Monday, January 16, 2012

Cards From Paper Studio's Christmas Club 2011

The following are cards I designed for Paper Studio's Christmas Club Class 2011.  Most were designed back in August!   So here they are....
Thinking Christmas Card
This card used stamps from Fiskars as well as Hero Arts.  Paper from American Crafts.
Snowman Gate Card 009
Next comes a gate card using Bazzill cardstock and American Crafts patterned papers. Nestabilities for the scalloped ovals and circles.
Snowman Gate Card 010
Fiskars and Hero Arts for the stamps.  Stickles for the snowman's sparkle.  Liquid pearl on the carrot nose.
Snowman Gate Card 013
May Arts for the wonderful plaid ribbon.  This was my favorite card this season.
Snowflake Gift Tags 2011 Front
A few gift tags using the Slice "Seasons" design card to cut out the snowflakes.  Nestabilities for the circles.
Snowflake Gift Tag 2011 Front Open
Paper by Bo Bunny and ribbon by May Arts.  Here's an inside view, the circles slide apart due to a strategically placed brad.
Snowflake Gift Tags 2011 Back
And a sweet snowflake on the back.  Hard to believe these were made 4 months ago.  This holiday season went incredibly fast.  Blink!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Headbands and the "Jester" Skirt

This is what I've been up to for the past few months. Headbands. Lots of headbands.
T-Shirt Headbands
In different colors and styles, with different patterns and stitching.
Headbands for Thorp
Even rainbows.  All handmade by me.  I started making them over a year ago to restrain my wonderful curly hair.  (It has a mind of it's own so restraint is necessary and thus the headbands.)  
Headbands for Thorp
Seems like I'm stopped every time I'm wearing one and asked "Where did you get your headband?"
Headbands for Thorp
So now I'm starting to sell them.  Taking it seriously.   Getting all the ducks in a row as they say.  Including the "Etsy" shop which was last years resolution.   Ducks.  Rows.  Headbands.

I did take sometime out from headband making to reorganize my work space and thus with a burst of renewed "CREATIVE ENERGY"  I made a new skirt for Ruby.   I call it the "Jester" Skirt.   I now want one for myself.   I made it using all the scrap pieces from my headband pattern cutouts.
"Jester" Skirt
I've been setting aside these wacky triangle pieces just waiting for the right project to come to me.  I have a hard time "throwing away" anything that just might still be useful.  So I wait.  This can often backfire in mounds or piles of stuff in which I loose the land line phone for 5 days. 
"Jester" Skirt
Anyway, I'm down right giddy, tickled pink and thrilled with the result.  So much so that I made Ruby's new doll, Crystal, a matching one while Ruby was at school. 
Smiles all around!
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