About Me

My Photo
Great Falls, Montana, United States
I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Friday, December 14, 2012

My Newest Christmas Cards ~

Oh Happy Friday ~ I think this week ahh... has kicked my patootey!  But even bigger Ahh... so glad to make it through!  And speaking of 'making it' ---

Making handmade Christmas cards  has been one of the most relaxing things I've done these past couple months... and I love it!  Learning {more} to watercolor, drawing trees ... adding glitter and microbeads.  I have a small lap desk stored by the couch, so I can grab it to draw on, while Brian and I visit, watch a little football, or movies, etc...
Although the glitter and micro beads have to be done downstairs on the big work table... or else I'd have a very big, super grande ... mess!
I do my best to keep the mess minimal in the glitter department, and I do that by using a large manilla file folder.  All the glitter is tapped off onto the open folder, and then I fold it back up, and tap it back into the glitter container.  Works pretty well.  Microbeads... well, they are entirely another challenge!  Man, oh man, do they BOUNCE --- e v e r y w h e r e!  I have found that while I can still use the file folder, it's also good to have a terry bath towel underneath, which has to be shook outside... and then the whole world is sparkly and shiny!!  lol








EnJOY some relaxation, and ponder the miracle...  Emannuel ~ Love Came Down.  Thank you, Lord!  Praying much joy and peace for all of you~have a great day, and hopefully a lovely, Christmassy weekend. 
XO
Leslie

14 comments:

elle said...

Oh, the dots of bling are delicious. When I get really organized... lol So do you drop a dab of glue then let the little microbeads free fall? :^)

Terri Stegmiller said...

Lovely cards Leslie!! Oh so glittery.

HollyM said...

Your cards are all beautiful! You have a wonderful imagination!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I love your cards and the way you photograph them!

Donna@soakinginmustard.com said...

Your blinged out watercolor Christmas cards are lovely. Don't you just love making cards and gifts for family and friends? While creating I think about my loved ones and put LOVE into whatever I make :)
Peace,
Donna

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards , I just love them !!

Barb said...

So dang pretty!

Lynn said...

So beautiful!

Robbie said...

Just beautiful cards!!! just like their 'maker'!! Happy Holidays!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Your cards are beyond beautiful. I am so thankful to see them in person! :)

Tranae said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for linking up to Thee Networking Blog Hop. I'm now following you and look forward to seeing more of your designs.

Tranae
www.becomingfab.com

Margaret Applin said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL cards!!!!

Anonymous said...

Leslie - your art inspires me! Beautiful Christmas cards and such originality - love it! Tina

Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! What an inspiration!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...