Sunday, September 23, 2012

Christmas Cards by Terri-Lynn 2012

My sister-in-law, Terri-Lynn, also made Christmas cards during our crafting retreat.  She made a couple that were not Christmas too.  I think she was quite happy to break in to supplies that were sitting idle for so long.  I think she surprised herself with how many she got done.  Once you get "in the zone", it's quite relaxing to sit and create and let the mojo flow moment to moment without stressing over it.

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The first two (from the left) in this picture were part of the Stampin' Up! class we took.  Next to that, there is one that is wrapped like a gift.  The flowers on it have a touch of glitter to dress it up just the right amount.  The butterfly one, my sister water coloured the background butterfly.  That is my first Memory Box die set: Darla butterfly (solid) and Vivienne butterfly (outline).  When I saw the Vivienne butterfly, I had to have it.  It is spelled the same way as  my mother's name and I have never seen anyone else spell it that way.  It was a sign, for sure!  Vivienne, beloved mother (1948-2000).
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In this second the set of cards, the one on the far right was part of the Stampin' Up! class.  (I liked that embossing folder so I bought it.  It's similar to the wallpaper one, but more delicate.)
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I like the two in the middle most in this bunch.  It's typical of my style, so of course I would like it!  There is  large focal image and small border sentiment and then a small amount of additional embellishment.  Terri-Lynn was thinking right on the money by cutting out images from the Holiday papers to add as focal parts.  She is *this close* to fussy cutting!  (Where one cuts around the actual individual shapes instead of in straight-line blocks.)  One day.  I'll get my creative crew on it one day.

1 comment:

Thank-you for sharing your thoughts.