Showing posts from December, 2007

Snow Much Fun!

I love Penny Black Inc's Hedgie line of stamps. We don't have any snow right now here, but with the wind chill yesterday it felt as though we had a couple feet of it! So, I'll just enjoy making snowmen with my stamps :) The colors here are SU!  Wild Wasabi , Cameo Coral , and Chocolate Chip . I'm sure that must have been a color challenge at one time, but I just made up a card with what I had on my desk and I think they look pretty good together. I water colored this image, and not sure if you can see it or not, but I colored the sky with Bashful Blue first, let it dry, then swiped some green strokes over it. It shows up better in real life. I don't have that puffy white appliqué stuff, so I like to use Dazzling Diamonds on the snow and his hat. SOMETHING NEW: I tried something new with the border of the coral. First I cut a wavy edge, then I used a flower punch all around. I didn't like the green showing through, so I taped the coral onto a piece of white and

Beaded Ornaments #3

Here are the 2 ornaments that I made today for my mom and mother-in-law--yup, on Christmas Eve day. I should've gotten these done weeks ago, but have been terribly busy and then this week I was sick, but I just can't tell them on Christmas day that their gift is coming, so!! I had my girls help string the beads and then I glued them on. They are actually put on with straight pins, but you have to dip the end of every pin into glue first so they don't come out! I will never wait til the day before to start this kind of project ever again!  Pretty much took us all day. But, they are made with love, so I really shouldn't be complaining, huh?   They are much prettier IRL.  Thanks for stopping by!

Fancy Collector Ornament

I started making a collection of these "Collector Ornaments" for my mom and MIL a couple years ago, but the first one I've made this year is going to a ladies Christmas party at our church tonight. It's really hard to see all the detail in this photo, but it has turquoise and purple beads along with gold and white all over it. It's really very beautiful IRL.  I know--this kinda looks like a prickly sea creature or something, doesn't it? :) These are soo fun to make and I usually finish one in about 3-4 hours, however not all in one sitting. Usually I take 2-3 days to do it. Here's a pic of the underside. I've made 4 different ones for each of my mom and MIL so far, and I have a bright pink one and a seafoam green/pink one to do for them for Christmas this year. I only hope that when my girls get older and take all their own ornaments (that we've boughten them each year) away with them that they make some of THESE for my tree--some day! My girls als