Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Christmas Cards

In addition to the cards that I made during my Stamp a Stack last month, I made 2 additional sets of cards to send to my loved ones. I finally got them out in the mail today!

Stamps:Baby Jesus is Born
Inks: Stazon Black
Papers: Shimmery white, Rose Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Blender Pen

Stamps: Baby Jesus is Born
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Papers: Naturals Ivory, Purely Pomegranate, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pen, Rectangle Punch (hidden under main image to feed ribbon through).

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A punchy idea

I have to share this neat technique that I saw on my Mom's Christmas card which I received a couple of days ago. First of all, what a cute and fun card using that woven ribbon as photo corners and the silver star brad on top of the tree! As I looked closely at the card I realized that the red balls on the Christmas tree were not drawn on the tree. She punched holes in the tree to reveal the red cardstock underneath. Very creative idea! By doing this she ensured that all the ornaments are exactly the same size and are solid red (without green branches running through them)....a nice clean look. Great job Mom!

Thank you Kim!

Kim Fritz sent me this beautiful RAK for my birthday. It was such a nice surprise to receive it last week. I am so thankful to be a part of this community of stampers. Thank you Kim for brightening my day.

I aplogize to all of you for not posting in such a long time. We've had a busy and challenging couple of months here at home, in addition to the craziness that the holiday season brings. I'm hoping to have a few posts this month, including pictures of my Christmas cards (which are almost done!).

I'm excited that I'll be teaching a monthly technique class starting in January, and I look forward to sharing ideas corresponding to a variety of techniques in the new year.