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Christmas Card

Merry Christmas!!

I have been slow to get started on my Christmas cards this year. I finally did get cards made for my friends back in Iowa. I made a card that I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s blog. You can find the tutorial here. I have to say I learned quite a bit making these cards. They aren’t something that you can just quickly put together. At least for me they weren’t. I have to say I love how they turned out! I have used parts of the technique I learned on several other cards.

2016-christmas-card

It’s to bad you can’t see the shimmer on the colored parts. It is well worth giving this technique a try. Even with the learning curve it makes a beautiful card! I won’t give you any directions as you can watch the video. Do give it a try. The colored parts are all texture paste through a stencil.

I have a few more cards to post yet before Christmas so see you soon.

I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

As always appreciate your stopping and visiting for a while.

M

Drew’s Birthday Card

It has been really hard to get back into the crafting mode again. I rearranged and rearranged until Randy finally said, “just get back to it”. So I started by signing up for 6, yes, I said 6 on-line classes. I never have done anything in a small way.

We have moved to North Dakota and it has been nothing but Winter here since the day we moved in. The coldest in years. Yes, that would be my luck. I who hates cold! Too bad we don’t have any stock in Under Armour as that is all you see people wearing around here. Including myself. The weather has been brutal with temps in the -30° to -40° actual temp and wind chills up to the -70° range. Like I said brutal!!! Enough of Winter.

All we have is a Hobby Lobby. No Michael’s, no scrapbooking store,  JoAnn’s is pretty much just fabric. I have pretty much become an on-line shopper. Not real happy with that as everything takes two weeks to get here. Patience is not one of my strong suits. I want it NOW! LOL

Anyway, I started with a simple card for Drew’s birthday. I saw the card in the stampers’ sampler (jan-feb-mar ’14 issue). The small section of patterned paper is of license plates. (Drew has a collection of them.) The paper on the tag is a page from the dictionary. If you look close the word above the world is park  as in recreation. I did that on purpose, compass is also pointing west, as go west young man. I had fun making this card for him. I see the blue on the oceans didn’t show up.

Drew's B'day

This posting has taken me forever to get done. September was the last time I have posted. Luckily, I had written directions down years ago on how to post. LOL

Well, it has been nice chatting with you again. Off to start the “hair and skin” coloring class with Kit and Clowder.

As always thanks for stopping to visit and always love your comments and appreicate them!

M