Friday, October 21, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
When I go into my craft room I don't usually have a plan of any kind. Sometimes I might just go in to look at something and suddenly find myself making a card or working on a scrapbook page. This card came about when I happenned to think about the beautiful papers I was "saving". A friend (Thanks, Gayla ! ) sent them to me a few months ago and I love them. They are from the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection. The stamped sentiment is from KAndrew's Fashionable Friends stamp set.
Next I found myself playing with some die cuts I had cut with my Imagine. I had already assembled the card so I added the die cut with a pop dot and randomly grabbed my metalic rub ons. Suddenly my white background on the card was blue !
I found myself making Christmas cards next, several of them. I'll post them tomorrow or another day soon..........I do love my crafting toys and supplies. It's so much fun to be able to take a break from other less fun things and make something that will eventually bring a smile to someone I care about !
Friday, October 7, 2011
It seems like suddenly it's almost Christmas time and even though I say every year my cards will be done well in advance of the holiday it never quite seems to happen. I do have some left over from last year but the time has come to get busy if I'm going to have enough ready on time for this Christmas season. I usually make close to 200 cards because we have a church "post office" and a large congregation in addition to our family and personal friends .I have to keep them fairly simple because of the quantity I have to make ! Here are my first few for 2011.
This card was made with my favorite Bazill card stock and one of my newest Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page sets. I love MS punches because of their excellent quality and ease of use !
I didn't get this one straight on my scanner so it looks like I made it crooked...I didn't. This card is a variation of the first one using the same papers and two of my other favorite MS punches along with one of my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folders in my Sizzix Big Shot machine.
This card is incomplete but I included it just to show how just a couple flood fills and cuts with the Cricut Imagine can so quickly and easily turn into a card for any occasion. I love my Imagine !
I hope that you are all enjoying the preparation for the busiest card making season of the year !