Thursday, December 13, 2007

Calendar Page and Christmas Doings

Okay, I know it's been a week since I last posted. I just got so darn irritated with myself when I realized that the cute little gifts I made last Thursday were already given away and I hadn't taken any photos to share with you. And I'm telling you they were adorable. I made Milk Bath from a recipe I have here and filled Starbucks bottles with the mixture. I covered the bottle and lid with cute paper and a tag and ribbon and eyelets and the whole nine yards. So cute! I wish you could see!!

Anyway, since I can't show you those, I have the first Desk Calendar page to show you. January was the month I did and I love the way this page turned out. I started with the Brocade Blue base and randomly stamped snowflakes over it with Night of Navy and Brocade Blue and Versamark. The focal image is on glossy paper. First I stamped the trees with Versamark and then brayered over the whole piece with Bashful Blue. Then I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and brayered over the whole piece again with Brocade Blue. It gives the snowflakes a softer look than the trees. Then I used my white gel pen to add several highlights to the trees. This was then mounted onto white and then Night of Navy. Ribbon is Navy and White grosgrain with a small tag punched. The small snowflake there was stamped in Night of Navy and I wrote the month with the marker of the same color.

I will share some of the other months with you soon. I still need to order my 6x6 Desk Calendar to put the whole thing together.

I've been busy with my baking and Christmas activities this week. I've got my Sugar Cookies baked but not yet frosted, I made my first batch of Fudge yesterday and did some more Christmas shopping. Tonight is my son's Show Choir Christmas Program at school. He has a solo and is so excited. I had better remember to bring the kleenex. I always get teary eyed when children sing and even more so when they are my kids! I'm such a sap!

Have a great day!


Lisa said...

This is really pretty. Love the colors.
Sure wish you took pictures of the gifts you made. They sound wonderful.
I am going to add your link to my blogÜ

Wanda. said...

This card is SO pretty!! TFS