Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An "Originals" Card

This card was made using a template from CTMH's new Originals book. I just *love* this book. It's my "go-to" for card designs now. There are lots and lots of templates, and it shows you different ways to use the same template for a variety of cards. The book has LOTS of pictures, which are so helpful in inspiring ideas. I feel like I can pull out my book, grab a paper packet and a stamp set, ink, and my card comes together in a very short time.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Baby Cards

So many friends of mine have had babies recently, so at my last card workshop, we made some baby cards. The design is very simple. It was a little tricky getting the background stamp to match up just right, but with a couple of tries, everyone got it.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Birthday Invitation

I'm posting this even though I created it a long time ago. It was for my daughter's 2nd birthday party. We had a tropical theme. I used the CTMH stamp set "Tropical Christmas" for the flamingo, and just masked out the little Santa hat on his head. It's a VERY bright card, but I kind of like it! I used up lots of retired B&T for this, too.

Supplies: Tropical Christmas stamp set, It's a Party stamp set, Key Lime B&T (retired), Ocean cardstock, Watermelon B&T (retired), Archival Black stamp pad, Ocean stamp pad, Watermelon stamp pad, Orange Stamp pad, ribbon (from Michael's).

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Long Lost Post

It's been a whirlwind month. I've been busy traveling for my brother's wedding, holding card workshops and dealing with Hurricane Ike. We've got our power back now, so all is well at my house, but there are still many without power, and worse. I'm very thankful that power is all we lost after the storm.

I will be posting LOTS of pictures of my workshop cards soon... but in the meantime, please enjoy these photos that I took in Kansas. I'm very much a city girl now, but my brother's wedding was very country. Since he is a farmer, the wedding had a John Deere theme. It was really cute. The flowers for the wedding were sunflowers and wheat from his OWN fields! He even drove his tractor to the ceremony, which was outdoors. I managed to get a few good shots in the sunflower patch, too. That was fun (but itchy).