Tuesday, November 13, 2007

COTM and Pocket-FULL

This is my November COTM (Card of the Month) that I'm sending to my friend Jeanine in Cleveland, TN. The cardstock is from Club Scrap. Stamps are from Papertrey Ink.
This is the artwork inside Susie's pocketfull book. Her book is house shaped and she crackled all the pages. I went with a faith theme.
This is the front page with the artwork inserted into the pocket. Sorry for the glare on the photo.For the back, I used a piece of fabric from a slip, cut into the house shape. The angel image is layered on top. I used my handy Xyron to attach the vellum saying.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Card Making

Here are all my supplies for my Christmas cards. I've actually got them all done (well, 150 of them anyway). This is the first year I've had them done in October. Boy, it's a great feeling (since I love to PLAN ahead).

I'm also working on my project for the DRI next weekend. This is a get-together with other stampers in my local area. I finished the sample this morning. It's a slider card modeled after one shown on Papertrey Ink. This picture shows the slider part pulled out to reveal the inside image. I colored the flower with Prismacolor Pencil and used mineral spirits to blend them. I think it turned out pretty good, although I'm not a big fan of coloring. I like quick/easy and coloring sometimes takes too long. This is another card I made this morning, still using the mineral spirits to blend the pencils. I really like how this one turned out.

Fall is definitely here in East TN - the mornings are cooler and the leaves are turning such wonderful colors (and falling to the ground). I didn't think summer was ever going to end this year! When I was a kid, summer was my favorite time of the year (guess it was because school was out and we went swimming nearly every day). As I got older, Spring became my favorite, especially after moving to TN as the trees and flowers in the south are so gorgeous! But now, my favorite is Fall. I love the cooler weather, wearing jeans and sweaters, buying new boots, making chili and soups, snuggling with my hubby on the couch. It's all wonderful!