An experiment gone good…

Don’t you love it when an experiment turns out beautifully?  I was messing around with embossing some dies that I had and ran across this cute tea cup die from PoppyStamps.com.  Instead of die cutting it, I embossed it onto water color card stock and used

If raindrops were kisses…

I can’t remember where I first heard this phrase but as soon as I did, I knew I was going to design a card around it.  Bummer part is that I didn’t have a stamp with that sentiment so I had to hand letter it myself…which trust me, is harder than it looks.  Hand lettering is a gift…and one that I only partially possess…so hence you see the simple all caps print typeface was about all I could muster up for this card.  In the end, the card is handmade…so why not hand letter it as well?

Goodbye 2016

Well, holy cow…we are in 2017!  Really? TWENTY SEVENTEEN!  I swear that just yesterday was whole the “Y2K” scare and suddenly Poof!  Fast forward sixteen years…it’s just crazy how time flies.  I can remember exactly what I was doing the night of December 31st, 1999.  My husband and I owned a bar back then and we had a big New Year’s Eve Party going on with a band and free buffet (to soak up all the booze). 🙂  What a great time that was – and to think we all thought the world’s computers were going to blow up with the dawning of a new century.  Clearly they didn’t.

Burning the midnight oil…

Spent a few more hours after dinner last night with hubby working on Christmas cards.  I love that he likes to contribute!  🙂  This one came out nice and is one of my favorites but I still have to mount it onto a card base.  I’m not a fan of mass producing cards that are all the same, so you can understand why it is taking us so long to come up with 50 cards.  Thirty three down, 17 to go!

 

Oh Christmas Tree

One of my most favorite memories of the holiday season as a child was going out each year to tromp through the Christmas tree farm and cut down our tree.  I can’t remember the name of the tree farm any longer, but the owners used to give everyone in the car a homemade popcorn ball on your way out after you paid.  We thought it was such a treat!  Not sure why…but man, we loved those popcorn balls.  This was a fun one to paint…and brought back some really great memories.

Stamp set by honeybee stamps and I used a combination of water color pencils and a really cheap set of water color paints from the craft store.  (and no, I don’t get paid to say that!  I freely acknowledge/promote the products I use in my everyday life). 🙂