This is my place. My virtual room to chit chat and share my love of crafting with others who also go "gaga" over stamps, colored pencils, ink and paper. This is my space to stretch out with a cup of coffee or tea in my hand and my two dachsies asleep under my desk and say I made this card/gift for a friend...and I just wanted to share it with YOU!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Post Thanksgiving blues....
are hanging on me like a sticky cobweb. I think that this past Thanksgiving was one of my best in years and I so enjoyed being at home and with my kids that it makes the Monday after Thanksgiving a complete let down. Bess and Tyler are gone. Clarice is back at college. Corm is back to his HS routine of leaving for swimming at 5:30 am, going to school and then home again after 5:30 pm....and Joe leaves today for France for the week. So it's me. And the dogs. At home. And while I do enjoy the peace and quiet it is still an adjustment. So, I have a book set aside to start reading. And several card ideas in my head to transfer to reality. I have a scrapbook page I would like to try laying out as well as putting my Fall decorations away and getting my Winter and Christmas decorations out and about the house. I did have some time this morning to work on a card. I had die cut the tree several days ago...on a scrappy-ish piece of paper. But then I experimented by outlining it with Stickles and suddently the scrap paper didn't look so bad anymore! So, I decided to keep the sparkly die cut and and make a card around it. I like how this card turned out but I think that I might like it better in the future if I use fancy Spellbinder die cut corners instead of pearls to accent the corners with. Seems to me to be too much "space" at the top of the tree. Any suggestions? Otherwise, I have embossed the red card stock and mounted the green sentiment tag on two white tags to give it "shadow" and definition. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts clear sheet of "Holiday Sayings" CL343.
I think that this card looks a little more time intensive than it is....it actually came together really quickly! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.....and also have a good week out ahead of you.