Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Cards

After being totally disgusted with both of my scanners, I've decided to go back to taking pictures for my blog. I've made a bunch of cards since the Thanksgiving bunch, but I don't have pictures. I should have taken pictures before I sent them, but I didn't. Life goes on. are 3 new ones I created on my "snow day". It was so wonderful to finally be back in the studio after 3 weeks of being sick. (Ack!) These are really lumpy, so I probably won't be able to send them in the mail. Oh, well.

This is my first attempt at a shaker card. I was unpackaging some Karen Foster (I think) snaps, and it occured to me that these little compartments would be fun to fill for a shaker card. The upper left has icy-blue seed beads, upper right is 3 pieces of snowflake "confetti", lower left is a Jolee's-type snowman, and the bottom right has 4 colors of sequins. Background paper is Miss Elizabeth's.

I really love working with black. When I ran across this scrap of black and creme paisley, I knew I had to use it with another page from a pamphlet I had out. And then it grew. I just kept digging for other "stuff" that would work with my color scheme. I found a black feather some white crocheted trim (stamped with Color Box chalk), a Jenny Bowlin card, a piece of black ric-rac, a bingo marker (thanks, Lynn!) and some old, discolored crepe paper. There was already a hole punched in the paisley paper, so I decided to work with it.

A couple of things that make this card significant to me and the recipient, is that our shared birthday dates are marked with tiny gold stars on the bingo card, and the bingo marker represents the number of years we have been friends. Pretty cool, huh?

This one is "lifted" from the Nov./Dec. issue of Paper Crafts magazine. (Thanks, Tina!) I was inspired by her use of the red and khaki gingham ribbon with a snowflake, both of which I had in my stash. The snowflake center is made up of two stacked buttons. I covered the tag with page from an old pamphlet and added 3 punched/inked snowflakes at the top, popped up for dimension, then added the little "wonder" sticker at the bottom. The snowflakes were inked with my favorite Color Box Chalk color, Creamy Nutmeg.
Okay, boys and girls, that's all for this time! Thanks for sharing some of your day with me!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


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With no scheduled gatherings at my house this season, I scaled back my decorating to the bare minimum. I only got out a few Santa's and made my tree and coordinating gifts the focal point. I have this thing about having my paper match my tree. I don't like a hodge-podge of papers clashing with my tree! As soon as I can find a new tree, I'll bring back the fancy stuff and more traditional themes.