The challenge issued by Chrissie and Mandi at Less is More for the last week of 2011 and the first week of 2012 was to create a card using a one word sentiment. My time has been limited the past few weeks, what with all the kids coming home, a big family get together during and after Christmas...and just the general busyness of the season.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas...and I hope your New Year brings peace and happiness to you and yours!
I've managed to get two cards finished for this challenge...neither one thrills me...but here they are:
I apologize for the photo, I was trying out my new lens that my hubby gave me for my birthday, and I still haven't mastered it yet. This first card was directly inspired by one of Chrissie's cards (you can see here) I used different colors...but the concept is the same. I love my beautiful "sunset"...and the trees are some new stamps I ordered from Repeat Impressions. I got the unmounted version and then painted the back with Aileen's Tack It so that I could use them on my acrylic blocks.
Started not to post this card...it's just sort of blah...but it is what it is. I should have left the "moon" off and just sponged the sky area. Butterflies are a MS punch that I punched from inked paper and then coated with glitter glue. The Congratulations sentiment is an old HA stamp (I think).
Thought I'd share a photo of our Christmas tree this year. We decided that this would be the last year for this tree...it's a nine foot tall, pre-lit, artificial Fraser Fir tree, but it's just too big for us anymore...the storing and the decorating. I have to use a ladder to reach the top branches! I do love how bright the tree is! I was practicing taking photos with a little tutorial I found that said to totally over expose the pic to get this glowing tree...and it worked!! I turned off all the lights in the house except for the tree lights and this is what I got! I was so excited when I saw how these photos turned out!
As I mentioned in an earlier post...this week marks the 4th anniversary of my blog, and I'm going to have a little RAK for one of my followers. You can find the post with all the information here. I hope you'll join in the fun!
Thanks so much for popping in! I do appreciate your visits and your comments are always welcomed! Until next time...