How is everyone doing with their Christmas shopping? We were planning to go and hopefully finish up tonight, but I am still nursing a cold, feeling better, but not up for a marathon shopping even and Kip had to work late so we will have to go later in the week. I try to avoid all malls on the weekends leading up to Christmas though! As of right now I have exactly two gifts bought, my mom wanted craft supplies and my niece wanted a sign language book. Actually, my niece wanted the book I teach out of, but I found her one that included some flash cards, so I think she will still be happy. I have those two gifts and that's it! Have a great night!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Good Evening! I have decided it is time to get serious about getting my Christmas cards done! I do make a bunch of different designs, especially for cards that I will hand deliver. But I also need several that will needs to go in the mail so I try to keep them a little simpler with fewer embellishments to keep postage costs low. This is one I have made to go in the mail. I have had this stamp for a very long time, since before I really started stamping and no longer know who made it. The image caught my eye one day and I bought it and it sat in a drawer for a long time after that! I do love the old fashioned looking, hanging stockings, even though they are a little hard to color. They were colored with Copics with a couple of touches with a Spica pen, I didn't want to them to be too glittery so there is just a hint of sparkle. The sentiment is from a Studio G set and was stamped with CTMH olive ink. The paper is from a paper pack from Hobby Lobby and the brads are from my stash.