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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Bring on 2015

It's sleeting here today.  It's cold.  So I thought I would share this cold snowman. 
He thinks "Its Cool"

Merry Christmas all

Thursday, December 11, 2014


I joined a card swap on facebook.  I do cards top to bottom, which means that the card is finished on the inside, stamped on the back, completed with proper fitting envelope.  Most of the cards I got were horrible. Barely finished on the top, definitely, not inside.  The fronts were barely done and I only received 3 where this was true, complete on the inside and out.  One card had the inside stamp crooked and near the top inside of the card. I was disappointed at how unprofessional these cards were.  Maybe these were all newbies.  I can forgive this horrible set of cards, but I won't be doing any for the future with this group.  I wonder if the people that made these cards were proud of them at all.

To complete a home made card, the inside should be finished to the same weight as the front of the card.  At the very least, glue a white piece of card stock on the inside right.  Balance the weight of the front of the card to the middle. If you stamp a sentiment or picture, add a third layer of cardstock with the sentiment on it.  This allows the weight to be build up and allows for making a mistake with the stamp if you do it before you insert it in the card.

Professionalism, people.  

Thank you for letting me use my own blog to protest/whine/complain about my card exchange with others.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Time is Here

Oh, I have been super busy.  I've actually started organizing my craft room that I share with my husband's home office.  He hates my messy crafts.  So, I have tried to support his needs and still leave my creative style open.

I joined a card exchange on the Cricut Cards Facebook site.  I had to make 21 cards.  At first, I thought I would just have to make 5, but that hope was dashed when I started to pack up the cards and looked for the address, only to see my mistake.  I hustled to get them all done before we went to Virginia to meet our newest grandchild and first grand-daughter, Ruby Claire Light.

Then we had a family get -together.  With family portraits:

 I was glad I got all the cards done.  I enjoyed my family so much.  The youngest is moving his family, with our first grand-daughter to Hawaii.  We won't get to see them as often. This was a precious time together.  

Here are my cards:

Now, onto MY Christmas cards. :0)

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