Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ribbons & bows

I have a thing for old office stuff.  Like my old printer's cabinet.  And the dusty, musty old drawers (of which I still need about 7 or so).  I love it, and was fortunate enough to have a friend with a station wagon with me on the day this was marked down to $300.  Score!

The drawers, with all their little nooks and crannies, left something to be desired.  Like cleanliness.  I scrubbed and scoured and scraped off all the paper in each cubby, and repurposed it as my new holder for my ribbons.  This is only part way through my inventory of ribbon, but I'm so excited about this I had to share now! instead of later when it's full.

I love all my ribbons, but especially the teeny, tiny ones my sister sends up in little boxes.  All cute and matchy-matchy.  Not enough to do much, but just enough to make something special!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

the best game you can name

I have a little bit of time on my hands while I sit and scan in photos for a client (1986 - present... I'm only on 1999!)  So while the scanner chugs away, I thought I would get a head start on next year's batch of Christmas cards!  (I know, I know, I should be cleaning up the studio and doing my books, but this is so much more fun.)

I started with the sentiment "May your holiday be filled with joy and good cheer"  and then I saw my hockey sweater stamp.  Perfect!
Then I coloured it in with a watercolour pencil, and donated my current glass of water to the project and wet the pencil markings with a brush.

I adhered the jersey to a plaid piece of paper, adhered it all to the card, and presto!  10 cards done and out of the way for next year.

Oh, and the best game you can name, is the good ol' hockey game!  If you're from Canada, you already know this, of course.