Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wow my last post of 2011 and I want to thank everyone for stopping by my blog. I know my post have not been consistent but I will try to do better in 2012 so stick with me. I also will try to visit more of your blogs so if you drop by please leave a comment with your blog address. For those of you who I already have your blog address I will try to leave more comments in 2012.
Now on to the beautiful card for today, I think a thank you card is perfect for the last post of the year and this is not one of my own cards but was done by my friend Ann Krucek. I love this type of card with clean lines and just the right touch of embellishments. I seem to never know when or how to stop adding embellishments to my cards which is why sometimes it takes me so long to do a card. This card has the right mixture of texture which comes from the dry embossing and pattern paper to give it a nice visual balance. I can't wait until Ann starts her own blog which will be filled with all kinds of crafts. I will post her website once she gets up and running.
I hope you all had a Wonderful Holiday and have a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Tonight was our card club Holiday celebration after having to postpone our November meeting due to members being under the weather we had a lot to share. Denise gave a tutorial on coloring skin tones with chalk and brought some images for us to practice on. We shared our one layer challenge cards from the postponed November meeting ( I will post my one layer cards later). One layer cards are a challenge for me because I never know when to stop embellishing. We also exchanged handmade Christmas cards each card was very pretty. Lastly we exchanged gift bags filled with items adding up to a total of $5.00 . Below is the bag I made for the exchange along with the cards and tags. The directions to make the bag I got free from Archivers. The card is one I did a few years ago really wanted to do it again I love the little angel that I got from "Digital Pencil too". The tags are chalked to give a vintage look stamped and embossed. The Poinsettia was cut out with my silhouette embossed to give it texture and covered with glitter paint for a light shimmer. Come back again this week for more Christmas tags and cards.