Sunday, December 13, 2009

Here are some Christmas Cards I made for a class at the library last week (the first 3). Above I used Jingle paper, Evergreen stamp set and a pattern from the Card How - To Book from CTMH called Originals. All of Close to my Heart's How to books are so easy to use and are filled with 100 patterns that you can use many different ways. They all contain beautiful artwork and I find myself turning to them for inspiration on a weekly basis! I used Liquid Glass to add some dimension to the star and the Christmas decorations! Liquid glass is so fun to use, because it adds so much for so little effort and cost!
The Aspen paper is one of my top 5 favorite paper packs right now! All I did to this card was glue down the patterned paper, stamp my sentiment using the Card Chatter-Christmas stamp, and adhered 3 snowflakes I punched out. I know, the patterned paper makes it look like I worked hard..........So quick and easy!
Here, I used the Jingle paper pack again, the Card Chatter-Christmas stamp set and added some Liquid glass and some prisma glitter, oh and some embroidery floss for the ornament. I cut out the ornament with my Cricuit.

I made a fourth card, just because I had some left over circles from the cutouts of the ornament that my Cricuit made.....this idea popped into my head to use them for ornaments. So, I free hand cut out some trees and tree trunks from my scrap pile added some ribbon and a sentiment and Wah La! another card is made.

The card class at the library went well! I had nine ladies come and only 2 had ever scrapbooked or stamped before! I enjoyed teaching everyone about my LOVE of paper crafting! Julie (my newest downline and friend) came to help me teach the ladies. She did a great job and helped me out tremendously! She is on her way to great things with Close to my Heart! Learn more about the CTMH opportunity on my website!
Yesterday was my first ever kids' class. We made a squash book and an ornament. I had 3 in the morning, Mandy's children Caroline and Gavin and my neighbor McKayla. In the afternoon my girlfriend came with Aiden and Claire (they usually play with my kids while we scrapbook). They played and had fun making their projects!
Well, I'd better be getting to bed, it's off to work at my "real" job bright and early in the am!!!!
I'll try to post some more Christmas projects I have been working on, later this week! This is gonna be a busy one! I have two Christmas dinners to go to (still gotta make the exchange gifts for those! I am such a procrastinator!), take the kids to go see Santa, pick up a few more gifts that are left on my Christmas list, Scrapbook date with Missy, meeting at work on Weds and work on Mon and Tues. Somewhere in there I gotta fit in the wrapping of gifts too and mailing out my Christmas cards!! Can't believe Christmas is only 12 days away!!
Enjoy the Christmas Spirit!
Until next time...

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