Monday, August 29, 2011

Still Here

I've had a few emails asking "Where did you go?' so I wanted to do a quick update. I'm still here. I'm in the process of getting my fictitious business name and it's taking a bit longer than I thought. I will re-open my shop as soon as that goes through.
On another note. My a/c unit died Thursday night and me and my family have been sweating it out all weekend long. Today will be the 4th day without a/c. Did I mention it was over 100 degrees all weekend long and again today? I guess we'll have to eat out again cause I ain't cooking in this heat.
So hopefully we'll get the new a/c unit installed this week and re-open my shop this week or next week. I'm looking forward to the a/c more than anything right now.
Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cardmakers Needed

Robyn at My Pink Stamper posted on her blog today about creating cards for a breast cancer survivor breakfast. Basically the cards will be handed out to survivors and women going though cancer.  If you make cards and would like to help please visit her blog for more information.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Shop Is Closing

It's Official. Because of California and County laws and regulations my shop will be closing it's doors. In order to sell in California whether it be online or an actual store you need to collect sales tax. In order to that you have to have a seller's permit and pay the California State Board of Equalization for the sales tax that you have collected. Now the seller's permit is free but you have to apply for a seller's permit in the county that you're selling in. That's where things get complicated. I was told that the county needs me to apply for a business license and to file a fictitious business name statement which is my shop name. After I file a fictitious business name statement I have to publish it in the newspaper once a week for 4 weeks. This is going to cost way too much for something that was meant to be a hobby and fun. I don't make much sales so it wouldn't be worth it for me to keep my shop open.

I am going to keep my blog, Facebook and Twitter open. I'm hoping to make more tutorials and share projects that I'm working on. As my daughter put it, closing my shop could be a good thing. I can have more fun crafting now instead of worrying about things I have to make for my shop. I did stress out a lot if an item didn't come out perfect. Now I can relax.

I want to thank everyone who has supported me and have bought items from me. I have made so many online friends and I hope we can still keep in touch. Thanks again. God bless you all.

Laura Tiffany

Friday, August 5, 2011

Lion Money Holder

Here's a quick share for you. My mom needed a card for a birthday party she was going to and asked if I had anything that money will fit into. I didn't have anything but I really wanted to use my Cricut since it's been sitting there all lonely for a while. I used the lion from The Create A Critter cartridge and pattern paper from DCWV Animal Crackers 8x8 pack. Isn't he cute? This was such a fun card to make. I think I'll make more for different occasions.

Sorry about the picture quality. I had to hurry before my mom left and I only had my cell phone.