10 dozen soft ginger cookies (with raisons), pyrogy dough ready to make about 80 pyrogies tomorrow, another blanket cut and ready to tie! Sounds busy huh? Really, everything took about 3 hours with some computer in between :)
Notice one missing? Well, about three went missing :)
I also got a nice package in the mail! Merry Christmas to me! I have a couple of Tim Holtz books coming~~been waiting quite some time to get them.
I want to start an art journal, a Bird Song book (love all things Asian) and more cards :)
In my tidying I found this list I made a couple of years ago, after admiring some beautiful cards online. So, I wrote down what most of them consisted of, even though I don't always follow my own list it does give me ideas. It really depends what kind of card I'm aiming for, time I have to get it done and how much I want to spend on it. Anyway I thought I'd share it.
1. A focal image, verse, photo.
2. Layers~~use dies and embossing folders, fabric, lace, acrylic, paper doilies, photo. Distress an edge or use an edge punch/scissors.
3. Words~~letters, quotes~in any shape or form.
4. Ribbon, lace, fabric, string~around one of the layers, or down the side.
5. Flowers~I love flowers, paper, fabric, ribbon, acrylic, metal....
7. Metal do-dads of any kind~I'm thinking anything Tim Holtz :)
8 Flourishes, vines~ in pearls/gems, chipboard, cardstock, grunge board/paper.
9. Tags, tiles, your own handmade embellishments (I'm thinking of my wired embellishments and shrinky-dinks )~tuck them in, hang or fasten to your card.
10. There are all kinds of inks, sprays, paints, and glitters, techniques and styles.
I've put my list on an index card and now I'm going to tack it to my work space :) I hope you have found this helpful and inspiring. If you can add anything that you like to do, please let us all know :)
Happy Saturday Everyone :)
I've stayed in till just now and thought I'd better go clean up the wee bit of snow/frost from my porch. Cleaned off the car too. Still -17 out there, so I can say I got some fresh air :)
I did a double batch of shortbread today and some sewing.....well, not sure you can call it sewing when you just pin, trim, clip and tie two pieces of fleece together. But it's close!
This plaid one, 60" wide by 2m long, is pinned and ready to tie. The plain side is actually black.
See that sunshine--gorgeous day!
The kitten one is a single piece, all ready to get wrapped. It's 60" by 60".