Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
We're planning to make a bunch of cookie tins for our neighbors and some close friends. We managed to finish some short bread cookies, the fudge is setting and I made some chocolate drizzled caramel popcorn. Not too too shabby for about 2 hours worth of work. So tomorrow I've gotta motor through and try making some Rocky Mountain Shortbread (got the recipe from a coworker), gingerbread men, oatmeal spice cookies and sugar cookies. PLUS finish making all my Christmas cards!! Oh my... I've got one loaded day tomorrow..
Hope everyone has a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So this is what I ended up with.. Not a lot considering the amount of time I fiddled with it. So back to the sponging. I was originally going to have the main card as Very Vanilla with some Chocolate Chip sponged onto the outside.. Nope... Showed Jamie and he agreed it should be a no go. Anyways.. Here's the recipe: You can't tell but I saw someone (I don't remember who, I'm sorry) do a shadow effect with the Upsy Daisy stamp set and I tried except Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip were just a tad too close in color. In hindsight, I probably should've tried to make a shadow with the So Saffron instead of the Close to Cocoa. Oh well... The ribbon is actually very vanilla that I mashed into my Baja Breeze inkpad and then heatgunned dry. Why I didn't use the reinkers... Well I'm lazy and it would've been more cleanup. Now tip for anyone who decides to try and heatgun dry their wet ribbon. It was the first time I saw a faint white smoke fill my room... So be careful!!! Could possibly spontaneously ignite without us even realizing what's going on! (Hence, leaving us no time to save anything in our craft room) The butterfly is from the Essence of Love set and the sentiment is from Pocket Silhouettes. This card is actually for my coworker Robyn who hosted a LOVELY Christmas party for all us nurses at the office last Friday.
Now just wanted to post 2 more quick pics. One is a Christmas card I received from my upline Carolyn. It's absolutely gorgeous and I had to share. The second is just a cute picture of Khuno (my puppy) that we took a week or so ago. Enjoy!!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
So I poked around Arielle's site and looked up what was for Sunday and found Card Positioning Systems . Check out the site for tons of different layouts. You can click on a link for previous challenges and see loads of fun layouts for inspiration. So I looked at the CPS 95 and attempted to make some sort of card for it but I ended up with... something that doesn't look anything like the challenge template!
I have a hard time getting those eyelets place in exactly the same spot on all corners. If anyone has any tips for me, leave me a note!
Now to end off, I just wanted to thank my friend Jinnee for making me this beautiful Christmas card.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Oh my I'm cutting it close!! I got home, walked the dog and tried to whip up a card quickly. I'm not ecstatic about my card.. Looked way better in my head when I was thinking about it but there's no time to make any changes now! So to visit the color inspiration, go to Kristina's Blog. There are some AMAZING cards on there. Especially those ones where people actually knitted!!
Thanks for looking =)