Monday, January 4, 2010

Why I Have Been MIA!?!

Weeeellllll.......the long story short was a completely HOMEMADE Christmas this year!! Now that my hubby is back in school...and I am his "sugar mama"...finances are tighter than what we have been used to. Thus - we decided to create gifts from the heart...and so I have been furiously scrambling to finish up all of our MANY projects....which I can now showcase!!

Ohh laa laa!!

First up would be the box of CARDS that I gave to my older sis. My friend, Melissa did this for her mother...and ever since, I have wanted to do it for one of MY fam members. My sis, Erica, is so thoughtful when it comes to stuff like she was the perfect recipient!

Homemade Christmas Post #1:

I made six cards of each....and kept one for myself (so I can duplicate them in the future).

The above cards were my last batch...I was pretty exhausted by they were the most simple!

I L.O.V.E. how my above "Thank You" cards turned out! AaauugghhH!!!

These would have looked even BETTER if I had time to ink the edges...but they were still darling!

SUCH a simple design, yet so cute!

The above "design" from a Card Swap I did earlier in the year...I had enough to give Erica five of them!

My cute sis after opening the present...

A handful of the cards! A HUGE success!

I will be posting about our MILLION other little projects during the next few days! Hope you all had as FABULOUS a Christmas as we did! LOVE this time of year!


Brenda said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love them all! I can't wait to see your projects! Thanks for sharing your talents!
Happy New Year! I missed you!

Scrappy Gifts said...

What a great job! I know how time consuming making cards can be. I can't wait to see your other handmade items.

Holly said...

Tara! What cute cards! And such a GREAT idea for Erica!