Saturday, December 31, 2016
Christmas brought a wonderful homemade gift to me. I have a silly fascination with pirates. A friend made me this apron that is actually double sided. The other side is a reverse of the material. I was wearing this side as I cooked on Christmas day since it had more red on it. Along with the apron came two matching dish towels. Let's hear it for crafty friends who know what you like!
Friday, December 30, 2016
My craft room has needed a major rehaul for quite some time. I have been looking at various storage items and love them, but until recently, couldn't quite figure out what all was needed or not. But, for Christmas a friend gave me a gift certificate which I put to good use. This time as I looked at empty containers, I could begin to imagine what could go in them. As you can see, success! The joy the top container is that there are two sides. Flip it over and more of the same storage in on the other side. So all my stickles, enamels, and liquid pearls are in one spot. The second container has a tray in the top so all my paints and tools can be in one container. Can't tell you how happy this makes me! It also makes it easier to use and to take with me for classes and craft gatherings. A start in the right direction!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Hope you all had a happy holiday. We were the recipient of a very nice homemade gift that you see here. Chalk paint was applied to these cups. Then the words were added with chalk. Hot chocolate mix and peppermint candy canes came with it. So cute and clever!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
As you can see, Christmas has not gone to the dogs at our house, it's gone to the cats. Another friend sent this colorful card to me. She did all the white parts with embossing folders. Then used material cut and fused to paper. I'm thrilled. Hope it's a great day of love and joy for you all.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I have a friend who has the audacity to have a birthday early in January. It's only taken me a decade or so to be cognizant of this fact. After all, we are still getting over the holidays and coming to grips with the realization that it's a new year. Happily, this year I am aware and I am prepared! Well, at least with her card. Now let's hope I don't lose it between now and her birthday.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
This card came in the mail yesterday. How awesome is this? Coloring was done with Copics and then vellum went over top of everything. The message was stamped with a dye base ink. Pigment inks never dry on vellum. Hard to see, but a touch of red Stickles was added to each dot. It catches the light and sparkles. Love it!
Monday, December 19, 2016
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Received another nice card the other day. I loved how she used the gelli prints in strips. Then she embossed a butterfly in gold and cut it out and added it with foam mounts. A little washi tape at the bottom, and then stamped the "thank you" on. Although it's a blue card base, this card is bright and cheerful.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Let's finish the week with a completely different card. This card is made with all one stencil. Gold glitter paste was spread over the stencil. It's hard to see in this photo, but the paste is very yellow and glittery and matches the gold metallic paper. The red paper here is also metallic red.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The candle was combined with a dry embossed background. The candle was stamped once, but die cut twice. Once on the paper and colored in, and once on gold metallic paper which created a shadow effect. Coloring was done with a Dove blender pen and dye inks.
Monday, December 5, 2016
This week I thought we would take a look at "Christmas Past" and review some of the cards that were sent in previous years. This set was one of my favorites becasuse I was able to make a variety of cards from this one set. That keeps me from getting tired of repeating a card multiple times. Hope you enjoy the look back.
Friday, December 2, 2016
As soon as this paper came out, I knew I had to make a birthday card out of it for a friend who likes zebras. Sure was happy to find it today. I am giving to my friend over a birthday lunch this afternoon. It was made right after purchasing the paper and I tried hard to put is in an obvious place to find. I've been known to make cards ahead and then make them again because I can't find them. (Please tell me I'm not the only one.) The background design is all one big stamp.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
It's the time of year again. Time to send Christmas cards. This is all one stamp so it made a nice easy card to do. I stuck with pigment inks because they worked best with this large image. Pretty much did half in blue and half in lavender. Now back to getting them ready to be mailed.