Winter Themed Card

We are hosting a church fellowship at our home this January.
This is the invitation card that I will be sending.
I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder for the swirled snow aqua background.
The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart punches.
I sprayed them with glue then sprinkled them with Martha Stewart glitter.
Very blingy in person.  🙂

The cute swirled snow stamps on the inside of the card were done with a stamp set
and pigment ink from Close to My Heart.
I thought the whole snow theme was appropriate considering it will be
January and we are in one of the snow capital states of the U.S.
Have a blessed weekend, my friends.

2012 Christmas Card

Tis the season, creative counterparts.  Here’s this year’s Christmas card.  I kept it pretty simple in style so as not to distract from the sentiment on the inside, which is what is most important:

The color scheme is a little outside the box for me.  I’m usually pretty much a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas colors.  But overall, I am pleased with my foray into contemporary colors.  So here is what I used for my cards:

Card base – Gina K. Designs heavy base weight navy cardstock
Patterned paper – Jingle by Close to My Heart
Mister Huey’s Color Mists in opaque white (doesn’t show up in the photos, but adds great dimension in real life)
Snowflake – Kerri Bradford cut file from the This and That Winter kit
Silver embossing powder by Hero Arts
Scalloped Window with candle (I omitted the candles) cut file from Silhouette
Inside sentiment – white cardstock, Ginda K. Designs pure luxury layering weight; Sentiment is a Silhouette cut file that I converted to a print and cut file along with the window frame from the front of the card
Silver metal ‘gem’ by Mark Richards

Most of my creative efforts are spent in front of my sewing maching, but my sewing and crafting time is pretty much split during this time of year as there are so many great gift items to be made.  I do, however, have a quick little sewing project to share with you this weekend.  So stay tuned.   🙂

What about you, does your sewing time give way to other creative outlets during this season?  I would love to hear about or see some of your projects.


Birthday Wishes

Happy 28th Birthday to my dear daughter!  You are a gorgeous girl, a terrrific mom, and a talented crafter.

Because of caring for aging parents last week and preparing to teach VBS next week, I haven’t accomplished a whole lot of sewing this week.  But I am busy completing other projects.  Here is one of them:  it has nothing to do with sewing, but I wanted to share the tag I made for my daughter’s present. 

Gift bag:  re-purposed
Tag:  made by me

Here’s a close up of the tag:

Cardstok, printed paper, and stamped sentiments:  Gina K. Designs
Die cut tag:  Spellbinders
Background stamp & paper flowers:  Hero Arts
Glitter brad:  American Crafts

I should have a sewing project to share by the end of the week.