Monday, December 28, 2009

Snowflakes & Swirls

Well...hello! I'm back from a little blogging break over the holiday. And did you all survive Christmas? It sure is a whirlwind, isn't it? I was still in a fog as I went to work today, trying to be productive but really just wanting to get home and take a nap! I affectionately call the feeling I get after Christmas my "Holiday Hangover." We had a lot of fun, but all that fa la la la'ing just wears a girl out! And, of course, we have another holiday fast approaching, followed by my birthday on Saturday. Which is why I really feel exhausted when it's all over. But...I'm trying to get back into some sort of a routine and clean up a little of the aftermath. This week I'm trying to work on some thank you notes:

Nothing makes me happier than Fresh Snow ink on Kraft cardstock! I love all the swirls and snowflakes on this card, and the snowman from Papertrey Ink's Made of Snow set is still one of my favorites. I stamped the sentiment right on top of him and used pastel colors for something a little different. And rather than ribbon, I used Scor-Tape and glitter to make a nice accent.

Another goal of mine this week is to clean up my craft room. It looks like Christmas exploded in there! I am going to chip away at it all week and then do some major re-organizing over the long weekend. I may even get some photos taken to share on my blog. That's been a request from many of you, but it's just never clean enough to do it! Wish me luck!

Stamps: Made of Snow, Fancy Flourishes, Snowfall, Snowfall Additions (PTI)
Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst (PTI)
Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Water Lily Green (PTI)
Other: Classic circle dies (Spellbinders), circle punch (EK Success), foam mounting tape, 1/4 inch
Scor-Tape, glitter, colored pencils


lynn said...

oh, my, i have to try the tape and glitter-it look awesome! the swirls with the snowflakes work really well together-great idea!

Karen said...

I love his one. The background you made is gorgeous. Good luck with the cleaning. Would love to see some pictures.

Tiffany Heilman said...

I just love how you did not use the entire snowman image and the strip of glitter. So lovely! A holiday hangover is a perfect name for the run down post holiday just want to take a nap feeling. Hope you had a very happy holiday!

Leah in Iowa said...

How you keep coming up with these beautiful cards I'LL never know!! God has indeed blessed you abundantly with creativity. =)

I, too, would love to see your craft room. (Before and after photos would be awesome!) Maybe I'll be able to take away a few of your nifty ideas to use in my much-anticipated craft room!?

IamDerby said...

Really cute! Love the hat on the snowman, I always make mine black, I need to step out of the box.

Gail S. said...

You always so us so many cute ideas! Love the snowman! I too would like to see craft room pictures - I would love more organization ideas.

Sandy said...

Love the soft colors with the kraft cardstock. Fabulous Christmas Thank You card.


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