Thursday, January 25, 2018

Just Like Falling Snow

This morning when putting on socks I suddenly noticed something tan and foreign looking on the bottom of sock. Fearing the worst, I started hopping up and down on one leg. I have this newly gimpy knee that sometimes does not wish to straighten and other times does not wish to bend. I finally crashed onto the bed saving me the embarrassment of being tossed to the ground by an unruly knee. I managed to twist my leg around so I could get a good look at what was on the bottom of my sock: HAINES embroidered in gold.

Yep, I about killed myself over a logo.

And on that note, let's talk about snow covered Christmas cards, like the one below for Merry Monday. This was made with the freebies from one of those overseas crafting magazines and some Stampin' Up ribbon. This brings my card total up to 12 because I never finished last week's card but there is still hope as the parts are on my desk. It could happen, sometime before May even.

The Fine Print: But don't hold your breath. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Merry Moose

Time for another Merry Monday challenge to keep on top of those Christmas cards. This week the challenge is to use glasses.

Now I have to admit that as soon as I heard that I thought eye glasses not drinking ones, even though there are champagne flutes right there in the inspiration photo. Then I looked at the samples and realized most folks took it to mean drinking glasses, but a few rebellious ones went for eyeglasses.
I was afraid that I would be stymied either way but then I remember my fabulous moose and his hipster glasses and this card was born. I gave myself bonus points for using up that evergreen card topper from my stash. 

The Fine Print: Fabulous moose from the Visions of Santa set by Stampin' Up. 11 cards made so far!  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Turning Over a New Leaf

So... let me tell you how holiday card making went in 2017.

Not well. Not well at all. I tried. I just could not get into it. Then the zero hour hit and I panicked. I had some cards made but not enough. I pulled out all the cards I could find. You know, those weird experimental cards that didn't turn out right, or the ones you tried some new technique, or the ones you made on flimsy cardstock.... yeah, those. Plus I pulled out leftover cards from kits, cards from workshops, cards I kept for inspiration, and any card that was slightly winter-y or Christmas-y.

That has left me with absolutely nothing in my Christmas card stash, not even dead pine needles. So in order to have cards (hopefully enough cards even!) I'm turning over a new leaf (or evergreen bough as the case may be) and am going to pay close attention to Merry Monday again this year.

This week brings us EMBOSSING as the prompt. Thank the heavens that they allow either heat embossing or dry embossing. I don't like heat embossing so I pulled out some embossing folders and went to town.
Not that you can even see it on this card, but there are snowflakes in the background of this card. There is one large one (with bling in the middle) and several smaller ones. This was a rather traditional but bland card so I tried again:
This one has a quirky triangle background that I really liked. I kept the rest of the card simple because... well, because I don't really know how to make non-simple cards anymore.

That's it for this week. No telling if I can make a card every week and play along because I don't have much stamping time but I'll do my best.  These 2 cards bring my total up to 10 for the year (yep, I made a few random other cards over my holiday break). We're on a roll!

The Fine Print: Yes, I know I need to work on my photography skills. I'll add that to my to-do list right after 'learn to balance on one leg.' Stamps by Stampin Up, folders by SU and Cuttlebug.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Morning Coffee

So did you stay up late last night to ring in the new year? I did. Me and the cats, we partied. And by partied I mean they hid under furniture while I told them that wasn't really gunfire or an artillery assault.

Charles was convinced it was the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. I may not have discouraged that idea...

Anyway, since we stayed up so late (at least THREE HOURS past my bedtime), we needed coffee in the morning.
The Fine Print: So I found out how to avoid those dark dreary mornings... sleep in until the sun is high in the sky. Stamps, dies, and DSP from SU.