Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I am hoping that by making "fall" themed cards, summer will be over faster! Ok, I know it won't make a difference at all but I am going to be making more Fall cards, and then I will have to start on my Christmas cards! For this card I used a CTMH set called "Autumn Splendor". I had never used any CTMH acrylic stamps before and I have to say I love them! I think they stamp very well and it is nice being able to see exactly where I am stamping. I would be happy if SU started carrying acyrlic stamps. Speaking of SU I received my pre-order yesterday and I am IN-LOVE with the new In-Colors! They are beautiful, and I can already see sooo many color combo possibilities. I am so excited for the new SU catty to come out!
Yesterday I had a few visitors in my front yard, and luckily was able to take a few quick pictures.
Monday, July 28, 2008
and dog-gone it I "think" I am a pretty good card maker! If you are an old school SNL fan, you will know the skit I am talking about. Lately I have really been thinking about why I blog, and what my ultimate card making goals are. I have applied for, and been turned down on 3 different design team calls and ya know, it really does take a toll on the ol' ego. I hate feeling like I have no talent, and second guessing myself on the cards I have been making. My primary objective in making cards is to brighten someones day, and to have a creative outlet that helps me to relax, and unwind in a day filled with diapers, naps, and lost binkies! So, from here on out I am going to just do what makes me happy, make cards for the "fun" of it. Ok, I will step down from my soap box.
Now onto your regular scheduled program... I made this very simple card today that I am totally happy with! I used some of my scraps of DP, and CS both from DCWV. I used my 1 3/8 square punch to punch out the DP squares, and I then matted them with choco brown CS. The "friends" sentiment is from the soon to be retired SU Hostess Level 1 sets. The flower was punched using my SU spring flowers punch, and the button accenting the center is from Foo-Fa-La. If you have made it this far on this post, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I truly appreciate each and every comment that I receive. Have a wonderful week!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Ink - Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Choco Chip, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Stamps - Sarah Kay, Paper Trey
Paper - SU Prints Pack DP, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, DCWV Brown
Embellies - HP Hardware, American Crafts Ribbon
Tools - Petite Ovals nestabilities, Word Window Punch
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Stamps- Wild Rose, Sincere Salutations
Ink- Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss
Paper - Very Vanilla, Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss
Embellies- Hodge Podge Hardware, SU Stitched Ribbon
Tools- Oval Nestabilities, Ticket corner punch
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Stamps- Wild About You, For a Friend, Linen BG Stamp
Ink - Buckaroo Blue, More Mustard
Paper - SU Prints Pack, Whisper White CS, Bashful Blue CS
Embellies: SU Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, Joanns baby buttons
Tools - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder, Oval Nestabilities
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
On a side note SU released the preview catalog to Demos today and I can't wait to put in an order! The new stamp sets will all be die-cut! Sa-weet! I love the in-colors also. So bright and fun. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!