Monday, August 19, 2013

Time with You

My children are back to college and it's quiet here.  :(  I LOVE spending time with them.  We took a long road trip while they were home and I loved playing games with them in the car, listening to stories and just hearing their thoughts in general.  I miss them tremendously!  But, they are happy at their schools and doing what they love so I am truly happy for them!

Operation Write Home's Sketch #186 is what I used for these cards. 

 I love how different papers give each card a bit of a different 'feel'.  That's one of the ways I create, using colors and patterns that remind me of the person I'm making the card for.  Just a bit of personalization.  :)

Quote for the day:
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Friday, August 16, 2013

Love Using Those Little Flowers

Today's card uses the Fall to Layout #254 from Clean&Simple Stamping.  
It's  a fun sketch and I discovered I can use my little flowers that I had to have in every color.  Yay!  I used two different kinds of sequins for the flower centers too.  I also used the smallest die in each of the Spellbinder die sets that I used.  I'm pretty sure that is the first time the smallest dies have been used....ever.

 I definitely like this sketch and can see myself using it more in the future!

The clouds are teasing me today, I would really like it to rain, but the clouds roll in an then they roll on by.  :(
I hope we get some rain soon!

Quote for the day:  "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."  - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Busy Cards!

So much going on at my house!  Only seems fitting that the cards I make are very  busy!  :)

This one uses an older stamp that I just love and older busy paper. 

This one is for the SplitCoastStampers Ways to Use It challenge.  The challenge is to use sun rays.  I used the sun rays technique even though mine aren't exactly sun rays. 

Ben and Sara are both back at school.  I am still packing and getting house projects completed.

Quote for the day:  "The more things that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."  - Dr. Seuss

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SplitCoastStampers Sketch

What is an easy way to get  back into cardmaking after an absense?  A Sketch!  :)  

This is what I created using an already stamped panel, an already embossed background and some scrap papers.  :))))))  It's really funny when I am going through my scrap papers and I keep saying, "I love this paper."  lol!

Quote for the day:  It's not really a quote, but just my thoughts.  :)   With schools starting the new year, I want to thank all the teachers and educators!  The job you do is something not everyone can or would choose to do.  You don't get paid nearly enough in my opinion!  THANK YOU!!!  My children have had amazing teachers and educators thoughout their school years.  You do what you do because you love it......for no other reason!  I appreciate and thank you!

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