Last week one of the challenges on the CardMaker magazine Card Swaps message board Christmas in July crop was to create a card holder to give someone a gift of cards. I accepted that challenge and created just the folder to enter the challenge. I spent yesterday afternoon creating a set of six cards, with lined envelopes to coordinate with the folder. I created the cards especially with my sister and her oldest daughter in mind. Bryanna will be leaving for college in just a few short weeks, and my sister is slightly freaking out. I remember this feeling, and the fact that I spent a small fortune on cards when both my girls left for college...I tried to send them a card about once a week, with a little "care package" from home. So, in order to help my sister out with that I made her this set of cards and now when Bry gets a little something from home, she'll also know that Aunt June is thinking about her too!!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I had a pleasant surprise when I logged in to the CardMaker magazine Card Swaps message board this morning! This is a great group of ladies I discovered quite by accident back in April, at that time they were in the middle of a fun crop and I jumped right in and haven't looked back! We just finished another crop, the much acclaimed Christmas in July Crop, last week. It was tons of fun and I have never seen so many amazing projects...it was just an awesome week! Anyway, back to that happy news I discovered this morning...I logged on and found out that I was a random winner of the Joy to the World challenge hosted by Tracy! So, I wanted to share that card with you today. It was a new style card for me called the joy fold...very easy to do, but not something I'd have just up and done on my own. So, I really appreciate the challenges on the message board since I tend to stick in my top fold/side fold 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" rut if I don't have someone "pushing" me to branch out...so thanks to Tracy, I'm a winner and a brancher!! The photo on top shows the card closed and the photo on the bottom shows the card partically open. Oh, and I should probably mention that the stamped image and ribbon I used on this card came from card kits I received in a card swap at the message board. There's just always something fun and exciting happening with the gang at Card Swaps!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, my friend, Janae, and I got together for an afternoon of card making. I concentrated on making wedding cards for a string of upcoming weddings, while she made a stack of thank you & birthday cards. It was a fun afternoon!
This afternoon we're attending one of those weddings and this is the card I'll be giving the happy couple. I love having that stack and not having to scramble around on an otherwise relaxing Saturday morning to make a card!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I'm jumping in and seeing how I like the water in this blog pool...
I'm going to start out sharing a card I made for a color challenge, the Jewelry Color Inspiration over at Stacey's Stamping Stage. The challenge was to use Night of Navy, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel & Very Vanilla. As I looked through my supplies, I found this "Spring" sticker in a package from Cosmo Cricket and it called out to me, "I'm Ruby Red & Very Vanilla...pick me, pick me!" So, while this isn't your typical spring color combo, nor is it time to even be thinking about cards for Spring this is what I came up with today all because of a talking sticker!!