Sunday, January 1, 2012

Some pictures

I made the Thank You cards, they'll go out in the mail tomorrow.  Here's a picture, although they're better in person...

 The ribbon at the bottom was made with a StampinUp! punch, the paisley embellishments were made with a Creative Memories punch.  Cute, right?  The paper is a beautiful blue and I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls.  I love that stuff!!  The stamp and the scallop punch are both from StampinUp!  I colored the butterfly with Spica markers.

There was some frustration while I was making this card...  We all have and love our Xyron sticker makers, right?  The ones that look like an "X" and the larger ones as well.  So I was fairly confident when I bought Xyron's Mega Runner tape dispenser.  I despise this thing.  The tape doesn't dispense properly, a lot of it ends up wasted.  It's one of the few products I can't WAIT to use up.  I just hope I didn't get too many refills while it was on sale.

Okay, back to the fun stuff!

This was the card I made for my husband.  The front says Merry Christmas to the one I love

 This is the interior.  LOL! 

The sentiments were created in Word and printed out.  The snowflakes were cut on my Silhouette.  I don't remember who made the paper, but it was perfect!

On the jewelry front:

A few weeks before Christmas a friend contacted me and asked me to make a necklace and earrings for his wife.  I made a couple of sets so he would have a choice, and this is what I came up with:
 The beads on this one are acrylic, and they feel wonderful.  I love how they almost glow!  I added a heart toggle clasp because it seemed appropriate.

This set was made with glass black beads and AB crystal and deep red Swarovski crystals.  It's a shorter length necklace, and dainty, so I used a smaller toggle clasp with a bamboo style.  The photo does not do the set justice, it's VERY sparkly!

When Gordy came to make his choice he ended up buying both sets.  One for his wife, one for his daughter.  I hope they enjoy them!

That's about it for today, time to have a bite and relax a bit.

Happy New Year once again!