Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas Card #1

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in awhile.  I have excuses, but I'm sure you don't want to hear them ;)  I'm not exactly sure how my postings are going to be running from this point forward.  I signed up as a volunteer at my hospital and went to an all day orientation today.  It was awesome.  My goal is to volunteer quite a lot. Well, at least while I'm here.  I'm still going to be visiting my family in Georgia.  Thus the volunteering.  I get to be out and about and "working" but still get to take off when I want to.  The best of both worlds.  We'll see how it works out.  So, depending on how often I volunteer will reflect my postings.  I hope you'll stay with me through thick and thin!

So, it's almost that time of year.  If I want to make sure I get everyone in my family a card made this year, I have got to start early.  Actually, I'm not sure if this particular card will get sent or not.  I'm not very happy with the  way the poinsettia turned out.  Things did not go my way when attempting to make it.  It was very frustrating.

I cased THIS CARD by  LaurieF on SplitCoast Stampers.  Hers is AWESOME!  I want to try to make one just like it, but I need to purchase a few things.  So, I thought I would try to change it up a little.  I didn't add three layers like she did for the circle and background, because I couldn't think of another color that would go with the gold and red. White didn't look good and vanilla didn't look good.  You get the picture.  I also didn't add any bling.  Here is my recipe:
Stamps:  Christ is Born
Paper:    Gold, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Other:    Flourish texture plate, gold brads, 
               non-SU ribbon, dimensionals
               gold glitter pen (non-SU)
               ticket corner punch
Well, that's it for me today.  I hope you have a wonderful evening.  I will have something for you tomorrow, so don't give up hope, hahaha!


1 comment:

  1. Terri, I think this card is beautiful ... the colour combo is very striking and I think the flower is really lovely ... really really like your ribbon treatment.
    Good luck with your volunteering ...I will continue to pop in every now and then to view all your lovely creations!!!