Most of my friends (stampers and non-stampers) are a little surprised when they find out that I am already stamping Christmas stuff. I guess it is pretty early, but when you make a tonne of cards (last year I made about 100) and then have requests to do Christmas Card workshops, one must prepare early.
But it's all good... Christmas is by far my favourite "occasion" to stamp. I love the colours, I love the images, I love the embellishments.
I still don't have my Christmas cards planned, but I have done several different designs for workshops and classes. I posted some the other day and created two more today.
Frosty was inspired by a design I had below... used the same colours and the word window punch, but laid it out a little differently The background is the Holiday Greeting background stamped in white craft ink. The colours are Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla and Rose Red. I'm not one to do a snowman card in anything other than blues/white/silver, but this card really appeals to me.
This card was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers by momma b. I was intrigued by the simplicity of her card. Unfortunately (for me) I like her card a lot more than my own! I'm not sure what it needs... opinions?
Now, the main reason I have been stamping Christmas cards these last few days is that I have a Stampin' Up Workshop on October 3rd and I was asked to do all Christmas cards with the girls. And, we're going to do 3 cards (which is more than I'd do in a normal workshop). So I need to come up with 3 cards that look good, use some different supplies, but aren't too difficult or labour intensive. I really like a few of these cards, not so thrilled with others, and have no idea what the attendees at this workshop will like. Any input would be appreciated.
I'm off to Tae Kwon Do tonight with the boyz... not only are the boyz kicking and punching and learning disclipline, but so am I! It's been fun so far, even more so because three of my good friends are also taking it with their kids! We are all beginners, and I totally feel like a fool, but I love that I am doing something active with my kids.
Bruce starts volleyball tonight... I think his game is after we get home from TKD. If things go as planned I think I'll stamp tonight while he's out of the house. I find I don't stamp much when he's home on the weekends or in the evenings... I enjoy being in the same room as him, spending time together watching TV or each playing on a computer. I'm sure I could go down to stamp, I'm sure he wouldn't mind... but I hardly ever do it.