Saturday, December 26, 2009

finally. . .a card!

So for those of you who have wondered where I've been the past few months, I've been around--just not getting a whole lot of cards made or participating in many challenges.  We are finally making progress on finishing our basement, so I hope to have a dedicated crafting space very, very soon.  My son also stopped taking naps a few months ago, so my free time is practically nonexistant.  I did make a card today for Kazan's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You:



I didn't make a tag, but I did make a tag-shaped card:


I used my computer to print "let it snow" repeatedly on cardstock.  I then embossed the cardstock with my Cuttlebug snowflake folder and highlighted it with some silver ink.  I used a Thickers frame and painted it silver.  The snowflake is a Sizzix die cut which works for 365 Cards Day 300 - Let it Snow (create a paper snowflake for your card).  Some ribbon, stitching, and showflake brad complete my card.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas cards

I finished my Christmas cards yesterday.  While I should have spent my day off finishing my continuing education so I'll have a pharmacist license next year, I spent the day embossing cardstock and sewing ribbon around cards.  I seriously thought about not making my cards this year.  There's just so much to do and so little time.  I was going to buy some of those photo cards to send, but they're kind of expensive.  I can make cards for a fraction of the cost--it just ends up taking so much time!  I try to make a photo card every year using a picture of my son, but I could not get it to work this year.  I'll just tuck his picture inside the card.  I did coordiante the colors of my card to the colors in the picture, though.  So here's what I finally came up with:


I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the snowflakes on the bottom of the card.  I also sprayed the embossing with some glitter spray paint.  The cards I send out won't have the glitter paint because I was running short on time, and it's kind of messy.  I really like the way they turned out--clean and simple.  I used a computer-generated sentiment on the outside and inside for the Caardvarks digital challenge.  My husband bought me a very nice Canon Pixma 9000 printer for Christmas last year, and I LOVE it!  I'm able to print anything I want on my cards now.  The inside sentiment has a little Christmas greeting and our names--so they're completely impersonal (but finished).  I didn't even address the envelopes by hand but used printed labels instead.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 7, 2009

winners!

Thanks to everybody who participated in my giveaways for Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day. I enjoyed reading all of your comments. And now for the winners using a random number generator. . .

The winner of the animal-themed crayon roll is molly mckelfresh. The two winners for the morsbags are Megan Presley and Breanna S. I'll be contacting the winners to get your mailing addresses. Thanks again for participating!