Thursday, October 25, 2012

What I've Been Doing...or Creative Chaos!

I've been busy in the "studio" lately.  As witnessed in the photos (that is if this dumb Blogger interface will let me do what I want with them) I have been making my annual  Christmas cards.
 Here's my work table and all (not even close) my tools of the trade!  See what I mean by "creative chaos?"
Here is the fruit of my labors.  I don't know why I think every card has to be different.  This year I vowed to "mass produce" only one card for everyone.  NOT!  It seems that once I get the creative juices flowing, I just keep on going. 

Here's my latest toy.  No it's not a purse, but it does look like one.  It's a Sissix brand embosser. Thanks to Prof and her astute buying skills, we went together and purchased this gem.  Hobby Lobby, with a 40% off coupon.  It's fun to use, and will add another dimension to my cards.

Now, I need to clean up the work table, grab some more coffee and get back to work.  I think I need only about 20 more cards to complete the list.  Then, I have some gifts to make.  When do the leaves get raked and the house swept and dusted.  Maybe next month!  And that's just a "maybe."



Mellodee said...

I don't have anywhere near that much creativity! How terrific! I'm impressed. :)

Curley said...

Very pretty cards. I can't wait to see how that new "toy" works.

Anvilcloud said...

I wonder if I will get around to doing cards of any kind this year. I used to print my own. Then I started sending commercial cards. Last year I didn't do anything.

Marcia said...

You really put a lot of thought into Christmas. Lucky people on your list. I sold "The Christmas Train" in paperback at my book sale today. I haven't read it, though. So next time I get it in, I will.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hey Jimmie Earl, you are truly a man after my own heart as i really enjoy sending my own cards each holiday season even though less and less folks do so every year. In fact, last year I did a blog post about exchanging cards and will do so again this season. So, if you would like to exchange cards, just check my blog and let me know. There are a couple of "rules" no preprinted cards and include a personal photo and short message cause I do like the personal touch.

Terry said...

Your creative space looks just like my wife's, JE. My job in the scheme of her creativity is to use the second Michael's 40% off coupon on whatever she tells me to buy - but I'm happy to do my part. Happy "carding", JE.