Saturday, December 25, 2010

It's been a very busy week...

My craft room is clean!  And this is why:
I spent the last full week in the kitchen, and the first-ever family Christmas brunch turned out great!  Now, back to the craft room...and hopefully, more faithful blog posts in the coming year! Were you playing with paper, or flour this past week? 
I would love to hear what you've been up to...and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Birthday near the holidays? What does that card look like?

A birthday near the holidays means the card looks NOTHING like Christmas!  Well, at least in my world.  I always feel badly for the person who has a birthday near Christmas.  I make every effort to stay away from anything resembling Christmas colors!  So, this was the card for someone in my office that just celebrated her birthday.
I used the Magnifique paper and added some "feather-like" stamping on the large piece with the Lagoon color from the coordinating paper under the sentiment. Another quick and easy card, and she loved it!  So gratifying to see someone enjoy a card you made with them in mind.

Ok, that's the little break from Christmas, back to the red and green of the season!

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gift Card for the Baked Goodies

Made this little gingerbread house for my cookie plates for the neighbors.  I rarely use my heat gun and embossing powders.  I forgot how easy it is!
I embossed the house on brown bag cardstock from Close To My Heart, then layered it on a card made from cranberry cardstock, and cut it out the shape of the house. The stamp is Around the Block. The November 2009 stamp of the month, also from Close To My Heart.  I'm loving the holiday prep this year!  Hope you are too!  As always, thanks for stopping by.