Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards


There is a kind of long story about these Christmas cards.  Last year around this time, I went to Michael's and bought stuff on sale to make Christmas cards.  Two days later I was totally sick.  I think I picked up a bug while I was among the other shoppers at Michaels.  I didn't ever use any of the stuff I bought because by the time I was better, it was too late to make any Christmas cards.  I dug this stuff out this weekend and got busy.  I really like the Jenni Bolwin 12 x 12 Christmas paper that I'm stocking at Collage Stuff.  It's made into 4 different 6x6 patterns - perfect for Christmas cards.  I especially liked the December calendar pattern.  These are all very simple, but they are still handmade by me!  The Jenni Bolwin 12x12 paper that I used is on sale at Collage Stuff, so stop by and pick up a few sheets! You'll be glad you did!

Madonna and Child Swap

A Madonna and Child swap is being hosted at the VPI Yahoo Group.  I love religious imagery and religious icons, so I decided to join.  This is my entry.  My muse was not cooperative this weekend, so I am lucky to have these done! The base is some text scrapbook paper (thank goodness for my ever expanding stash of scrapbook paper!) overstamped with a scrolly stamp and embossed with gold detail embossing powder.  The Madonna image is from the Collage Stuff "Madonna" collage sheet.  I used 2 German scrap items from Collage Stuff - the Gold Churches and Gold Tiny Dot Border.  I just realized that the churches are perfectly sized for ATCs last night when I was making these. I have found that gel medium is the best adhesive for German scrap.  The gold churches German scrap has the churches, the halo, the angel and several other little coordinating items.  I added the blue gems to break up the gold.  I think I will also use this design for the Collage Stuff November ATC swap as it has a Christmas theme. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cemetery ATCs

The October ATC swap theme at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group was a cemetery angel theme.  I finished my ATCs for this swap last night.  I used vintage lotto cards, white doily flowers and red butterfly stickers from Jenni Bolwin (available at Collage Stuff).  The angel image is from the Collage Stuff "Angel Baby" collage sheet.  The small gold swan wings are available at Collage Stuff. I scanned in a vintage dictionary page to get the angel definition.  The angel was colored with Copic markers.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November 4x4 page

For November's page, the recipient wanted a wedding theme.  So here it is!  I used a bunch of items from Collage Stuff:  The Family Weddings Collage Sheet, Victorian scrap, Gold German Scrap Frames, Gold Daisy Braid Border, 4" white doilies, and May Arts white floral lace.  I picked up the background stamp a while back on sale and used gold detail embossing powder.  Thanks for stopping by!