If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change-Dr. Wayne Dyer

Monday, June 28, 2010

Merry Birthday

I just love these itty bitty stamps.  I have been wanting to use them all together for quite some time so I finally sat down and made this one.  I love the cool colors and the pop of the brown embossed strips.  Gotta love those embossing folders!  Have you seen the new ones?  I just got the candy cane stripe and the countdown numbers and I can't wait to start playing with them-you know the holidays aren't very far away and if it takes you time like it takes me to decide what your going to do and how many things you have to paint, sew stuff, bake etc. I have to start now!  At least to plan.  July is a busy month in Birthdays for me so I guess I better get started on a few more to get in the mail.  Birthday's should always involve a card in the mail-something to say I love you and am thinking about you!  A card in the mail is a sweet reminder there is life outside bills and junk mail!

Long live snail mail...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Life's Simple Pleasures

It has been a busy last couple of weeks as I am sure it is for all of you as well!  Planting the garden, and filling the flower pots, my personal favorite part of the beginning of Summer.  Life seems to roll forward-I have been reorganizing and cataloging (of course) and I have found some of my favorite stamps that I haven't used in a while.  I have a lot of stamps and sometimes I don't have a problem giving them away (to a good home of course) but I will always have my favorites that I just can't part with!  I have collected quite a few of flowers and I love sayings.  It goes along with loving fonts-so needless to say I have many thank you, happy birthday, thinking of you, and more in lots of different little fonts.  I really like this 'just a note' it is small enough to fit in many places and a great sentiment for so many cards!  This butterfly card is one of my new patterns, and I have had so much fun with different fabrics!  Spring and Summer bring out beautiful fabric and every year there is new and exciting patterns and colors.  I used this cream card with a corduroy texture and a recessed front panel  which adds a great dimension to this card.  Too little time and so many fun cards to make!