It looks like this will most likely be my last post before Christmas (if everything goes as planned). I will be flying back to New York tomorrow and hopefully staying until the 25th or so, but that depends on when the banks can close on our house here in Las Vegas. We will need to come back for that, but no date has been set...I was able to fit in some mad stamping while I was packing up the apartment, I just wanted to make sure I had enough Christmas cards made to take back with me cuz now my stamping stuff is sitting in a storage facility :( This first pic is of the cards I made using this week's Sketch Challenge #258 over at Splitcoaststampers. I made a dozen using 2 coordinating sheets of designer paper from My Mind's Eye and a Christmas Fluffles image (Stampendous) and a CTMH elf image. All Cardstock is Stampin' Up! and the images were colored in using my SU! markers. As you look at my photos, notice that all were made using just paper, stamps and ink. No ribbon, brads or buttons so that I can mail these quickly and easily in a regular SU! envelope. Yesterday I spent over an hour in line at the post office to mail some of my cards that were embellished and needed padded envies and extra postage, yikes! The next 2 pics are cards and the last 2 pics show the gift card holders that I made. For all of these I used designer paper by My Mind's Eye and SU! cardstock, ink and markers for coloring. All of the white circles are punched using SU! 1&3/4" punch and then mounted on a Spellbinder's nestibilities scallop circle die. I chose to make them all the same size to make thing go quicker. Each group of cards was made in 3 - 4 hours which for me is like Speedy Gonzalez!! Woot! Woot! The ornament cards used SU! stamp sets as well as the sentiments for the reindeer cards. Reindeer image is from CTMH.
For the gift card holders I used a Changito monkey and a Penguin Pals stamp by Stampendous and the 2 snowman image is a stamp that I got from the $1 bin at either Michael's or Joann's last year. The sentiment inside is from a SU! set.
Well, that is all I have time for, I got a couple more things to do fast-fast and then I gotta shutdown my PC and prepare it for storage. Someday I hope to get a laptop so that I can have a computer with me all the time...someday. Happy Holidays to you all and wish me luck with the purchase of our house here in Las Vegas as well as the sale of our house back in New York!
Thanks a bunch for taking time to stop by!!