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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I'm finishing up a few Christmas cards. I hope they arrive on time! The first 3 cards in this post were made using yesterday's SCS sketch challenge #207.

Stamps: Delicate Tree - Impression Obsession, sentiment - Serendipity, pot - Pink Cat Studio's Limitless Limbs
Paper: chocolate chip, always artichoke DSP, white
Ink: chocolate chip,always artichoke, Palette timber brown
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, brad, dimensionals
Techniques: distressing

This one is going to my brother and his family. Right before school started, my 7 yr old nephew thought it would be neat to stick his tongue in the wall of the freezer. LOL!

Stamps: Mudzie's Predicament - High Hopes, Sentiment - SU's Tiny Talk
Paper: wild wasabi, riding hood red, white, unknown DP, creamy caramel
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers for coloring, SU markers for doodling, word window & circle punches, eyelets, liquid applique

I just love this reindeer from Whipper Snapper. Thanks you to PIF friends!

Stamps: All Tangled Up Reindeer - Whipper Snapper
Paper: creamy caramel, unknown DP, real red, white
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, Martha Stewart branch punch. red brads

Another High Hopes image from PIF friends. Since I love cats, I may have to break down and get this stamps next year.

Stamps: Jolly Old St. Nick - High Hopes
Paper: real red, real red DSP, basic black, white
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, brads, designer label & brads

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gifts, Gifts, and more Gifts

I've been busy making gifts the last few days. This first set was made for the SCS color challenge today.

This is a gift set for my FIL's girlfriend. There is a gift bag, large & small post-it note holders, and an RSVP pen. She LOVES my cards, so I'll give her a new batch, but I wanted more to give her this year. I think I'll make some bookmarks, too, since she likes to read.

Stamps: All Through the Year, Petal Prints, (I can't remember the sentiment set, but it is SU
Color Challenge colors: basic gray, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, not quite navy
Accessories: ribbon, brad, DSP, wide oval punch

This is a set that I made for my mom and my MIL. Each will get 2 gift bags, a perpetual birthday calendar, and birthday cards. Each mom also has another small gift.

These are pocket post-it note holders. They are great for purses. I don't know about other people, but I never have a piece of paper to write on when I need it! These were made for:

bus drivers & aides
doctors & secretaries

This is part of a gift that is a mismatch of items for my friend who won the election last month and her 2 girls. There are altered notebooks, bookmarks, post-it note holders and pens.

The Christmas Spirit

I've been very busy making gifts this year since I have more time and the economy is the way it is right now.

The cats are getting in the holiday spirit... OK... not really. They didn't know what to do. They were paralyzed!!! I think they have recovered though. This first picture is of Princess... out little gifted & hyper active cat.

The 2nd two pictures are of Rockie and a singing snowman. We have all kinds of singing Christmas characters. Just like with Halloween, my DH buys a new one every year. LOL!

Here they are again. Rockie is our very fat and cognitively impaired cat... seriously. Life wouldn't be the same without him. The 2 cats together are quite a pair!

Secret Santa

Last Saturday, we had a reveal party on the PIF chat thread. It was so much fun! My secret santa was Hotwheles! Linda really spoiled me! You can right click on the photo to a get bigger view.