Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hello Everyone!

Hi there. You're at the blog of Pink Posh Cards. I'm so excited about my new venture. Please visit my web store and browse around. I would love your comments about the look and products I'm featuring. This is just the beginning. I will continually add items and products. It's quite an undertaking to get ready for a project like this. I'd like to elaborate on several aspects of this process. So, I'm going to start with the design of the website first.

 I have an advantage in this area.  One of the first things to decide is who will be your webmaster.  I’m sure there are lots of options and it would be overwhelming to pick someone to put your trust in.  My son Chris, and owner of Palm Tree Info Tech, did an excellent job of designing the vision for my business.  I gave him some specific guidelines, clip art, colors and information.  He provided me with a rough draft and I, of course had to tweek it.  I love how it all came together.  Thank you Chris!!!

 The name for your business is very important.  It took some thinking and planning to get it just right.  After finally deciding on the name, it’s necessary to see if it can be “bought”.  Chris took care of registering the domain for me and I also don’t have to worry about hosting the site.  He does that also.  See, there is a lot to it. 

 One important area is your shopping cart.  I had no idea what was involved.  You want to make it easy for your customers to choose the items they want.  And also the checkout process.  Most people are familiar with Paypal.  It’s an online secure payment service that allows customers to purchase products with absolutely no hassles.  But it’s necessary to get all the settings correct so Paypal interacts with your shopping cart.  I had a little trouble with this but Chris walked me through it. 

 In another post I will talk about what is involved in uploading products to your cart.  Just to say.  It’s an ongoing process.

 I am also getting a new template for this blog that matches my web design.  That is still in the works but should be ready soon.  So look for that change. 

 Thanks for visiting Pink Posh Cards

Hello Everyone!

Hi there. You're at the blog of Pink Posh Cards. I'm so excited about my new venture. Please visit my web store and browse around. I would love your comments about the look and products I'm featuring. This is just the beginning. I will continually add items and products. It's quite an undertaking to get ready for a project like this. I'd like to elaborate on several aspects of this process. So, I'm going to start with the design of the website first.

 I have an advantage in this area.  One of the first things to decide is who will be your webmaster.  I’m sure there are lots of options and it would be overwhelming to pick someone to put your trust in.  My son Chris, and owner of Palm Tree Info Tech, did an excellent job of designing the vision for my business.  I gave him some specific guidelines, clip art, colors and information.  He provided me with a rough draft and I, of course had to tweek it.  I love how it all came together.  Thank you Chris!!!

 The name for your business is very important.  It took some thinking and planning to get it just right.  After finally deciding on the name, it’s necessary to see if it can be “bought”.  Chris took care of registering the domain for me and I also don’t have to worry about hosting the site.  He does that also.  See, there is a lot to it. 

 One important area is your shopping cart.  I had no idea what was involved.  You want to make it easy for your customers to choose the items they want.  And also the checkout process.  Most people are familiar with Paypal.  It’s an online secure payment service that allows customers to purchase products with absolutely no hassles.  But it’s necessary to get all the settings correct so Paypal interacts with your shopping cart.  I had a little trouble with this but Chris walked me through it. 

 In another post I will talk about what is involved in uploading products to your cart.  Just to say.  It’s an ongoing process.

 I am also getting a new template for this blog that matches my web design.  That is still in the works but should be ready soon.  So look for that change. 

 Thanks for visiting Pink Posh Cards

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gingerloft Challenge - It's a Zoo

I guess I'm feeling "springy".  My mind is on cards with that theme.  It's a Zoo is the challenge this time with Gingerloft.  I've used the digital image called "tweet tweet".  What could be cuter.  A big puffy nest with a pair of birds.  


The birds remind me of the yellow finches at my feeder this winter.  They stand out in the pine trees and white snow.  After printing the image on white paper, I colored it with Copic markers.  You can't really tell but I used 5 different markers for the tree branch.  I sponged the edges of most of the layers with distress ink.  I chose this paper to go with the colors in the image.  So Saffron is the yellow cardstock.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey Origins, Hot Stone.  It's an older paper but perfect for my card.  I love the ribbons on the side.  It gives the card a whimsical feel.  


