Monday, December 15, 2008

Good intentions

What is it they say about good intentions? I'm hoping it's not accurate. I have SUCH good intentions, however my body thinks otherwise......I'm dealing with a back injury and I've not been able to do a whole lot of anything the past couple of weeks. I'll be fine, just have to get over this rough patch first.
I did have a couple of things done to show you, so here goes.
I made this gift card holder a few weeks back. I really need to make a few more for Christmas gifts. Luckily for me, they are super fast and easy to turn out. I'm hoping to be able to do a few this week. This is not my idea at all.......saw it on some one's blog somewhere. The key point here is, FAST and EASY! This is the outside:

Here is the inside:

This next little item I also saw on someones blog. Geesh I really have to get better at documenting where I see these sorry about that. It's the cutest little box to hold a mini loaf of bread. Again, super easy and quick to do. I had such grand plans for these little boxes. I envisioned making bunches of them and filling them with some homemade quick breads or coffee cakes to hand out to neighbors, friends and even my UPS guy. I'm not sure if that will still happen, but it's not looking like it at this point. Good intentions.........
Hopefully I'll be back to near full speed soon. This is not a good time of year to be laid up with a back problem!

Monday, December 1, 2008

An Experiment

I know there are lots of people that don't like to purchase Holiday stamp sets. They don't like to spend the money on stamps that will get used maybe once or twice a year. They are stronger willed than I am.....I love Holiday sets! So I thought I would challenge myself to create a Holiday card without using a Holiday set.
This is a card I made at a demonstrator training function. I didn't design the card, but absolutely love the colors and the design. It uses the Pocket Silhouette stamp set. Then I wondered, just by changing the sentiment and colors, could this be a Christmas card?

Here is the result. The only things I changed were the colors and the sentiment. The sentiment comes from Heard From the Heart, which is not a Holiday set. It just has the one stamp with the Holiday sentiment on it. I really like how it came out. Let me know your thoughts on it. I think a card like this would be great for someone who is going through a tough time at the holidays. It's still festive without being over the top.
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