So! Where have I been? I am back to work now, and I have one of those changing from week-to-week schedules. It has taken me a while to get into the groove of that, while trying to do the house and laundry and groceries, etc. It's the first of this that I have had to do since moving back to MI, and while it's no different than all the things we ALL do every day, I needed some time to "re-groove" myself, since it's been almost two years without work.
I think I (vaguely) remember promising Christmas cards when last we met. Too late? Well, you can pin them to your Pinterest boards and look at them next year, I guess.....
Without further ado, here we go--
I made about 60-something cards, all in all. Some of them are in past posts, so please browse round the blog to see some of them.
I went (or TRIED to go) really simple for the most part.
I bought Paper Smooches' Christmas Words and Snowflakes dies this year, as well as a Sizzix snowflakes die set whose name I don't remember.
I made these--
The letters were cut from this crazy vinyl stuff I found at JoAnn's, but it was so had to cut, I abandoned the idea pretty quickly. It's wicked shiny, though, so I really wish it had been easier to work with. I REALLY need to get one of those metal shims, I think, and all will be better.
Oh, and my fave parts are the white dots. Those are done with Enamel Accents. I LOVE that stuff! I have the black kind, too, so watch out for some of that to appear in the future.
I really liked these cards.
They led me to different versions on that theme--
So , clearly, more color, and more "shtuff" going on.
Those led me to another variation of my "words at the bottom" theme--
Then I went a little wild. I liked these next ones a LOT, but they were a bit of a time suck...
ANYWAY--I used this set on this card, but I only used the sentiment on the front.
Wait, you say? You can see images, you say?
But they're not ON the front of the card--I did some fancy junk with my square punch....
They're on the inside!
I love the way a light blue copic marker makes the images come alive.
I made others like this one, I loved it so much--
This one also took a good while (but I had SO much fun doing it)--
Oh, and then I did this.
I really don't think this one turned out the way I had it in my brain. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.....Oh, and yes, the same stamp set. Could you just DIE? There's a second house, too...
Well, that's enough. There are more cards, but it's a long year, and I will work VERY hard at finding the time to get my blog posts in at LEAST once a week. Promise!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!
You make it all worth while.