Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas 2012

I think this is it for Christmas cards for the year 2012... I have lots more ideas but I'm running out of time and people... :) ... I probably will start keeping anything I make at this point and saving them for next year and really... I have lots more stuff I need to get done. For starters... clean the mess that was created to make these masterpieces!! ;) I start classes January 16... almost out of free time! So tomorrow, out to the post office to mail all the cards I currently have... I hope to keep postage under $30! Then to clean... clean... clean... :) Seriously!

So I've discovered the world of digital images and I was sucked into the vortex... I've been so taken by it that I no longer even try to fight it... :) Here are three cards made for special friends.

This first one is for my long-time friend, Terry G. I met her on-line back in 2006ish. We have lots in common and we are friends on FB now. I hope someday to be able to meet her in person... until then... I wanted to send her something special for Christmas and I came up with this...

Background cardstock is from Bazzill and mats are from my long time cardstock stash, the brown crystals are from Joann's Crafts and Fabric $1 bin... which by the way... I realized after I left that I absolutely loved these... have been back for more and cannot find any! :( Ribbon is from my long time stash. Image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. I struggled with picking images! These are affordable and I found five that were too adorable. I settled on Dani with Gifts for the card. I used a combination of Copic markers and EK Success color pencils. I plan to invest in Spectrum Noir markers... these are more affordable and I am on a budget since I am unemployed at the moment and plan to return to school for THREE years! Of course... no Christmas card would be complete without glitter! :) I used fine white Crystal Snow from Stampendous. Love it! :)

This next card is for my new pen pal, Bridgette C. We started writing each other this past summer. I could tell immediately we were kindred spirits and she feels the same way. I also hope to get to meet her in person some day. She's also on FB with me. I feel terrible. With all the stuff going on in my life right now, I've been unable to write her since the beginning of November, maybe end of October... so I want to send her a special card as well. She deserves it! She's won me over! :)

I used Bazzill cardstock for the background and mats from my long time cardstock stash. Ribbon, buttons and fibers are also from my long time stash and again I used a mix of Copics and EK Success color pencils to achieve the color. There's more of that awesome Crystal Snow glitter!! :) This image is from SimplyBStamps. She's got quite a selection as well and I struggled to pick just one as well! I think I bought like about ten of them... but at the same time... she had a special discount going on so it didn't hurt so bad! ;) This is the Merry London digital image.

I showed you that racy image earlier I bought at KennyKDownloads. I'll be honest. I went a little crazy here! I ended up with SEVENTEEN! But that is OK... I received money for Christmas so these are my Christmas gifts! :) There's many more I want to go back for as well later. I am sending this to my pal TJ who lives in Amarillo. I love how it came out. The image is appropriately named Mistletoe. :)

Again, background cardstock is from Bazzill and all mats are from my long hoarded stash as is the ribbon. The sentiment is from Raisin Boat and I used the set Wonderland Wishes. I used a mix of Copic markers and the EK Success color pencils and ink pad from Michael's. Of course, I used the Crystal Snow glitter on the fur on the entire outfit. 

I may be MIA for awhile. For starters... I am gonna be busy... and secondly... I think I write this only for me. I want to show off what I've done but I don't think anyone comes on here to read what I've done. :( I cannot give up entirely... my ego keeps bringing me back. :) But I'm gonna be busy with school and not sure I will be able to find the time necessary to carry out my addiction... ;) In the meantime... I hope someone misses me! ;) If I don't get a chance to come on here again before Christmas... Merry Christmas! Have a safe holiday! :)

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