Okay maybe I have made 10 cards. That is with working all day and most of them being half done. It's the deciding what I want to go on them that takes so long. Only 35 more to go. Anyway here are 3 that I like. I do enjoy making them so maybe I take my time. Supposed to be 16 degrees here tonight. Glad I am inside and warm. The angel one doesn't have a crooked ribbon the card wasn't straight when i scanned it. The Mail one has glass glitter to give it sparkle. Back to work!
I am very excited. Today I put a roast in the crock pot and I am staying in my craft room all day. I just tried a Split Negative Embossing technique I learned here http://stamptv.ning.com/video/split-negative It worked very well and I hope you can see it. There are silver lines of glitter in the background too. I love learning something new. There were a couple more I am trying. No more snow. Just cold but sunny. I am making Christmas cards all day so there may be more to come before I sleep.
We haven't had much snow here in the last 5 years or so but I suspect this is going to be a cold and snowy winter. Here is some Christmas inspiration. Also Herbie one of our many outdoor cats figured out how to climb the ladder onto the roof!! Hope everyone has a great day.
Well I am sending out some Thanksgiving Cards. The last 2 have digital images i bought from Seneca Ponds Crafts on Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SenecaPondCrafts She is a great seller. The first one I made using techniques with alcohol inks on the free Webisodes on Paperwishes.com. This is a great site and I have learned a lot from their videos. The crow one has flocking on the crows and I used my new leaf stamp that I love. Can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving. Where has the time gone. More Christmas cards to come soon and maybe other stuff.
I like the card but it was very hard to follow the sketch completely. I am having all kinds of trouble with scanning and picture taking. Everything is coming out too dark. I am hoping to make more Thanksgiving cards soon. Everyone seems to forget about Thanksgiving after Halloween. I love vintage images and got this one from a very old box of Christmas cards. It was first vintage paper item I bought. I realized that I loved vintage paper and since then I have collected a lot. I think that's a good thing?
Here is my card for the sketch challenge. http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com is a great blog where I found it. The designers there do some wonderful stuff. It's only the second time I have done a sketch type challenge. Colored the image with my chalks so I am not quite happy with it. I think I am too late to enter the contest but adding it to the pics anyway. By the way, Where did October go? I blinked and it was gone. Better start working on Christmas stuff soon!
So here are my Twinchies(2 inch squares of art) and my Tag for the October Pic and Mix swap on Paperwishes Message Board. The dragonfly is a shaker with clear beads. First try at that for me. Sent them all the way to England. Going to try another shaker with snow soon. I am feeling very inspired. It's that time of year. Don't think the pics do them justice. I lost my scanner software and had to get a newer version and it seems to have less options. Anyway here they are and now back to work.
These are some images From very vintage cards I have. Love the Sweet heart thanksgiving card. The lines in the scan are because the paper has that texture. Feel fre e to use the images any way you want.
So I have joined a new card making list from Paperwishes.com and now I am making a lot of cards. I really want to make dolls too but it is hard to switch gears. Here is my card with one of my new women stamps and my fist fall card of the year.
Apparently blogging takes a lot of time and attention and I probably don't have the Stamina. have been making lots of cards lately but at the moment am stuck with the dreaded studio/craft room cleaning and organizing. I really believe that that the solution is to buy more storage containers but so far that hasn't worked. But as for creativity here are some of the cards I have made in the last week or so. my daughter gave me some great glittery paper from Paperwishes.com and I really love it. I made several of the cards with it. Back to the grindstone.
Yes it is time again. I am getting ready for bible school starting on Sunday. The theme is Boomerang Express and I am in charge of crafts. I waited to long to order boomerangs to paint and guess what? There are none left on the face of the earth!! I had given up on them till our music minister graciously offered to cut them out of wood for me so now we will have Boomerangs after all. I spent time today making the banner sign in the pic. I want to make one for my house that says Happy 4th but it will have lots of color glitter and ephemera with red glitter letters. Anyway back to making samples for the classes. Some of the oriental trading kits are great. The crocs are from their kits. Back to the grindstone!!
I saw a purse in a magzine made from a hankie and tried it myself. It is pretty but not very practical. I think i will try a round gathered one. The purse is just the hankies folded and sewed up the sides and then tacked to a felt lining. AT least I am making something!!
Well I have certainly neglected writing on this but it is time. I volunteered to make shoes for a friend of my mother's and ended up making 50 pairs. They were a lot more time consuming than I thought and I had my friend Renee and her daughter Elizabeth helping me. It was a challenge but felt good to get it done. Now I have no fear of making doll shoes although mostly I have been making paperdolls instead of cloth.
Now its on to bible school crafts. For the younger ages I am doing prepackaged crafts but wanted to do something different with the middle school age children so one of the projects will be memory bible verse books out of brown paper lunch bags. Here are pics. You make the books out of stacks of paper lunch bags that you sew down the middle. The open ends of the bags give you pockets which i put tags with bible verses on. You can pull them out and read them. YOu can cover the pages in card stock and you can't tell that they are made from bags. I think the kids will have fun making them!! My next project I hope is a paper doll in a cigar box but probably not til bible school is over!!
Although I still feel very creative I haven't done much since getting home from Florida. My mother and I actually made valentines this year after all the years we said we were going to. It takes a long time but it was a lot of fun. I hope to be making Something Soon!!
So in the hope of inspiring my doll club, used to all live here and now are all far away, to keep in touch and create too, I have sponsored a swap. It is a paperdoll for Valentines sort of and it has to have 2 sewing notions on it and a heart. Here is mine. They aren't due to be mailed until the 12th but I am ahead------Yes early. I am going to Fla on sunday and need to get everything done before I leave. Also am doing a paperdoll workshop for Valentines day so am slowly working on Queen of hearts paperdoll that i will post soon. I feel creative again!!