Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bad Blogger

Well, I admit it - I am a bad blogger. Time just seems to get away from me and updating my blog just does not get done. There has been a lot going on. My friend Judy and I have embarked on a pretty major project. I may have mentioned previously that we were making cards for the troops. We have over a hundred general occasion cards made and ready, but we have now started on getting some Christmas cards ready as well. Over the past week or so, I have made quite a few cards - we had determined that we would keep them very simple - no layers, no embellishments, no adhesives. That in itself was a challenge, but we did not want to risk adhesives coming loose in who knows what weather conditions.

Here are pictures of the cards I have made during this past week (while watching or should I say listening to the Olympics). All of the completed cards will be packaged, with a mailing envelope, in a clear plastic envelope (the ones from SU are wonderful) for protection. We will then package up all of the cards and send them to a contact who with a friend (both military wives) initiated a program where cards are sent to our troops so that they have a selection to choose from to send to their loved ones back home. More information can be found on their site at http://acardforhome.com/
This card uses the SU set Jolliest Time of the Year. I did not have a stamp with a french sentiment so I used my computer for the text. I coloured it in using SU markers. For a little bit of sparkle I used my Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen. I used it on the 'fur' trim on Santa's coat and hat as well as for the snowflurries around him. I also used the gold zig painty for the belt buckle.
I used Lovely as a Tree - one of my favourite sets - for this card. I love it's versatility. I stamped the tree using Old Olive and again added sparkle with the Gelly Roll Pen. I also used my computer for the greeting. The stamps used on this card are not Stampin Up! I have had this Santa for a very long time - it is one of the first stamps I ever bought and I could not bear to part with it. The company name is Stamps Happen. The sentiment was bought at Michael's in their $1.50 bin last year and is stamped using Real Red. Coloured in with SU Markers. The bell on his hat is enhanced with gold stickles. This is another non SU stamp set. The company name is Denami Designs. I bought it 3 or 4 years ago. I stamped the ornament and the sentiment using Gold Encore. Added a bit of stickles and threaded in a bit of gold ribbon.

This card is made with a Stampin Up! set - Wishing You Cheer. Again, coloured in with SU Markers. Used gold stickles for some sparkle. Used Real Red to stamp the sentiment (part of the set). This is made using Big on Christmas. Coloured in with SU Markers and then covered with stickles for the glitz. Used a large corner rounder to add a bit of interest. I have also made cards with the other two stamps in the Big on Christmas set (Let it Snow and Happy Holidays). Don't have photos right now.

The cards are stamped on Whisper White cardstock.
I received the new Fall Winter Idea Book & Catalogue last week (had to keep it very quiet as not all demonstrators got theirs at the same time). My wish list is so long. I will have to do some editing. All of the NEW stamp sets are die cut and when the Spring-Summer book is released ALL of the stamps will be die cut. There are lots of new stamp sets, accessories, DSP and of course the new In Colours.
Well, I think that is it for today. Until the next time, thanks for looking.


1 comment:

tiffany said...

Hi my name is tiffany and i just became a military wife and my husband is going to be deploying and i will need help sending things to him can you help me with this and give me some advice about it.