Monday, December 20, 2010

Cards for Christmas

Here are a set of cards I made for my MIL for Christmas.  I tried to keep them simple, so they would be easy to mail.  The colors are pink and brown; yes, the damask is also brown, but looks black in the light.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the envelope, but sadly, they are on their way to NYC.  I used my Letterpress for these, and I really like how they turned out.  I need to be more patient on the drying time, tho.  I'm giving my mom 10 blank cards that she can design herself however she would like.
I'm off to work for three days, then off for the rest of the year!  This past weekend I completely re-arranged my stamp room, so there probably won't be anything coming out of there until the new year. I'm really happy with the new layout, and "found" some things I had forgotten about.

If I don't type before then, have a wonderful holiday!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Gift Card Tags

Hi there!  I apologize for the sporadic postings, but I'm trying to get everything done before the holidays... I will be back to normal (well, as normal as I get) after the new year.  I'm happy to report that all cards and packages are mailed, and the rest of the presents are wrapped and under the tree.  I always give Starbucks and iTunes gift cards to friends and family.  This year, Starbucks had a cup wrap that had a little pocket in it.  Their mini gift cards fit perfectly in there, but, you couldn't see them.  What to do... of course I will make a little tag for them.  Since I'm getting the Martha Stewart score board for Christmas, I used that to make some rosettes (before I wrapped it :) ).  I kept the design very simple, since it was really a "find the card" item.  I have another project that's almost done that I did with the score board too... hopefully, I will finish it before Christmas to share with you.
Stamp Sets: Enjoy! by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Soft Suede
Copics: Sand Spica
Paper: Kraft/Confetti Cream, various DSP, Early Espresso/Real Red textured
Accessories: Score Board by Martha Stewart, Glue gun
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, 1/8" Circle
Big Shot:
Challenges Used: None

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Yes, I'm Here!

So, things have been CRAZY busy around here!  But, I have been doing a bit of stamping, nothing really new, but some serious volume.  First of all, I finished my Christmas cards for this year... here's a photo of the 40 that I made to send out.  They are *almost* all in their envelopes, just need those pesky stamps (not the rubber kind, either).  I had 8 more cards to go and ran out of my DSP, so there are a few with a different paper, still look ok, I guess.
Stamp Sets: None
Ink: Fine Linen Distress Ink by Ranger & Gold Letterpress Ink
Copics: None
Paper: Garden Green/Old Olive (base), Cherry Cobbler/Real Red (tree mat), old old old Christmas paper I found lying around, and Letterpress paper
Accessories: None
Punches: None
Big Shot:
Christmas Tree Letterpress Plate by Lifestyle Crafts
Challenges Used: None

The next project was for my office holiday party. Each of my co-workers received this cute little Cuppie and an advent calendar.  20 of them created.
Stamp Sets: Season's Sweetings by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Basic Gray, Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: G28, R46, R81, R83, Clear Spica
Paper: Real Red, Me & My Big Ideas DSP pack, Choice Snow White by Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Basic Gray satin ribbon
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, Crop-a-Dile
Big Shot:
Challenges Used: None
Size: 3.5 x 3.5

And last, but certainly not least, I took the puppies to see Santa at the mall.  They had SO much fun and slept VERY well that night.


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