Saturday, December 18, 2010
Happy Saturday, blog friends! I learned at church last week that this coming Monday is the busiest day of the year at the post office, with 800 million pieces of mail expected to come through. Ha! Proof that I'm not the only procrastinator when it comes to mailing holiday cards! Actually, I mailed out my photo cards already, but all the handmade ones still need to go out. I dread taking them in to the post office and going through them one by one with a postal clerk, since I cannot for the life of me figure out their system accurately enough to determine postage myself! Now that I have a heads-up about Monday at the post office, you can be sure I'll be aiming for first in line (and drawing the ire of everyone behind me, no doubt)!
Today's card uses a beautiful cardinal image from JustRite's Backyard Birds set and a classic sentiment from JustRite's Christmas Nested Sentiments, along with more of that yummy Webster's Pages Waiting for Santa designer paper. The ornate embossed white/ivory shape to the left of the main image is one of Pink Paislee Ornament Artisan Elements. I've talked about these Artisan Elements before, but it's worth repeating for those who haven't seen them. They are so fun! They're made from a flexible resin-type material, and can be sponged, misted, painted, stamped on, colored on, etc. (or left plain, as I always seem to do). The Ornaments Artisan Elements are the perfect size for card-makers, too. Here's a closer look at one of the fourteen elements in the Ornaments collection:
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you're a regular, you know I don't normally post on Sundays, but do tune in tomorrow, as I have lots to share!!
Stamps: Backyard Birds, Christmas Nested Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper: Papertrey Rustic White, Webster's Pages Waiting for Santa, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacy Circles, Papertrey button, May Arts burlap string, Pink Paislee Ornament Artisan Elements, needle/thread/piercing tool, foam tape, rhinestone flourish (source unknown)