Good morning, and welcome. By the time you are reading this, DH & I will be on the way to Tampa to help our DD celebrate her birthday. Sorry I didn't get this card posted yesterday, but I was busy getting some necessary house chores done, packing, and thinking about what - if any - cardmaking supplies I wanted to drag along on the trip. Usually my copics go with me, along with some stamped images. I had thought perhaps to make up some card bases, take some paper, adhesive, etc, and maybe do some cards. Time got short, so I'll just be coloring, reading my kindle, watching the dolphins and hopefully enjoying some time with our daughter. We don't get to see her as often as we'd like.
My Friday night class was great! Lots of my Thursday stamping group buddies were there, so we had a good time playing catch up. We were in a shopping mode at the recent stamp show, so didn't really stop for much conversation. (Who wanted to miss out on a good buy? Not I!) Someone mentioned Brit sitcoms, and I piped up with "Anybody watch Doc Martin?". Well, some of them are almost as hooked on the show as am I, so we sat and talked about some of the funniest episodes. None of us can wait until the Season 6 gets to the USA (well, we'll have to wait, won't we?). I'll share the class cards here when I return.
In the meantime, here's my card to share today
- Adhered Sleigh to another silver piece from the same paper pack, and the Elizabeth Craft sentiment was cut from a snippet of the same red paper used for the sleigh and the scalloped trim.
- Poinsettia is from a 6x6 pack, which I don't have the name handy just at the moment, but if you are interested, I can provide it if you'll leave me a comment. I'll edit this post to name the paper pack.
- the card base is cut on the long length of an 8.5 x 11 piece of Recollection paper. Scored midway, folded. Then the top flap was scored and folded at the halfway point of the top piece. (I'm trying to learn some different card folds to alleviate the same old fold I always use. Cause I'm comfortable with that one!)
Here's the opened card:
- glitter swirls are just pieces from the Sleigh cutout (I was channeling Mrs. A who always sees the most amazing things with the punched out bits that most of us just toss in the trash!) Thanks, Valery!
I didn't get around to photographing this until late afternoon. Took it out on the deck in the sunshine but had too many shadows. Tried to Photoshop out the shadows, and I just ran out of time to fiddle with it. Brought it inside, put it on the kitchen table on top of a piece of white cardboard, with the ceiling light on, and here's what resulted! I hope you can get an idea of how it looks. I liked it, just didn't do a very good photography effort. I can't rush things. I have 2 speeds: Slow & Slower!
As I was scurrying around to get things sorted, I remembered a family anniversary that will occur while we are away, so hadda get that ready, and unfortunately we have a Sympathy card to send out, so had to finish that one for mailing as well. Didn't make yesterday's post, but my neighbor will mail them for me.
Have a wonderful Sunday. Hope to get back to chat here, even if I don't have cards to post. And I'm going to try to use the quiet time to get round to some of the challenge entries - a treat for sure, and to visit some blogs! Hugs