File pictures

File pictures

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I can breathe!!!

Phew!!! I made it. Last 2 cards under book press. G/kids box in mail. Can't believe I did it w/ no heart problems. It has taken from the Dec.1st,to make 12 custom cards.
Now Fri. to start cleaning the house in small steps & put up the small tree. Will put C-mas card stuff away. Next week will be some "me time" Been making cards since Sept. 100 went out then. 40 in stash,47 made for C-mas went to Kuwait.
Haven't read a book since Aug. I'm going to "gel out" C-mas w/end. My Thai friend taking us to C-mas dinner @ the Oriental buffet. Luv to spend time w/her. Most loyal friend in El Paso 1 less meal to cook. DH is going to help w/ meals the days he's off so I have energy to work on other items.
Need to spend time filing away 2 boxes of paper scraps been in my room 2 mo's. Pull out my Vintage p/c collection to send out. Send out 40 cards to a GI's wife whose DH is in Iraq. Watch Rose Bowl Parade,read a book & watch video NY eve w/end.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

No more C-mas cards!!!

I'm getting sick of making C-mas cards. I'm still plugging away on my custom made family cards. My idea was to make e/one a custom card since I don't have time to make a present. I hope I don't regret this & it just get thrown in a corner. I have spent alto of time on these.
I have used red line tape w/ glitter
2,my first easel card which has taken me 2 years to do. I have a spatial relationship problem. I had to print out the directions for the measurements. after I made it I understood the concept better. I made an improvised one for Emma since i glue the pic on the wrong side of the card.
3,gateway fold for Katya's card
4 pamphlet fold
5.distressing & tearing uneven edges
6 brayer w/ Big & Juicy pad for a sky
7.watercolor wash w/ color pencil for l/house stamp
8 learned how to mask image w/ the masking tape
I can't post the pic's here since they haven't been mailed yet. My cards can be found on Papercrafterplanet
for those not in my family.
Toby's book taking more time than expected. I didn't want to pay $5? etc for a c/board book plus s&h. they are hard to find in El Paso. DH cut out 8 4x4 pieces for me to use from a cereal box. I had to cover both sides of the pieces.They have been under the book press x3 to dry. I still have to write on the titles, color in the letters on the cover,Mod Podge it so the paper looks neater, & then tape it together. A lot of drying time on this projects. It has images of trucks & trains on it.
I still have 3 more family members cards to work on this week.

p/c pic's on front door

I can only get this one to show up rotated. the others of the front door can be round on theright on my Flickr tab.

closeup of leave tree

i have pic's of the whole tree on the right on my FlickR tab. I can't figure out how to rotate them from my file

Postcard on front door

These are p/c's from all over the world. I even have a column of Oriental cards from the East on the far right. a lot of N.Z. cards from my pen pal in Christchurch. I have Hawaii & Alaska. Waitng on Florida to finish up my door.My bulletin board has a lot of European cards on it. I having been doing p/c swaps on Swap-bot since May.

our puppy vistor

our puppy vistor