puppy love and paper hearts

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

snowy new album makes me wish for snow...

although no snow will be heading my way any time soon, I am sorry to say. The desert Southwest is definitely not known for it's snowy winters, although some high desert areas get a light sprinkling now and then. We don't. Nada. Nothing. Dry as a bone. SAD.
Ah well. I can venture up into the mountains to play in the snow, it will just never grace my yard. SO- I make do with dreaming about it, and dream I do!
Love the colors in this, creamy pinks, blues, greens, and creams with a splash of red.
The flowers on here are SOOO pretty! I think I will be heading back to Joanns for more!

I always add lots of tags. I think it gives people more room to journal and it is also a place for more photos.

My favorite set of pages in here, I think. Pretty and soft.

This is a really cute layout and it has my very favorite ribbon. I have tried to find more of it and can't. It is an Offray ribbon in red and white stripes, looks candy canelicious!

These papers are my favorite Christmas papers ever. They are so pretty, love the design work.
The doilies on here are elegant and add a nice lacy touch.

I got a new set of Martha's page trimmers (punches). These turned out so delicate, it is a nice effect.
The whole album turned out just as I wanted, fun with a bit of whimsy. There are jingle bells (gives it a nice tinkling noise too!) are cute, I picked them up at Card Blanc on Etsy, I love my new doilies, those are from Etsy also, at MWooderson.
Thanks for taking a peek, have a blessed day!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

There are vintage santas galore in this new album!

A pretty new wintery album in softer colors with touches of red...
lots of different shades of white,

some soft pinks, blues, and greens,

dainty little bits and pieces,

some old postcards, and pretty velvet flowers

glittered stars and candy cane bows,

winter greens and berries,

and finally, some snowflakes for frosting...

This was really fun to work on. Working with whites popped into my head on Turkey Day and I started work on Friday. ;o) This is my first piece for The Paper Hen House, a wonderful group of artists I have been thrilled to join! It is in my ebay store, here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290507271574&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT. These ladies are all very talented and I will have to work hard to keep up!
They have a Facebook page and so now I need to remember to post any new listings there too. Oh, but my brain does spin!
 I am starting to get ready for the Christmas holidays, my absolute favorite. I have all of my little village houses out and then discovered I have no idea at all where I put almost all of the lights that go in them! I have looked and looked, but found nothing. Somewhere they are all together, just waiting. Probably neatly wrapped on a shelf, sitting quietly while I run around digging and hunting. I pray they turn up soon!
Blessings to you...