New Years Cards for The Troops!

Its that time again, time to make cards for deployed troops to use to send home. Over long holidays the members of Wish Rak ( a sub forum of the RAK user group) inside splitcoaststampers. hold challenges to (a use up some of that stash and be get the cards donated) this New Years Challenge list can be read HERE: If you are not a member of the rak group that link will not go anywhere for you, but Operation Write Home is always sending cards out and you can find out more about how to participate HERE: And Here: In-case you missed it in previous post's the colored words are live links to other sites, and if you want to view a photo on this blog larger click it, it will open in a new window as a larger image. will edit these cards later, right now its time to make more...
there is regular tape wrapped around the end of the divine twine to get it through the 1/16 hole, just cut the tape off after tying the sentiment on the strand.


Christmas Eve

Shot this evening on an tripod... This ornament and all the ones below were shot in natural light this morning for a photochallenge, at scs to photograph holiday ( seasonal ) decorations... all of these were shot holding the camera (and being told by it that i was shaking haha)


Happy Mail

Handmade Christmas cards received From Shannah From Lori From Leigh Anne From Margaret From June From Jan From Janice From Alice From Kelly From Alison From Linda (l) and Flexie (r)
Thanks so much ladies! :)


Thanks to Patti

Im hoping she has this soon... :) this is one of the Whippersnapper elves that Patti sent to me in my Santa box. ( colored with prisma pencils) basic grey (red) pp & buttons. The green swirl pp is unknown. There is some polar white flower soft on her hat. (first time i actually tried this color, fun stuff it has a slight bling to it so it should work perfect for snow too) Vintage lace, walmart hemp string, Bazzill textured cs, Neenah solar white. its 6" square in real life.


Swingin Z Anniversary Card

Vintage Lace, the dangling charm says "made with Love" this was the first attempt at an Swinging Z-fold card... loved the tutorial when it came out last week, ( did not read the directions just watched the video) so what my brain took from it was score it at half, score it at a quarter, then when you cut your shape, use an Xacto to start the cut, then use scissors for the rest of it... I think what i learned doing this card was,(its not as easy as she makes it look in the video but, its not "hard" either) it works better if you use a busier paper on the part you will cut the shape into and use the Xacto knife for the entire cut ( seen the previous Christmas Ornament one? ( much smoother looking around the edges) The Love is from the Gina K set called Lovely Labels ( as is the wishing you sentiment on the center inside heart) The swirl stamp ( inside back left panel) is from Inkadinkado, the Happy Anniversary in the inside back of the card is from Rubber Stampede. Inks are Versafine Crimson Red, Memento Rhubarb Stalk, and Distress victorian Velvet. the tiny heart mini brad and the two larger burgundy brads are unknown, the lace is vintage, this printed paper is from Die Cuts with a View "botanical Script" the plain distressed burgundy pp is from MME ( thin costco pad stuff) there is an layer of pop dots between the scalloped heart diecut and the mat, that is gold liquid pearls in the scallops. with some Martha Stewart Champagne half pearls along the top corner. textured Bazzill cardstocks. This is inside the Z part. Mounted the Z part of the card to an 6" square card ( to counter balance the weight) also lined the back side of that card. Inside the last layer of this card. color dusted the distress ink through the nestie while the die was still in it, then just swiped it with a baby wipe after to remove the ink. Wrights hemming lace on this one needed it to be able to close so did not do pop dots or other dimensions inside this layer.