Holiday Greeting

Since it is December and I’m trying to catch up on card making to send out I came up with this: I’m not sure if you can see it really well but I sponged sky blue and marigold behind the tree. On the ground, it’s a mix of brown, olive, and moss. I am still not very good at this sponging technique, I have a few dark/think blotches but after a few dabs I think I was feeling better about my sponging technique. I sponge all the time but rarely all over the whole card like this. Usually I’d just

Baroque Motifs

I know this isn’t new stuff but it’s new to me. I knew that this set is quite popular and when I uploaded this to SCS, I just realized how many people just love using this set. But, despite it’s popularity and all the neat designs that I saw before I uploaded, I had a really hard time with it. I turned my card around how ever many times, thought of what to stamp, how to stamp, etc. I spent a loooong time on this card and what did I get? Maybe something that would take somebody 5 minutes to

Dashing and da Punch :D

I received my SU order the other day and I just had time to play with it. What did I come up with? After a good 30 minutes (yeah, a long *** time, creative block, really), here’s what I got: You can’t see the paper piercing on the scalloped paper. But they were pierced. I like how the embossing is making the card sparkle a bit. I think the next card I make I’m going to add some sparkles to it. I’m not big on sparkles but I should try something new.

See You Next Week!

I’m going to be offline for a few days, or if I am online, it’ll just be to check my email really quick. I want to spend this time with my little family and being thankful that we are alive, healthy, together, and blessed in many ways. I did make a quick card last night but I can’t remember what stamp set it is and for some reason I didn’t stick the sticker on. But for this, I think any simple geometric stamps will do the trick. The card’s super easy to make. I used Real Red on White paper

Crimped Love

Well, I’m trying to be creative. I was going to try a challenge from Splitcoast but I ended up making this. There’s one thing that really bugs me on this card, that it’s crooked. When I was folding the paper, I wasn’t very consistent so it’s sloping down a bit. But I figured that it’s my first time and it is handmade, that the little imperfection should make the card more unique, ha! I might be right or I’m just trying to talk myself into liking it and not worry about the crookedness of the crimped paper. For the XOXO,

The 1 Minute Card

Here’s the story: Last week my co-workers and myself got together so that we can hand write some, super late, “welcome to our campus” cards for new professional staff employees. The last card was sent out in March so between April and last week, we had 27 cards to do. Now, we’re not working for a big university and funding for silly things like this does not come easy so I managed to smuggled some card stock from my office’s supply closet, grabbed my own stamping stuff, figured some really easy design, and voila. In an hour we hand wrote