Monday, January 18, 2010


..........finally gettting a little computer time.

We've had a 3 day weekend here and what a busy weekend it has been!

Saturday was spent cleaning and grocery shopping and I did get the rest of the Dec. Daily done. YIPPEE!!! Oh yeah, and we had friends over for dinner. Good times!

Sunday was spent with laundry and the hubs got the new computer desk installed! WOO HOO!!
Our computer guru neighbor came over and got the computer hooked up and everything. Its just beautiful, the cabinet, not the computer. He still has a cabinet and shelves to do for me and then I'll take pics of everything.

And then today, the hubs had off. He hardly ever gets extra days off and when he does he never stays home. Not that he doesn't want to stay home. But he always promises himself to other people or projects. Anyway, he stayed home and finished moving my old shelves.

BUT when he stays home I never get anything done that I've planned. You know how it is. Husbands and children are very distracting.

Okay, here are the rest of the pages for the December Daily: See here for the original Dec. Daily post

title page
Christmas classics set. Whisper white craft ink. Kraft, old olive and whisper white cardstock.

I've been thinking for awhile now of what I wanted to do for a title page and finally got this idea.
I typed up the title and printed it on the kraft cardstock. Then asked each person what the best thing about Christmas vacation is/was and typed out their answer.

Next year I'll do this page at the end of the book and not have a title page. We'll just start with page 1.

Then I got busy on the cover.

Headline alpha (retired). Old olive craft ink and whisper white craft ink. Merry Moments DSP, kraft and old olive cardstock. Scallop trim punch, top note die, real red satin ribbon, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals and crystal effects.

In the Stampin' Success magazine (demos get this) there was a cover like this that I pretty much copied. Imagine that there is Old Olive Striped Grosgrain ribbon tied around the end. I still need to order that. I'll do it as soon as I'm done here. edited to add; See that spot on the cover? Its just more proof (not that you needed any) that we are slobs around here. After I got it done and was showing it off to anyone who would look, it got something on it. I'm not sure what it is but it doesn't come off. Oh well.......just keeping it real.

Remember how I made the little top note tag? Here is the "how to" on that. I made another one and put glitter around the edges. I also used some Crystal Effects on the berries.
Its very pretty and sparkly.

I've seen this little ribbon treatment done alot lately. I thought it finished off the tag very nicely. I used the old olive craft ink and clear embossed the numbers. Then cut them out.

But you figured that out already huh?

Oaky doaky. Thats it for today. The Boy and The Hubs went to go see Avatar. I don't see what the appeal is to this movie. I'm sure they'll like it though. But they went to see it in the IMAX 3D theater. I'm afraid the boy will get sick. He gets car sick easily. I'll keep you updated on how things go. I know you'll want to know ;)

Thanks for stopping by and keeping me company.

Blessings, b.

1 comment:

Hampers said...

I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Like this