Sunday, January 25, 2009

Christmas Cards in January and more things to share...

These cards were made after attending Copic 101. On the way back from the class I was talking to my friend Donna and she was saying how she was going to make 10 Christmas cards a month so that when Christmas 2009 rolls around, she'll have plenty done. I thought about it and decided to give it a try (on a smalller scale). Here are my first four cards. The House Mouse stamp seemed like like a good place to start since I wanted to practice the skills I had learned in the class. There isn't much to them, just a little left over DP from one company or another, a piece of crimped card stock and a few brads.
The next three are variations on a theme. Same basic layout using a different stamps. There are a couple of ladies at work that are out with long-term illnesses so I wanted a few cards to send that were bright and cheery. Have I ever mentioned that I really dispise tying bows???

The "Here's a Hug" card is my stepped-up version of the other three. I added a blittle bling, stamped and cut out some flowers.

This last card of this post was made with a blogging sister in mind (it left my mailbox yesterday, I didn't trust it to my husband ;) ) I bought this Autumn Leaves set from Paper Garden I don't know how long ago but haven't really done much with it but then I was at Michael's and saw a card that had a similar little monkey with the Hang in there..." saying. I bought the saying and set out to see what I could do. This is it. The leaves and vines are airbrushed using the corner of a Spellbinder die. A couple of flowers from Michael's and a piece of my Wild Asparagus DP to mat it. I really like how it all turned out.

I have a bunch more to share but will wait until the middle of the week or so. Hope you are all healthy!!

PS.......If you've noticed my blog looks a little different I'm working on sprucing it up a bit. It is kind of sad that a person who makes her living teaching children how to use computers hasn't figured out how to personalize this space a bit better.


Lori said...

What cute cards! Great idea to get a head start on your Christmas cards. Sounds like you enjoyed the Copic class. I'm taking one of the certification classes in March--can't wait!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Lori, you've been a busy girl! I love all your cards! They're fantastic.
I like the new look of your blog. I really like the idea of making 10 Christmas cards a month. If only I was that disciplined!

To answer the question you posted on my blog. Thickers are chipboard flourishes made by American Crafts. They come with the adhesive already on them and I love the look they give to my cards. I found them at Hobby Lobby a while back. I do have to add a little bit of glue to them. I found that the adhesive wasn't strong enough.

Hugs to you,

Maria said...

Wow, Lori. . .you've been busy!! All of your cards are adorable and you did a fabulous job coloring all of them!! The images are so darn cute!! Great job on your cards!!


ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love the look of your blog! You've been busy! All of your card are fantastic!!