Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Cards On Display!

This simple ribbon Christmas Card Tree decorates my front hall. I belong to several online groups that exchange cards, plus friends and family, so this is a mix of both homemade and purchased cards. I use mini clothes pins purchased at the craft store to clip them onto the heavy ribbon. I've glitter sprayed the pins, so they sparkle! I like this way to display my cards, I've tried so many things, and my dd thought this up for me this year. Last year I clipped them to the ribbon, but the tree arrangement is new for cute! Since we still have almost a week left until Christmas, I'm sure this will fill out nicely and as many more cards will be arriving soon!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Card

I did four of these last night and finished working on them this morning. I was wanting a card that was flat with no ribbon knots or brads. I wanted it to go through the postage machines without trouble. This is what I did. Old Olive CS, Real Red, Shimmer White. I used a sentiment from Star Studded Season, the image is Baby Jesus Is Born, and the Merry Christmas is from Fancy Flexible Phrases. I sponged it with Holtz Antique, the image is stamped on Shimmer white, and watercolored with reinkers and an Aquapainter.

Quick Christmas Tag

This is a fast tag for this big gift! Just a 3x3 card with a nice ribbon wrapped around it and the ornament stamped on shimmer white, punched with the scalloped square. Decorated with stickles and I will write the to and from info at the bottom of the card. Punched a hole for the ribbon and threaded it with red grosgrain SU ribbon.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Merry Christmas Cards from Jasmine and Harvey

My daughter and her husband took this picture of their parrots. She brought it to me and asked me to transform it into a "cool card". Well this is what we put together. She is exchanging cards with her Eclectus Parrot online group she belongs too, so needed some Christmas Parrot cards! I cut out the main pieces, she punched out everything, and I sent her back to apartment with stuff to make twenty! The main card is black CS, the frame of the pic is Handsome Hunter. Gold Cording wrapped around the bottom finished off with the punched ovals in Real Red CS and Shimmer White. We used big Office Brads to accent the gold in the picture on Word Window Punches in the left corner. The Merry Christmas is stamped in Real Red with the Fancy Flexible Phrases and sponged and edged with Encore Gold on the shimmer white. Inside it is stamped in Encore Gold with the star from Solemn Stillness and a saying from Star Studded Christmas.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Harvey and Jasmine, Eclectus Parrots

My married daughter and her husband moved into our basement apartment a while ago. Over Thanksgiving weekend look who came to live with us! This is Harvey and Jasmine, Eclectus Parrots. They are so pretty! When Harvey flaps his wings you can see the beautiful reds and blues underneath. Both of them are surprisingly quiet. I think the parakeets make more noise. They are eating their oatmeal here over the parakeets. They get a wide variety of healthy foods, my daughter has taken to making sprouts every day for them plus a host of other fun goodies. I think they are wonderful Christmas Colors...such bright incredible colors nature give us!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Quick Gift Tag

I finally got back into doing a challenge, yay! It is a quick one, cute little snowman, perfect for a red wrapped present I have in mind. Easy with craft white stamped with Snow Flurries, and Stazon stamped with Tags for All Snowmen. Colored with gel pens and there you are...tied with a blue ribbon, couldn't be easier!