Sunday, April 12, 2009

I pretty much copied the kit instructions for these cards, just added little elements, popped some things up, which also was not me. I always change things to make them my own, but that also means making them more complicated usually, so I just made them. Followed their samples and kept it simple. I am trying to train myself to make simple cards. I love them when I see what other people have made, but then I start making cards and start thinking it "just needs a little bit more". LOL. These cards remind me of my friend Melanie, they really are more her colors and style than mine... I made a cute purple card organizer to put these in and I am making some little 3 x 3s to go with them and a couple of tags. I have SO much to do to get ready for next Saturday, and I have a final Wednesday and a paper still to do. Wish me luck! Oh- Happy Easter!

OK- these cards are so far out of my comort not me, not my colors, not frilly, not me. But- that was the point. I bought this kist from SU, over a year ago, it's called Flower Power card elements. I thought at the time it would be good for me, would make me do something different. And- it did.It just took a while.

Monday, April 6, 2009

OK- I really need a new long till Christmas?? The certainly celery sentiment isn't showing up try saying that three times fast! This didn't come out exactly as I wanted it to, but it kept my hands busy while I watched my MSU boys get the tar beat out of them by the UNC Tarheels. Oh well. They did better, and went further than anyone expected them to. Go State! Good for them! I made cards out of green cardstock while watching I'm such a Spartan! More cards tomorrow, I'm of to bed, and hopefully a good nights sleep. (here's hoping!)

OK- not the best pic...the sentiment in the middle is from the oval all set, it says "thank you" with a little butterfly over the words. I stamped it in pink, then again in certainly celery, punched my wide ovel (pink) and then my large oval (CC) and layered with pop dots. I wish you could see it in real life. So- I found out who my other subscriber is- it's Ashley! Thanks my sweet girls. I like sharing what Imake with you : ) Still trying to get my rascally camera to cooperate. I did something to it alst week playing with buttons before I left for Texas. ggggrrrrr. lol

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hi! I've been MIA for a while...I made a trip to Texas to see my hubby and celebrate our 6th anniversary. Time flies when you're having fun : ) I have made a TON of cards in the last week. I am technologically challenged and am still trying to figure out how to actually get my digital camera to do what I want, so while I figure that out I thought I'd scan this one. It has a shadow from the bow...but you can get the jist anyway. the little sentiment if from a new set called Oval All in the new Spring Occasions Mini catalog. I love my oval punches and I think I will get a lot of use out of this set. I made several of those cute stationary organizers I've seen on so many blogs. I will post a link to the tutorial with my pics, hopefully tomorrow. I am so excited! My friend laura was asked to do a booth at Business and professional Women's Expo on April 18th, but she couldn't do that date, so she asked me. I will have a booth where I can seel retired stamp sets, handmade cards, card organizers, decorated cans, maybve meet some new customers! It would be great to meet some new people to stamp with : ) Well, I'm off to bed with hopes of getting more pictures posted here tomorrow. Thanks for looking! A special thanks to Chelsea, who was my very first subscriber! Love you, Chels! Now I have two. I'm happy someone wants to see what I'm up to.