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)
Paper:
Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst (PTI)
Ink:
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

7 comments:

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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