Friday, September 25, 2015

Excersizing after 50

I really wanted to touch the subject of exercising after 50. First of all I strongly believe that no matter what age we are we need lots of movements in our lives to keep us going. But it's crucial when we are getting older. For the last 3 years I have been doing it every day unless I'm on vacation. I developed my own routine of stretches and other exercises to keep my body moving. I honestly don't think that's important that you doing certain poses correctly or fully out. I think that the most important thing is that you are actually moving. So for example when I stretch, my posture might not be perfectly straight but it is not that important - unless you getting ready for Olympics - haha. I think it matters that I do it and at the same time I listen to my body. My daily routine includes sun salutations, plank ( I don't see myself in the mirror so not sure how great is that plank, haha), at least 3 separate sets of 20 crunches, shoulder stand and clam work with my legs. Of course there are other exercises - every now and then I add something new, I skip some, so it goes. (Blanca :)
Now you may ask why talking about it when I am all about crafting? That 's exactly WHY!
I can sit at my crafting table ALL day - but I make myself to get up and move. Otherwise I would be worse then a couch potato. It is hard because I love to make cards and work on them all day long - so here is what I do. I need to earn that time to craft and create. So in the morning after my first cup of coffee - I do my morning stretching/etc routine. Then after that 10 minutes (not too long - its workable - you can do it) I feel like I earned that time at my craft table. And below are a few of my latest creations. If you love them - please visit   they are listed in my shop for sale!!!

this one has a see through - embossed acetate window !

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How to break your card making addiction

So I am definitely a paper crafting addict, but then again there are much worse addictions then this one, right?
But I'm also an adult, a mom, a wife and a house keeper SO, I have to from time to time use reasoning with myself and leave the seat at my desk and actually do other things. Today it wasn't even that hard to leave my seat, it actually was easy because I can't sit much. And if you must know, it's because my butt hurts 😜. So here is what happened. Yesterday I spent a day in beautiful South Lake Tahoe and I drove by Stables in Zephyr Cove. Yes, it has been 20+ years since I was on the top of the horse but heck , I figured it's like bike riding, right? Well it was and it wasn't. Big John was a BIG horse but as gentle as a lamb, haha. So there was no trouble there at all. The horse in front of us was a bit too slow and the guy didn't use his heals to make him go faster so Big John had his head almost touching  the rear of the horse in front of us. Every now and then that horse in front of us would swing his big head side ways and give Big John that look "get out of my ass bud, or else " look but there was no confrontation.  The views were breath taking, the forrest, the lake, even the dust I was breathing had its charm. So yes that's why I can't sit today and make cards :) next time I will need to bring a memory foam pillow , haha
It's good to break your routine sometimes. I am blessed that I can spend so much time on crafting. But sometimes it does get out of control and all other things don't get done. So today my addiction was broken, but tomorrow? Who knows what I will be doing tomorrow?
And here I am sitting high - majestic views all around me. Till next time, Wiesia 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

On line promotion

It's Sunday and I decided to promote my online store today. I'm not all that familiar how to do it.
I decided to start with pricing. I made 2 Holiday/Christmas cards and priced them for sale - only $2 each! I posted the picture on my Instagram and I am waiting 😊
I wonder if price is going to be enough to bring customers, but I need to start somehow.
I'm already thinking about another promotion - offering a discount of the total order. But first I need to increase my inventory.
If you have online store - little one, like mine - please share your beginnings and struggle?
We all learn from each other.
In the meantime please visit my store: and let me know what you think.