Friday, December 30, 2011

Alex's birthday card

Here's Alex's birthday card. I guess you could say I am into circles. You can't see the "celebrate" too well in the picture. I liked the way it turned out too. I bought this stamp in the $$ bin @ Mike's, It really stamps well. Makes me think I should search the $$ bin more often. The boys both told me how much they enjoyed the cards I make for them. At 20 that says something doesn't it?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

BJ's birthday card

Here's the card I made for Benjamin. I really liked the way it turned out. Using all those prints was a challenge for me. I had to play around with the prints before I was satisfied with the results. The background is a Tim Holtz embossing folder that is brick. I like that a lot.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

This is not a very good picture. My photo skills have not improved over this past year!!This was the inside & front of our Christmas card for this year. The card is black and gold with vanilla on the inside. I was afraid I was going to run out of black so I was prepared to do it is navy and silver. That would look nice too I think.

Thanks for visiting my blog this past year. I would love some feed back on the cards I make. I know my friends look from time to time & others too.

Any way, I hope you have a nice Christmas and we wish you a healthy, happy new year.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

I hope y'all are ready for Christmas. All I have to do is bake. This is a card I made for the VA birthdays. It is Marina Mist, chocolate chip and suede. Pretty simple.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Another Sheo Box card

I love this gingham paper. Coupled with Cherry Cobbler, makes for a great card. The doilie die is from Paper Trey Ink. The ribbon is seam binding by StampinUp. It ravels badly but I love the color.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Shoe box cards

Here are a couple of cards I did for shoe box that I have not posted. I decided to use the same stamp for both cards. They sure do look different. I bought the copper paper @ XPedX in Austin a long time ago. Can you ever go wrong with cherry cobbler and crumb cake? I don't think so.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Another Masculine Thank You card

Here's another thank you card I made for a man that did a lot of work for the bazaar. Red & Crumb Cake. I liked the way it turned out except for the anchor. Had to put that on to hide an ink smudge. I hate it when that happens.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thank you note

Here's a card I did for a thank you note I needed for a guy who helped with the bazaar. The stamp is from a $ bin @ Michaels. It made a nice card and stamps very easy. You'll see it again as a birthday card for my VA buddies.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Here's a birthday card I made using Not Quite Navy and Rose Red. I really like this color combo and the silver thread adds a lot IMHO. The Hero Arts stamp is stamped with Rose Red ink. Happy Birthday of course is inked with NQN.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I got my Christmas cards mailed this morning. That is always a relief. I mailed Ally's card & a couple more birthday cards done yesterday and mailed also. Now I need to get Alex and Benjamin's cards made. What a shame to have your birthday 4 days before Christmas. I need to get started on my Dec. VA cards. I have this one ready to send out & only have 5 or 6 to do this month. Here's the one I have ready to go out. This trim is on a roll like stickers. Very easy to use. Someone @ the point gave it to me, I have it in gold also. Easy card that came together very quickly.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thank you note

I needed some thank you notes for some of the men that helped with the bazaar. Here's one that I used from a swap I received several yrs. ago. Wish I had this stamp to use for the VA guys. The background is made from a can of spray paint. It was the rage when I first started stamping. I think I still have some of it someplace. Does that mean I have too much stuff??? Porbably!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Here's a Va card that I did not care that much for but I used it anyway. It is navy & white.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Here's my shoe box card for Nov. I needed a sympathy card so I used it as my shoe box card. Navy and Pear. I have had this Penny Black stamp for a long time. I still like it a lot. I think sympathy cards need to be simple and elegant. Hope I achieved that with this design.