Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ready for fall


Here's a card I made this week for one of the VA birthdays. Can you tell I am ready for fall? I sure would not want to cut out many of those leaves.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Julie's birthday card


Here's a card I made for Julie for her birthday. I've had this ribbon for a long, long time. The stamp is from Endless Creations. They have really nice stamps.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

second shoe box card


Here's the other card I made for shoe box last Sat. I really like the half circle copper piece. The stamp is a PSX one that I got when I first started stamping. I really like the fine details of this stamp.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

shoe box card


Saturday was one of my shoe box exchanges. I made this card. My favorite colors. Purple and yellow. The flower hold the flap in place. That's the last of that paper boo ho! There's scraps and I have some ribbon that matches fairly well. Maybe I can scrape together another card. We'll see.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank You notes


I have several thank you notes that I need to write to people whom were instrumental in making our fashion show and luncheon a hugh success. Here's the first one I made using a scrap of paper and my new StampinUp Lace Ribbon Border punch. The flower is from the Fifth Ave. Floral stamp set.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Here's another VA guy card I made for last month. I like the stamp but have not used it much. I am not particularly happy with this card but hopefully the person who received it will like it. Some times cards come together easily and sometimes not! I am sure each of you have experienced that.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I am behind on my posting. I am trying to get some cards made before our cruise. I need to have some VA cards done and my twin Patty's birthday card not to mention one for Joe. Here's a recent VA birthday card. Sahara Sand & navy, aalways a nice color combo.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Swap card


Here's the swap card I did for Marcy & Liz. I used my new Nestie called Beaded Ovals. The stamp set is new also. A StampinUp set called Fabulous Florets which you are going to see a lot of. The sentiment is also StampinUp called Thanks for Caring.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Playing with a new technique


Here's something I tried that was simple. Probably would not work with some stamps but was OK with this on. I stamped the trees and then turned it around and stamped the image again without reinking. I have seen instructions where the stamp was stamped and then stamped again on tissue paper and glued down. I did not have tissue paper. I used a Nestie to cut out the shape. It's long gone to the VA hospital. I used a blue stamp pad and a blender pen to color the water.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I cased this card. Sharon did a layout like this for one of our shoe box exchanges. I liked it a lot so I changed the colors and sent it off to the VA. It's a great way to use up small scraps of paper. The stamp I used is from a set called Birthday Bliss. It is a retired SU set.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

2nd shoe box card


Here's the second of my shoe box cards. I think it makes a great guy card. I brayered the background using a Adirondack multi colored ink pad called Cabin Fever. Apparently it all ran together because it is nothing like the outside colors. I like4d it anyway but when I checked my other pad it was the same way. A word to the wise don't buy that brand. That does not happen to the Kaleidacolor pads.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

another VA card


Here's a card I made for my VA birthdays. I used Glossy Accents on the dragonfly. I liked the way it turned out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

shoe box card


Here3's a card I did for a recent show box. The theme was "quotes". I wasn't sure the greens went together but I think it is OK. The quote is Hampton Arts that I have had for a long time. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. I like it but don't use it much,

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I was busy getting my VA cards done. Joe delivered them yesterday. I had 10 this month. It is Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and white. I Cuttled every layer. I don't think I have ever done that before.