This would be a nice card to cheer up a person who is ill, or even just to say hello.  Come visit me again soon!

 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 152

Woo hoo!!!  We have snow.  After a mild winter we finally have some snow on the ground.  Now, I am not a winter person, but it's ok if I get to stay in the house and work in my craft room.  And that's just what I've been doing.  Today's card gets me thinking about SPRING.  

I decided to use the challenge sketch from Taylored  Expressions.  It's number 152.  Here's what the sketch looks like. 

 
A sketch is just an idea of how to design your card.  So here's what I did.  I used Lupine, Chablis and Snow White cardstock.  The pattern paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle, Cupcake Love.  I love the pink and purple colors!  The stamp is from TE's Hello Spring set that has 20 different stamps.  Really a fun set.  I used glitter pens to color the sentiment.  It was just the right touch to go with the sparkly paper.  A strip of Stampin' Up! Rich Razelberry ribbon finishes the design.  So, what do you think?  Leave me a comment.  I'd love to hear from you.  


Here's a close up so you can see the sparkle.  


Have a fantastic day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

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This week's challenge for My Favorite Things was a little challenging.  At least for me.  I had a difficult time getting all the different layers on the card.  I increased the base card size to 5 1/2 x 5.  I hadn't used the stamp set, You Fill My Heart With Joy, and wanted to ink it up.  I decided on papers from MME Lost & Found Sunshine.  They had the soft colors I was looking for.  I paper pieced the lambs shirt and pants and colored her with Copics.  I used a strip of seam binding ribbon a friend gave me and cut out the flower with MFT's Die-Namic Upsy Daisy.  Using these dies makes it so easy to customize the embellishments on my projects.  


If you'd like to play along each week with MFT you can get all the challenge details HERE.  You can even win prizes!  Here's a close up of my card.

Don't know if you can see the sparkle on the lamb but she's a girl so why not???  See you next time.  
 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Beary Cute

I have such a cute card for you today!  I started with a digital image created by a good friend, Diane Noble.
I flipped one of the bears in my document so that it was a mirror image of the original.  I then printed each bear on different papers, sponged each one with distress ink and in no time a card design was born.  I wanted the overall affect to be old fashioned so I went with colors and papers that reflected that look.  


Of course I had to get some hearts in somewhere so I used a border punch with eyelet hearts.  The paper is kraft and I used twill ribbon.  He's all ready to give you a big BEAR HUG.  


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Gingerloft Love Challenge

I can't believe 2 weeks has gone by already.  You know what that means?  Time for another Gingerloft challenge.  This time the theme is LOVE.  That's an easy one for me as I am partial to hearts and all things love-ly!  I used a digital design that is pretty timeless.  It's called Love Postage and reminds me of all the love stamps the USPS has printed over the years.  You can find this design at the Gingerloft Store.  Be sure to look on the right sidebar for all the different categories and you will find lots of digital images that are perfect for YOUR projects.

I printed the Love Postage design 3 times on vanilla cardstock.  I decided to make an extra wide card so that I could use all the images.  I wanted to go with a pink and gray color scheme instead of the usual red so I chose my papers and markers with that idea in mind.  


I am really happy with how it turned out.  It's overflowing with love.  Hum, who should I send it to?  Here's a closer look.


Hope you've enjoyed visiting me today.  Come back soon!
 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thank a Mailman Day

Tomorrow is Thank a Mailman Day.  I decided to make some cookies for my mailman.  I found this recipe HERE for Peanut Butter Blossoms.  It's basically a peanut butter cookie.  You form the dough into little balls and then roll in granulated sugar.  They bake for 10 minutes.  When they come out of the oven you put a Dove chocolate heart in the middle, pressing down a little.  OMG!!!  They are soooooo delicious.  Of course it was necessary to try one.  The chocolate was so gooey and melty.  A perfect combination with the peanut butter.
  


 
I put several cookies in a plastic container, tied it with a bow and slipped it in the mailbox.  You know, if it wasn't for the mail we wouldn't be able to send our beautiful cards to our family and friends.  Anyway, it was a fun thing to do.  I'm sure he appreciated being thanked for his hard work.