Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cards, cards, cards and WOYWW81

Yes, back in late November I came up with the solution to my glitter problem with my snowglobe easel card. Using the laminating sheets for the circle worked out fine but it bugged me that I had bought the sweet treat cups for the cards and wouldn't be using them. So, back to the drawing board. I decided that if I glittered up my images and let them dry (for gosh sakes) maybe they wouldn't stick to the inside of the cup. That and, for good measure, I wiped the inside of the cup with an anti-static dryer sheet hoping it would repel the glitter and thereby not block my image. All so very scientific.... Lol. But it worked! And I decided to use some chunky Magic Scraps glitter flakes that I bought back in the pre-Cambrian era. I love when something finally gets used. So now (yes, now, in the eleventh hour) I'm finishing up the few cards that I was going to hand make and will mail them today. (Luckily, the sentiment inside my card alludes to a happy new year so they're not really going to be late.... hee hee.) Knowing that I'd never make enough for everyone that should get a little holiday check-in, I broke down and ordered a ton of photo cards from Shutterfly. The only problem is that if they don't arrive today, they won't go into the mail until early January because I'm off with the family on a winter vacation tomorrow. The way I see it (as only a true procrastinator would...), it's never too late to wish someone a Happy New Year. *smile*

Now I have time to think about the small furry animals that are making sawing and scurrying noises in the part of my attic that the exterminator can't get to. But that's another story....

Hope you all have a wonderful, warm, cozy holiday week!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)


Julia Dunnit said...

Oh lovely lovely - and yes there's a WOYWW 81 - you checked in very early, not late!! It's 6.10pm GMT Tuesday here in snowy cold grey and dull England. Any help?!
Great idea with the anti static bag for the glitter. Have a fab holiday week yourself - a winter vacation..ski-ing and apres then? Lovely. Stay safe, travel well and Happy Christmas!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Cindy,

Hope your cards have arrived on time, would be a shame if you are not able to send them out.
I love the cards that you made, love the way you can shake it, it's so cute!! Very nice!

Hugs, Wendy

jude said...

Wow lovely creative desk this week.I found by using anti static cloth my stampin up one works fab on shaker cards.Have fab vacation whatever your doing.It is 6.49am in Uk and snowing !
Have a very "Merry Christmas & Happy ,Healthy,Crafty New Year"
Hugs judex

Anonymous said...

Your snow globe card is the most ingenious thing I've seen! I love it!! Please send them out..your recipients will really enjoy them! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Chrissie said...

Isn't it great to come up with a solution to a problem and get to use some previously languishing stash!
Fabulous card!
Have a blessed Christmas!

Neet said...

Lovely card and great desk - such fabby pictures. Thanks for the tip too. Happy Crimbo.

Marjo said...

Super great idea! This is why I love visiting..there's always some genius going on...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

Hugs Marjo...no number yet..

——>Katie Bolinger said...

lovely absolutely lovely

Minxy said...

Loving your snow globe cards, there just adorable, Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas too
hugs Minxy #4

Katie said...

Looks great!!! Merry Christmas!

Katie (47)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, I'm glad that persistence paid off! We have little bats in our attic! They don't do any damage and there's no droppings so we leave them, but we do sometimes here them and we know when it's really cold outside as they bury under the insulation and lie directly on the attic ceiling above my bed!! I can hear them moving around, it's like Chinese water torture some nights!!

have a wonderful Christmas,
Brenda 45

Becky said...

Thanks for the great idea about the anti static bag in the cups! And it is never too late for a Happy New Year wish! Happy Holidays! Becky #77

Spyder said...

Love your magic scraps they look VERy sparkley...I use a tumble dryer sheet...well, it's better than nothing! Also love those blue cards. Have a great Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
#2 Happy WOYWW!


Carmen said...

Must remember that top tip!

Have fun on your hols - Merry Christmas.

Carmen #80

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great pics! Thank you for sharing.:)

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Merry Christmas!


Mandi said...

FAntastic card
and your desk looks so creative!
thanks form me and my reindeer for popping over to see us!

Happy christmas
mandi x

Caro said...

Your magic scraps and card look amazing. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Christmas.

ANewYear said...

Oh I love it when something I bought ages ago can be used. Lovely card and glad you worked out the static problem. :)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Carole #85

Nicky said...

Wow lovely snow globe cards and great desk - have a great christmas ~ Nicky 52

Carmen said...

I read The Host last year, my sister loaned it to me and I couldn't put it down and must admit it hooked me in more than her Twilight books which is odd for me as am such a vamp fan but I just want to slap the characters in that. I so hope they make The Host into a film - really, really loved it :D

Emily Leiphart said...

Cindy, your snowglobe card is stunning! It's a great feeling when you find a happy use for supplies that have been sitting for a while!