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Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Blog

Hello to all! I have started a new blog solely for my business, DB Custom Creations. Please check out Make it or Break it: The Diary of an Entrepreneur and follow me!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Make a Wish

Disney Happy Birthday Greeting Card; Perfect for the little princess in your life!

5 by 6.5 inches

The front of the white card features turquoise and orange (glitter) card stock. A "Make a Wish" card stock sticker in orange and pink placed on the top center.
It has a Jasmine character chip board sticker in the center.
2 pink glitter card stock stickers on the bottom corners.

Colors: White, turquoise, orange, pink, tan, gold, and black.

Inside greeting: "Wishing you a day of Little Treasures & Simple Pleasures Happy Birthday" stamped in turquoise ink.

Comes with a white envelope in a clear protective sheet.

Can be purchased at DB Custom Creations

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quote of the Day

We are made to Mix

Thursday, April 14, 2011


My sister has had her house on the market for the past two years. She was stuck in a house that she purchased with her ex husband, and finally, her house has sold. Closing day is April 21st. I wish her luck on her new journeys, and hope that she never looks back!

5 by 6.5 inches

White card with yellow card stock.
Patterned paper with multi colored houses.
A die cut of a yellow house , brown card stock with congrats in yellow.
Multi colored ribbon across the roof.

Card can be purchased HERE for $4.00

Today was my 1st day of double work outs...during my lunch hour I did strength training and after work, I ran. During mile 1 my legs were cramping up and I didn't think that I could make it. I just kept saying to myself try to go a little longer...just a little longer. In the end, I was able to finish my run. I will be sleeping like a baby tonight.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chicago Bulls # 1 in the league!?!

The Bulls have won 62 games this season, they were not expected to do so well this season. Thanks to the MVP (D Rose) and the excellent coaching of the coach of the year (Coach T). I'm so proud of the Bulls. I have watched almost all of the games this season and they have all been great to watch. Yea Bulls!!! I can't wait to see what the playoffs bring!

In celebration the the Bulls...I will promote a Chicago Bulls Birthday card!

6.5 by 5 inches

Blank Inside

White card
Blank card stock
Red paper with Chicago Bulls in black and white
Birthday Wishes heat embossed in red
Bull sticker in the bottom right corner

Can be purchased HERE for $4.00.

Also available for Father's Day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Bunny Ears

Easter Sunday is April 24th!

White card measures 6.5" by 5"

Light blue bunny patterned paper with a semi gloss finish.
Happy Easter die cut in hot pink. E in Easter has bunny ears.

Yellow and hot pink polka dot ribbon tied at the bottom of the card.

Blank Inside

Can be purchased HERE for $3.00.

In other news, today was my first outdoor run of the season. I was able to complete my 3 2 of training is done!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A little inspiration needed

Today I decided that I am going to begin to train for a half marathon. This is not really my idea, but a few encouraging words from good friends made me believe that I can do it! The last time I ran 13 miles...ummm never- well maybe back in high school. I'm going to try for a pace of 12 min miles...that I believe is doable....

So, today was my first day of was strength and stretching day. It was a good work out in my opinion. Tomorrow will be my first run...only 3 miles. I ran 3 miles a week or so ago, so it shouldn't be that bad....I do need to keep my positiveness today's feature card is:

Smile Card measures 4 by 5.5 inches. White card Pink textured card stock A large orange glittered card stock circular sticker, with a smaller green circular sticker. Smile (in pink and orange) in the center of the circle. A green flower with a gem in the bottom right corner. Blank inside

Can be purchased
HERE for $3.00

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chicago White Sox Win!!!

I was at the Sox game today, in a nice box seat (the perks of my job)! It was a wonderful day in the sunny and warm. Love Chicago in the spring/summer! Though I was watching the Bulls game for several innings (sorry Sox, but I love the Bulls).

White Sox Birthday cards are the perfect card for a Chicago White Sox Fan!!!

Happy Birthday to all the Chicago White Sox Fans!!!

White card measures 5" by 6.5"
White Sox, black and white paper.
Happy Birthday heat embossed in white onto black card stock.
A small baseball foil sticker placed underneath.

Blank Inside.

Comes with a white envelope in a clear plastic cover.

Card can be purchased HERE for $4.00.

Also comes in a Father's Day card.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bulls # 1 in the East!

Chicago Bulls Gift Tag

Measures 2.5" by 4.5"

Black card stock with Chicago Bulls paper, with a felt jersey sticker.
Back of the tag has white card stock with To: and From: stamped in black ink.
White String

Can be purchased HERE for $2.00

Bulls Birthday and Father's Day cards are also available.

Craft Show # 2

Today was my second craft show, it was at Bridgeway of Bensenville, which is a retirement community. Once again, I don't think that I chose the correct venue for my cards. I only sold 4 cards...didn't even make the cost of my table. Many of the residents no longer could read or write well, so the are "excused" from buying greeting cards. Another woman told me straight out, why should I pay you $5 for a card when I can make my own. Gotta love the old people!

When I came home, in the mail I received a letter stating that I get to be a part of the Lilac Fest. I'm really excited about it!!!! I think that it will be my first actual "real" craft show. It's located at Lilac Park in Lombard. It's an annual fest that the town holds each year. It will be outdoors- can't wait, on May 1st.

Once again, a special thanks to Lu who gave up his day of basketball with his brothers to help me out...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Easter Chick

Easter Sunday falls on April 24th this year...

Card measures 4" by 5.5"

White card stock, with a black stamped chick, coming out of a half cracked egg. Colored in with stamp makers.
Happy Easter is stamped underneath the baby chick.
At the bottom of the card, color coordinating ribbon is laid across.

Sold HERE for only $1.50

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Start of Something New!

The last couple weeks in my life, I have started to do things that I haven't done ever, or some in a long time. Change is good. I Know that there is good in all things!

In keeping with starting new things, I plan on featuring a new card that I that I have made on a daily basis....we shall see how long this last!

Card # 1: Happy Mother's Day.

Mother's Day falls on May 8, 2011

This card is made on White card stock and measures 5 by 6.5 inches. It features dark green paper and is flocked with light green.

Happy Mother's Day was stamped and heat embossed in white on tan card stock. Gems are were added to complete the look.

Most mother's have impacted out lives for the best, they have loved and cared for us. Made sure that we have felt special...your mom deserves to feel special too!

Can be purchased HERE for $5.50.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Saturday Mornings

Have you ever come across this blog? Staurday Mornings is a great blog to follow if you like handmade goods. There are tons of featured artists, and you cold even be featured on the blog...check it out!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring has sprung!

Good bye winter....hope not to feel your wrath until 2012.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My first craft show!

My first craft show was on Saturday! Here is what my setup looked like. It was a good first experience, I just wish that more customers would have come through. My next show is in April, I'm hoping it will be better than the first!

My dad built the free standing card stand; I think that he did an amazing job with it. I love it, especially the little shelf that I was able to use for my frames. Lu helped me with the other displays on the table. It was a foam board with string tied across it, with clothing pins holding the cards. Finding a way to get the board to stay up was a challenge at first. we were in the store trying to come up with different ideas...who would of ever thought Popsicle sticks could be so useful!!!

Lu also helped me with the table cloth. That is the logo that I stamp on the back of all my cards. Lu was able to draw it onto the fabric (thank you sooo very much) and then I knitted it. It was a long and tiring process, but the end result was great!

Special thanks also goes out to my sister who helped me to organize all of my stuff and make a fabulous spread sheet on excel.

I have more shows coming up; I hope that it continues to get better from here. I'm also thinking about an outdoor craft show at a summer fest. This is all so exciting for me!
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