Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A few shots...


from the first week in December. These will be added to my December Daily album.

Having snack after school...


We took the kids to see Rise of the Guardians last night. The blond children are Jordan & Nick, who came along with us with their mom, Tania.


Today, I had the day off, so I ran errands, made some cards and mailed out my Christmas newsletters & family photos.


And, here are a couple of cards I made yesterday. This first card is for Retro Sketch #40. Here's the sketch:


For my card, I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (aqua mist, vintage cream), stamp (Stylish Sentiments: Holiday), dies (Love Lives Here: Holiday, LL:Squares), felt and ribbon. I also used October Afternoon patterned paper. I die cut the tree from the felt and backed it with the patterned paper.


For my second card, I kept the design similar, but swapped out a Snowflake Medley die for the tree. I stamped a Snowflake Medley image with versamark on PTI vellum and heat embossed it, sprinkling on a little Martha Stewart glitter to add some sparkle for this week's MIM at Papertrey Ink: Detail Glitter Technique.


The patterned paper is Studio Calico. Here's a photo where you can see the stamped image a little more clearly:


Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Linda Nicholson said...

Oh...I love the shots that you'll be using for your December Daily. During the week, it is harder for me to come up with shots / ideas. I also plan on taking the boys to see Rise of the Guardians. I like how you took a picture in front of the movie poster.

Beautiful cards too!

Linda

Linda Nicholson said...

I love the pics that you'll be including in your DD. It's the everyday type stuff that I'm having a hard to e getting pictures of. My boys also want to see Rise of the Guardians. I'll have to remember to snap a picture in front of the movie picture like that too.

Your cards are s pretty. Love how you used the felt!

Linda

pamela said...

Ever since I started making cards, I've reverted to snail mail... cuz nothing can be better than to get Christmas snail mail!

The glittery snowflake is so fun :)

sanketi said...

Love them all..Wonderful!

Tracy said...

Love love love the stitched felt negative missy! and its funny - we both went for the aqua and red - great minds ;-)

Leah said...

Looks like a fun Dec. so far:) Love both cards, especially the snowflake one. I got my cards out today too! First time I've been so early...it feels good!

Elena said...

Such cute cards! Love the shot of your xmas cards, all in a pile, ready for mailing....

Rose A said...

Love all your photos! Especially the one of the nice neat pile of cards...inspiring! Hope to finish mine this week

I'm really in love with you bottom card though-must try that ASAP!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Great cards. Love the felt with the diecuts. gives a nice country touch!

Cindy Lee said...

Oh wow! Awesome cards! I really love them!

Kelly Griglione said...

Leigh, LOVE your cards here!! The negative dies from the felt, the colors, the design, it all makes for such a fun, cool card!! And I can't wait to see your Dec Daily. I keep telling myself one of these years ...