Last weekend I spend a day scrapbooking at Tawn's house. I got some fun things accomplished. This the is Thanksgiving card I made for the Crop Chocolate Recipe Challenge #8....after I got home, I decided the turkey needed something, so I got out my stickles and gave his tail a little pizazz.
I also worked on a birthday card, it was intended for a friend's son, but I think it's a little juvenile for him, so I save it and make another card for the teenager.
I did a couple of layouts just for fun.
Sunday, I did something I would not normally do on a weekend. I got up before the crack of dawn....3:30 am and made my way to Rancho San Rafeal park for the Reno Balloon Races......It was a beautiful morning.
In honor of Sept 11th, the colors are flying high....
I had never seen so many hot air balloons in one place, while there was a ton of people, it was very relaxing.
This is my favorite picture from the hundreds I took....
Today has been devoted to working on the prototype for my Christmas cards. I know it seems early, but since I will be spending 3 days at scrapbook camp in October, I thought I'd be proactive and work on getting some ideas for my christmas cards so I can make them at camp.
Here is my design
I started with some ribbon that I liked, and built the color scheme around the ribbon. I had actually seen the design on a card kit and really liked the idea of snowflakes. I still am not happy with the snowflake cutout and tulle, but I've got a couple of weeks to work on that. The problem with the snowflake cutout is parts are thin and tear easily, also when I stickled them, they stuck to my scrap paper. I'm wondering if I use waxed paper or my craft mat if that will alleviate the sticking problem. The bottom of the card was just done with scrap paper, but I did by corresponding cardstock to the ribbon that will be on the finished product. I found inks in my sable that works well with the ribbon.
I also made a card for the Crop Chocolate week 9 challenge...although, I didn't use a fall theme.
I still like it.
Next week, I'm attending a crop at Scrapbook Paradise on Saturday, time for more prep for camp, and then I'll be packing for 3 days in Vegas. Maybe, I'll get to see some friends while I'm there.
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