Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I made these Christmas cards for the three judges I work for at the Iowa Judicial Building. I used a picture I took of the building, converted it to a line drawing, and then stamped the trees and added them to the front. It's hard to see on the pic, but there are little red dot ornaments on the trees and the wreath I added to the building.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
No school for Nick today due to bad roads, so I'm home too. I used the day off to make some little gifts, including these decorated Tic Tac containers. You can't tell from the pic, but they are tied on with a ribbon along the right side. I don't know if she's the original artist or not, but I lifted the idea from a fellow CTMH consultant, Jennifer Woodbury. Note to all Iowa taxpayers: Because I am an honest state employee, I am using vacation time for today. :)
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Here's a couple of cards I made today. The red birthday card is from mostly Stampin' Up papers courtesy of Jen. I got the idea from a book Jess gave me for Christmas last year titled "10-Minute Cards to Give and Share." I made the other birthday card from part of an antique postcard. The photo isn't too good, but the postcard background is off white, and it is matted in baby pink that matches the flower and sassy strands. I think it turned out pretty nice.
As you can see by the pics, yesterday was my Holiday Workshop and it was a full house: Cheryl, Amy, Jean, Donna, Sandy, Sue, Jen, Linda, Jody, and Laura. I had a great time--exactly what I had envisioned for my studio. [Note: do not refer to your crafting space as a "craft room" because your family can too easily call it a "crap room."]
Thanks, Everyone, for coming over! I hope you all had a good time.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I went to Jen's monthly Laugh & Learn workshop yesterday morning, and we made three great projects. Notice how cute the pumpkin on the card is--it's made from oval punches with a little clip for a stem. Also, the accordion album is something I'm definitely going to make again. We also made a candle decorated for Thanksgiving, which I've already given to my mom to use Thanksgiving.
Jen is a Stampin' Up consultant--yes, a fierce rival to my CTMH business, but we manage to get along. :) Check out more of Jen's great artwork at her blog: http://jeniferj.livejournal.com/
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Some friends and a gathered in my studio last night for a party hosted by Laura. Here is the project we made. Two very simple cards and a magazine-type card holder. All the materials are Close to My Heart. (I'm an independent consultant with CTMH. Visit my official CTMH website at mollyrawls.myctmh.com.)