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

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Isn't this a great stamp?  She has so much character and is so easy to use with almost any sentiment.   I couldn't help but color her bright and use this great sentiment-it is always nice to have a quick card that can be a "just thinking about you" kind of card.  I know that card making is becoming somewhat of an anomaly-but honestly, there is nothing nicer than reaching in your mail box and seeing a small envelope with handwriting and know that it isn't another bill or piece of junk mail, that someone was thinking about you! What a great feeling!  I recently saw this cheesy TV movie about an old man who sent these fabulous letters to strangers that he picked out of the phone book-it really got me thinking how hard would it be to sit down and send a card a week to someone I love? So keep checking your mail, and send a few yourself-just a quick note to let someone you love know that they are loved!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Card Inspiration

Hi fellow card lovers.  I have been seeing a lot of the pure innocence stamps and loving them.  So I saved my pennies and purchased a couple.  I have had lots of fun coloring with my Copic markers and discovering what flesh colors I like the best.  Sometimes it is hard to tell from the pen alone-  I love patterned paper and of course embossing folders.  I believe I am a polka dot lover.  Of any sort, embossing folder, every color of Bo Bunny polka dot paper-they just seem so friendly and happy!  They match with almost everything and add just the right pop.  I have tried very hard not to use so many polka dots but as you will see-have failed miserably.  Oh well, tomorrow is another day...

I also wanted to show the card I taught at our Inkblots stamp group.  I struggle with always giving the best directions especially with a difficult folding card.  So I let the ladies look at the base and do it their own way.  Everyone seems to understand directions differently and that worked out for the best.  I like to watch it, then do it.  Read about it, not so much.  This is one of those side step cards-super fun to make after you spent some time figuring out the easiest way to make it for yourself!

I also made a couple of more cards for my Etsy shop so here is one of my favorite Penny Black stamps. Frogs in real life are not this cute!