Monday, December 31, 2007

Paris Layout

I last visited Paris in 2002. I'm so sad that it's been so long since I've traveled. Now that school is nearly finished and the kids are older maybe I should make travel part of my New Year's Resolutions?

The photo on the left is the Rue Du Cler market. Notre Dame cathedral is on the top right and I am on the bottom right!

Monday, December 24, 2007

My Christmas Wish

Is for the writer's strike to end so we can have new episodes of The Office. Sniff sniff.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Feeling Neighborly

Feeling Neighborly

Our dear neighbor and her family are moving back to Korea today. This
is a card I made using my brand spankin-new Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel.
I'm hooked on the wheels now! Watercolored with my Sonnelier
watercolor paints. The checkerboard stamp is an old Anna Griffin from
a set I've had for a while. Paper is generic (maybe DCWV?).

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday's Cards

Wednesday's Cards

Almost done with Christmas cards. Next year I’m starting January.
Which means I’ll be starting over with Christmas cards in two weeks.
Riiiight. I really love these two cards above. I have no idea what
stamp this is, it’s been my tray for a while (I think?) and I thought
I’d give it a try. I recently organized and sorted all my stamps, so
I was happy to see that I had more Christmas theme stamps then I
realize! Also, sadly, I realized that I haven’t used my new Holy
Family Tryptych yet. I liked it a lot and ordered it, but I’ve test
stamped and colored it, and just can’t get excited about the results.
I don’t really have time to play anymore, so it may have to wait for
next year.

The cards above were colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.
Stickles on selected portions.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday's Card

Tuesday's Card

The red glitter bird was originally going to be a Flamingo. A few
weeks ago I had ordered a custom QK Flamingo die from a scrapbook
store in Tallahassee (Go 'Noles!). I had planned to use them on these
kraft paper cards with a very basic sentiment. Since I'm originally
from Florida, I wanted to use the "warm wishes" sentiment with the
pink flamingo for a nice, Florida-themed card. I cut 20 of these
cards, stamped them, then cut out 20 matching flamingoes. What I
didn't realize until too late was that the flamingoes were HUGE. As
in, a good couple of inches taller then the card. I tried trimming the
legs, but that just made him look awkward.

I guess they are meant for scrapbook pages, not cards. I was a little
disappointed. I suppose I could have cut the cards bigger but I like
using a half sheet of 8 1/2 x 11. Oh well!

So, I have all these kraft cards. And since I was playing with glitter
I decided to do a red glittery bird (BG chipboard). It's cute and will
go to someone local since I'm only mailing perfectly flat cards this
year due to postage.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Chicago Layout

Chicago Layout

I cut the letters on my Silhouette using the "Marquee" font. Very cool and nearly identical to the QK alphabet "Spotlight." Plus I can cut at whatever size I want!

The photos are from a birthday trip to Chicago to see Wicked in August of 2006.