early in December I was asked if I would join the design team at Two Paper Diva's and the announcement was made live of the new team yesterday. you can see all the smiling faces here:
I also received a packet of fun new things to play with in the mail last night so, you will be seeing peeks at the next release soon.
This week's featured Stamper is Pat and she had this really cool off set angled huge snowflake card that I just loved. and then she had this use the negative die cuts card and a wintry snow tree line scene card... and you get the picture... so, this was a little bit of a morphing thing from seeing her gallery early on sunday. The guys ran out to a shooting range, yes out doors in the snow while it was snowing ( I am rolling my eyes) so, Grace and I headed upstairs where I mostly pushed things around on the table and put away a bunch of recently stamped sentiments. the snowflake die's are all from Sizzix the wooden glittered snowflake is in the use it up pile, the button I cut the shank off the back the one with the large sentiment (SU) I had to do that as I dropped my cutterbee scissors on the side of my hand so there is the tiny-est bit of blood underneath of that tag. so, off the side a big sentiment went, (it had to be on the cream part right?)
such is life, these are 6" square in real life.
this really is a handy die as when its folded it is big enough to hide a gift card into also.
Perfect Paper Crafting in the mail this last week and I am pretty excited about trying that new ruler. So, this was just a fun little thing like icing on the cupcake after you have all those feel good feelings as you box up the cards and sent them on their way to have something like this given back to you after. :)
I have missed you guys so, it will probably take me a couple of days to make the rounds. my work schedule has changed a little and now I will be out of the office on every other friday instead of earlier in the week. ( oh what fun) lol still not like that get home in the dark thing, so I am totally looking forward to Christmas next week when the days start getting lighter longer again cycle.
So, these are actually very early Wed am shots, and this is how I left the table on monday evening... so, I had sold a stack of Christmas gift tags and cards over the last week at work and we had a call from a good customer ( who has to drive 30 minutes to make it into this town ) on tuesday that she would be stopping by on Wed hoping for "funny" Christmas cards. so, there are a few left at work but,
knowing that I had stamped and cut these sentiments on Monday I went up and pushed them all to the edges of the cutting mat and tossed together these really simple ones below with some Authentique papers.
So, really these are perfectly flat simple ones, this card June bought within minutes of seeing it. as one her nieces is expecting baby #2... the sentiment is from two lips. ( a new company I think) die cut with an stitched rectangle die. that strip under it is the reverse side of the Santa paper.
And then I wrapped some Christmas gifts since we got the tree up and decorated yesterday.
Which left this space on the table where I "seen" I had this stacked pile of December Daily things bought and gathered this year, so... I opened them up.
I might of bought more "stuff" than will fit in an album or two ...
So its a mish mash of December Daily pieces from Ali Edwards, with the Jasmine Jones add on some Authentique, Heidi Swapp and Becky Higgins things with some October Afternoon Ephemera pieces. there are some things after finding them in the box my mind said not only No, but maybe for a card or something and those things moved to the table where I stamp. ( thick plastic red snowflakes, some tube of maybe paint, some of the "other" clear Project life sheets. probably going to sort the small's better in the day light and cut up the pieces from Authentique that need divided. but, its a Start. (still have to get some of the photos I have been taking this month printed.)
anyways, it's good to be home.
and all of these were done with things that had been previously cut, colored and diecut a while back. the gal who needed the tequila birthday card also picked up 4 other cards and made a request for Christmas tags to come to work. so looking at what was left over after the booth decided to toss these together to give the basket a little more variety.
While we were gone June took an order for a birthday card with this sentiment on it for a lady to give to her daughter. so, I do have two birthday sentiments stamped with this ink diecut in that shape (smaller) for her to choose for the inside. knowing that I was totally thrilled when I came across this gorgeous card in this week's featured stampers gallery so, changes were to change the bow to a knot and the pearl to a charm and there are you know a few less layers and such. This dawn hauser dress was stamped twice and I did cut out the skirt part to layer under the whole dress and removed the hanger from the image too.
I do have a ton of photos to process from when we were gone plus random shopping / loot shots so will do a catch up post later. ( hopefully before wednesday haha)
So, it is still bird hunting season here and hubs was up at ohdarkthirty again Saturday am so, after he left I had hours to spare before I had to be at the booth so, I ended up gluing these cards together. ( the bones of them were bits and pieces on the table of things I intended to make but, never got around to it) the Hail Mary is from Our Daily Bread Designs. the lace paper is an scrap with no mfg info on it. this one was 6" square in real life.
and yes, there is a ton of stuff to organize and put away today. ( it's all still in the trucks)
the weather was really good this year and we had swarms of people on friday with a slower pace on saturday. ( and I did really good ) There are no food things in here just paper cards, tags, altered gift sacks, things like that.
So, I seen Paula use these teacup dies during hope you can cling to... and I loved her card, so one of these fell into the cart at Amazon too. ( I actually ordered like 4 or 5 dies and a stamp set but, they are all shipping from all over and this one came on Wednesday so, I had a smidge of spare time between packing things to the truck and leaving to set up the booth so these were done really quick as little A-2 cards on pre made bases that sparkle.