Monday, December 22, 2008
Cards for My Grandmother
Greetings! A quick post for you all today. I decided that I wanted to make something special for my grandmother this year so I designed some Crafty Secrets Bugs Life cards. This set of 6 cards uses some vintage storybook bug characters as well as some Making Memories papers. I also incorporated my giant punch corner punch from Stampin' Up and lots of Copic coloring. Gotta love the markers. I finished off the set by placing them in a Paper Salon folio. ( I find these hard to come by now.)
Today was my birthday so I had a fun-filled evening with my family. I then had the chance to go to Bodyflow at the YMCA which is one of my favorite classes. I usually don't get the chance to go to that particular class because I work a night class that goes until 8:00pm ...but Christmas break brings more opportunity to relax....besides just sitting around on my butt.
I am hoping to do some scrapbooking tomorrow. I haven't done that in quite some time. I am so obsessed with the card thing right now. Oh, and I have discovered some pretty cool blogs through magazines and just playing around on the computer. Black Apple is one of my favorites...lots of vintage finds as well as delicious recipe ideas. This past weekend, I decided that buying marshmallow is so dumb...why not make them. And what goes with marshmallows but hot chocolate. So I spent a very wintery night on Saturday (because I was asked to not come into work because of the deadness) making hot chocolate mix and homemade marshmallows. NOW, I must say they were some of the most yummy things I have ever created. It was like PEEP heaven...but better. I then placed them in little Martha Steawrt boxes with decorated parchment paper. The cocoa was placed in Mason jars decorated with Basic Grey papers ( of course). I gave them away to my neighbors and my hubby's coworkers. (Why didn't I take a picture..DUH!)
So here are some links to the blogs I 've been peeking at:
colorflystudio.blogspot.com and janesapron.typepad.com and speckledegg.typepad.com