Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gingerbread cookies and Christmas notes

The plan was to sing carols to the neighbors as we delivered these gingerbread cookies and Christmas cards.

In the end, all we did was deliver them and wish a Merry Christmas (it was cold and kids were cranky), but we all enjoyed making the cookies and I had fun making the cards.

I actually used clip art for the snow people image. I knew I had a gingerbread stamp, but I couldn't find it anywhere. So, I searched online and used a simple clipart image I found.

Wouldn't you know it, I found the gingerbread stamp a few hours after I finished the cards... Figures.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, with or without the Christmas carols. :-)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Girlfriends and Coffee

I have a sweet friend with a thoughtful husband who sneaked around behind her back getting together enough cards so that she could get birthday cards all month before her birthday. Since I didn't know when she would be opening my card, I never posted it here. Then I simply forgot.

I know I used a sketch, but I can't seem to find which one...

Stamps: no name, set of 2, by Inkadinkado
Paper: cardstock, My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Tools: copic markers, paper cutter

Teacher Gift and Card

This year, I had a blast making Russell's teacher, Mrs. Cole, a Christmas gift. I saw a GREAT idea months ago from Tip Junkie that led me to Dawn's blog. She had a wonderful idea posted for a teacher gift.

Well, yesterday, while Randall was under the weather, I got to work. It took me about 30 minutes and I still couldn't get it to look how I wanted, so I e-mailed Dawn and asked what program she used and such. She was so, so sweet to offer to just do it for me (I think I sounded pretty pitiful...).

So, this is a group effort:

I was very pleased with how it turned out and Mrs. Cole seemed to really like it. It's a frame that can be displayed for years to come.

Here's the card that I remembered this morning that I wanted to make! I bought the stamp a few weeks ago (when it was on sale, of course!) knowing I wanted to make a teacher card with it. I colored him to look like Russell.

It was quick and easy and I followed this sketch:

Here's a close up of the lunch bag. It kinda looks like it's full of food from the top.

Both together. The ribbon topiary to the left is the Christmas craft we made for our last MOPS craft. Isn't it cute?!

I meant to make two for Randall's teachers, but time got away and I totally forgot. I might still make them for after the holidays. Next on my gift-to-do list, gifts for Sunday School/Kids' Church teachers.