Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Wow, where has the time gone? I didn't mean for 2 1/2 weeks to go by without posting. (How did that happen?) Well, on second thought, Christmas parties, holiday concerts, Christmas shopping, rushing Christmas orders out, making several hand-crafted mini scrapbooks with customized photo CD's, waiting at the post office....

Yes, it's been a busy time here.

I hope all of you had a marvelous Christmas or Hanukkah, and that your new year is full of love and happiness.

Until the new year actually starts, I thought I'd share some photos of the mini-scrapbooks I made. These were taken before I added photos and other embellishments since I don't want to post personal pictures of the recipients.

There were five books in all. The papers largely coordinated for all five, though there were some slight variations between the different books. (If you look at the photos, you'll see what I mean).

These books are made from CD holders which are covered in patterned paper and held together by adhering them to solid colored cardstock. The covers and spines were made from solid-colored cardstock as well.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Frosty the Snowflake

Okay, so I was trying to think of a clever title. Anyhow, I thought I'd post another holiday card. I decided to depart from my usual colors of red & green, and I'm very happy with out it turned out. I have to confess, I got my courage after Meridith Anne from Lizzie Anne Designs sent me a Christmas card. I'm pretty sure I hung onto it, so if I find it I just might post it.

Anyhow, I used a white craft pad on the snowflakes. I liked how they were a little more translucent that way. I also used whisper white to set off the boxed snowflakes, though if I had some shimmering white I might have used that instead. I made this card before I saw Lizzie Anne's snowflake. Cute huh?

You use what you've got though, right?

So, what is your favorite holiday card color combo?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Baby on the Brain

In honor of my friend's new baby boy, I'm posting a picture of the block I made for her. I made it generic since she's not done having children, and may have another boy--so it can be used again in her nursery. (Also, I gave it to her before she had the little cutie and before they had decided on a name).

If she wants, I may change it so it says, "C is for Cameron". (That's the nice thing about vinyl--you can peel it off and start over if you want). :D

Saturday, December 1, 2007

What's Wrong With This Picture?

So after wishing for snow the other day we actually got some white stuff. However.....

It stuck on the streets & sidewalks (and was rather icy), but it didn't really stick to the brown lawn.

LOL. Oh well. Happy December.