Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!

My cards all went out during the second week of December, so if you're on my mailing list you've seen this one already.

The central snowflake was hand-stitched using sparkly embroidery floss.  It required close to 2-feet of thread per card.  Once I got used to the process, it took about 30 minutes per flake to complete.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with silver powder.  The smaller flakes were punched from sliver wrapping paper and glued to the card.

Some lucky recipients got the "blingy" version which included 3 to 5 tiny rhinestones.  After the first 20 or so cards I began to worry that the rhinestones wouldn't play nice with the postal sorting machines so I stopped using them.

BEST WISHES for the season.  I'll be back in January.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fashion Dilemma

bad at accepting criticism

Our theme this week was "feathers".  I'm sure I wasn't thinking this when selecting themes, but I do like where it went.

Words and balloon were added in PhotoShop.

Stamps Used:  Viva Las Vegas, woman, Oxford Impressions (StampingDiva), feather.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

ATC Saturday: So, How's It Going?

Yes, another PC.  I'll get back into swapping ATCs soon, I hope.  Fear not!

Here is another blast from the past.  I sent this PC to a co-worker, just for the fun of it.  Everybody likes to get mail, right?  This guy was the company's salesman and always had a story to tell.  Often, he'd greet me with "How's it goin'?" instead of "Good Morning" and thus became the inspiration for this little work.

Why a dog howling at the moon?  Ahhh who knows...that's the beauty of the medium!

Stamps Used:  Arizona Stamps, Too!, dog, moon; Hijinks Ensue, whirlipig; TooMuchFun, tree; 100 Proof Press, snow/sand.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Penguin Friends

Catch anything, yet?
Our prompt for this week was "Friends'.  These little guys look like they're best buds.

I don't quite understand the appeal of ice fishing, but here in Michigan it is much-loved by many--my oldest brother among them.  He once told me there is just about nothing he'd rather do.

I was gobsmacked.

Stamps Used: Art Impressions, penguins; Print Works, tiny flake

Saturday, December 8, 2012

ATC Saturday: Pie In the Sky

Still no ATC swapping happening for me this month, so once again you're getting a PC instead.  Yay!

This was another in the series I made during one horrible Lent, when I gave up chocolate.  I gave up eating it, but I didn't give up stamping it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Coffee and Donuts

What's better than a morning off with coffee and a couple of friends?

The prompt for this PC was "dreams". My dreams are pretty simple these days, eh? 

Stamps Used:  Viva Las Vegas, donut; Sumac Designs, cup; Fruit Basket Upset, lady.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

ATC Saturday: Addicted!

StampFrancisco: man, truffles
Happy December!

With the busyness of the season, I haven't signed up for a single ATC swap this month.  That being the case, I've posted a PC for you instead.  This one was created many years ago, during a fast-from-chocolate that I imposed on myself for Lent.

I'll have a sneak-peek of this year's Christmas card a bit later.  Until then, you may check out cards from years past here.

2013 Blank Calendar here.  Makes a great gift!