The tree stamp is an old one...dates back to 1999, made by Denami Design of Kent Washington. I don't know if that company is still in existence. The sentiment is from Stampabilities and is quite a bit newer 2010. I stamped both in white ink and heat embossed using silver embossing powder. Using a circle punch, I punched from glitter sticker paper both the dots and the snowflake and decorated the tree. The final step was to glue this 4 x 5 1/4 piece to the front of the card base. I could have stamped directly to the base, but I wanted to have the extra layer. The inside will have a direct stamped sentiment.
Monday's are my play day and I play with a group of gals that are so crafty. I took some cards I'd not finished and also worked on a Morehead design from one of the purchased sheets. As I finished cutting, shaping and gluing, I looked down at one of the card bases that I'd not yet added snowflakes. A light bulb went on and here's the finished card....
That's it for this Rudolph Day. I'm hoping to have several more made before Christmas. I'm going to head over to Sarn's blog and check out the Rudolph Day projects everyone made. I hope you check them out too. Have a look!
Note: On Wednesday I posted a page from my Christmas journal. I've gotten so many comments and emails from people who are "impressed or encouraged" by my journal. I have to tell you this was my very first project of 2014 and put the final touches on it March 1st. I created it because I was so "bummed" out during the 2013 holiday season. I wasn't looking forward to any part of it. Unknown to us, my husband had been ill, probably for over 6 months, however, being a man he chose to ignore the symptoms and chose rather to internalize his issue by not mentioning the pain. Rather, he became extremely grumpy and withdrew from everything and everyone. Suggesting a doctor visit was met with outbursts of "nothing is wrong" To say the least our home was very quiet and unhappy. There were no decorations, normally there are many. The week before Christmas I did manage to put up a 2 foot tall tree, which I lit only once.
Mind you, I'd made cards and I did send a few, but very few. No Christmas letter, no family email. Well, long story short. My husband finally went to the doctor. His illness was and at times still is gout, which as everyone knows is very painful, and also treatable. He feels so good now that I can honestly say I have the man I married back and I am thrilled. Though he is still stubborn and waits too long when the symptoms of gout raise their ugly head, he is finally realizing that feeling good feels great.
In January, I decided that this Christmas would be different. I created the journal, made a list of people I wanted to send cards to and got to work. So, for those who are impressed, don't be...I am not organized, and thus....the journal keeps me moving forward. For those who are encouraged...thank you. Believe me, I was encouraged by Shaz and Rudolph Day, and I was invited to be on the design team of Sparkles Christmas Challenge. These two Christmas challenges keep me focused. I'm amazed with how many cards I've made. Trust me, several are pretty basic, but I think beautiful.
So now, you know the rest of the story! Thank you so much for your comments and your interest... you all keep me focused, encouraged and above all impressed by what you create. That said....
Until next time....
AKA: Glitter Grammy