Friday, February 10, 2012

Purple, Purple and...Purple?

So here are some Easter cards I've been working on.  I think this first one is just lovely! I always say how I wish someone would give me one of my own cards because I like them all so very much.
 I really enjoy this one too (of course). It's got bright, pretty colors--it really shouts out "Spring!!" to me (Can you hear it??). This card kind of happened by accident, to be honest. I didn't really have an idea in mind for it like I usually do, and I just kept adding to it until it turned out like this. Not bad, huh?
Steve picked out the rubber stamp shown on this card when he accompanied me on one of my many adventures to Hobby Lobby. Doesn't he have wonderful taste?(Yes!)
I love this Little Bun! He's going to show up on lots of Easter cards this year, I'm sure. He's already made his way onto 4 of them! Should I name him?? 

Anyways, I usually stamp him in Silver Ink and then color in his cute little bunny nose with sparkly pink pen.

I have another purple card that is mostly the printed paper in the first card shown. It has a little yellow chick on it. I will either send that one to my niece or this last one with the bun on it. The jury is still out! Monica (my ADORABLE and incredibly silly niece) is craaaazzyyyy for the color blue, so maybe I can make an Easter card with light turquoise on it? I made her a Valentine the other day, and I had to make sure there was at least SOME blue on it among the sea of pink!

I suppose that's will do for now! Two posts in one day, phew! I think I might like this..a place for me to talk about my passion and how my pieces came to be, because, in my opinion, they each deserve their own little story (especially this little bun--name suggestions, please)!

My First Blog!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here. I decided I wanted to start writing a blog based around my little business that I started by accident in Spring 2009. Back then I didn't think it would become what it is to me now.

It was then, in 2009, that I discovered I had all of these supplies and only one Scrapbook that I was working on, for my niece.

I suppose I'll start off with my somewhat cheesy Etsy shop description. Prepare yourselves! (You can view my Etsy shop here.)

"Anyone can go into a grocery store and pick up a run-of-the-mill, unoriginal greeting card. Fatto con L'Amore provides handmade, one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Each one is just as unique as a snowflake.

Fatto con L'Amore has gone overseas, with greetings being sent to the UK, and Facebook fans joining us from Italy.

Fatto con L'Amore greetings are just as the name states--Made with Love.

Greeting cards, gift tags,wine bottle tags, cupcake toppers, birth announcements, invitations and place cards are all available and can be made to order, or you can choose from my pre-made selection.

Whatever it is you need to say, say it with Fatto con L'Amore!"

So that's my story. See, cheesy. I told you.

But it's what I love and it's something I hope to build up enough over the next few years to turn it into a real live work-at-home business.

Over time I'll be sharing pictures of my new creations, orders I'm sending out, new supplies...pretty much anything and everything having to do with what I am working on.

I hope you enjoy it, and feel free to comment on anything you like...or! If you like something you see here so much that you just have to have it in your life(or need to give it to someone), simply place an order--orders make me a happy camper!