Sunday, December 4, 2011

2nd Green Snow Flurry Card

This is the Third one of the Snow Flurry stamps set from Sweet & Sassy. This is the last one for a while of the glue and New England Ivy reinker. This is the other die cut I got from Sweet & Sassy. On the snow flake this time I used half pearls. I used tiny ones on the tiny flakes. The inside of the card says "Snowflaeds of one of nature's most fragile things., but just look at what they do when they stick together."

Today I started some new cards. This time I tryed this technique the way it's suppose to be and I don't really like how it turned out, but I'll be using it anyway.

Last night my husband and I went to a dinner/auction for a friend of ours that has Cancer. I'm always amazed at the turn out for these things and the generosity of the community for donations. This one was no different. Of course we ended up spending more than we should have, but I got a beautiful Pink Ice Diamond Black Hills gold ring. I'd tried it on and for once it fit. I started to bid on it, then got chicken, so my husband went $20 more than my bid and got it. I'm very excited, Merry Christmas to me. Anyway back to what I was saying. We raised $8700 plus for this family. She hasn't been doing well and worries alot, so I know this will help with all the Medical bills. In this day and economy I'm so proud of people donating to others. Makes my heart feel good to give.

Now talking about giving, if you happen to by a Giving Tree pick a name. Some little kid would love for Santa to visit. I picked mine for this year. It's really quite fun buying for someone you don't know. We did this last year and felt real good about our Christmas.

Until next time,

Saturday, December 3, 2011

#2 of the Snow Flurrys

Here it is the second card I made using the Snow Flurries card and the die cut from Sweet & Sassy. The stamp is just stamped with New England Ivy ink from Close to My Heart. I glued clear cut rhinestones in the center of the snowflakes. On the ribbon die cut I ran silver ribbon through it. This card is so simple yet looks very elegant.

I haven't yet gotten into the Christmas spirit, but will soon. Have 10 Christmas cards made, still need a bunch. I hate to buy them. Need to go through my boxes and see if I have any left overs. That way I'll get an idea how many more I'll need. Don't forget when your making you card, you can also decorate the envelope. On the snowflake cards I put a small snowflake on the envelope. Also if your cards a bigger than the normal size you'll need extra postage. When mailing gifts sometimes using the post office boxes and evelopes are cheaper than your own boxes. I can cram alot in a $11.95 box.

Enjoy your day, hit as many Bazaars as you can. Remember if you see something you like don't say, "Oh! I can make that". Just buy one you'll never get a round to making it.



Thursday, December 1, 2011

My New Favorite Stamp

Your not going to believe this stamp. I saw it on a blog hop and fell in love with it. I'm not a big fan of winter, but this snowflake stamp takes the cake, for all time beautiful. I really hope everyone likes the cards I did with it. Most are totally different from what I usually do. The first one is totally not in Christmas colors, it started out to be Holiday Red from Close to My Heart, but I'm not sure what happened. The technique is Elmers glue pounced on cardstock, then a few drops of Holiday Red with some Platium Silver. For some reason it separated and became oily. I used a heat gun to dry it, which didn't work so I used a paper towel to dry it off. This is the background, we had a hard time getting the tape to stick. The stamp is from Sweet & Sassy and called "Snow Flurry". It turned out kind of orange and yellow, so that's the color of paper and ink I used. Not quite Christmas colors but I like it. The white brad worked real will the the spot that didn't have ink on them. When you see the other card I made with this stamp you'll see why I love it. It can be as elegant as you want it or like this card, just kinda plain. I have 2 more cards I'll share tomorrow with the same background technique only done differently.

Until then, take care and stay warm.