Monday, November 28, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt 11-27-11

I didn't take a ton a photos this week (I forgot the camera on Thanksgiving!), but I used a few that I did take this week, along with some from the last few weeks.

1. Waiting...
for snow?
for a push?
to be put in the oven?
for dinner?
...the possibilities are endless. :)

2. Foliage
This is from after the snow last week. There is some foliage here, it's just a little buried.

3. Candid
We got out our Christmas decorations on Saturday, along with the kids' Little People Nativity. The kids all had fun playing with a "new" toy.

4. Knife, Fork, Spoon
Here's one from our Thanksgiving celebration last weekend.

5. Rule of Thirds
The girls on Halloween, Trick or Treating.

A Productive Night!

Last night I spent a few hours working on some projects. I managed to complete the December calendar page for our calendar and two cards!

The first was a card from the scraps of the other calendars I have been working on. I used a sketch from a site I found recently: Unscripted Sketches.

Next I did the December calendar page for our calendar using the current Sketchy Thursdays sketch.

Since I had my Christmas papers out, I decided to make another Christmas card for the "I Feel the Love" project.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt 11-20-11

I am so late on this one this week, but I still wanted to participate. It took me until today to get one of the photos, but here are my photos for this week's scavenger hunt:

Mainly One Color
We received our first real snowfall of the season on Saturday, so I had to get some photos of the white landscape.

Around the Home
This is not from my home, but my aunt and uncle's, where we spent Sunday celebrating Thanksgiving.

I was actually trying to avoid reflection when I was trying to take this photo, but my husband threw a snowball at the window I was standing in and it startled me a bit and I wanted to get a photo, I didn't take the time to make sure there wasn't a reflection.

This is the one that took until today. I really wanted to get a photo of my girls drawing because they love to spend time doing that. Here, Ellie is drawing a map (Dora the Explorer- style). The green line in the road and the blue block she is coloring is a bridge with an angry troll. :)

Some melted snow on Addy's hat after playing outside.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"I Feel the Love" Cards + Some Older Cards

I discovered a blog about a month ago called "Funky Cards". The owner of the blog, Madison, makes beautiful cards, and each month chooses a cause to send cards to. Fellow card makers can join in the fun and send her their cards as well. This month the project is to make a card or cards to be delivered to children who will be spending Christmas in the hospital. To find out more about what is happening check out the blog post here. I am pretty excited about this challenge because I love to make Christmas cards, but with all the other things going on, I usually just make a digital card and print that to send to family and friends. This is a perfect chance for me to get out my Christmas supplies and make some cards!

For this card I used some scraps from the calendar page I was making (for May!). It is amazing how just a couple of themed supplies (in this case some stamps and ribbon) can make non-themed paper look "Christmasy". For the stocking I used dark brown ink and then sprayed the stamp with Brick Glimmer Mist before stamping it. I was surprised by how red the stamped image turned out, but I like it! I also sprayed the background with some Glimmer Mist to give it some sparkle.

As I was cleaning up from making that card, I found the yellow and pink cardstock and decided to make a small card out of it. For the snowflake piece, I cut up some clear plastic packaging, dry embossed it, and then used blue and pearl alcohol inks to color it. I got the idea from one of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas last year.

If you are interested and have time, join in the fun!

I haven't posted in a while because I have been working on Christmas presents (and I don't want to spoil the surprise). I have made several cards over the last month:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Calendar Page

I finished this last night- nothing like the last minute, right? I used the sketch at My Scraps and More for my page. I played with some Glimmer Mist for the background, it didn't turn out how I thought it would, but I still like it and will have to try again on lighter paper.