Monday, December 28, 2009

My Christmas Card -- A little late!!!


I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas and Hanukkah!

Well, the good news is that I mailed my cards on time (at least, before Christmas!). The bad news is that I didn't share them here before the holidays. So I am sharing both cards I made here today -- better late than never!

The card on the right is a Herringbone Card, from the December 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I made 40 of these cards....paper pieced each one. This was certainly a labor of love!  The paper is from Basic Grey, and the stamps are from Stampin' Up!.

One more thing about Herringbone -- rest assured that all the Herringbone cards posted to the TJ group will be included in the contest. Gorgeous work so far! If you want to enter and have not posted to the egroup, post a card to the group or send it directly to me (no need to do both). 

The card on the left was made using a modified Sepia Technique (October 2009 issue of the TJ Newsletter) plus the Bandanna Technique (August 2008 issue of the newsletter).  I only made 20 of these because I ran out of brown paper! Stamps: The Angel Company

On a personal note:  I had company from December 17th (or was it the 18th? I lost track!) until this morning. I haven't been able to dedicate myself to TJ, my blog, or anything online for 11 days! I had DH's family here over the weekend, and parties, too... not much time for much else.  I am NOT complaining -- my MIL helped me make cookies, Christmas dinner, and she cooked for me (or along side me) the whole 10 days. Plus she did soooo many dishes and shopped with me too. It was almost like having a wife!  I am thankful and grateful to have a loving relationship with her; she helps fill the hole in my heart that was left when my mom passed.

We are going away again New Year's Eve, too -- so if you don't hear from me, you will know why! I will try to post before then, though...the last giveaway of the year!

Take time today to tell the ones you love that you love them.

6 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are stunning and so inspiring. I just love both the techniques you used. Great colors and you can just see all the love you put into each one. Hope your Christmas was fabulous too!

Orion Designs said...

Wonderful cards. But I can't believe you made 40 of those herringbone cards -- I can't seem to muster up the energy to make even one!

Anonymous said...

It is certainly right

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Lori said...

Pat, your cards are beautiful. I especially the herringbone. Thank you for the papers I love them.
Lori Smanski

Sandy said...

I DON'T HAVE A MIL, BUT IF I DID I WOULD HOPE TO BE AS HELPFUL AS YOURS IS. LOVED YOUR CARDS. THE DEER WAS EXTREMELY PLEASING TO MY EYE!