February 26, 2014
You may not be able to tell it...but Spring is on the way. I decided to start making spring theme cards today, so when it does arrive...I'll be ready. I recently purchased a cute little bird and branch die (Memory Box), so used the die cuts to make this card.
I found some bird-theme scrapbook paper which worked well with the brown branch and golden bird die cuts. I like this card.
February 20, 2014
I just love...love...love making personalized cards. When I can add a name on a card...that becomes really personal. Here is an example of my favorite personalized baby card.
The meteorologist at our local ABC station just had a baby girl. I wanted to make her a special card since this is her first baby. I made the Onesie card in pink adding a little bib, some pearls and the baby's name, then I personalized the inside congratulating the new parents. Will they receive a card like this? Probably not, and that's what makes it special ... it's personal.
February 7, 2014
On occasion, I participate in card challenges. I liked the sketch this week over at Freshly Made Sketches, so made a card.
I decided on a burgundy card base with blue color accents. I had recently bought some origami paper and used it as the strong color accent. I used a Stampin' Up! flower and the word 'bloom' as my stamped accents, then added a copper leaf embellishment.
February 6, 2014
Isn't this one of the cutest cards you've ever seen? It really put a smile on my face as I was celebrating my 60th birthday. The saying over the hill came to mind...then I decided turning 60 was more like going over a mountain. I survived thanks to the great cards I received. Terry H. in Ohio sent me this one.
January 24, 2014
January 9, 2014
I've been making several cards this week using my newest Deer Trio die from Memory Box. Below is a Thinking of You card I made this morning.
I started with a white A-2 panel card. I computer-generated the message at the top and bottom. I then stamped a snowy woods scene (Hero Arts) on white in black ink. I backed the image with a black layer that has been spattered with white watercolor. After attaching the image to the center of the card I added my three die cut deer using pop dots to give the image dimension.