Friday, October 28, 2011

Falling leaves


Here's a card I made for a thank you I needed. The copper leaves are embossed with black powder and of course the background is cuttled. I made a similar card years ago and won in a contest. I used wide grosgrain ribbon instead of the black strip. It looks really good in real life.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nathan's birthday card


Here's a card I made for Nathan's birthday and also used it for one of my shoe box exchange cards. I saw these colors used on someone's blog. Very nice together, cherry cobbler, crumb cake and black. The theme for shoe box was masculine cards so this is one I made. This is such a nice stamp, one I will use a lot. It is a StampinUp one that was in the mini catalog. I was surprised that it did not make it to the big catalog.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thank you note


Here's another thank you note that I made. Got the design from Pam.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


I don't think I have shown this card I made for the VA guys. The paper is some that Celia gave me. She's so thoughtful, every piece was masculine looking. I very seldom try matching paper patterns but I thought this turned out well. Helps if the paper is double sided, takes all the guess work out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Here's my swap card for to Liz Marcy. I bought this background paper in Houston a while ago. I was in the mood for fall, thought if I made a fall card it would not seem so hot. I used a Rubbernecker stamp for the background and used yellow and orange chalk to color it. The leaf stamp is one I have had forever.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another Thank You card


This card I made using crumb cake and cherry cobbler. I needed several thank you cards, I liked the way this turned out.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thank You notes


Here's a Thank you note I made. Can't really see the colors but it is dark green and gold. The wreath is embossed with gold embossing powder. Was a really pretty card but5 did not show up well. Probably due to the poor photographer!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Here's a card made for one of the V A birthdays. I have not used this MS punch in awhile. Pretty simple card, chocolate and saffron. This is a DeNami stamp that I bought when I first started stampin. I have used it a lot.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Here's a card I made for the VA guys before we left. I made 6 and have 7 more to make for this month. I need to get stampin! Hopefully today. The colors are different for me but I liked the way it turned out. Pam gave me this bakers twine and I thought it turned out well. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We're back


We are back from our cruise. Had a good time but was disappointed with the cruise line. We had bad weather so we missed 2 ports. Instead we went up and down the St Lawrence river. The leaves were just starting to turn a little so we missed that too. I am ready to get back to some stamping!

Here's my swap card for Oct. I changed it up a bit. I didn't like the birthday saying so I stamped it on white with black ink and backed it with black paper. I thought it looked better. I guess I did not take a picture of it so y'all have to use your imagination. This technique is old and I have not done it in a long time. Simple but very effective.