Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Fibers and Charm

Back to my regularly scheduled cardmaking.  This card has....not ribbon, but fiber. 

I used another older sketch from SplitCoastStampers and some new Simple Stories paper.  An older Kim Hughes Thanksgiving stamp, some old fibers and an old charm.   I finished up my Thanksgiving cards for Operation Write Home and will be mailing them Monday.  Now I will be moving on to making Christmas cards for OWH, Halloween cards for my kids and grandkids, and some cards just to keep me sane.  :)

Quote for the day, "What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it."

Have a great evening and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Quote for today

Friday, September 21, 2012

No Ribbon!

Hi!  The other day I hinted at a possible self-imposed challenge.  No ribbon!  Well, this Thanksgiving card is the result of that challenge.  There isn't any ribbon, fiber, twine or anything remotely like that!!!  :))))

I CAN make a card without ribbon.....(I wasn't so sure!)

A long time ago I printed the sketches from SplitCoastStampers sketch challenges.  Well, while I was organizing my loft I came across them and then.......well, that was all I needed to decide to take a break from organizing. :)  This is what I made using one of the sketches.  I really wanted to put some ribbon along the green gingham paper across the center, but I decided I could do without it!  Yay!!  These gem pumpkins were on my gate that contains things to use and I used them - woo hoo!!  (Can you tell I'm proud of myself today?  LOL :)

Our quote for today:  "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving."

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Turkey and a Pumpkin

I just checked the date that Thanksgiving cards have to be to the shippers at Operation Write Home and it's September 30th.  That means I only have a couple days to make a few more Thanksgiving cards.  Well, okay then, Thanksgiving cards are on my to do list.  :)

Here are my 2 most recent ones.   This one uses an older Kim Hughes set, from when Cornish Heritage Farms was selling her stamps. More scrap paper used.  :)

This one uses Bo Bunny paper and a cute little wooden pumpkin.  Of course ribbon.....that would be a challenge in itself, for me not to use ribbon, fiber, twine.  Hmmmm.

Quote for today:  "Beauty isn't about  having a pretty face.  It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul."

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hi!  I haven't been making cards today, so I'm sharing one I made previously. 

I've had this Hero Arts stamp set for quite some time, but haven't used it as often as I should.  There are a few different really fun cupcakes on it!  This card uses paper scraps again.  :)  I paper pieced the cupcake top and paper too.....more scraps.

Quote for today:  "I can't tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."   - Ed Sheeran

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

3 cards for today!!!

Hi!  I have been pretty busy today.  :)  Okay, one of these I made yesterday but didn't get a chance to take a picture until today.....but still!

I used the OWH - Paper Smooches sketch one more time with this card.  I love this sketch and I love this stamp! 

 This one is for one of our grandboys!  I used the SCS Sketch Challenge.  I love to make holiday cards for our grandbabies!!

This is the one I made yesterday for the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.   These papers are scraps from my stash and these cute little pilgrim turkeys were on sale at Hobby Lobby the other day.  They jumped into my cart before I could tell them "no"!! 
More cards to go into my next Operation Write Home box!  :)    

Quote for today:  "Dwell in possibility..."  - Emily Dickinson

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

OWH - Paper Smooches Sketch

Good Morning!  It was a busy weekend, lots of working in our yard.  Our yard will definitely be complete before the inside of our house is.  I guess that makes sense since we will be putting sod down soon.  Fall is the time for that.  However, I am ready to start some of our inside projects.  Oh well, until we get to that, I will work in my loft and keep rewarding myself by making cards.  :)

Today's cards were made using the sketch from OWH - Paper Smooches.  You can have a chance to win a Paper Smooches set of stamps by entering.  They have a really cute set designed for OWH.  I don't have that set, but I used some older stamps....I might have even loved and unloved stamp. :) 

Here is the sketch.  It's a fun one!  I'm sure I will be using it more.

OWH also has a cardmaking challenge they just started.  I'm going to put a link to it on the sidebar and I've already started making my cards for it! 

Quote for today:  "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"  :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Keeping Up

Good Morning.....I haven't really gotten into a good schedule for posting yet, so right now it seems to be whenever I have a couple minutes to sit down and get it together :)

Yesterday, I got all my packages mailed except one.  That one goes out today.  I got my box mailed to Operation Write Home and have now started on my next box of cards. 

I'm also making cards for my Mom to send out to members of her church.  She's my Mom, she loves my cards no matter what, but I love that I can make some for her that she will share with others.   It makes me happy.  Sometimes she has a tendency to just keep them.... I think that's where I get my "saving my supplies for the perfect card/page etc." 
But not anymore, I'm using stuff!!!  :)  I love these stamps from Verve.  I do love all the new, latest and greatest products, but there are some stamps in my stash that I go back to over and over.  This set is one of them. 

Still working on cleaning my craft loft.  There is so much STUFF in there, but every day I work a little more on it, then I reward myself with making cards :)

Quote for today:  "You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one."

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

3 for 3 :)

Today, I got my box for Operation Write Home ready to mail and hope to get to the post office tomorrow.  I actually have a bunch of packages to take.  I'm trying to send packages fairly regularly to our two kids in college.

I LOVE pinterest.  I get on it every day and save so many card ideas to it.  I thought I saved the card to my pinterest board that I based this card on,  but I can't find it.  I know that on the original card, they used one of the Hero Arts Basic Grey stamp sets, but I had this flower in my stash so decided to use this one instead.   I stamped on watercolor paper and use my watercolor pencils.  I added little gems to the centers of the flowers and rounded the corners of my card.  I love the simplicity of it!

Quote for today:  "Being powerful is like being a lady.  If you have to tell people you are, you aren't"

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Another day

I'm back today with a couple more cards I made for Operation Write Home.  Again using paper I love, but have had in my stash for a while.  I pulled out some old fibers for this top one.  I forgot how much I actually like to use fibers.  Don't get me wrong, I still LOVE ribbon, but I can honestly say that there are some cards I like fibers on better.

I used stamps from the dollar spot at Michael's for both cards as well.  Simple yet fun!

Quote for today:  "When you look at a person, any person, remember that everyone has a story.  Everyone has gone through something that has changed them."

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A New Normal

Hi!  I know it's been a really long time since I've posted anything and so many things have changed since then.  To make a long story short, our son is back to school at the University of Montana, our youngest daughter has started college at LSU and we have moved to San Antonio, TX.  This creates a new normal for us because I don't know what to do with myself.  I've had kids to come home to and go to games with for so long!   I will be going back to work, but I'm not there yet.

I'm working on getting our house in craft loft is my current project :)  I keep finding stuff that I forgot I had so I'm busy using lots of fun stuff.  I have also decided I have WAY too much stuff (I know I've said that before, but I'm saying it again ;)

I'm focusing on making cards for Operation Write Home.  These are two of the cards I've made recently.

 They both use scraps of paper that are being organized :)  and stamps from High Hopes.

Quote for today:  "Don't think too much.  You'll create a problem that wasn't even there in the first place."

Thanks for stopping by!