Friday, December 30, 2011

December Daily Day 15 and Some Christmas Cards

Do ya wanna hear my Christmas card sob story, do ya? Well, too bad, I'm gonna tell ya anyway! I made all these 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" cards (as above), then realized I didn't have envelopes to send them! And do ya think I could find any in this town? Heck no!!! So, I regrouped, found some envelopes, and made some cards to fit my envelopes instead of the other way around. This is actually a wise strategy, I don't know why I didn't think of it first! So, the cards above I hand delivered to friends and family in town, and the cards below were the ones that got mailed.

Supplies (snowman cards): Close to My Heart cardstock, Graphicat Designs stamp set, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Sizzix embossing folders, BoBunny patterned paper, Spellbinders dies

These smaller cards were made with a Sizzix embossing folder, lots of Tim Holtz distress ink, Perfect Pearls, Close to My Heart cardstock and stamp, Bo Bunny patterned paper, and Prima jewels to dress it up a bit (speaking of jewels, I got my i-rock in the mail yesterday, fun fun!).

All of this messing around with sizes, envelopes and designs meant I didn't get my cards out on time, or to all the folks I wanted to send to, so I was pretty disappointed with myself. So, next year I think I will start my cards waaaaay earlier, like, now maybe! And that way I won't get bummed out about it.

Carrying on with December Daily, here is my Day 15 page:

This was the day I got nothing done, and I was without wheels so I couldn't even get out of the house. Actually, I did try to take Brenna and Hunter for a walk, but she was screaming so hard about wearing a jacket instead of the snowsuit I stuck her in that her boots went flying off (you know the stiffened-body, head-thrown-back scream?) and I said, "Forget this!" I took these photos during the only quiet time she had that day, when she sat on the floor looking at a book. Deceptive indeed!

Supplies: Heidi Swapp journaling card and chipboard numbers, Close to My Heart stamps and ink, Maya Road chipboard word, DecoArt paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, unknown ribbon and patterned paper
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3 comments:

  1. I remember those days and terrible two's.. You just have to give expecting to get anything done on them.. Cards are lovely and so is the page.. take Care

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  2. Too funny about the envelopes!!! I don't have that excuse, I just procrastinated colouring for too long!!! Your cards are all gorgeous by the way!! I love what you do with the distress ink!! I wish we lived closer so we could get together and you could show me your magic!!
    Brenna looks so sweet in those pics, she's growing up so fast!!! I personally think you should have taken pics of the fit to scrapbook (: It would have really represented the day you were having!!! and it would have been blackmail for when she is older (:

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  3. ROFL!!!
    I can so relate to this Roxy! Christine has been (for the most part) a good, even tempered child but we have had our share of tantrums. I think we've even had them over jacket choices! (Although, around here it's rain jacket vs hoodie type fights!) Love the pictures you did capture though. So cute! And I love that you changed them to black and white. I really need to remember to do that more! And the cards ... Stampin' Up! has a great supply of cards to fit the 5.5 x 4.25 card! Just sayin'!!! :)
    Oh, and I think there is going to be something new replacing P12. there should be an announcement tomorrow on the scrapbook and cards today blog. Fun! I still want to do a monthly roundup type layout though so you are on! Let's do it! I've got about 6 years of Becky's sketches saved on my hard drive, I'll start posting one each month and see what happens! Deal?

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