Thursday, December 25, 2014


On Christmas, it has become tradition that my husband Darrell and I go to a movie and then out to Chinese dinner in China Town.  So, that's what we did.

This year we saw "Imitation Game" with Benedict Cumberbatch (I love saying his name) at the Southcenter AMC.

We had a fantastic dinner at Shanghai Garden, my favorite restaurant.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014


Spent more than a few hours coloring the front of each card.  (and yes, the Grass Green pencil made it through to the last one...with just an inch long stump left).

Then the backs had to be signed and numbered.

The inside was stamped and colored.

Then the labels and stamps were applied.

Friday, December 05, 2014


Here's what the finished print looks like.  I added my signature stamp to the back.  

I got out my colored pencils, mostly Prismacolor and sharpened them up.  I'm putting a green all over the tree first - "Grass Green",  then highlighting with some blue-greens "Aqua Green" and "Parrot Green" and a yellow-green "Chartreuse".  The 'lights' on the tree are "Canary Yellow".

Dang...the "Grass Green" keeps breaking off... I don't know if it will last through all the trees.

Here's the finished card.