ... just to see what I need to do to "SPRUCE" it up a bit!  How about a purple (plum) colored table skirting and white cloth table top!  I think that will help to draw their eye to my table.  I'll be sure to get a photo when I do my actual set up at the show so you can all see what the final look turned out to be.

With that being said ... you would think that would be enough to keep one person busy ... but NO ... I decided I wanted to fly to Kansas to meet & visit a few days with Shelly (Shelly's Images) ... which I will do tomorrow through Thursday!  I'm so excited to have this opportunity and I'm sure the time will fly once I get there ... fun times always do!!

So while I had a little time this morning, I decided to refresh my memory on making the tissue box covers and came up with this design ... I think I've also decided to give a FREE matching card with each purchase.  
What do you think of that idea??  
(card is made by using up the various scraps from the box)

 The design paper I used on this creation is from the Colorbok 'Rosewood' 12x12 pack.  
Butterflies are Cheery Lynn Designs DL112. 
Flourish is also Cheery Lynn Designs B117S.
Rose is Recollections purchased at Michael's (50% off sale).
Kaiser Pearls and Spellbinder scallop & classic ovals were also used.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
Anything But A Card Challenge - Shiny, Sparkly, Blingie
 Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Down in the Garden (roses & butterflies)
 One Stitch At A Time - Butterflies or Buttons
The Craft Pad - Floral
Hiding In My Craftroom - Freestyle: anything goes

That's all I have to share with you today!  I guess I'd better get busy figuring out what I need to pack and get my ducks in a row for my flight tomorrow!  Don't be surprised if I share a few fun photos with you while I'm in Kansas!  Needless to say, my laptop is going with me so I can keep up with everyone and share my fun times along the way also! 


sassy said... are you not heard for a while my friend but see how busy you have been its any wonder..yep defoo a purply skirt..eye catching im sure you will do well your things are aways amazing ...wish i could pop over....hugs love sassyxxxxxxx

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It looks lovely.
Hugs Miranda

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW I love this lovely creation! You have transformed that tissue box! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

jrmom said...

Banner turned out great Mom. I'm confident you will have everything ready to go in time. Including a card with the tissue box covers is a wonderful idea. Be safe...and have a WONDERFUL time in Kansas. Tell my "half" sister I said hello...haha

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a beautiful project & a sweet little card to go with it too!
Thanks for playing in the Floral Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Carole Miller said...

Cool absolutely BEAUTIFUL. What fun gifts to give a friend, teacher, whoever, at Christmas time. Humm, that's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Carole M.

Amanda said...

Hi hun, have a great meeting and stay over with Shelly, I'm sure you have a great time. And ooh my goodness are you busy, have fun working out the set up, and such great creations you made, stunning.

Hugs Amanda xx

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love this box!! The card to match is just darling, beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Jane said...

Absolutely stunning and gorgeous colours. Thank you for playing along with us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge & good luck. Jane x

Diane said...

What a fab set Darlene !! The flower paper is gorgeous !! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

CraftyGirl said...

I have not yet made a tissue box but have been wanting to. I may just have to give it a try soon. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Julia S-W said...

What a gorgeous tissue box cover! Love the papers you've used and the addition of the butterfly and the rose is just perfect. Love the subtle bling used too.
Thanks for sharing with us at ABAC and we do hope you'll join us again soon.

Lavender Rose said...

I love the box cover and matching card, very pretty.

Scrappin' Robin said...

This is gorgeous, I LOVE it, the colors that you picked are beautiful.
Thank you for playing with...Hiding in My Craft Room.
Robin L.

Diane said...

Beautiful and wonderful idea to add a card! What a perfect gift..I know you will sell alot of them!! My crafting show days are over, I do miss them...maybe I should rethink and get into the paper business area..hmmm!!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

this is great thanks for joining us at C4E an good luck emma xx

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous project. Thanks for playing at OSAAT this week.
Hugs Nataliya

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I wish you the best at your sale...your work is very nice! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges and I hope you'll check out the winners - and get your free Fight Like a Girl stamp set for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous papers and super creation, thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

alicaz said...

beautiful! Love the warm fall colors and the butterflies too!
Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Christy said...

Waaaaay cool project! Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)