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Made with Love Blog Hop Winner

February 22nd, 2013 · 3 Comments · bossy Joscie

Hello Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I have a few things to share with you: a card contest, prize winners and a little background about bossy joscie.

Moms in Hawaii Contest

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On a whim, I entered my Mr. Darcy Valentine card in a Valentine Craft contest with MomsinHawaii on facebook. I was selected as one of the top ten finalists and it is now open for voting on facebook. You may vote once a day until 5pm HI time on Feb 25. vote here

Blog Hop Winners

I wanted to say thank you so much to all of you lovelies who came by during our blog hop and for all your kind words! I hope you’ll all continue to visit, I have lots of new items to share!

Congratulations to these two ladies:

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Bossy Joscie Flair

I have always loved flair. buttons, badges, pins. whatever you want to call them, I have loved them for a long time. When I was in middle school, I can remember buying funny, silly, sassy buttons down at the mall to pin onto my jacket and backpack. Fast Forward to a few years ago when flair started to make a comeback. Facebook had flair boards. Craft Companies added them to their lines. I was smitten. I wished I could make my own. Finally one day I decided to search for button makers. I looked at many options and figured out the set up I wanted was expensive. like, really expensive. too expensive to be a hobby, make for my own personal use expensive. But maybe, just maybe, if I invested in it, some other people might want to buy my flair and I could make up the money I’d have to sink into the set up. Last Summer, during the Gallery Idol Contest I finally took the plunge and ordered the set up. I was so giddy I could not believe it. I made my first flair and sent out packages to my Gallery Idol girlfriends. I let it sit for a while and then I embraced it and started designing flair. I design in illustrator and photoshop. I print, cut, press, package and post. I market. It is my heart in little itty bitty affordable pieces of flair. The first set up I bought was for the teeny tiny 7/8″ size flair. I could make buttons with pin backs, hollow backs or with magnet backs. The depth of the hollow backed flair was just a little too deep to use standard foam adhesive. I sourced some material and cut and paste into the hollow spots so my customers could use the adhesive of their choice to adhere the baby flair. I sold a bunch of flair. it was awesome. I got an email from the awesome Kelly Purkey asking me if I could produce flair for her December Daily kit. um, heck yeah!?! It was at this point I started investigating the plastic backs on other flair from big companies and I realized that if I opted for a 1″ size flair, I could produce flat backed flair, in much less time. I was so excited, I invested in a second cutter and machine set up. I love both sizes and can still produce both sizes, although the default size in my shop is 1″. If you’d like an item in 7/8″ just leave a note in the comments of your order and I can make it in that size.
Here is a little side by side comparison:
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I have also been digitizing my flair into
digital flair kits.

Thank you so much for all your support!
Love Love and Blog you Later,
Joscie, rhymes with bossy :)

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Laura Jane

    LOVE your FLAIR story:) I still think the 7/8″ size is just the cutest!
    So happy to vote for your valentine for your hubby..The button is to die for!

  • Lisa Arana

    Thank you so much for the generous prize!!! The hop was so amazing and inspirational… this is a super bonus! xx

  • Taheerah

    I loved reading your ‘brief history of flair’ Joscie! It’s so wonderful to see a childhood love turned into a successful sideline!!

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