Sunday, November 21, 2010


Brrrr! It's cold and only going to get colder! A high of 34 forecasted for Tuesday and the low a bone-chilling 24. Yes, it's colder elsewhere, but it's Portland and it doesn't get this cold in November!
Here are my 3 snow inspired holiday cards...without using Christmas or red and green combos (it was challenging!)
My first card uses that trendy turquoise/aqua color that has been popping up lately. I layered a chipboard glittery adhesive snowflake with a glittered button and silver thread. I like this card, but it is bulky...not so great for mailing. A good card to tuck inside a gift basket for your neighbor or friend.

This card has green, I admit, but it is olive and I paired it with brown for a more rustic feel. The snowflakes have a little light olive "bling" in the centers, but I bought a pack of red gems, for those that *need* to add red. ;)

And finally, the last card has stamped snowflakes and a punched snowflake raised with foam tape. Inside there is white paper with a decorative border and another snowflake, just for fun!

Cost for the the Snow Card Kit is $10. The kit comes with color instructions and all materials prepared for you to make 3 cards. FREE silver ink pad for each student. In-person Portland class is Nov 30th noon-1 PM.
**Added Nov. 22: Only ONE kit left! Wow, they're going fast!**
Enjoy...and stay warm!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall-Occassion Cards

This is my favorite season and my favorite stretch of the year....I love Halloween and all the fun crafts, but the anticipation from here through the end of the Christmas season is my favorite part of the year. And I absolutely love the sunny, windy fall days before the wet and cold starts to chill my bones.

This class has something for everyone. A great little "Hello" card:

perfect for a little coffee giftcard inside.

A lovely thanksgiving card:

I love the rustic twine!

And finally, a simply elegant card that I designed for a sympathy card:

but in these fall colors it really can be perfect for almost anyone or any occassion...a fall-occasion!

I hope you're enjoying the fall season!