Monday, November 24, 2008

Meet Fred

Fred (pictured with me to the left) is the newest obsession in my life. He arrived in a little brown box a couple of weeks ago, and I've been smitten ever since.

Besides tinkering with my new boy-toy and teaching myself how to use PS Elements, I've been working on Christmas shopping, finalizing holiday travel plans (we're going up to Illinois for Christmas to see my fam), making a small gifts (embroidering designs onto red and green felt, wrapping the felt around filled glass votives, then packaging the votives in sets), updating my holiday playlist, and making Christmas cards.For our cards this year, I wanted to go with something a little more mod, nothing too fussy or fru-fru. I used an ornament from Basic Grey's new Wassail stamp set, with a sentiment from one of Studio G's new Christmas sets. They're stamped on nice, thick watercolor paper and watercolored with wc pencils and a brush. Clean and simple (although a tad time-consuming). The colors are bright pink, orange, and red for one version, and lime green, navy, and dark blue-green for the other - my take on traditional red and green. The picture doesn't do them justice, but I was in too much of a hurry to set up a good shot .

Hope everyone's holiday plans are coming along nicely! Turkey Day is almost here! : )