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January 2010

Valentine's Card-1

During my recent craft weekend, I brought along some new My Favorite Things stamps to color with my Copic Markers. The sentiments lend themselves to Valentine's as well as Christmas / Holidays, so I decided to make some V-day cards. I have been wanting to try cutting felt with my Sizzix dies, and found some thick wool felt in a rich red color while in Kansas City at Urban Arts and Crafts. I thought it might be too thick for the dies, but it actually cut like butter! I was looking for a heart shape, and found a couple in my stash. One was inside a heart charm. So, I was able to use both the heart charm (on a later card), and the heart cutout from inside it. I also cut two heart eyelet shapes from the felt with the leftovers from the first cuts (see posts for the next couple days). I really like this! Since I already own the dies, all I need is the felt to make my own homemade embellishments. In 2010 I really want to use more of what I already have on hand for crafting and for life in general. Anyway, here is the first card and a closeup of the felt heart. Oh, and I had one small strip of one of the two sided paper that was just the right size to run through the lace. It's the opposite side of the polka-dot paper. I'll share two more cards over the next couple of days, so come back for a visit!



Stamps: Pure Innocence Snow Day by My Favorite Things

Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento

Paper: Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up, 29th Street Market by My Mind's Eye, White by Neenah

Accessories: white thread, lace, White Vintage Button by Papertrey Ink, red wool felt, Charm Frames die by Sizzix, black pen, Copic Markers

Craft Weekend

Oh, my poor neglected little blog! I didn't think it had been 20 days since I had posted anything. I have been busy with work, playing with my new digital camera and working on a Project 365 album (more on that later). Two weekends ago I spent part of the weekend crafting with my buddies Tiffany and Janie. For 2010 I want to get back to taking pictures and scrapbooking. I have 4+ boxes of cards now...I really should box some of them up with envelopes, and give them away! So, when I went to Tiff's house I brought lots of photos to scrap. I also brought a My Mind's Eye calendar to work one, and completed it as my first project. I'll include a pic of me with the calendar.


Next is a page I created about the last time we all got together at Janie's in December.


Stamps: Fresh Alphabet by Papertrey Ink

Ink: Classic Basic Black by Stampin' Up

Paper: Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, Craft Fair by American Crafts, Certainly Celery by SU

Accessories: My House Vinyl Craft Fair by American Crafts, white string, Round Tab Punch by SU, Diamond die by Quickutz, My House Corduroy Craft Fair by AC, button by Autumn Leaves

Christmas "Leftovers" 2-Cards

I made these cards in December using Papertrey Ink's Vintage Ornaments and Additions sets. I painted some iridescent watercolor paints on them, and stamped them quickly before they dried. It's hard to see in the pictures, but there is a pretty shine to them in person. I added some patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket and K & Company along with a few embellishments to finish them off.





Merry Christmas






Merry & Bright




Christmas "Leftovers" 1-Tags

I had the best intentions of posting more of my Christmas creations before Christmas (or at least New Year's)! But alas, I was busy enjoying the season with family and friends. So, I have decided to post them leftovers of good things are still good, right? Hopefully you'll agree! Enjoy these last few tags.





Here are a couple of the tags in use to decorate Christmas gifts for my family:



And, I made this tag banner using my Silhouette machine. I really like how this turned out. The design of the letters had dots cut out, and they were the perfect size for adding crystals to! A little glitter and some Basic Grey paper, and voila...a beautiful banner. I'll be making more of these with other themes in the future.