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« on: December 19, 2013 01:59:33 PM »

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I decided to make my own cards this year for the first time.  I made them out of a watercolor pad I got with a watercolor set at the thrift store.  Next year I will buy premade ones!  I made envelopes out of magazine pages to send them in.  Every one is different, some were inspired by you tube videos (the pine branch, lights and the ornaments) and others were just in my head.  I would like to find an image I am very happy with and try printing some next year.  I really love some of these, others are just plain, and some I like... lol.  My cousin Bradley832 said it was pretty ambitious, and I guess it was... so many different cards!  I hope you like, and I love comments on what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013 02:09:19 PM »

Amazing!
You made so many beautiful pieces of art.
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Wow, wow, wow. Uberrly wonderful! I love all of them. I don't think I could pick a favorite.
Ooops. The snowmen. Such happy faces. But everything is wonderful, too. Love your colors, love your designs {don't care if you copied some  Wink}....You did a great job. And that is ambitious.

I hope you pick your favorite, and print them out for next year. And keep the original for yourself! Wonderful job to share holiday cheer. I am sure your friends and family will love and cherish them.  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013 03:11:59 PM »

Super ambitious! But what fun for your friends and family to receive a little art piece instead of the ho-hum store bought ones. I love the colors you did an amazing job.
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013 03:35:13 PM »

Wonderful and your post has been recognized here:
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013 03:53:12 PM »

Beautiful art work!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013 03:55:55 PM »

Wow, these are beautiful! I hope all your recipients are properly honored to get a lovely handmade card from you. Hard to pick a favorite, but mine is the snowy river scene.
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013 06:17:30 PM »

Oh wow, these are gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013 08:00:37 PM »

So many great cards!  I think the bulb lights are my favorites though  Smiley
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    « Reply #9 on: December 20, 2013 12:02:15 AM »

    Oh, Carey those cards are so wonderful! It is extra special if you receive a handmade, art card! My MIL paints her cards every year and we always keep them up for a very long time.

    You rock for doing this, so will hit that button!  Cheesy Merry Christmas to you!!


    Thanks, T for posting this in the Lost in the Shuffle post!  Smiley
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    « Reply #10 on: December 20, 2013 12:37:54 AM »

    wow thanks everyone!
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    « Reply #11 on: December 20, 2013 07:25:08 AM »

    Wow, I'd say ambitious and awesome!  I really like the ball ornament cards Smiley
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    « Reply #12 on: December 20, 2013 11:01:19 PM »

    I found a poor lonely stray ornament card on my craft counter when I sat down to dabble in my art journal this morning... I decided to give it to the neighbors... Thanks for all your praise everyone... I think I will start doing this yearly, I enjoyed it, and it got me to stretch my artistic muscles again...
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    « Reply #13 on: December 25, 2013 05:18:24 PM »

    You deserve all the praises, honey. Your cards are wonderful to look at. What a wonderful Holiday spirit you must have. The love that you put into creating these shows. They are splendid. I am glad that you got put into the special gallery for these. You may not have set out to earn it, but you succeeded all the same  Grin

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    « Reply #14 on: December 27, 2013 11:07:56 AM »

    Thank you for linking me to the lost in the shuffle post!  What special gallery am i in tho? Thats cool!
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    « Reply #15 on: December 30, 2013 09:35:39 AM »

    Wow, your recipients were so lucky!!  Great work and thanks for sharing.
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    « Reply #16 on: December 30, 2013 10:44:40 AM »

    Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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    « Reply #17 on: December 30, 2013 10:33:43 PM »

    Love them all! Was very honored to get mine in the mail. The envelope was a very nice touch.
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    « Reply #18 on: January 03, 2014 11:51:09 PM »

    WOW, this is my first Featured Project!! I had no idea these were worthy of that!! So very cool, thank you everyone!!!


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    « Reply #19 on: January 03, 2014 11:51:46 PM »

    Bradley832, the girls and I picked that envelope out especially for you!!! hehe luv ya!


    Love them all! Was very honored to get mine in the mail. The envelope was a very nice touch.
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    I love all of your cards.  Your friends will treasure them.  I love the fact that you took the time to make different individual ones.  Rather than rushing, I would start painting your cards now for next year.  These are far better than store bought cards.
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    Congratulations on being included in the  More Art, Less Craft featured projects for 2013!
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    Wow thanks
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