Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Christmas cards?

When do you start on your Christmas cards? I usually start in late summer or early autumn. I've been making cards here and there, but haven't settled yet on the one that I will mass produce. This little guy is from the Love and Joy labels set from LAD.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall is in the air

Even though it's been a warm week (in the 80's) I'm ready for fall - crisp, cool mornings warm afternoons - I love it. This is one of my favortie fabrics - it is all that I have left of it, so I decided to use it to inspire my card - warm fall colors.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


are you ready for Halloween? I'm ready to get out my Halloween decorations! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for! This image is from Lizzie Anne Designs, so fun and the paper is from a retired pack from Stampin' Up.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

blank cards?

Do ou have a lot of blank cards? I do, I like them because when I need a card, I can reach for the balnk stack, find the perfect one, add a sentiment and I'm good to go. I like to have a few on hand with the usual sentiments, but this card has so many possibilities that I didn't want to decide when I made which sentiment to use. I used a card sketch to make this card, but of course I don't remember where I found it! The paper is from Sweet Slumber pack from SU and the owl is from LAD, The Great Outdoors.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

One Sheet Wonder

It's been a while since I've done a one sheet wonder, but I've been trying to do them more lately. You can get so many cards from just one peice of paper. And they can look so different if you use double sided paper. For my stamp club this month, (actually all year) we are doing one sheet wonders. Since this is the first class, I wanted to stay on the simple side, it was easier than I thought it would be to come up with a OSW on my own. I just started cutting and numbering, so it will be easy to re-create. I used 5 sheets of white CS for my card cases, 1 sheet 12 x 12 for the main backgrounds and then scraps from 4 coordinating colors to fill in the empty spaces and do the accents. Not bad for 10 cards. These are very simple, basic cards and for those who want, it is easy to add extra layers and embellishments.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

simply thanks....

I'm always in need of thank you cards and I like to have a stash on hand. This is a very simple card to mass produce. the "simply thanks" is from the Sept Monthly Mix, Something to Crow About. It comes as one image in the set. I stamped it once in black and cut out the "simply" and then stamped it in Celery and cut out each letter to make it have more of an impact. A simple black ribbon and bow across the bottom finish it off nicely.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

good bye summer?

Is summer really gone - today was so cold at the bus stop! I'm not quite ready for such a drastic change in the weather. This image is from the Aug LAD Monthly Mix - such a fun little butterfly.

Friday, September 4, 2009


I made this card in honor of my GIANT sunflower we planted this year. We had no idea if it would even grow - 5 of the 6 we planted didn't survive the tranplanting in the spring. But this one - it has done very well. I will have to take a picture of it - it is as tall as our house. Crazy! This is a tri-fold card and of course - I love the dots! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In a bind?

I am so loving this new image from LAD - it's one of the Sept singles - being released today. I love the LAD little people and this little guy is the perfect addition!