Friday, August 31, 2012

We went to a 50th anniversary party last night and I made this card for them. Pretty simple & a lousy picture because of my photo skills but I am low on cards to post so here it is. I love the saying on the inside. It is a stamp from Morning Star. "This is not an ordinary greeting card, it's a hug with a fold in the middle". I'm off to San Antonio with a friend today so no card making until perhaps tomorrow.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This is a card I made for the sunshine committee. I really should have changed the white to ivory. I do like the layout.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Here's a card I cased from someone. I am going to have to try harder to remember which blog I get things off of so I can give credit. I don't think I have shown it before. I really like green and brown together & all the layers make it interesting
I added some brown sponged in the edges & had a scrap of green twine that I used.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

swap card

Here's a card I made for one of my swaps. I really had a hard time with this swap for some reason. I hate it when I get down to the wire aqnd have to get something in the mail. It was a busy month down @ the point . . . that's my excuse anyway. I am trying to use some of the stamps that have not seen ink in awhile. This on is from Great Impressions. The paper is from a 6x6 pad. I thought it was black & white when I bought it but it is black & ivory.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cloud card

Here's a card I made and sent to my shoe box group. Pretty simple. Love this saying.

Friday, August 24, 2012

I received this swap card from Sharon & emailed and ask her is I could share it on my blog. She saw this card on Pinterest & made it. Funny, I saw it too and was going to make it for her for her birthday since I know she plays piano.I like hers better than
the sample she used.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The last of the Thank You cards

Here's the last thank you card I made for the people that participated in the event @ the Point. I used this same design awhile back but I changed the colors and the layout somewhat. The Soft Suede & Pear Pizzazz & V. Vanilla make a nice color combo.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another thank you card

I made this thank you card this past week. I really like this stamp. It is Coronado Island stamping 3 graces. I borrowered it from Sharon & have forgotten to give it back the last two times I have seen her. We are making windchimes @ her house on Sat. so I am going to try to remember to take it to her. This embossing folder is Stampin Up and I really like it. I have used it a lot. I have a Hero Arts background stamp that is very similar. I need to try to work the 2 together. That will certainly be a challenge.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tea themed card

One of my shoe box groups was unable to get together last month so when it came time to meet this month I emailed them and said that they could use either theme for this month. One was tea/coffee and the other was clouds. I did tea, everyone else did clouds so now I owe them a cloud card. Pam had beautiful vellum paper with coulds on it. Here's mine. I used perfect plum & the paper is StampinUp. I got this great lace @ WalMart.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Thank you card

Here's a card I made for our neighbor. Their house is typically "Texas" decor so that is why I made this card. The brown is Soft Suede and the ink is Memento Rich Cocoa. It's a close match. I just love it when that happens . . . YES!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

I made this card for the VA birthdays. The strip of DS on the edge is there because the edge was not embossed and I did not like that. |I eas trying to use up some scraps of DS. Can't decide if I like this card but it's already sent. I love this sentiment by SU.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Another VA card

Here's a card I made for the VA guys. I started out with a totally different design in mind. It didn't work and I did not want to waste the card stock so here's what I came up with. Pretty simple. Gray and Sahara sand with red.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I did this card for the lady out @ the VA. Not spectacular as I had hoped but OK. Eggplant and white with a Hero Arts stamp. I noticed that SU has a similar one. I sure do like this SU embossing folder. Looks good on the other side as well.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Another card for the VA patients

Here's a card I made this month for the VA guys. The background paper is one I bought when I visited our daughter in Houston area. The chicken was still on my desk so I used it. The inside says Happy Birthday. I ran the background paper through my bug with the brick EF. I like this one.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Red White & Blue birthday card

Here's a ccard I did for the VA this month. I don't know why I don't do more red, white & blue cards for the VA guys. I always like them!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Here is a card I made for my SIL for her birthday. Pretty simple. It has been a long time since I stamped and then used an enbossing folder over the stamped image.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Here's a note card set I made for the gift shop. The rooster is from Stampibilities. The chicken wire is a background stamp from Rubbernecker. I had a hard time using large background stamps until I got a Fiskars tool. I don't remember what it is called but it is an acrylic block that is 61/4 x 81/4 and has foam "legs" on each corner. It makes stamping large stamps easy peasy!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Post It note holder

I put some PostIt note holders in the gift shop @ the Point. Blue Bonnets or anything Texas seems to sell. I got this pattern from Paper Craft Planet last year around Christmas time. I found the mini pens @ Staples in San Antonio. I'm told they have them sometimes @ Dollar Tree but I am never lucky enough to find them there. I must work on VA cards today. I wanted to do some yesteday but never got around to it. At least the house is clean.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Swap card

Here's a card I made for one of my swaps this month. I tried several times to stamp the flower and stem from the Stampin up Sweet Summer set. Could not get it to look right so I just used the "flourishes" from this set. I simply love that Cherry Cobbler color.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Get Well card

Here's another get well card I made for the gift shop. Love this stamp! It's by Image Tree. Probably the only stamp I have from this company.I did it in gray & yellow, sorta masculine. The chicken wire stamp is by Rubbernecker. They have great stamps and good service.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Something cute for the gift shop

Good Morning! I have only 7 cards to make for the VA birthdays this month. Hooray one on the list is a woman. I think that has only happened twice in the 4 yrs. I have been doing cards for the Vets. I'll have to come up with something special. I made this cute little purse out of a mini composition book. Wish I had a little girl to give it to. The mini pen is a bit too long so I am going to go through Joe's golf bag and substitute a pencil. Cutting off the corners was not as bad as I thought it would be.