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Handmade Artists' Shop (HAFshop) / Photo Editing
« on: July 30, 2015, 12:57:52 PM »
I've been a little concerned with the background in my photos, while they aren't horrible, they aren't great either. I have started editing them with fotofuze to remove the unwanted hue/darkness in the background and photoshop to smooth the shadows that fotofuze leaves and really I like it, my photos have consistent crisp, clean backgrounds (I've only finished the first page of items). I absolutely encourage anyone that has dark backgrounds (you know who you are!) I am not being mean, I really want to help, shoot me a message if you can't figure it out) -   give it a whirl. Photos mean a lot in online selling!

Just Life / My latest adventure
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:06:13 AM »
 I meet up with friends that I went to high school in Germany with - I just got home yesterday. The house in the background is the one we rent on the outer banks every year, the love we shared thirty-something years ago has only gotten bigger!

Business Tips and Help / Denied Paypal Payment
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:19:13 AM »
I was just in my Paypal account and saw that a couple days ago I had a payment from a customer in the UK but it also said that I denied the payment - I didn't deny it, heck, I didn't even know it existed. Anyone have any insight to denied payments? In the years I've been selling I've never had this happen

Creative Creations / A Venture In Mosaics
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:52:25 PM »
I've been renovating this house for a LOOOOOONG time. Pretty much gutted the joint. I redid the fireplace, new handmade mantle, added stone above, widened the whole thing (it's now 9 and a half feet long) and added 2 shelving units on each side - the last thing needed was the surround, I ventured into Monika's world and did a mosaic. Here is a before and after.

Creative Creations / Much Needed Color In This Cold Gray Winter!
« on: January 23, 2014, 01:28:38 PM »
I've been adding more goodies - it may be cold outside but my binding needles are blazing hot!

Creative Creations / Serious Journal Set!
« on: December 05, 2013, 03:04:06 PM »
My books with cases have taken on a life of their own! Here is a set with one lined and one unlined journal slipped sweetly into a slipcase - the case is practically FREE!

Elemental Dreams

Events & Promotions / PLEEEEEEASE Vote for me??
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:11:37 AM »
I'd love your vote for Blue Highways here - I've yet to win one of these darn things! Thank you so much!

Creative Creations / NEW Handmade Books With Slipcases!
« on: November 07, 2013, 05:23:14 PM »
Here are more new journals with matching slipcases - these are the last sets I'll make for a little while.

A Little Rusty

Joyfully Creeping

Emerald Legacy

Living Fossils

Atomic Kitsch

Still verrry busy getting books made for the holiday season - I've started making them with matching slipcases which in the past I've only done with custom orders, I think they are fantastic to see tucked into one.

The first is my offering for Halloween:

Darkest Illusion

Earthy Fire

Steeped Tales

Dreamy Symphony

Not sure if I've posted these before, forgive me if I have :O

Luscious Dreams

For Irmi

Creative Creations / Busy In The Sweatshop!
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:27:25 PM »
I've been binding like there is not tomorrow this month!

A box full of journals ordered by a customer & friend of mine. The first two on the left are for the parents of fraternal twins (boy & girl), they asked that they are the same - but different, both have the little ones initial on the cover and hopefully they will be filled with fun stuff as they grow to pass on to the kids as adults.
The other 10 are all book themed to be given as gifts to the members of a book club, I managed 10 different bindings or sewing patterns on all. You can see the front covers on my Blue Highways Facebook pages if interested. This order was done via email so sadly won't be in my shop sales totals here.

And I even added a couple new fall themed books to my shop:

Listing is here: The Final Word

Listing is here: Vivid October Fancy

Site Support / Can Anyone See My Listings?
« on: October 06, 2013, 10:47:58 AM »
GAH! I went to my shop and nothing shows - and when I go to manage products everything is active. Help?

Creative Creations / Skulls, Flowers, Patchwork and Shopping??
« on: August 05, 2013, 06:34:08 PM »
New books in my shop - finally! Start your gift shopping now :D

Among the Thorns (lined pages)

Beauty in Pieces (large lined and unlined pages)

A Quiet Riot (large lined and unlined pages)

Retail Therapy (large lined and unlined pages)

Sweetly Remembering (large lined and unlined pages)

Whew! I need a nap.

Site Support / Shop Announcement Question
« on: August 05, 2013, 01:38:00 PM »
Forgive me if this has been asked but I DID search and look around to see if I could solve this myself first  ;)

Is there a way to have paragraph breaks in ones shop announcement? In my shop setup I have the breaks but when I go to my shop it is just one huge paragraph. . and me no likey. Did it change in the last few months? I could have sworn that it was fine at one time.

Creative Creations / New Handmade Journal: Women. Tattoos. And Disco?
« on: February 20, 2013, 09:26:13 PM »
Anyone else remember the days of disco? That's what this fabric reminds me of!

The listing for can be found here

Creative Creations / New Handbound Journal In Colors to Make You Smile
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:10:16 AM »
Bringing the color back to my work - and what better way than this?!

Listing can be seen here: Lover's Dance

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