Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas? Already?

I know it comes the same day every year, but this year it snuck up on me! That is why I am just posting my cards now... because I spent all weekend making Christmas cards. I have a short attention span sometimes and get very bored when I make more than 15-20 of one kind, so I have made three different cards so far this year.I need 65 cards total, so I need to design and execute more today! Maybe next year I will get my act together and make them early. But heck, we just put our tree up this weekend, I probably will get those cards done next year right around the same time.

This card was inspired by a card I saw on the internet...but I cannot remember who posted the original. Please give me a shout if it was you so I can credit you with the design! The punched "evergreen" is a fern stamp, and they green was spritzed with Glimmer Mist, so it is sparkly in person. The bird punch, silver waffle paper and the greeting are  from Stampin' Up!.  The silver bow got smooshed on my scanner bed, but it is pretty in person. The paper used on the bird and the greeting is a luscious striped lustre paper from Paper Temptress. It is gorgeous in person!

I don't know why I feel compelled to make such labor-intense cards...but these took a ton of time!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A dramatic get well

Okay, you have to admit it. The dramatic scene in the Twisted Papers digital image is pretty hysterical. I thought it was a great image to use for a Get Well Card -- especially if the recipient only has a cold.  I colored the black and white image with colored pencils, then layered that on a background made from the Texture Plate Smoosh Technique from the December 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!. 

Happy Monday!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Congratulations Becky Partan!

Becky Partan is the lucky winner of the Technique Junkie Newsletter October 2010 Sketch Design Challenge - which means that she is now a Technique Junkie for LIFE! That means she will receive all of the newsletters and CDs that she does not already have PLUS she will receive every issue and CD I publish as long as I am publishing the Newsletter!  Congratulations, Becky!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A new issue, a new giveaway!

Well it certainly has been a long time since I posted! Several things -- both business and personal, have kept me busy, and I have neglected blog land.  To make up for it, I have a great giveaway to celebrate the new December 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  The issue was mailed yesterday and the online-link to the issue is live NOW! If you are a subscriber, go HERE to take a peek.

In the meantime, the card above represents the Deconstructed Collage Technique from the December issue. Can you see the popped layers from the image? This stamp is one of the many collage-style stamps from  I Brake for Stamps that are perfect for this technique. When you go take a peek at them, make sure to use the discount code from the Subscriber's-only page when you check out!

Okay, now, one of the reasons I was not online much in the last few weeks is because I went to Prague and Vienna with my husband. I have been saving my miles and credits on my credit cards for 10 years -- and to celebrate my 50th birthday this year, we used ALL of them so that we could go to Europe FREE!!  Won't you celebrate with me?  I am giving away this European-looking set from I Brake for Stamps this week:

Isn't it gorgeous?

I (my random number generator) will be selecting a winner for this giveaway from the comments left on my BLOG on Monday December 6th. When commenting, make sure to leave me enough information so that I can find you.An email address is ideal! Good luck!

The winner of this giveaway is Seamom! Congratulations!