March 15, 2014

Blessed Again

If you've read other parts of my blog, you know I love garage sales. It's always a treasure hunt and a couple of weeks ago I came across a great one. It was at a local high school where several sellers had tables set up with their treasures. One seller was a stamper and was selling Stampin' Up! sets (lots of sets), Stampin' Up! wheels and other goodies. I bought them all...for $50! I have really been blessed when it comes to finding rubber stamps at garage sales and this was one big blessing!

As I was leaving her area, I saw these cute teacup note cards with a blank white center. With my arms full, I added them to the stack thinking they would make great cards with a stamped center. I was right. Yesterday I made a card for a friend using the front of the note card where I stamped an SU vine, added punched flowers and pearls and a simple sentiment. I attached this card onto a larger red card and loved the way it came out.

February 26, 2014

Spring is Coming!

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

Personalized Baby Card

I just 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 6, 2014

Over the Mountain

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 9, 2014

Deer Trio Card

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.

December 25, 2013

The New Telephone Books Are Here!

If you remember the movie with Steve Martin called 'The Jerk', then you will remember the excitement of the telephone book arriving. That's how I felt yesterday when my newest Memory Box die was actually a Christmas present to myself, so its arrival on Christmas eve was perfect.

I love deer and when I saw some of the cards made with this Memory Box Deer Trio die I just had to order it. I am making New Years cards with a Penny Black snowy background image and wanted deer on the front, so this die was perfect. I've already got my cards stamped and ready and will add the finishing touch of the deer, which I will attach with thin pop dots.

Speaking of cards...It will be a while before I have to buy any A-2 pre-folded cards. While at Goodwill this past weekend I found 6 boxes of pre-folded white panel cards (250 per box) for 99-cents a box. Yes, of course I bought them all. Merry Christmas to me.