My Crafty & Talented Friends

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Cards Using Copic Markers & Glaze

Hello and welcome!
Here we are on the eve of Christmas Eve...I still have things to wrap. Are you all ready?  My mom and kiddo's are coming over tomorrow night and we will celebrate together.  I am really looking forward to that!  Then on Christmas Day Eric and I will go over to his uncles and we will spend time there with his family.  I am off work for the next two days so I am really looking forward to that.

I made some cards for my co-workers.  I wanted to share these with you.

You cannot see it really well in the picture but there is Glaze on the red part of the candy cane.  I used Copics to color and a Spica Glitter pen for the box to add a little shimmer 

I did more to this card before I gave it to my manager.  I just didn't get a photo of it after the fact.  This was all colored with Copics and a Spica Glitter pen was used to give the picture a snow glistening effect. 

The candy cane is glazed and the Spica Glitter pen was used under this little guys feet and the ball on his hat. Used Copics to color 

The Season's Greetings is heat embossed, Copics used to color this

Until we meet again!
Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!!!

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Greeting Card Reminder Binder

Do you know how many cards you will need in the new year? Do you know who has a birthday in March and what "off-beat" fun holidays are in June? Have you ever wondered if you sent out a card or forgot to because your life was so hectic at the time and you couldn't remember?

I have wanted for a long time a book or something to keep all this information in and so I finally made something to organize all these ideas.  

I took a Recollections small binder that I had a junk journal in and transformed it into this simple little but hugely beneficial Schedule for Card Making.

I added some stickers to the front and the pink you see here is an elastic band to keep book shut.

This is the inside front cover. the pocket came with the binder.

This is another pocket and in here I will keep the actual records of who I sent what to and when it was sent out.

I used some stickers that had the months on them and to secure them better used a small piece of clear packaging tape to surround the month sticker. (I was painting hence the paint on my nail, lol)

You may have seen my birthday reminder calendars in a previous post but what I did was take the calendar portion and put it on it's own page

When I turn the page for each month I have a generic monthly calendar folded in half that I can easily flip open to see all the major holidays.

Behind the major holidays are the "Off-beat" holidays as well as Monthly celebrations and observances. This is also a folded paper

This is the record of who I have sent to and what off-beat holidays I have chosen to focus on and some different monthly observances. The highlighted parts are the holidays

This here is a spreadsheet that you can write 20 different peoples name on the top going across and on the left side going down write holidays then when you send out to them you can put a check mark.

Some of these lap over onto one another but I really find it useful and to me it helps to see it in a couple different ways.

I hope this might help someone who is looking for a way to do the same thing.

Take care...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas 2013 - Cards and Home Decor

Where do I start off at when I haven't been here for over 6 months!?  I have been slammed at work is where I have been, dealing with some not-so-fun emotional junk and now feeling better again with everything!

Eric and I are still living in our town home and going strong!  My kids are growing up still so fast.  Kristin is living on her own, Kevin just Friday got a new car.  So all is well with family this season.  

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your winter season holiday(s). Now the first thing I want to show you is my wreath snowman door-hanger.  I saw it first on pinterest and fell in love with it, soooo 

TA DA!!!

Our Wreath Snowman Door Decor
The front of our home with some of the lights on in front, 2 candles in top windows, snowman wreath & in our bay window you can see our tree

I have also been creating a few cards here and there.  These three are just a small few of what I have done.  I know the first two are similar but I really love this stamp.
Meowy Christmas
Tabby Kitty Christmas

Cany Cane Wishes

I have also been making some Birthday cards for SCS (SplitCoastStampers) b/c I am on their B.R.A.K committee.  Here are a few:

I also made another Scripture 8x8 page.  I really am happy how it came out.

I will be back later on in the day with another post with some "How-to's" for some of these and more.

I have really missed being here and I hope you will welcome me back into the blogging community because I cannot wait to start reading your blog posts again!


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