Friday, October 31, 2008

The First Christmas Card!

I have finally gotten a start on my Christmas cards! I have a couple others done or nearly done, but this is the only one that I consider actually finished.

The white panel is actually stamped (in white) and embossed (in clear) with a large Holiday Words stamp. The detail does not show up well in the photo (view full size image to see it more clearly), but it adds just the right touch of dimension. The poinsettia I hand-quilled, and the red and green paper have gold on the top edge. So delicious!

Holiday Words
Ink: white by ColorBox
Paper: white and red cardstock, poinsettia swirl by ScrapWorks
Accessories: clear EP, red, green and yellow quilling paper, Elmer's glue.

I also had to wait for my new camera. My old one has done a good job, but after my vacation with my mother it became quite clear that it just wasn't standing up anymore. Too many photos came out blurry and it was driving me nuts. So I have an adorable Canon PowerShot SD1100IS Digital Elph in brown. So cute! It has image stabilization which is going to make my life much easier. Please excuse the less-than-stellar picture. I took it with the built-in camera of my laptop. But isn't it cute? My hands are small, so trust me when I say this thing is pocket-sized. Yum! So hopefully this will make pictures much easier.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

What else I'm up to...

On a side note of creative endeavors, I thought I would post a link to another way I've been channeling my creative energy recently. Protagonize is an online collaborative writing site and I've been working on my creative writing. I have been pushing the site to all my friends who write. Great place, lots of fab writers who are also incredibly nice and supportive people, and lots of fun. And it's run by a Canadian! Always a plus in my mind.

Hope to have new things up soon! Been busy stamping 30+ sheets of paper for my grandma's Christmas letter.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Let the Christmas Crafts Begin!

Well, it's that time again in my crafting space. My vacation is over and I have gotten rid of the cold I caught right after, so it is time to get on with prep for Christmas!

The first things I have done are two door hangers, one for each grandma. As they live in communities where their doors get seen by other people, they each have had door decorations by me before. These are this year's Christmas offerings. The present is actually much more glittery and sparkly than it appears. The bow is metallic gold and covered in sparkly varnish, the ribbon metallic green with sparkly varnish. The reindeer has metallic red and green with a tint of gold paint on his horns.

I bought the two wooden shapes at DeSerres, both unfinished, then painted them myself.

I've been doing a bit of quilling too, but some of those things are going to end up on cards so you'll have to wait to see!