Happy Thursday to all. Hope your week is going smoothly. For me, no crafting but long awaited and much needed housework. Where does all the ‘stuff’ come from?
Not sure if I will be posting next Thursday as it will be Thanksgiving so let me wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Is everyone having turkey? I will be cooking 2 turkey breasts. These are perfect for my family since no one likes the wings or drumsticks. The usual trimmings, a pie and some nuts and call it a day! Of course, I’m sure football will be on all televisions here. My cue to take a walk or nap LOL.
Fast forward to Christmas. Everything is going so quickly with all the stores in full gear. Overstocked and bulging shelves makes me wonder…..what’s the holiday season all about, anyway???? I’m good to go, all gifts purchased (mostly money and gift cards) and cards addressed and ready to be mailed. I’m now planning the menu for Christmas Eve but basically the same I have every year since they are the family’s favorites. I’ll post more about my menu as time approaches.
GIFT ALERT: To my family and friends who usually receive hand made gifts from me each year….well, not this year. Simply put, I’ve run out of ideas and energy. An idea has to come to me with excitement and frankly, nothing this past year has stood out as quick, easy and useful. With this said, I am foregoing handmade gifts for this year and hope that within the next year, I find something that catches my eye.
Onto holiday cards that I’ve made for this year. I actually started back in March making cards. All my cards are pretty simple. I had a few orders, many donations cards and cards for my personal use so there was a lot of cards to make. I will share a few with you each week. If anyone wants further info on any card, just email me and I’ll try to help….if I can remember that far back LOL.
For this card, I printed the snowflake background paper with the music line and the sentiment. I added little rhinestones to the music notes.
For this card, I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut the lamp post and a small punch for the leaves tied with a small piece of red twine. Lastly, again I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut the landscape scene from embossed white stock and a small hand punch for the snowflakes.All these cards are easy and straight forward. When you are making a couple hundred cards they have to be streamlined for mass production. I believe I made 4 of each design.
Are you working on cards? Gifts? Home decor? Time is passing quickly so get moving!!!