Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Christmas card craze has started

When I start making Christmas cards...I cannot stop. It usually starts off slowly with the cards...and then I get into a groove and can't stop making them. I made 8 the other night and will keep going until they are done. I blame it on the wonderful paper and embellishments out there.

This year, I fell in love with the Bo Bunny Christmas line and the new Basic Grey and that is what I started with. I love the vintage look and these papers seem to be my colors. Here is what I have come up with so far:

These are my first attempts. I will get in the groove and they will come along nicely! I have been conscious of the bulkiness of cards for mailing so have been TRYING to make my cards more mail-friendly. I hope to make more later this week. Thanks for stopping by. Love and hugs, Lara

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What a rollercoaster 6 weeks

I fully intended to update sooner but things got out of hand for me...or foot, I should say. Ever since my surgery, life has been kind of out of control. On 9/10, I fell and hurt my leg. It was a freak accident really, I missed a step...long story short: ER visit, Crutches, pain and swelling, and then cellulitus...so everynight for the last few weeks, after work, I have had to stay off it...so I did a lot of tv watching...I think I am on the mend but the ankle is still sore and swells sometimes, so I have had to slow down.

Have been trying to scrap all the while...I made afew things, but never got around to putting them up! Finally now, I have a few spare minutes before the game at 3 (GO VIKINGS!!!!!) to update.

This is a layout I did with an addon from Studio Calico that my sis sent me as a pick-me-up! I added some papers from the Girls' Paperie line to make it more, well, pink. My DD is a tomboy at heart and so well, as Moms go, one must mark the rare occasion when they get to be all girly-girl with their tomboys...LOL

Crate Paper Restoration! This is possibly one of my all time favorite lines ever. I am trying not to hoard it...because my experience is that the longer you hold on to it, the harder it is to use later.

Cosmo Cricket has got some awesome color/paper designers. I was not prepared to love the Pixilicious, but the colors are wonderful and whimsical and well, it is lavender, and I LOVE any lavenders!

Finally, A little layout about my DS who is a senior. I had to scrap a few of his senior pics. We have not decided which ones we will print for giving out yet, but I picked out a few mom-favorites for me to use exclusively! Again, Crate Paper was just right for this!

Well that is all for now. Just so you are aware, my Christmas card making frenzy has started and I will be back later in the week to post the first ones...I made 8 on Friday night! This is the time of year I just love...I can never stop at the required 40 though...I get in a Christmas card making phase and it is hard to stop, so stay tuned! Love and Hugs, Lara

...Oh, and GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!...(just had to say that again)