There’s Snow Place Like Home

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Do you ever do this?  Make a card—and then make it again?  I never used to do that (no time?), but recently, I’ve started to do that.  First, it’s efficient:  I need cards–so many times I wish I had the one I just sent out to send it out to another friend!  And so I’ve started stamping things out multiple times–if it’s good once, it’s good later, and coloring a few things at a time is faster than doing one item at a time.  Second, I think that my images are better the second (and sometimes third) time around.  My hands feel more sure of themselves and my eye is a bit more critical…I think.   Third, it give me a stash of leftover images.  Until recently, I keep those in an old raspberry container on my desk (love those things for crafting storage).  But that overflowed, and I never remembered what was there, and things sometimes got wrecked or swiped by my daughter for her creations–which was sometimes okay, and sometimes not.  So now the spares go in the  back side of the stamp pocket I store the stamps in.  Easy!

So, card 1 from the Snow Cool set by Lawn Fawn is up top.  For my coworker, who just bought a home.  And then my dear neighbor bought a new home….and I was able to take the “extra” penguin set and whip up card 2–in literally about 30 minutes, since I knew what I was doing.  and set three  is in the back of the stamp envelope–ready to go for the next time I need an igloo and some penguins!

 

 

 

So little time, so many cards!

I’ve had a great couple of months in terms of my card-making obsession.  I like what I’m making more and more, and it feels, mostly, less forced.  On the other hand, I have very little time to build out this site, but as it’s mostly a spot for me to learn how to blog and put up photos of my creations, I thinking stressing about it is not worthwhile.

Tonight, I just want to post some of my favorite recent cards and the coloring images for Kathy Racoosin’s latest 30-day coloring challenge.  And if you stumble onto this site, leave me a post….that would make my day!

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This is a lovely little stamp from W+9 that is my new favorite winter stamp set.  And it’s a good thing I have a new stamp set — it’s time to start those wintery, holiday, sparkly cards ands tags.  This bear and his friend are easy to color and big enough to get some nice depth and shadows even if you’re a Copic neophyte like me.  My first one try was more fall than winter.  It looked like this:  img_5583

Hard to go wrong with this one, I think!

 

Okay, time to:  make dinner, pay the tutor, take son & pal to basketball practice, check work email account.  One of those days, but at least I’ve updated my blog for the first time since I created it in JANUARY!  (My, my, how the time flies.)  More soon.