January has been a busy month to get a start on making cards -- my regular stack of cards using a pre-colored digital stamp from Polkadoodles. Thankfully, they allowed me to make a few extras beyond the Angel Policy for this one.
I really like how this one turned out.
Birthdays - there aren't too many, but there are a few. I used a stamp from MFT for this one and the design was cased from one I found on Pinterest. I really like how it turned out. I blended some distress ink on the lettering, added a little sparkle with some Wink of Stella. The scarf and skates are colored and blended with colored pencil. I find I still have too heavy a hand with markers.... but I'm working on it! AND...My hard to please brother liked his! He lives in Sunny AZ during the winter months and I love to tease him about the weather! Especially after our 15 inches of snow this month! I did use scan to cut on the bear. I love how my Skycut can make the perfect cut time and time again!
I did get another card designed after seeing something similar on Pinterest... It was fun to create and was the perfect "no sugar" gift for a friend battling cancer. She would love to have some sweets, but these worked just fine.
I used basic shapes to create the baking pan and cookies. I found the spatula online as a free download. It was perfect. The paper is a gray from Bazill. The card front is mounted on an A2 card base in white. The recipient caught me on Sunday and said that she has been sharing the cards with her friends and family when they visit. All of the cards I've been sending are now hanging on her fridge and are quite the conversation piece at the moment. a little bit of glossy accents and some fine glitter assed the final touch to the cookies.
This project was for a challenge - It had to have a "heart shape" in it. I was excited to have it turn out the way it did and even better, 3 of these will fit on a 12x12 sheet of paper. Easy to assembly and fun to fill! Paper is from a old, a really old paper stack from Stampin' Up!
Next month may be a little lean on finished projects, but I have gotten a head start on a few things... February's stack of cards are completed and I'll post them in a couple of days. Two of the grands have b-days and their cards are nearly finished. I have a couple of other projects I'm hoping to finish up in the next few days -- another eye surgery is on the calendar for next month and while the recuperation time is relatively short, it would be nice to be all caught up for the month if possible.
Hoping you have some creative time carved out this week and over the course of the next month.... Enjoy the time and nurture your heart and soul!