Sunday, October 4, 2015

Looks like fall is here

Fall is in the air and I can't wait for it to warm up a little bit.  Not a lot, just a little bit.  I'm still working 6 days a week, so I'm cheating and finding my ideas on Pinterest.  This is another one of those.  I had this cute little tree stamp, which I've never used.   I think this worked out perfectly, and it was fast.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Best Fishes!

It's been a busy weekend and so I needed to make something fast.  I found this design on Pinterest and thought it was cute.  The original had googlie eyes, which made it extra cute, but I didn't want the extra bulk since these will go overseas for the military to mail home.  I also had a lot of trouble with my white pen, and
couldn't make a few bubbles in the water.  Does anyone have a good suggestion of a quality white pen?  I need one that isn't dried up every time I try to use it.
I ended up running over to the store and picking up a cheap, white pen.  Then I altered my fishes and made them a little bigger.  I'm happier with the bigger fish.  lol

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A normal schedule

Now that I'm not involved with Operation Write Home anymore, I'm back on a regular schedule.   No more making Halloween cards during the summer - I'm actually making them in September!  I really didn't mind the crazy OWH schedule, but it is easier to get  motivated when it's closer to the actual holiday for which you are making cards.  At least it is for me!

These are pocket cards and I used my ancient Coluzzle to make them.  I'm never getting rid of that thing!

I also went to a paper craft day at a friend's house and made about a dozen military themed cards for Veterans' Day.  I mailed them off without taking any photos.....  :-(   Over zealous again........  :-)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Gnomes and such

There wasn't a lot of time this week for card making, but I'm trying very hard to make a post each week, and
to at least make one card no matter what.  I already had this little gnome and birch trees stamped out, (it's two stamps combined) so a quick coloring with the markers and some embossed clouds made it quick and easy.  Here's hoping this next week is a lot less hectic!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Triple Stamping

I'm not a fan of the blue/yellow cards, but I liked the brown version so much that I made several more.
Thanks for peeking in!

Sunday, August 30, 2015


I saw a photo in a magazine that used leaf punches.  Somehow, I was inspired, but ended up using stencils.
I had tucked them away and intended to get rid of them.  I think I'll keep them now.

These are from one of those packs of paper I bought, which I should have left in the store.  Too many like pages to deal with!  It'll be years before I can use it all up. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Halloween Already????

It seems like all the stores are ready for Halloween, so I decided to get on the bandwagon.
This is a Prickley Pear stamp that I bought several years ago at a show.  I can finally use glitter embossing powder, since these are not going to the Heroes.  Also, good news, I sent off a pack of cards to the Oregon Coast Avid Stampers and got a nice reply!  I'm so glad to be able to continue making cards for the troops!