I haven't been very good about updating you all on the Cards for Kids status.
We are still collecting any cards – handmade, store-bought, anything – and I am extending the deadline to 12/31/10. We will then start another round. If you want to send holiday cards, please mail them by 12/16. The more the merrier! Thanks.
Another bit of info. Many people have asked about the Powder Tool I use when I emboss. I love this tool. I just brush it on my paper before I stamp and heat emboss and it prevents random pieces embossing where I don't want. This is SO much better than an anti-static-pouch-thing that makes a mess. This just brushes out a bit – a tiny bit – perfectly. You can find it HERE.
Would be a great stocking stuffer.
Also, I thought I would also share a fall layout I did for Creating Keepsakes. Love these photos of the little man.
As seen in the January 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.
So, went to see Santa today. Colin was having nothing to do with it. Was fine the past years. Anyone else have kids like that? Sigh.
Hope you all had a good weekend. Did a ton of catching up and a bit of falling behind. Seems that is the way it works.
Thought I would share a few old scrapbook pages for kicks.
This one was in a CK article on coloring. Those hearts are embossed with embossing folders and traced with colored pencils. The journaling goes down the edge of the layout on the right, but another layout was in the way. Wish I would have gotten a better photo of this…
(As seen in Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.)
This one was for a Hero Arts catalog, but wasn't used. That is my grandparents on their wedding day. They were married 74 years before my Grandfather died.
I may have shared this one, but I just love those photos…
I have lots of kitting to do, but before I go, I thought I would do a poll. Thanks for answering…
First, I am guesting over on the Scrapbook Challenges site. This site looks fabulous, with sketches and such, so I was happy to play along. (The industry needs places like this for us to be happy, right? Gotta support them!)
So, here is my layout, along with their sketch…
Supplies: Lots and lots and lots of Basic Grey; Tim Holtz Scallop Die; White Enamel Accents from Ranger; More Basic Grey.
This is the great sketch. I turned mine and played with it a bit. But love love love this sketch…
See those little white dots? Did that using the White Enamel Accents from Ranger. You will be seeing more of these. SO much better than a white pen and adds some dimension…
So, you know I love the Basic Grey 6×6 paper pads. I find the smaller scale of these papers so easy to work with – on cards AND scrapbook pages, such as the one above.
And I am now having a love affair with the scallop die from Tim Holtz. I wasn't sure if this die and I would hit it off. I am more of a perfectly-even-scallop girl, so the uneven scallop threw me for a loop. But then I used it. And fell in love. You will be seeing it a LOT here. (You can buy it HERE.) And, it turns out that the fabulous folks at Simon Says Stamps sent me an extra of this great die, so I thought I would give one away here. Just leave a comment here by Wednesday night for your chance to win.
Oh, and I have a table full of giveaways. So I will be doing more this week. Just paying it forward.
Finally! A poll. Planning some big classes and wondered with you all would vote for. Thanks for your help!
Had one of those days when I was reminded often about how fast the kids are growing.
All of Colin's long pants were too short. (It was cool here today.) We tore down the girl's old playhouse in the backyard. Kay ran off with friends… in their car. Audrey wears the same shoe size as me.
My oh my. They grow fast.
So, I thought I would dig up a page with a photo of Colin when he was a bitty. I may have shared it before, but I just had to look at that face again…