Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Christmas card -- that I made!!

My Christmas cards for this year (a whopping total of 6)!

Stamps are all Stampin’ Up! except for the swirl on the inside which is Club Stamp. Techniques used (all Technique Junkies) are Colorwash Batik and … whatever the name of the one is that uses webbing spray (I’m not fully functioning tonight, but what else is new). I’m only showing the left half of the inside, since the right half is what has my signature and handwritten message to the lucky six recipients! lol

BTW, tomorrow the temperature here in Central Texas (winter) is going to be about the same as it’s supposed to be in Auckland, New Zealand (summer) – in the 70s (Fahrenheit). Funny ol’ world, idn’t it?

Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

At last! Something crafty this way comes!!

No, I didn’t go into hibernation, contrary to popular belief. There have been days when I wish I could do that, but unfortunately, being responsible for a family, no matter how small, I can’t afford to do that. I haven’t been very creative on ANY front lately (my six handmade Christmas cards are still sitting in the craft loft with the insides unfinished … tomorrow, I promise!), but one of my nieces gave birth to her first baby last month (my second grand-whatever – I have a grand-niece in Pennsylvania who is five), so I decided I would make her a “Scrapbook-in-an-Evening” brag book that she could put pictures of little David in to show off to the world. I used the Toronto Regionals 6”x6” Scrap Map from the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator’s Website, and the “Special Delivery – Boy” Stampin’ Memories pack from SU. In all honesty, the colors in this pack are not colors I would have chosen, but they worked out okay, and they were what SU gave me to work with, this being the only “Baby” kit they had.

So here are all nineteen pages, laid out as they are in the book. I apologize that the colors really didn’t scan well. For reference the colors used were Wild Wasabi (green), Apricot Appeal (peach – yeah, it looks like yellow), Soft Sky (very pale blue-teal), and Sahara Sand (kinda beige-ish gray). The ribbon I used was Blue Bayou, a darker blue-teal. Everything I used came with the kit except the ribbon, the hemp thread used on one page and the stamps from the “I’m Here” stamp set (handprints, footprints, “I’m Here” words):

So that's it!

If I don't post before Christmas, I do truly hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas holiday, and I hope you take a little time out from the fun of presents, parties and even family to remember the Real Reason why we even have this holiday in the first place (hint: it's the first six letters of the word "Christmas"). :-)

Blessings of peace and the grace of Christ to you!