OK, I've tried Facebook and I like it. Somewhat. This is a better option to get my point across and shoe odd what I make. I'm having surgery this week for a hernia repair and then I will be stuck at home for a while. It'll be a goof time to make some cards and plan for Spring and Summer craft shows. Plus fill my Etsy shop. Maybe that's too ambitious but we'll just have to wait and see. Anything has got to be better than 3 years between posts

The Future of YOUR Business

Hi- It's been a very long time since I did any blogging here. I have been working on other diversions and social media.

However, I am back. I'm back with a new attitude and a new vision for the future of June's Creations. I've been meeting with various networking groups; creating the new me. This new me is way better for you. Why? The new molded me is about making the world better for YOU and for me. I get to do the things that I love. I get to be artsy and creative in lots of ways and you get to be the awesome person who gives something unique, handmade, and not the same as anyone else's. Where do you start? You start with a card. Yes, that's right, a card. What kind of card? A greeting card. For a birthday, a wedding, Get Well, Thank You, Praying for you, Thinking of you, etc. They are sweet, fun, sentimental, romantic, professional, personable. A handmade greeting card is all of those things and more.

Anyone can go to a card store and buy a card. They'r…

A Birthday Party Craft

Wanted to tell you about the birthday party I did. The party was for a girl just turned 10, her friends and siblings. They each used the Butterfly Basics stamp set, our kraft notebooks and washi tape. Most of the tape came from Stampin' Up! but I picked up some locally too. I have to say that I won't be doing that again. I got 3 rolls from Stampin' Up! for $5.95 and they coordinate with each other and our colors. I did pick up the newest set from the Occasions catalog. 5 rolls (5 yards ea) for $7.95 Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape Colors include: Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand # 137787

Here's the sample I made using the Sweet Dreams Set:

When I stopped by the local drug store, I found that their rolls had 5-8 yards each but they were $3.99-$5.99 per roll. I was super disappointed that I paid that much (total without tax- $14.97) for 3 rolls just so I could have some bolder options. The girls had fun though and I did too. In add…

Butterfly Basics- Stamp set info and card

I love this set. It's got butterflies, a fern, flowers, background stamp, accents, words. 11 total stamps. Everything I need. This I bought the matching thinlits too. An awesome deal! 15% off savings

Wood Bundle: 139322 $61.95
Clear Bundle 139323 $51.75
Photopolymer Bundle 138865 $41.50

I got the Photopolymer, some adhesive and reinkers. Have to reink the ink pads so they stamp nicely. Totaled a little over $50. So I was able to get a free set of Blendabilities from the Sale-A -Bration collection too. I'll post what I did with that later. Here is the stamp and the first card I made.

Remember that you can order in your pjs, whenever you want, from my website:

Fancy Folds and 3-D items: Birthday Ideas

I signed up to do the Blog Hop for vc_rocks. It's all about using fancy folds and 3-D items. Here's a couple things I did recently. Be sure to click on VC_Rocks blog to see all the blogs with great ideas.
This is the card closed. It's 4 inches by 4 inches all folded. This is the inside. The Happy Birthday stamp can be found in the Age Awareness stamp set #135381 It's a photopolymer set (clear and very sticky) $15.95. You can purchase it from June's Stampin' Up! website I call this card a box fold because it folds like you would close a box when you don't have tape. Be careful when tucking in the last corner. Since this card doesn't have open edges, it would be a great place to add confetti to surprise someone.
Here's a cute candy box that you can add a gift to. It's the perfect size for some tootsie rolls, other small candies, chap-stick, lipstick, etc. I made it with the envelope punch board. I started with a piece of the All Abloom paper #133…

Home from Vacation

Had a fine time in North and South Carolina. Now I'm home and starting to stamp again :)   Here's some photos from our trip. I will post what I've been stamping tomorrow. Now, just enjoy what we saw on the trip :)
We have a beautiful country. Love the mountains and the trees.  The first mountains we saw on the drive down. We started in Northwest Indiana and drove through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.  Interesting to see the layers of stone. This was in Kentucky Atlantic Ocean- View from our hotel room at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Palm trees in South Carolina. They are everywhere and very beautiful. Hollywood wax museum in Myrtle Beach. We didn't go in but had to stop to take pictures of King Kong :)
Shoes belonging to members of our group. Best to not carry tons of sand around inside of them.
My daughter having a good time in the ocean. She got swimmer's ear but was able to enjoy it without getting water …

In the gutter

No, not what you first think. It's not my mind (or yours). What is it then? It's my ribbon. I bought a length of gutter, cut it down and attached it to the wall with brackets. Then I added end caps. I put some Tombow glue to secure them on and Viola! they're up and easy to use. I used to have a box but then I got too much ribbon. Stampin' Up! had some ribbon storage things but, as a demo, I was always taking the rolls out to show them to customers and snapping and un-snapping the case wasn't working for me. I do have some left though. I will sell them to anyone who wants them for a reasonable offer. Drop me a line and we'll talk.

In the meantime, it's the end of the stampin' year and time is sunning out to buy your favorite things. Some things will carry over to the new catalog and some will not. I've gotten to see the new book and I will say that one of my favorites from the Occasions catalog will be returning and I'm excited. It's the Lif…