dabbler x - 5 new articles
Has it really been so long since my last post? Obviously. It is already nearly February of 2010. I wonder if anyone ever checks this blog anymore other than people adding spam comments to old posts?
I haven't been posting often, but I have been busy. Now, maybe someone out there will notice I did not post September's artist trading card and you are right. When I tried taking picture of all of them before I handed them out, I only encountered technical difficulties and lousy picture after lousy picture. I intend to attempt to take a picture of the card I kept so you can see the design. But of note (to me at least) is that the day I worked on my September ATC's was the day I bought my Cuttlebug machine and from that moment on I have been embossing and cutting like a fool.
And lastly for now here are the artist trading cards (ATC's) for the Vintage Halloween theme:
I think they came out pretty well. I used Kiwi Kiss from Stampin' Up! for a punch of color with the black and white--I love this color! The scary cat face is from Paper Source (when I was in Dallas I bought it), the cat with the swirly tail is from Papertrey Ink's Spooky Sweets II set, the beware stamp is from Pink Paislee's Trick or Treat set. And yes, I used my Cuttlebug for the black cardstock base which I embossed with the wonderful Swiss Dot embossing folder and I cut the black cat heat embossed on the vellum with a scalloped oval Nestabilities die.
Lately I have been hard at work on my Halloween party invitations. They include the same Kiwi Kiss color, black, white and some other colors for good meassure. I will try to post some pictures at some point.
I thought I would share a few more cards made recently before I am off for my trip to see family (and hopefully that includes my year old twin cousins).
First up is a card I made for a maternal male cousin turning 10. This card was done without any real thought. I just pulled things out and tried things out and hoped it would work out. It turned out to be something I really liked.Below is a card for my only paternal female cousin that I hope to see this week for the first time in well over 5 years. The card ends with the green.
This is a card and the envelope I made for my friend, Erin, who is moving into a new phase of her life.
Here is a better picture of the card alone:
Some more birthday cards for friends (notice a color theme on the last two?):
This is a card I made last night for an aunt I am going to see this week. I hope she likes it!
Have a great week! I know I will.
Wow, another post in less than a month! First, I apologize for the quality of the pictures. I have mentioned more than once that I am no photographer.
Gracious it has been a lot time since I posted anything! To be honest I had lost some of my enthusiasm for blogging...a new puppy, computer issues (does anyone else deal with quirky computers?), catching up on all my work at work, doing a lot of things at home (like sifting through 20 years of papers) and such does have a way of cutting into my blogging. Plus, right now I am more interested in other people's blogs than my own.