Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Furry Christmas

Another Christmas Card inspired by the Card a Day Blog Christmas card challenge.  The theme this week is animals. A friend of mine just recently asked me to make some pet themed Christmas cards for her.  Her family volunteers at the animal shelters and they need cards to send out.  So with the challenge at  Card a Day Blog and her request here is my first pet card.

I used a piece of Wassel paper for the base and a scrap of red for the frame around the magenta stamp I colored with copics.  I still have a long way to go with my copic coloring. I used my Spellbinders Nestibilities to cut the frame and stamped image out.  The bliss stamp is off a dollar stamp I have.  Misc thread wrapped around it.  I punched it out with SU! punch.  On the inside I used a SU! sentiment that I thought fit ... "May the Gift of Love be your this Christmas Season and always."

Thanks again for looking and go check out the  Card a Day Blog .

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Christmas Cards

This is my favorite thing to make - Christmas Cards!!!  I am a sucker for Christmas crafting supplies and I love decorating and creating for Christmas.  Here are 4 more cards I made over the weekend for a swap I'm in at Visual Designs by Chris.  We make 10 cards and get 10 different ones back.  I used all scraps to make these cards.  I used the same template that I found at Taylored Expressions and used on my Angel card (see my last post).  I also made my greeting the same way as on my Angel card.  The difference is I used a Christmas tree on the last 9.  I cut the tree with my KnK using a Sam and Hailey Designs' file called Itty Bitty Christmas Greens.  I used Color Box Chalk inks for the distressing.   

My two favorites are on top.  Thanks for looking and don't forget to go check out Card a Day Blog Christmas cards this month!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

WOW - 2 posts in the same week

Updating this post to use my card for another challenge.  It is at Card a Day Blog, which you can access here... Card a Day Blog.  I just found out about this blog tonight when I read the Paperthreads Blog. This month they are doing Christmas Cards and already have some beautiful ones to see. Go check it out!

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Must be a record for me?  maybe not I think I posted daily when I first started this blog. 
Here's a card I finished tonight for a challenge on Paperthreads Blog.  The challenge is to make a holiday card only using scraps.  I cut all the pieces of this card out of scrap paper except the base.  The patterened paper is from SEI Alpine Frost collection, the Peace on Earth stamp???  not sure who did it.  It is a clear stamp set I got somewhere.  The star is from a SU! Christmas Set I have and the Angel is from set called "Joy to the World" at Taylored Expressions. Which is where I also got the idea for the card layout.

The poor Angel had to suffer through my coloring with copics.  One day I'll do it enough to get good at it.  It actually looks better in person than in this scan.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A whole Year!!!

Wow - it's been a whole year since I posted to my blog.  That really doesn't surprise me - lol.  Blogging isn't high on my list, but today is special.  I'm helping a friend out with this post. 

Chris at VisualDesignsByChris is preparing to celebrate the anniversary of her store! 
She asked her friends and anyone that wants to join her celebration to post a picture of something for a celebration.  You can get more details on her BLOG.

So here is my picture.  I cut this free file this week to make a Birthday card for my son's best friend. He turned 18 yesterday.  He is a wrestler at our HS and is ranked in State!!!  Happy 18th Birthday Craig!!!!