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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wonderful Wintry Giveaway: The Paper Temptress

Paper, Paper, Paper. No-one does it better or has a more exquisite variety of paper than The Paper Temptress! As our giveaway sponsor this week, The Paper Temptress is offering two sheets of her newest cardstock for one lucky winner! To give you even more variety, and maybe a few ideas, the winner will also receive the 5 ATCs shown at right. Each were made by me this year using a Technique Junkie Technique and Paper Temptress paper!

From Patricia, THE Paper Temptress: "Paper Temptress has been very busy adding 31 new fabulous sheets to an already extensive line of cardstock.  Two fabulous sheets of Kromekote Ultra High Glossy Textured in both Canvas and Silk finishes!  I am very excited about the new colored Brown Bag Kraft which is double sided, fabulous colors on one side and the perfect Brown Bag on the other side!!  Perfect for embellishments, cute little gift bags, the list goes on and on.  Two different weights of Clear Cardstock, the heavy weight would make great album covers, heck you can even use it to store unmounted stamps! I will even punch the holes in it for you.  Two new stunning pearl finish linen sheets in both gold and white pearl, the prettiest texture paper I have ever seen!  Wow, I could go on and on but just follow this link to be awed by all the new cardstock added.  To introduce this cardstock to Technique Junkies I am offering a giveaway of 2 sheets of each of the new cardstock so be sure to enter by following this link and then comment on what technique you would use with this newest cardstock."

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post by end of day Sunday, December 27th. I will use my random number generator to select the winner. Please remember to identify yourself fully -- Blogger does NOT allow access to your name easily.  Anyone can enter, anyone can win.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

On a personal note: It has been forever and a day since my last post -- I apologize! The holidays have had me spinning, and I have company for two weeks this year -- starting last week Thursday through next week. Although I AM enjoying the company of my in-laws, it does throw stones into the Technique Junkie Machine. I haven't stamped for pleasure for weeks!

I do have some things to share later this week again, so stay tuned. Once again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Congratulations to Lori Smanski, the winner of this giveaway!