Thursday, July 3, 2008

My First Post

WELCOME to my blog, Elegant Reflections. I had a little contest with a few friends to name my blog and this was the name I chose out of all the ones that were submitted. A very special friend, Michelle Williams suggested it and I will make her a set of note cards of her choice as a thank you.

Over the last 2 years, I have taken several classes at my favorite stamp store, The Paper Garden Boutique, located in the Town & Country Center in Sacramento, CA. Stephanie, the owner, and her staff, Laurie and Kelly, have been so helpful and have offered encouragement in creating a blog. They have become very dear friends.

Since January of this year, I've been selling my cards to a few friends. They along with a few family members have also encouraged me to create a blog to continue to sell my cards.

I am not sure I fully understand how to do this blogging stuff, so it will be trial and error and hopefully I don't mess up too badly!! (I am a computer dummy! I am wishing about now that one of my step-sons or my son-in-law or my grandson were here to do this for me!!) LOL

My cards are both simple and involved to a certain degree. My favorite stamp companies are: A Muse Art Stamps, Hero Arts, Memory Box, Savvy Stamps, Judikins, Hanko, Kodomo and Stampin' Up. I love to add sparkle and ribbon to my cards along with other embellishments.

I make cards for all occasions except Halloween and will do special orders if they are not too involved or time consuming. The price of my cards are $3.50 each or 2 for $6. Sets of 5 cards of the same design are priced at $16.25. Cards made using origami or washi (Japanese) paper are priced at $4.50 each.

Please contact me through my email address: to place an order. For the time being, I will accept personal checks if you reside in the local Sacramento, CA area. If you reside outside of the local area or in another state, payment will be with a money order. I will set up a Pay Pal account at a later date. Orders will be shipped after checks have cleared the bank.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please browse the samples I've posted and perhaps you will find a card(s) that you would like to purchase.


Stephen Lane said...

The new blog looks great - Yay Mom!

Denise said...

Mom, I am so proud of you!