Monday, December 8, 2014

Nature's Peace-Day 5 of the Holiday Card Series

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing wants to go correct?  I mean...nothing.  I'm having that day today.

I'm smack dab in the middle of ornament craziness and I've been working on a new design and it just wasn't coming together.  In fact, it's probably one of the only ornaments I have ever made that I hated.  Absolutely hated and knew the customer would hate it too......and she did.

Thank goodness I sent her pictures before shipping that bad boy out.  Any who, fast forward to later in the day.  She and I agreed on a different direction and I started a new ornament.  Mind you, I have about 12 to do before the middle of next week.  I refuse to send out a poor product.  I started working on the new one and then this happened.

Why yes, that is black and red glitter glue all over my keyboard.  Thank you for asking.  HA.  I could have cried.  I was painting and ornament and it started to roll and landed on my keyboard.  It was one of those things that happens in slow motion and there wasn't anything I could do to stop it.

Did I mention I have only had this computer about a month?  I swear my clumsiness has ruined so many nice things over the years.  I turned off the keyboard and did my best to get it all cleaned up.  It's a few hours later and the keys aren't sticking.  Hopefully, whatever I did worked.  We'll see.

I decided after that to stop the ornamenting for the day and work on our Christmas cards.  I think I mentioned the story of our mad dash for cards last year and I refuse to go through that again this year.

I thought that I would turn the camera on and film the process for my card series videos.  I'm moving right along.  I cut all my card bases, inside layers, and outside layers.  I stamp my info on the back and get my inside sentiments stamped.  Next, I started the embossing process for the front of my card and it's looking fantastic.  Absolutely how I imagined it would look.  I get 3 out of the 26 done and BAM...heat tool is dead.  D.E.A.D. dead.  First, I'm upset that I haven't had that heat tool very long and it died already.  Second, I'm left with only 3 card panels finished and 6 more covered in embossing powder that's waiting to be melted.  Needless to say, I was done.  I finished one of the cards for the video...shut the camera off and resisted the urge to curl up in a ball and cry.

DID I MENTION I FORGOT TO COOK DINNER?  I'm failing at life today it seems.  I will say that this card turned out exactly how I had hoped.  We are FINALLY sending out a purple and silver Christmas card and I love it :)

I used the Nature's Peace stamp set to stamp the sentiment, dove and the gorgeous image on the outside.  The card is Elegant Eggplant and it's 4 1/4 by 11 scored at 5 1/2. Both the outside layer and inside layer were cut to 4 by 5 1/4.  I rounded the edges of the outside layer after embossing the image with silver powder.  I tied on some silver sparkle lawn trimming twine and mounted it on dimensionals.

I really do love how it turned out.  I ordered a new heat tool from Stampin Up! on Friday.  It should be here Wednesday so I can finish!

Want to know what's also coming Wednesday/  My pre-order from the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!  So excited!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  The video may be salvageable.  We'll see! I'll post it if it is.  

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nordic Noel-Day 4 of the Holiday Card Series

Hi everyone!

Today I am back with day 4 of the Holiday Card Series.  This card was really simple to make.  I was almost reluctant to share, but I wanted you to see that you can make a cute, eye-catching card, without a lot of time or effort.

This project uses the houses from the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper.  If you cut your house strips to be 5 1/2 inches wide, you can get 8 houses out of 1 sheet of paper and 2 come in your pack!  Talk about a great deal.

I love this paper and I especially love the addition of the Calypso Coral.  What a pretty color and who would have thought that it would be such a great color for Christmas?  I love it!  You may see another card in the future using coral and a couple of other colors!

Without further ado, feel free to watch the video here or on youtube.  I will be back this weekend with Day 5 and hopefully Day 6!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Letter Press Winter-Seasons Greetings-Day 3 of the Holiday Card Series

I'm a little behind...can you tell? This time of year is always busy for me with ornaments. I made a commitment to you and I am going to do my best to follow through! This card was so out of the box for me. The color scheme is not something that I would normally do, but once I started, I love it. I especially love the ornaments from the Cheerful Christmas stamp set and I can not wait to stamp those using other colors. Let me know what you think! You can watch the video below or over on Youtube!

 Thanks for stopping by!



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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Holiday Home Gingerbread-Day 2 of the Holiday Card Series

For Day 2 of my Holiday Card Series, I create a card for you that I have never created before now.  This idea came to me in the middle of the night last weekend and it's one that I had to get out of my brain!  I love how it turned out!  Such a lovely color palette for a non-traditional Christmas card. I mentioned in my last post that when I saw the Holiday Home Bundle, I immediately thought gingerbread.  This card really showcases the small house and the white heat embossing looks like icing to me.

Now, who wants a gingerbread house?  Me too!

You can watch this video here or over on youtube.  Make sure you check out all the supplies.  They will be below the photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you soon!


Who knew that Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar would make such a lovely card?  

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