Sunday, October 17, 2010
It must be the fall weather that has put me in the mood for creating. I've made two cards for my workshop next weekend and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. One card is a based on a card by Barb Mann. She used the paint chip samplers from a home improvement store and I really wanted to try this. Her cards were so beautiful! She used Upsy Daisy on her cards. I just knew I had that stamp set but for the life of me I couldn't find it so I improvised and used Lovely as a Tree. I wasn't very sure if I would like the white trees but I think it turned out really well.
The other card was all mine. My customer wanted a Christmas card so at some point, this card just came to me. I wanted to showcase the Big Shot at her workshop and I went from there.
I also finished a set of cards made from a Simply Scrappin' kit. My sister always uses these for her cards but she likes it when I make the cards first, then she copies them--sisters! LOL
A friend asked me to make about 50 gift card holders for a craft show she's holding. I used a tutorial from Dawn Griffith to make this cute holder and it was so easy! Here's the link to her tutorial if you want to know how to do it. http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stampin_studio/2009/09/christmas-gift-card-video-.html
Now I'm working on two 6x6 scrapbooks for a colleague whose sons were both married last year. Let's see how far I get on those this afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!
Posted by Melinda at 3:27 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I've made two cards for some friends to make tomorrow afternoon for fun. As I watch other blogs and what others are doing, I realize that my cards aren't very elaborate or even very ornate in most cases. I envy those with the time to do the elaborate cards and save them on Stampin' Connection so that when I have a few extra hours I can make some really great cards. However, as a full time teacher, I have to be able to make a card quickly and so do my friends. I've never had complaints about the cards I offer so I hope you like them as well.
The pumpkin card uses the masking technique and turned out very pretty. The Build A Bear card uses the Web embossing folder instead of layers. I love this folder--I can imagine some really cute scrapbook pages with this folder. Maybe that will be my task over track out in a couple of weeks. Let me know what you think!
Posted by Melinda at 8:28 PM