Friday, December 27, 2013

Personal December Daily 2013

I am definitely behind some on my December Daily this year.  So many projects I've been doing that this one kept getting pushed to the side.  I'll spend the next week catching up and finishing it though. I have the pictures printed and papers, so mainly just need to sit down and do it.  The numbers were a Silhouette download from their online store.  I used the same album last year. I like the idea of having the same size along a shelf. I suppose eventually Simple Stories will no longer carry them, but until then I'll use them. :) I'll probably pick another one or two up for the next two years one of these days with a coupon.

Altered Cigar Box and Cards

My mother in law's birthday is the day after Christmas.  Her husband is a retired optometrist and they owned their own business where she managed the front etc.  Anyways, they've collected some antique equipment over the years to put into their office.  When I saw the this Graphic 45 paper, I knew I would eventually make something for her with it.  I picked up this box at CraftWarehouse for $3. I painted it black, but just a light coat that I then sand papered to distress some. Modgepodge for the paper and then I embellished it. The glasses were just $1 from the dollar store. I'd never use real ones as those I donate to the Lion's etc.  The feet and corners are Tim Holtz.  I then used my Silhouette to make a bunch of cards.  I've been using it more lately as it's sitting on my table ready to go. I do find that the Silhouette software is much better than the Cricut Craft Room.  I hope ProvoCraft eventually adds more abilities to their software. I wasn't sure how it'd go over, but my DH called tonight and told me she loved it (whew!)  I have another one I'll be making with a different paper for another family member.  Thanks for looking!

These are actual pictures I've taken with my camera.  One simple and quick way to make some cards is with a 4x6" picture and some gold edging stickers.  Usually I do black in the background, but didn't this time. I think I prefer the black myself.