Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hi Everyone!  Right after Seattle Pet Expo, my husband and I took a break from life.  Well, okay, from our crafts and shows.  Family were coming in to visit later in June, so we had to get ready for them.  The last family member just left this morning, so now we can get back to "work."  Wow!  That was an exhausting "vacation"!

First off, Congratulations to Sarah S., Holly J. and Josh P for winning the Dog, Pet-Themed and Cat door prize drawings at our Seattle Pet Expo booth earlier this month.  It was great seeing all the dogs, a few cats, parrots and lizard at the Expo.  We even saw some dog breeds we've never seen before, much less heard of.

We picked up a few more fans of our handmade chocolates, attracted a few more fans of our work, and made some good contacts at the Expo.  If you love Cats and/or Parrots, be sure to watch our blog, website and Facebook page for dates and locations of the Cat Expo and Parrot Expo, both in October.  Yes, we will have Cat and Parrot themed gifts for you to choose from.

Since we emptied our website of stock for the Expo, it is time to add new stock.  I was able to get in the craft room for a couple of hours yesterday and made some great 3-D, layered greeting cards:

Foil cards are difficult to photograph, so I am showing you the same greeting card with and without a flash.

This foil Rhino card is 4 layers high.  Background paper is of African design with dark green coral reef ribbon and two glitter swirls.  Yes, each of those birds are 4 layers high!

I love these 4 foil Cheetahs, four layers!  Leopard background paper with green ribbon and fall leaf with 3 silver rhinestones.


If you love Pandas, you will love this greeting card (two views with and without flash)!  Background paper is wood with green fabric leaf ribbon.  Three black and white pearls complete the card.

I'm an Elephant fan myself, so I love this card!  He is four layers.  Background paper is elephant hide design with elephant train paper strip at bottom.  A fall leaf and 3 green rhinestones complete the card.

These foil layered cards are all 5 X 6½ inches.  They are blank inside for your personal message.

This 3-D layered floral card has 4 layers.  The flowers have a shimmer finish.  5 X 6½", blank inside.

These two circular cards are 5 inches round.  The layered flowers are similar to the pink ones above -- 4 layers with a shimmery finish.  The flowers sit on a colored doily and rhinestones complete the cards.  Blank inside.

As I get greeting cards made, I'll post them here and for sale on our website.  Hope you are all having a great summer!

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