Sunday, May 15, 2011

Holiday Cookie Exchange Invite: Because winter has not yet left our neck of the woods...

Note:  This is for PTI's Make it Monday Selective Inking Challenge.

It may seem strange to create a holiday cookie exchange card during the middle of May, but it still feels like winter here in Wyoming.

We had snow this past week—nothing that stuck to the roads or sidewalks, but it did leave us with white yards and roofs.

So—I decided: Why not have a cookie exchange to go along with the weather!

The Holiday Button Bits is a great set to craft an enticing invite using the gingerbread stamp. 

I stamped “cookie exchange party” three times, stamping each word onto a McGill File tab die cut and realized it looks like an "index" recipe card...

 The inside invite was typed on my laptop and printed on cardstock...

 It’s been months since I’ve crafted so what a nice way to ease back in…

Boots aren't just made for walking...

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since my last post.

Wow—I really have been out of the loop.

I’m just starting to revisit my favorite sites and I’m beginning to feel like Brendan Fraser in “Blast from the Past”—totally oblivious to what new techniques and materials are out there.

Like Brendan’s character, I’m living (creating) in the past.

Oh well…there’s plenty of time to catch up.

In the meanwhile, I went to work this afternoon using one of my favorite techniques—fabric motifs. 

The boot is cut from some western themed fabric and the stamps from a Hero Arts “Paris” collection I got a while back but never got around to using.

Out here in the great state of Wyoming, people stick flowers in boots—dried flowers in real boots and real flowers in ceramic boots. 

It’s a look I love and thought I’d try to recreate on a birthday themed card.
Hmm—I just realized that I would love to receive a bouquet of flowers in a nice new pair of boots for my next birthday. 

Maybe I need to drop some hints!

Am I back? I hope so!

Dear Blog-o

It’s been a long time since I’ve stopped by to visit and play—too long, in fact.

My excuse: Having to relearn how to be a student all over again, after a hiatus of more than three decades. 

It's a learning process.

What takes my young classmates a few hours to accomplish takes me a day—or days—to complete.

But now that the grueling semester is over, I can make time to play and create.

At least I hope so.

I begin a four week art class on campus tomorrow.

It’s just a basic color foundation class.

I took the first of three basic classes two semesters ago and absolutely loved it!

Hopefully I can apply what I learn to my craft...

And hopefully I can craft what I learn...