Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentine Easel Card

I just held my January clubs and we made Valentine cards. I love Valentine cards because they're happy cards full of love. We made three, but the first one I want to feature is actually the fanciest, an easel card and the one I really love the most. It may be the most layers ever for me and for a club card, but everyone left with a great card and covered from head to toe with glitter! Now that's a good thing - so here's the card.
Items used from the new mini occasions catalog are:
Specialty DSP - Sending Love
Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslit
Stamp from I {Heart} Hearts (polka dot heart)
Stamp from Well Scripted (love you much)
Small Heart Punch
Pinking Hearts Border Punch
Other items used are:
Paper: Real Red and Pretty in Pink
Full Heart Punch
Fine Cosmo Glitter - Red
Real Red Classic Ink
Stampin' Dimensionals
Sticky Strip
Now it's your turn!

Christmas Cards

I'm curious - did you make your own cards this year? I did and I didn't just choose one style, I chose many! We had a group of six of us that met every month to make cards with the goal of at least 10 cards each month. With that plan we would have 110 cards by November, ready to address the envelope and mail. FYI, I didn't make 10 of each of these - a few were singles and some were more, but ended up with about 115 cards!

A couple of us needed closer to 180 cards and had to work at home between meetings, some made just one or two different cards, but made some each month and then there were some like me who made different cards every month. I wish I had pictures of everyone's cards, but I only have mine - hope you enjoy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blog Update

I'm sure you've noticed that there was a huge gap in posts from December 6 until today - so I would like to give you a quick update. We bought a new house, closed on December 21! Traveled to North Carolina to do a half marathon raising money and awareness for Victory Junction Camp, and my mother who will be 100 the end of April has been ill since we returned from NC on December 14. Mom has been the healthiest, most active woman I've ever known, so for things to change and change suddenly has taken it's toll not only on her but me. We are learning new routines and adjusting to a different lifestyle, but she's doing ok and we're taking one day at a time.

Please know that I love stamping and am still very involved, just don't have as much time to post as I did a few months ago. I will try to keep up - but there will be gaps.

On the very exciting side of all this - the new house that we're moving into very slowly (will take several months) has a 14x25 foot craft room with built in cabinets, walk in closet and great lighting!

That's it for now - new posts will be appearing - Happy New Year to everyone and Happy Stamping.

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