Monday, September 30, 2013

Simple Thanks

My oldest son needed some Thank You cards, so I whipped these up right quick! I think they turned out quite nice - as nice as any boxed set I would've bought... and a heck of a lot cheaper (and LOTS more fun to make)!

These were made using a set of smaller notecards (#131527, $5.95 for 20) - perfect for a teenager who doesn't want to have to get too "wordy" in his cards. :) I used Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, and Old Olive along with a stamp from the new Another Thank You Photopolymer set (#133454, $13.95). Then I added a bit of pizzazz with one of the Needlepoint embossing folders. Couldn't have been easier!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, September 27, 2013

September Paper Pumpkin!

This month's Paper Pumpkin came with a fantastically fun WAHOO! stamp! I had a blast creating several cards to show to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Here are just a few... if you'd like to see all of them, I can send you my PDF instruction sheet which contains all 10 cards I made. This PDF is available for $5 via PayPal. Contact me for details.

If you have not yet joined Paper Pumpkin, you still can! It's a lot of fun to receive a box in the mail each month with surprise goodies... and remember, you don't have to create the same thing they did. I enjoy seeing what else I can come up with!

Wahoo! It's the weekend! Enjoy yours!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Clean & Simple

Oh, I'm so sorry for neglecting this blog! Life with 3 boys (2 of whom are teenagers) is taking its toll on this Mom's time!! ...but it's all worth it, believe me - they're all such good kids. And believe it or not, my oldest just turned 16... holy cow!!!

Here's a fun card I made a while back... I got the inspiration here.

I love the contrast of the black with the other colors. On mine, I used Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray. A couple of the circles are popped up with Dimensionals, and there's a Rhinestone because us girls just gotta have a little bling before anything's declared complete!

Gotta run... Mom's Taxi service is about to go on duty... (the aforementioned 16-year old has a few more months of permit-driving before he can take over!)

Friday, September 6, 2013

A New Cousin!

One of my precious cousins just had her first baby - a gorgeous baby girl! I made this simple card to congratulate her...

Colors are Pink Pirouette and Pistachio Pudding.  I embossed the baby's initials on both the card and the envelope. Since I'll be mailing this one, I didn't go crazy with ribbons or pearls - as much as I wanted to! But the fun Candy Dots add just enough detail and allow me to use a regular stamp. Perfect!

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!