Sunday, September 18, 2011

Christmas Card Production has started

I feel so ahead of the Christmas card curve this year.

I generally start my Christmas card production in November. Almost too late if you are sending a lot of them - I don't so it's about right for me. But this year I have started already.

Each year I allow myself one new Christmas stamp or set. I have a lot and need to reign in the spending but one new one doesn't feel like too much of a splurge.

Last week I pulled out this  sweet partridge tree stamp, last year's one stamp, from Stampendous inked it up and just played with my Copics. I LOVE the results. So I will be making several of these cards. I'm learning a lot about how to get the most out of my Copics, following directions in the Copic Coloring Guide by Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker.

My son and I were in Micheal's last week and they had an end cap of Christmas stamps. There were several designs I would have loved to make cards with but the budget, limits of space and common sense said "stick with only one" so I called in the expert. I chose 3 I liked the most and asked my son to choose his favorite from that small selection. He chose the stamps that looked like children in a Christmas play. A wise choice. I have stamped that angel's face on numerous bits of scrap to make tiny gift tags. Those tags will be extras for those who buy cards from me at the Rock Star Rosie Benefit in two (2) weeks. I can't believe it's only two weeks away.

To learn more about Rosie go to If you would like to help spread the word about the benefit please send your friends to Rosie's site or post the flyer in your church or place of work.The flyer is available on Rosie's web site.


bonkdawn said...

Beautiful coloring, Katie!! I have that Copic book, too and found it very helpful!

alexa said...

Very soft and pretty and a love change from the traditional red and green ...