Monday, January 4, 2010

Got Mojo?

Hello Everyone,
At the moment my "mojo" is a "no show"....nothing is working for me at all! Don't you just hate it when your mind goes blank and everything or at least almost everything you make, you simply hate it?! However, one of my New Year resolutions was to continuously work on self improvement and I'm trying very hard to honor this commitment to myself.

In the meantime, I would like to share with you the few cards that I was able to make before Christmas. You know that Christmas is almost a year away already but I have learned a valuable lesson from last year. This year I plan to make Christmas cards throughout the entire year, this way I will be prepared and ready to mail out cards to my family and friends in a timely manner. more Christmas card tragedies for me this year and that is a promise!!

I fell in love with the easel cards and to me, they are so much easier and I love how each easel card folds up in a compact package.

I have since lost my list of details on most of these cards such as design paper and embellishments etc. The last card shown was made for The Pixie Cottages last challenge which was "buttons"!

The image is a Pixie Cottage stamp and most of the design papers were from a variety of companies.

I apologize for the long post and I hope that I didn't bore you all to pieces! Have a great day and if your area of the world is cold, be safe and take care driving on those icy roads.




Deb (dcorder) said...

Oh, super cute cards! I love the coloring on your Tilda. And she looks so Christmas-y in her Santa hat! :D

margie c said...

Happy New Year, sweet Risa!!!
Your Christmas cards are adorable! Coloring is beautiful! and you have such a way with bows and flowers! Great job :)

Happy Monday!
hugs, margie

Sparkle said...

These are just adorable! You'll love making cards year round. I kindof got in a slump around April/May, but then it's Christmas in July and you're half way there! :)

Danni said...

Oh my word! These are all fantastic!! Love them, especially all the pink on the Tilda one!

Diana said...

Let me tell you honey, these are some spectacular cards! All the coloring and the sparklies, and I'm in AWE. I hear you, I was making cards every night to send out for the ones I received in the mail that day! I've been away from my craft desk for a while too, but I am determined to color up some images during couch time with hubby tonight, and pop out some pretty cards tomorrow!!!
lotsa sugar!

2 Worlds said...

The worst tragedy is me that still with them to mail including yours :)
Great cards Risa

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are way too cute, Risa!!!

Denise said...

Love them all Risa! You are my Inspiration GF!
That Pink one is so cute, I LOVE the one you sent me, I have it on my desk, so I can look at it daily.....need the inspiration!

Aloha & Hugs,

cats whiskers said...

These are stunning dear I just love the bright colours you use they bring your cards to life
Hugs Jacqui x

Joy said...

such pretty cards...and I think I better be like you and start doing the Christmas challenge and make cards throughout the year so that I don't panic at the end. love your coloring. hope you had a wonderful new year! can't wait to see more creations!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Risa, I love the images you have used.
Happy New Year

Elena said...

Very beautiful cards, Risa! I love how you added buttons on Easel cards! Really like the gentle look of the first card with Tilda!
Hope your MOJO will be back soon, I know what you mean! ;)

Jodi said...

Wowzers Girl!!! Happy New Year to you! I am sooo loving all of the cards you have made and hope that you are well!!
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

Risa, everyone of these cards are just gorgeous. Girl you sure can use those copics. I have been adding a few to my collection. So no more excuses, now I have to practice. Looks like you Have your MOJO girlfriend! I think I lost mine right before Christmas. Hoping to find it soon. LOOOVEEE your cards.

Anne said...

Risa your cards are beautiful! I think you should be proud of them!!
All of them have great details and layout! I will olso make xmas cards throughout the entire year, at least I will try... *giggle*

Hugs, Anne

Janine said...

Love the easel card Risa!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Deb said...

stunning cards, I must try these easel cards, they are fabulous! hugs debx

Tina said...

Fantabulous! Gorgeous paper and color choices.

Barb said...

Awesome cards, Risa! I'm going to have to give those easel cards a try. And I can not imagine that you would create something that you hate! Your work is always gorgeous...speaking of which...THANK YOU so much for the beautiful Christmas card! I was so surprised and it is lovely and just loaded with ROCK!


Corie said...

All of these are gorgeous

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are stunning Risa!! Love all your coloring and designs! Easels are one of my faves too!!