Thursday, January 6, 2011

*love birds*

I'm back today with another card very similar to the last ones I made, just in a different color scheme. I forgot that I needed to make an anniversary card for some friends of ours, and since I hadn't gotten around to putting any of my stamps away yet, I reached for them again along with a few fun patterned papers that I had stacked up near my desk. I almost forgot how much I love patterned papers. I cut a few strips, sanded the edges, and wadded them up in my hand. Doesn't that sound funny? It's the easiest way to get a shabby look, plus it's a good way to release some frustration. :)

If you're anything like me, making the card is the easy part. It's coming up with what to write on the inside of the card that's much more difficult. I envy people who have a way with words.

Well, I'm off to pick up the kids from school. Hope you're having a beautiful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

*birdie banner thank you's*

Yesterday I sat down to make a few thank you cards that I needed to get out in the mail. Since I get bored making the same card over and over again, but I'm too lazy to come up with completely different designs using completely different stamps, I thought I would try varying the design just a bit but keeping it simple by using the same color scheme and the same stamps. I think all the designs turned out pretty cute, but the top one is probably my favorite. It's kind of hard to tell by the photo, but it's stamped onto vellum. I haven't used vellum much lately, so it was a fun change.

It's been a while since I've had to time to stamp for myself. It was nice digging through my goodies, finding a few things I had forgotten I had. That doesn't say much for my organizational skills, does it?

Which one's your favorite? Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you!