Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jane's Doodles {Celebrate}

Wow, I can't believe I haven't blogged in over a week! I'm back 'til at least the 21st when we'll have house guests for ten days over the holidays. Then it might be ultra quiet here. Hopefully I won't go insane with the lack of time or ability to craft!! You know how that can be, right? ;)

Today's Jane's Doodles cards were made with the poinsettias from Vintage Christmas and a sentiment from Big Sentiments.

I don't heat emboss very often because it's messy and I don't think I'm very good at it. Maybe I'm just a messy heat embosser. ;) When I don't show the entire image or I can just punch out parts of it like on these two cards, I don't mind heat embossing. I love the impact it makes and I wish I were better at it!

I haven't mailed a single holiday card yet! Have you? I meant to stop at the post office today to buy a bunch of stamps but I forgot. The stroller was loaded with groceries and I was exhausted. I guess I should start addressing my envelopes soon or I'll be making a lot of New Year's cards! LOL

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white & kraft cardstock; SU Old Olive cardstock; Jane's Doodles Vintage Christmas & Big Sentiments; Memories Black ink; VersaMark Watermark ink; SU Whisper White pigment ink; PSX Red & Snowflake embossing tinsel; McGill 1 1/4" square punch; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper; foam tape

21 comments:

Annette said...

Good to see you back on the site.. These months bring lots of busy busy schedules.. Love these cute cute cards...

Shauna K said...

so pretty! this LO is a favorite of mine :) love the embossing, especially with the red! have a fabulous weekend dear :D

Cornelie said...

Very nice your cards!

Ujjwal said...

Good to see you back! I love the simple layout of these cards and how they focus of the images.

Emily Keaton said...

Hi Emily! I love the clean lines of these cards. I'm a messy embosser, too. Love your idea of punching out just the best parts of the embossed design! I ended up ordering my holiday stamps online so I wouldn't have to endure lines at the post office. Don't know if you have that option in Canada, but it turned out to be a lifesaver for me here! Have a great weekend!!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful clean and modern!

Lisa said...

Don't worry Emily- you are NOT the only one lagging behind with mailing! Still working on xmas cards here!
I really like this simple design of yours- it would be easy to mass produce! (wheels are turning in my brain)
Have a great weekend!

Jingle said...

These are SO cute! I love them!

Jen W. said...

I think your heat embossing looks just fine. :) And no, no Christmas cards sent out from here either!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! These are beautiful! I LOVE the embossing!!! Great colors and love the CAS design:)

*Alison* said...

Super cute Emily.. I love the red and green mix.. you are so talented.. :) hugs

canadian_liner said...

Beautiful cards, Emily. I love the random glittery effect of the tinsel embossing powder--glad to know about this product! Yes, I fear for your sanity, too, with ten days of no me-time. Cooking for guests has SOME of the same effect as crafting, but its not the same...

Karen said...

Love the cards, I think that you are great at embossing. I very rarely use glitter because of the mess but embossing I can control better. Hope you have a great weekend.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh I love these!!! I'm very new to heat embossing and man am I mess took... love this!

Meg said...

Gorgeous! I love the squares and cut-off images.

Man, that is a long time for house guests! Maybe you can talk them into crafting with you. :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

amazing mass producible card! i love it!!!

Jenny said...

I love those blocks of colour Emily, the heat embossing looks great to me :) I still haven't even made my cards yet....I predict a quiet blog week this week !
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a favourite layout of mine too Emily and I love your punched out embossed images. I'm behind on card making too and have posted only three so far!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful block cards and your embossing is lovely, Emily!

Just sent out 20 cards outside Europe and need to work on 30 more cards!

Lindsey said...

You do protest too much about your embossing abilities! These are stunningly beautiful, and LOVE the embossing!

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous! Love these CAS designs!