Monday, December 14, 2009


So far I've only made 1 batch of cookies today. I'll make another soon. But I got diverted. The neighbor boys came in to play and all the kids headed to the basement. Things tend to get broken when kids play in the basement without supervision, so I went down and worked on cards. Here's what I did:

1. A sympathy card. As usual, it is much prettier in person. I watercolored using "Twinkling H2O's". They have a very pretty shimmer which doesn't show up in photos.

2. This year's Christmas card. You may have already received a similar one in the mail. Or maybe not. I made 10 and sent them out, then made 6 and sent them, etc. I make them whenever I get a chance. I'll send Christmas cards until I run out of time or get to the end of the list, whichever comes first. Anyhow, I don't have enough of any one paper for them to all look identical, so this paper is different than what I've sent previously. I think it is my favorite and I wish I had found it first. I didn't spend a dime for Christmas cards this year! I am 100% using supplies purchased long ago. I also must say that I did not design this card. I made it first last year at the home of my "stamping lady", Robin. I had to modify it a tiny bit to work with the supplies I own, but it is fairly close to identical to her card.

3. I am trying to get some cards made to enclose with teacher gifts. I doubt they want a card with a picture of our family! I had an idea that I played with today and it turned out fairly good. I'm not sure I'll be able to use it for a teacher. When Anna saw it she wanted it, so we'll see. I suppose I could make more.

Speaking of Anna, she is lurking, wanting a turn on the computer. So I guess I am off to bake cookies.


Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Beautiful work, Laura! From your "ex" stamping lady. :O)

bristowmom said...

Thank you Britiney. I still miss you. Your stamp club was the best!