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Archive for November, 2008

I’ve been working like a crazy lady emphasis on the crazy part! I’m working p/t at Target at nights, not a bad gig considering there’s no stress, no papers to grade, no lessons to prep, and no daycare costs. Plus I work with a fun group of people, many who are younger than I and single. Granted there’s not that big of an age gap but they are in a different part of life than I am. I have a card class I’m prepping for and I am also working on my Christmas gifts. That’s right, I’m doing handmade gifts with a few exceptions thrown in like a gift card or two–in a cute handmade holder! I wish I could say my desk is only this messy when I’ve got lots going on, but actually it’s normally a little worse!

From Christmas 08

My gifts:
-8 photo calendars
-ornaments (not sure what these are yet 🙂
-a few mini albums (about 5)
-a couple of journals/sketch books
-rice heat packs-with lavender harvested from my garden
-cute little emergency card kit, more details later
-? that may be it…..

I have some great layouts for the calenders all ready, using the stamps, wheels and paper I mostly have on hand. Using the Stampin Up 8.5 x 11 calenders. These are big enough to decorate but also there’s enough room to actually use on the calender! Since this is such a big project I’ve been doing it in steps a little each day and now that I have things prepped I just need to assemble and I’ll be done by next week! Seriously sweet! Last year it was the week before Christmas and I wasn’t close to be done!

But in the meantime I made a cute little sushi card for my friend, Lori “Stamper” (as my hubby calls her). Her and I like to get together and have some california rolls and craft so I thought this was a fun card. I should note that Lori is like a super stamper, card maker. So giving her a card I always have a little inferiority complex. But my cards are a little funky and different from hers so I think she likes them!

From Christmas 08

So there’s my little sushi card complete with chopsticks and my horrible attempt at calligraphy!

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Color Inspiration #29

From Kristina Werner’s color challenge was the challenge to use eggplant, tempting turquoise, pacific point, pumpkin pie, and whisper white.

From color challenges

 

I struggled with this color combo, I could see using one of these bolder colors alone on a card but altogether? This is way out of my comfort zone. And that’s part of the reason I like these color challenges. I don’t always post what I make and don’t always follow along but I like using colors that I wouldn’t normally use like the turquoise and purple which is card stock I have on hand but haven’t cut into ever! I didn’t have pumpkin pie so I used more mustard which I think is pretty close.
This is also the first project where I’ve used the Pacific Point stripped ribbon that I had to order for some odd reason. (All supplies are from Stampin Up!)

From color challenges

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