Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More holiday cards!

Actually, I'm still working on this set but pretty happy with what I have so far:

All papers are Echo Park Seasons's Greetings by Lori Whitstock 6x6 pad.

Following Yonder Star Card
Stickers:  Me and My Big Ideas and Sandylion Essentials
Angel on High Card
Stickers: Sandylion Essentials

Etsy Treasury: Santa Silliness Under $25

My "Jolly Old St. Nick" Card was featured in KandiceInWonderland's treasury.
Santa Silliness Under $25

Saturday, November 5, 2011

First batch of Christmas Cards!

All cards feature paper from Echo Park's Holly Jolly 6x6 Paper Pad.

Oh Christmas Tree Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Tweeting About Christmas Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
My Name Is Not Rudolph Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Welcome Wreath Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Let It Snow Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Joy to the World Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
  Joy In Every Home Card
 Stickers:  Me and My Big Ideas Soft Spoken Christmas #1

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Stuff with the Kid

I'm artsy and my daughter's artsy.  I'm trying to help develop her technique.   I admit my formal training is limited in certain disciplines.  For example: painting.  My painting instruction is limited to the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Before you laugh, I know I can't be the only one making happy trees.

My daughter had to make a diorama of the tundra for class. So guess who decided to make it into a painting lesson? 
Painted with acrylic paint in a Payless shoe box. (Yeah, we recycle/reuse/remix like that)

It took about a week to complete.  I think it came out pretty well considering she doesn't paint often and I didn't help (take over) too much.  I let her choose the colors and basically just defined things a bit when she went off track. For example, she picked turquoise blue for the sky.  I softened it by adding the clouds by dabbing on white paint with a crumpled paper towel. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October 29, 2011? Really?

Just some pics from the neighborhood this past Saturday when we got hit with an early Nor'easter.

Today was supposed to be new release day

Unfortunately, my printer is refusing to print back copy so production is a bit delayed.  I plan on releasing new holiday cards this month. Just need to sort out my printer issues first.  I haven't printed new back copy during my break to finish grad school. And during late summer's hurricane, the printer got some water damage from a leak.  I'm thinking its time to look for replacements.  It is five years old and I really want a wireless printer.  Any suggestions?