May You Smile – 2022

Typically it takes a few days to get back to the blog habit after the A to Z is over. I have to catch up with all the other projects I have that I let slide during the month. I REALLY have to prepare better next year because I end up missing the opportunity to make Mother’s Day things to sell in the Etsy shop. This year I only had time to make some cards and a couple of the exploding boxes.

I also had to get ready for another pop-up craft show which happened on May 7. For that I made some more birthday cards as well as some other all occasion cards.

It was so windy! I couldn’t display all the cards the way I usually do because they would blow all over so I had to keep them in boxes. I didn’t make a lot of money but managed to at least make the $25 it cost for the table space and tenting plus a little more. As always though I learn things with each show and this time I got to use my new banner!

And last but not least, I have been seeing some really gorgeous skies lately. The top three pictures are all from my front porch, all on the same night in the space of about half an hour. At first was the yellow burst, then came the orange glow and finally the gray almost storm clouds. It was amazing. The last two are from the next night at my son’s softball game. I just marvel at the way God plays with his crayons and paints, don’t you?

And now it’s time to start work on Father’s Day things. I have a couple of boxes and some cards in the works and they’ll be in the shop soon. What have you been up to?

About scr4pl80

I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
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7 Responses to May You Smile – 2022

  1. Tamara says:

    You are one busy lady!
    Glad you got to sell some of your cool boxes! Looks like the motto of the fair was “Gone with the Wind” ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Love your sunsets.

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  2. Ruth says:

    I love the exploding boxes, what a great idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. E.A. Wickham says:

    Beautiful skies and as always I’m so impressed with your work.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    I would never have thought about how wind could impact your sales, but of course it does. Happy to see you back to blogging, love the photos of your skies. Tres beautiful

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Ally. Yes, the wind is definitely not my friend at outdoor sales. I have to be really careful. A lot of my cards are interactive and you can’t tell that from the way they sit in the boxes. I wonder what I was looking at before because it’s only been in the last two or three years that I’ve been noticing such gorgeous skies. Must not have had my head in the clouds – LOL.

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