Thursday, July 10

Thursday

Hello fellow crafters!  It's mostly card making for me this week.  I'm currently in 12 swaps right now, and most of them are card swaps.  The cards I receive from card makers and stampers from across the US are so beautiful!  It makes you think "Hey, why didn't I think of that?"   


The card you see above features the "melted crayon" technique, which I have never heard before.  I will have to research and give that technique a shot.  You can check out the latest cards I got from the mail by clicking here.

Here are some new cards I made. For this Christmas card, I just distressed the embossing with a sand block to show the image better. The brass stencil is by Lynell Harlow. The word stamps are from the Word Stamp Kit by Magnetic Poetry.


 For the graduation card, I just wanted to make it simple. I used glitter cardstock from DCWV and Sizzix embossing folder. For long words like "congratulations", I always like to use my Dymo Label Maker.  


 Finally for this Christmas card, I used the tree template from the Merry & Bright In Stitch'z by Bazzil, then stitched with fuzzy yarn. I also used my custom-made dots embossing template for the background.


Speaking of my custom-made dots template, I received a lot of warm messages for my blog about it.  The surprise was, somebody sent me a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots template (because she had two).  That was really sweet.  I'd like to thank Jill for her kindness and generosity.  I got it yesterday and I can't wait to play with it.  I sent you a card, girl!  Bless you!  You can read about how I did my own dots template by clicking here.

I was able to make the July page for my 2008 calendar.  I used the journaling stamp by Autumn Leaves and I love that set! 


I have made 7 pages for this album, and I'm happy with the way I make each page each month.  Check the other six pages by clicking here.
I'm still busy rearranging stuff in my planet.  As soon as they're done, I'll be posting new photos. 

Now time for me to prepare dinner :D
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