Sunday, January 10, 2016

Do you want to build a snowman?

If I only had the energy I would!  The snow has been beautiful....cold, but beautiful.  We had so much fog last night that the frost this morning was sticking up off of everything.  But, it was so cold and I just couldn't make myself get out there with my camera.  I'm sure I missed some amazing shots.  So, instead I did a little clean up from the Christmas card gift and card making in my craft room.  Some sorting, some tossing.  I even created a box of strictly Christmas papers and ephemera of some of the items I used this year so I know where it is.  I am going to try my hand, again, at a craft show this year.  Fingers crossed...something health related has bumped me from participating two years in a row!

My Christmas cards this year were fairly simple but fun.  I'm a Santa fan and even have a small collection, mostly ornaments, so they were Santa inspired.  I always try to make them Santa related.  Here is a sample but it wasn't the final version.  I popped the star and the beard and mustache up on the cards I sent out, and added a bit more sparkle.  I used three different kinds of washi tape on the bottom but the belted looking tape was may favorite.  But, I sent them all out....all 60 of them!

Yesterday my sister, husband and I went to a very large and busy antique show.  There were so many beautiful antiques and many, many crafted and repurposed items.  It was a one day show with over 150 vendors.  It did inspire me though and I have many ideas swimming around in my head!

So, I did work on some thank you notes today and a tag for the Tim Holtz 2016 January tag challenge (below), and that was as far as I made it.  I didn't have the fail tape that Tim used in his project so I improvised with...well, foil!  It doesn't hold distress ink very well, even when I tried to heat dry it.  I also don't have Distressed Paints yet but I think it came out fairly well!
Back to the grind tomorrow and hopefully a few creative nights this week!  Happy crafting!

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