Thursday, November 17, 2011

Not all the same

I was talking with a fellow card marker and she asked me how many Christmas cards I make and if I was tired of making the same design.  I told her that I try to make around 40 cards, and we send out about 60.  Not everyone gets a handmade card - as I put in a post before they only go to the "card-worthy" people.  However, each one of the cards that I make is different since I can't stand mass production.  I get bored too easy.  She was shocked that I would do that.  She said that she would find it too difficult to decide which card to give each person if she did that.  That is what I find fun trying to make it individual.  I made two cards today the first one I used this weeks Colour Q swatch which are not typical Christmas colors and then I made one for Colour Create Challenge which uses pink as the main color.  Then for a little fun, I made a couple sympathy cards for Mom.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Dots, Jak Heath's - Snowflakes
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Pink Cat Studio - Kissing Penguins
Sentiment:  Crafty Sentiments
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Snowflake Punch:  EK Success
Bling:  Recollection
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle, Grand Scalloped Circle
Ribbon:  JoAnn Fabrics

Sweet Wednesday Sketch
There She Goes - Recipe, 1 Bird, snowflake, ribbon
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Christmas
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes - Use a digi
Colour Q

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Christmas Joy
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Whimsie Doodle - Snowboy Stars
Stars:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Creative Impressions
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Card Base:

Deconstructive Sketch:  DS28
Paper Sundaes - Use a digi
Colour Create - Pink, Gold & White

Patterned Paper:  Nitwit - Prints Charming
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  PSX
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Spellbinders:  Large Petite Oval
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

CPS #244
Do You Stack Up - A Splash of Blue

Patterned Paper:  Nitwit - End of Summer
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollection
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Spellbinders;  Label #1
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ribbon:   Michael's
Flower:  Recollection
Buttons:  JoAnn's Basics


mulberry station said...

Oh my, what a beautiful aray of cards. Your penquin image for SSW is just adorable. I love seeing these penquin images for Christmas. This one really made me smile. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Sylvia said...

Cute Christmas card, Lisa! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh my goodness you have been busy! I love your cards! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, you've been busy! :) Gorgeous cards!

melody said...

awesome card chickie! great take on the sketch for ssw...those penquins are adorable!

Kathie said...

OMG Lisa you have been very busy what an amazing aray of cards and each one is just so different. Love your card that you've entered into SSW very cute image and darling colours. Great job and thanks for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Wow! All your cards are adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the ColourQ & the Deconstructed Sketch this week!

Crystal said...

Wow, you've been busy & definitely made a dent in your xmas cards this week! Love them all! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

princesskitten said...

Really sweet

kitten DYSU team

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, look at all these wonderfully adorable cards! Each one is absolutely lovely. I'm like you, I make different card for Christmas because I have sooooooo many holiday stamps I want to get them ALL inky!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Jeannie said...

Those penguins are just adorable! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

These are all darling cards! Thanks so much for Getting’ Digi with It this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

♥ Lisa M.
My Craftin’ Blog

Emma H said...

I don't mind mass production (within limits of course!) but it is nice to have some one of a kind cards to give away.
Totally sweet card, thanks for playing along with our wintery challenge this week at Craft Your Passion!

Sharon Basel said...

What a wonderful selection of cards that you're showcasing here! The penguins are so sweet and I adore the color/paper combination you've used - fresh colors for a Christmas card. Thanks for playing along in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.
All the best,
Sharon SSW-DT

Patti P. said...

Thanks for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week. I love all of your cards! The image that you used for our card this week is just adorable!! I too make different cards for sending out, I have a hard time making two alike. I am posting this week about sort of a mass produce using images from another design team as I have sold a lot of my holiday cards at a craft show this last week, lol. I have to get some more made. Hope to see you again nest week.

Patti SSW/DT

Arlana said...

You have some adorably sweet cards there. Thanks for playing along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Arlana@SSW!!!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous layout Lisa Lynn and I just love your gorgeous Pink Star Paper - it's so pretty :)
Such a cute image and a beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Pink, White and Gold Challenge!

Sharon x

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a bevy of beauties - love your take on our colour combo at colour create this time - thanks so much for playing along with us x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo