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Sunday, April 21, 2013

K. Simone Designs' Birthday

Today we are celebrating our 2nd anniversary of K. Simone Designs.  April 21, 2011 Ron and I started our greeting card business and opened our Etsy store.  I still remember how excited I was to start this chapter of my life, entrepreneur. Although I have been on a creative break from making cards, I still wanted to reflect on the past year. 

I want to thank you all for your support and cheers along the way.  We have the best customers and we feel honored to be apart of their special moments with our cards.

This year, we are looking forward to restocking our shop and taking more custom orders, so stay tuned!


The biggest highlight of the year was this video from our dear Twitter friend, Gospel music legend Vickie Winans. Many of you saw it and every time I watch it I still get filled with happy emotions.

Along with all the sales we love to donate, too. Last Summer, we donated to the National Association of Basketball wives' luncheon.  They gave the cards to their honorees one of which was Dr. Martin L. King's daughter Rev. Bernice King. We love being apart of events that honored those making a difference. They turned out so pretty!

Also, we donated to Essence Magazine's Black Women in Hollywood event. They were honoring some fantastic ladies.  We sent the cards and not sure if they were used but we were glad to send them anyways. The more exposure the better.

Well, thanks for walking down memory lane with me today.  I am looking forward to many more great things in the years to come. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easter Scrapbooking

We had a fun and relaxing Easter weekend. Since we both just love the classics so we watched the "Ten Commandments" with Charlton Heston and Fred Astairs' "Easter Parade."  The "Ten Commandments" was so long we didn't make it to the very end but got close. LOL!

Also, I had a good time trying a new cornbread dressing recipe for our Sunday dinner. It was some work but worth it. Boy, was it good! On Easter afternoon, we had a blast having our own personal photo shoot. There were so many beautiful flowers and plants around so we jumped right in.

So here are the layouts I made celebrating our Easter. Thanks for stopping by!

I hand painted the paper with watercolors and  created the strips.
Then, I dripped some of the paint around the edges.

I drew the basket with my colored pencils and cut it, the eggs and the grass. The tile was made with glittered letters- Good Times. 

I had fun making these eggs with lots of glitter.

I used Echo Park pp, Anna Griffin flowers, paper ribbon and green pp.

The yellow cardstock on the edges really made it pop.

I had these flower leftover from my Anna Griffin card kit and they were a perfect fit.