Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hey hello to all hope you are all enjoying your summer!! I have been on vacation this week ! Added a couple of new items at cedesigns ! A note pad and matching magnets in citrus fruit. Lemons.limes, oranges, grapefruit CHECK THEM OUT!!

I have also been busy opening a new shop on etsy called auroraborealis2.

On here I sell jewelry. Have yet to set up a blog but tell your friends and check it out it's been fun!!
Thanks and continue on with your summer I will be posting fall in both shops soon!
Creative E Queen!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Also working on......

Also I am working with a handmade soap maker from etsy to fill some of the tins with her sample soaps or bath bombs soon too be looking for that!

Mini cards in tins are here!

Hey all you mini card lovers my decorated tins with mini cards inside are finally here! Finished my first one today and have another one under way! Will soon have different sizes too so check back often! Great for that gift in a gift bag, or inside your customers package with a hand written note thanking them for their purchase or a hand stamp of your business name inside the card.

Enjoy! I love it!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hey everyone!
Sooo excited to be working with my bandaid tins and will soon be listing those on my site with 2 x 2 gift cards inside! The tins are decorated and match the cards inside! I am also doing some other size tins like mint size tins with a little larger size cards inside. Again decorated outside to match cards inside. Looking for ideas besides cards to put inside, thinking of hooking up with a handmade soap maker on etsy to put small soap or bath bombs inside size willing:)) Would love feed back if you have any ideas or requests e-mail me! Thanks and enjoy! Please be sure to take a look at my shop for great mothers day cards and small gifts!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hi Everyone !
I am working on getting things to make bandaid tins with mini cards! Lots of requests including my own! Also starting new Mother's day cards and trying to post and sell a few old cards from last year too. Hope you all had a great Easter ours was fun! Thanks! Happy shopping!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I have been working on some New card stock sticker magnets, some glittered butterflies and handmade glittered flip flops and dragon flies and some felt birds I will be posting later today. Spring is here and I think it is coming together very well in my shop. also working on some new birthday cards and children inspired cards. So excited I again (at least for a little while) I have the creative bug again! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring is here! This set comes with 5 cards, 5 envelopes, and the ribbon wrapped pen!

My newest Stationery set of 8 with envelopes!

This is one of my more popular cards posted on chat a thousand times everyone loves the colors!

This is my first Easter greeting I did this year and my fav!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Today I am beginning to create my Mother's Day Cards and a few more spring Easter cards with my new paper and gadgets I bought. Can't wait to post them and see how they do!! I will tell you when I am deep into it which is my favorite so far. Right now I am in love with the green and pink Easter bunny Easter card with glitter.

The economy is not doing well, my full time job is laying off or cutting more peoples hours again and the future for summer weddings looks bright about the first week of may through July and early September but not enough yet still lost over 15 hours a week and not getting them back again until Easter week. Then will I be able to catch up before the summer when thee hubby's second job kicks out for summer break? (he works in the education field as a school night custodian).

So we will see in the mean time, if you get a chance to check out my new designs maybe even buy a couple it of course is much appreciated for more publicity and referrals and the added income always helps.

My daughter was some of my inspiration for my spring designs on cards and will be again helping me. She picked things out for the mother's day cards as she went shopping for my paper and gadgets. She picked out some stamps she wants me to use to make her idea influenced mother's day cards for sale! Be on the look out for the mother's day cards marked A Child's Mother's Day picks!
Thanks for stopping by and I will be trying to post more on here and get more followers now that I know how to post my url in chat!
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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Creative elegance Handmade Cards



I am 33, married and a mother of one girl 5 years old. I have owned my own part-time card business from my home and selling on the internet for 3 years now. I love scrapbook paper and started making cards and my husband deceided I should sell the cards I make. After lots of searching for info and lots of running around to get the paper work I needed Creative Elegance Handmade Cards was born!
I also am a very creative floral designer(hence my e-mail I have been floral designing with fresh flowers for about 14 years now! I am employed full time at a large chicago land area florist for over 17 years now as a wedding floral designer! I love my job and love doing something with my hands.
I enjoy reading and keeping up on the trends in my floral design books and magazines along side with my scrapbook and cardmaker books and magazines. (they drive my husband nuts my piles of reading materials all over!!!
I am a creative person so you can see why both jobs allow me to broaden my creativity!