Wow, I've really been neglecting the old blog haven't I? Sorry folks. It seems that when I havetime to make cards these days, I want to enjoy the process of making cards. I just don't have the enthusiasm for photographing and blogging TOO.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Here are a few variations on a theme that I did this year - probably about a dozen in total. They were a great way to use up some scraps!
The cards are small 3x5 cards, which I've really been into this year. The circles are popped up on dimensional adhesive (I get mine from Jody), and the frames are hand drawn. (I made these cards before I got the new PTI 'Framed' set. But let me share - Claire's frame set is very similar in size to PTI's and I like her sentiments more. Plus, the opening in her frames is a little larger, leaving more room to use OTHER sentiments as well!)
Nothing else fancy in these cards. Tonight I'm making this for dinner and hopefully writing out my last batch of cards so I can post them tomorrow. Happy Sunday!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
So yesterday I mentioned that PTI get-together in Ohio. I made a couple of THIS design that day too. Stamping Idol (yes, she really is an IDOL!), carpool buddy and my new friend Belinda also brought along her Waltzingmouse stamps for us to play with. I combined the text background and sentiment from WM with some more of those punched-and-stamped snowflakes from PTI.
I just received the latest Papercrafts magazine in the mail and learned that I may be ahead of the curve! According to one of the features in this month's issue, grey is the new black, especially when combined with a pop of another accent color. Listen, this was an happy accident - I have never been trendy in my life! :-)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Back in October I had a chance to get together with a bunch of ladies from the PTI forum at the Archivers in Fairlawn, Ohio. We had SOO much fun, its a miracle we got any stamping done at all! But my new friend Pat brought her PTI Snowfall, Additions, and corresponding punches for me to play with and I made a couple of this particular design. Its one of my favorites of this year, I just love everything about it - the color combo, the gems on the punched-and-stamped snowflake, the bit of twine, EVERYTHING! And of course, I love snowflake images so it was fun to play with some new snowflakes, too!
I thought it would be fun to share our group photo too! We had so much fun, we have decided to get together regularly - I was so bummed that I couldn't make the December gathering, but I am totally looking forward to February already!
Back row left to right:
Me, Pat, Kirsty, Lindsay, Rebecca's mom
Front row left to right:
Rebecca, Stephanie, Belinda
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Our family has a lot going on in December - lots of birthdays on top of the holidays. Then 9 years ago, G and I went and got married in December and so we have one more thing to celebrate this month.
I created this little 'love' card in honor of our 9th wedding anniversary today, using PTI's On My Couch, Couch Additions and I think the dog and lamp (made into a ceiling light!) are from Chairished. The red-orange cardstock is from Paper Source, though it is very similar to PTI's Terra Cotta.
Monday, December 06, 2010
OK so technically I skipped day 5. And I PROMISE to stop with the stripes soon - it just happened that I used them a lot this year, apparently!
Just a quickie today. Sorry for the dark photo but I think everything is self explanatory. Several PTI sets, inks, dies and papers here!
Saturday, December 04, 2010
For the past couple of years my boss has been trying to do a staff holiday dinner at her house. And every year - its snowed and no one has made it! This year we're on, come hell or high water :-)
So I picked up a bottle of wine I know she and her husband will like, and made this little 4x4 card to go with it. I just got PTI's First Fruits and Warm Hospitality recently, and this is the first card I've made with it. I really like this set - its fun and so many possibilities! I just need to get my head around some colors for it other than brown and green :-)
Friday, December 03, 2010
This is one of my favorites of the year. I borrowed a few ideas from different cards I've seen published lately, and combined them to make it my own. Again with the PTI distressed stripes, and of course my FAVORITE set ever - Snowflake Serenade.
Hmm. Not much else to tell, so we'll keep it short and sweet today.
Three in a row - its a Christmas miracle :-)
Thursday, December 02, 2010
How about a little holiday packaging today! I used this template from SCS, but modified the size a bit to make it more like a tote bag. This is a perfect size to hold a small note set, or - as I'm planning to do - two boxes of Starbucks VIA coffee!
This is, I believe, American Crafts paper from a couple of years ago. I recently purged a ton of my patterned paper since I use it so rarely, but I did hang on to most of my holiday papers.
The ribbon is a stitched felt from Michaels. No clue what brand it is but I'll tell you - like most felt, it is tough to get it to stay stuck down!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The past two years, I've intended to do a '25 days of Christmas' thing here on the blog, where I post a new holiday card every day in December. But both times, its completely fallen apart before Christmas!!!
So this year we're just going to call it the Countdown. And hopefully I'll get something posted every day, but if not, don't shoot me :-)
First up is a little card that looks more simple than it is. I stamped the background using PTI's distressed stripes, then filled in the gaps with a brown Copic multiliner and a white gel pen. The white block is stamped with the Season's Greetings frame from PTI's Peaceful Poinsettia and the stars are from Believe. I like the idea, but the distressed stripes are a little hard to line up - I wish they were each a little bit longer.
OK friends, hoping to see you tomorrow!