Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas: texture

Here are a couple more holiday designs. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the paper for the frames for subtle texture...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas: made while mothering

Another card today! Special thanks to my friend, Ellie, for watching Natalie so I could roll up my sleeves and get some work done. The going is still slow, however, because I'm currently wearing Naomi. Though I have two hands free most of the time, my range of movement is limited.

It's because of this extra challenge to my productivity that I decided to have a special stamp made for the backs of my cards: made while mothering. Now I can share that I'm doing my best to balance kids, creativity, and care for the cards' recipients.

I had this stamp made by Terbear on Etsy. She also did my rookspaperscissors.etsy.com stamp.

Christmas: two more cards!

I finished two more Christmas cards using the Top Note die cuts... Perhaps this feeling I'm experiencing is, dare I say, that of being on a roll? I won't get my hopes up!

I should note that most of these cards are one- or two-of-a-kind as far as the papers go...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas: one card down

I finished one Christmas card! Hurray!

I was able to use my Cuttlebug and Top Note die to create the basis for about 70 cards. Plus, my mom let me borrow a new Stampin' Up stamp set and matching punch to make dozens of ornament-shaped cutouts. I have no idea how many cards I'll actually finish, and I still plan to enlist the help of Costco's photo center for the bulk of my cards. These handmade ones will largely be for my sister-in-law, who made a custom order...