Thursday, December 31, 2009

When to say when...

OK, so you are probably wondering about the title of this post and why I have picked it, but before we get to that, I have some exciting things (to me at least) I want to share with you!


First of all, check out this fun little 3X3 Christmas card I made for Sophie a few weeks back....


No, she isn't really old enough to care, but it was fun for me and maybe one day she can look back on it and smile. The story behind this card is that I got the new stamp set Fox and Friends (which will be coming out in the new Occassions Mini (OM) that starts Jan. 5th) on pre-order. This little fox (and all his buddies!) was so cute that I couldn't resist and when I saw it, I was instantly reminded of one of Sophie's books we read often called One Winter Day. She loves this book!

Without boring you...(warning, I am going to explain the story so if you don't want to read it skip down to next paragraph)..It is a story about a little Hedgehog who gets a red wooly had from Santa. He tries the hat on, but his prickles stretch it out, so he gives it to his friend Rabbit. Rabbit tries it on, but his ears get in the way so he gives it to his friend Badger. Badger tries it on, but can't hear with it on, so gives it to Fox. Fox is grumpy about Christmas, but he tries the hat on and LOVES it. Meanwhile he goes out and finds a trail in the snow and then finds little Hedgehog burried under it and cold. Fox wraps little Hedgehog in the hat like a blanket and he falls fast asleep. They all wish him a Merry Christmas.

Sooooo, this little fox was so cute & reminded me of that story and how Sophie loves it, so I took the fox and the hat stamp from the Snow Buddies stamp set in the Holiday Mini (FYI- 1/5 is the last day you can order from the Holiday Mini!) and there you have it. A little sparkle and bling to make you get the feeling of texture, just like there book and here is a Christmas card to my baby girl. :)
Now, you see that little Katie Brooks watermark in the corner (if you can't see it, look at the image below, it is bigger there)? I have had this for a while, but don't have photoshop and needed to download some free software to use it. I am a techno-dodo (is that word in the dictionary? If not, it should be...) so it took me a while. I was excited to finally figure out how to use it though... and on my own I might add! A Thanks to Heather who paid someone to make that for me as a birthday gift! Now, my dear husband got me this small protable photo studio for Christmas (LOVE YOU!) and I have yet to set that up, but am hoping that between that and the watermark, my pictures (admitedly not great now) will only get better!

Finally, I get to the When to say when.... now last night I was playing with another of my new stamp sets from the OM called Vintage Vogue (below). I wanted something that looked....well Vintage and Vogue! So I was going for it, but as you probably know, things to always turn out how you imagined them, if you imagined them at all. I was struggling to create with the set partly because it was new and partly because it had been a few weeks since I stamped, so I wasn't sure what I was going for. I find that when I don't know what I am creating sometimes I just keep adding, because the card isn't quite how I like it but I don't know what will make it better, so out come the multitudes of things all jumbled together in one card. Here is the finished product and I am not sure if I like it or not.


What do you think? I think I like the colors and did well at acheiving a vintage look, but not so sure about the vogue.

Anyway, I know this was a long winded post and I am sure you have work or something you should be doing (tisk-tisk! wink!) so have a wonderful day and be sure to check out my website for all the new OM and Sale-a-Bration stuff!!!!

PS- HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

3 comments:

Tib said...

I LOVE it! I am so into pink lately, wacky I know. It is very much Vintage with the little detail on the side giving it that Vogue.

jackiestamps4fun said...

Both of your cards are nice! I just made a card last night with VV, but haven't photographed it yet. The day was just too dingy out. Have a very Happy New Year, Katie!

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