First batch of Christmas Cards!

All cards feature paper from Echo Park’s Holly Jolly 6×6 Paper Pad.

Oh Christmas Tree Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Tweeting About Christmas Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
My Name Is Not Rudolph Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Welcome Wreath Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Let It Snow Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Joy to the World Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
  Joy In Every Home Card
 Stickers:  Me and My Big Ideas Soft Spoken Christmas #1

Artsy Fartsy Stuff with the Kid

I’m artsy and my daughter’s artsy.  I’m trying to help develop her technique.   I admit my formal training is limited in certain disciplines.  For example: painting.  My painting instruction is limited to the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Before you laugh, I know I can’t be the only one making happy trees.

My daughter had to make a diorama of the tundra for class. So guess who decided to make it into a painting lesson? 

Painted with acrylic paint in a Payless shoe box. (Yeah, we recycle/reuse/remix like that)
It took about a week to complete.  I think it came out pretty well considering she doesn’t paint often and I didn’t help (take over) too much.  I let her choose the colors and basically just defined things a bit when she went off track. For example, she picked turquoise blue for the sky.  I softened it by adding the clouds by dabbing on white paint with a crumpled paper towel. 

Today was supposed to be new release day

Unfortunately, my printer is refusing to print back copy so production is a bit delayed.  I plan on releasing new holiday cards this month. Just need to sort out my printer issues first.  I haven’t printed new back copy during my break to finish grad school. And during late summer’s hurricane, the printer got some water damage from a leak.  I’m thinking its time to look for replacements.  It is five years old and I really want a wireless printer.  Any suggestions?

K & Company Best of 360 Pc. 12 x 12 Paper Pad

K & Company had a 40% off deal last week so I ordered the following:

This Best of K 12 x 12 360 Piece Paper Pad bundles some of K&Company’s most popular collections all in one pad! Includes 360 sheets of coordinating patterns! Acid and lignin free.

These kind of pads can be hit or miss and they have a lot of duplicates.  That being said, I like having them around for larger projects.  They are also great for the random card that crosses my to-do list.  K and Company is known for their vintage style products so I’m sure I’ll find a lot of floral and muted patterns.  Its due in my mail box tomorrow.

Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas and Season’s Greetings 6 x 6 Paper Pads

Not sure if I ever worked with Echo Park products before.  They are a little heavier than other papers…they are a card stock.  I got these for a good price at A Cherry On Top. I plan on using them for holiday cards.
Echo Park Holly Jolly 6 x 6 Paper Pads
(This collection is bright and modern.)
Echo Park Season’s Greetings 6 x 6 Paper Pad
(The collection is more muted and vintage.)