Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Card Swap

My swap cards were kind of fun to do and a learning experience. I got to play with my markers – honestly, I have every marker and 2 sets of ink pads in every color that Close To My Heart has, but I barely use the markers until a fellow consultant showed me what you can do with them! I stamped the shopper in chocolate ink and colored her in. I then took a white gel pen to give some highlights (like where the sun would hit things). I added a tiny sparkle by the ear for an earring too! The card’s finish size is 4 x 5.5 so that it would fit into a regular envelope. Before folding the original size was 12 x 4 – so that I got 3 out of a sheet of 12x12. I did this because I didn’t want to just use white cardstock for a base, I wanted something more colorful. I scored it at the 2.5 inches and at 8 inches. If you think ahead you can score the sheets prior to cutting them so that you score 3 at a time. I used a UHU glue stick to do the pocket, I feel that is stronger and lasts longer. I used clothes pins to hold the edges down and make a tight seal.

I made a pocket in the inside so a gift card can fit inside. The stamp set is new and its call Ms. On The Go a new stamps set that is coming out in January – like tomorrow in the new Spring Catty. The striped paper is from our new papers that come out tomorrow too called Me Amore’. I had to make 44 of them because we have a whopping 44 new stamp sets coming out and 44 of us consultants each took a stamp set and made a card, which will give me a sample of each of the stamp sets to show off to you! I’ll be getting them in mid January and I’ll post them so you can get a peek. When I went to package them the little box didn’t work, I had to use a bigger box. For some reason the zip lock baggies I was requested to put them in filled up with air and didn’t let the top of the box close. I was suppose to then put the whole lot into a large zip lock bag, but that wasn’t happening – bag didn’t fit all of them so I sent an empty large bag along so that I was still following the directions for the swap.

Supplies used: Sparkles, Hollyhock arrow with matching brad, glue stick, Tombow glue, Ms. On The Go stamp set, san serif mini alphabet stamp set, Happy Birthday stamp set
Markers: Bamboo, Vanilla Cream, Desert Sand, Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue, Key Lime, Amethyst, Sunny Yellow, Honey, and white gel pen, Ink: Chocolate ink pad
Paper: Blush cardstock, Chocolate Cardstock, Daisy Cardstock

Christmas Cards

Ok, as promised, as I am laid up for a day, I decided to do some updating of my blog and get caught up. By the way, back surgery went very well, unless the pain pills haven’t worn off yet and I don’t know it! Hee Hee.

First, my Christmas cards that I sent out. I used our new Perfect Day B&T paper for the swirls and the matching Juniper card stock. I used Chocolate card stock and ink for stamping the inside. The Christmas tree is done with Juniper ink. Sparkles add bling to the tree (not sure if you can see that) and I used a foam square to add height to the star. I sponged the edges of the present and the sides of the card. I’m thinking of starting my next year’s Christmas cards now so that I don’t have to cram it in during the holiday!

Supplies used: Sparkles, Chocolate ribbon, sponge, CTMH Precut Cards and envelopes, Evergreen Stamp set
Paper: Chocolate cardstock, Daisy White Cardstock, Juniper Cardstock, Sunny Yellow Cardstock
Ink: Juniper & chocolate

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just a Note

Ok, I've been waiting to get on here and post more stuff but I've been hitting at the wrong time. I have lots of pictures of projects I want to download - have camera and computer - forgot cord to hook the two together - SOON I'll get you some photos. I just finished my Christmas cards - 45 of them! (before Christmas that is and yes, they went out before the 24th!)

Also, I signed up for a 44 card swap where each consultant took a new stamp set and made a card and since there is 44 new stamp sets in the Spring Catty - I'll have one of each! I finished that up last night at 12:30pm! All boxed and going to the post office today! If only you could see the pictures!

Today I go in for a minor surgery so I'll be laid up for a day or two - and I promise to catch up on my blog - hope your holdiays were great!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Note to self

Well, I can't believe I started this and didn't do anything with it - It's been a long, fast rest of this year! Lots of changes - won't bore you with details, but I will say that Starting asap I will be posting more here weekly so log in, sign up for emails and hopefully I can keep this new year wish going!


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