Friday, January 1, 2010

Woo hoo--final update!

With this update I'm all caught up on my blog and I'm never never never going to get behind again.  Well, at least I'm going to try!  So here's a few of the final cards I did in December 2009.

This one is a pretty close copy to one I saw in a card magazine.  I loved the color blocking and decided to give it a go.  Their's had a stamped image but I used a cricut cut for mine.  The papers are some Cosmo Cricket papers I got in a grab bag.  I really wasn't feeling these papers at all and didn't know if I'd use them.  I ended up liking them for this card though and will do some more similar to this. The cut went great with the printed paper, don't ya think?  And next:

This card was for a guy and I love this stamp set for guy cards.  It's rugged yet peaceful.  I also love that tartan folder for the background for men.  It adds so much interest without being girly.  All of the stamps are also heat embossed.  Hope he liked it.  Next:

This was another guy card.  I make a point of buying stamps for guys because they make the job so much easier.  This one was also stamped and heat embossed.  I did it on glossy cardstock so the whole thing is nice and shiny.  It's matted against copper foil paper--a color I seldom use so this gave me a chance to do so.  The corners are from Jasmine.  For those of you who ask about the foil papers, I get some from Walmart, right in the craft section.  Mine carries it but others have said their's doesn't.  I also get American Crafts foil paper in a pack at Michael's.  I use up the gold and silver then have these odd colors that I have to find a way to really make use of.  Ok, one last card:

I made this card today completely from scraps.  I have 6 drawers of paper bits and this year's motto is "use it or lose it".  So everyday I'm trying to make a "scrap" card.  I'm liking this one because I think red is so striking against white.  The flower is hearts cut from George and shadowed.  That white prima was heat embossed with white powder twice.  Love how it looks like ceramic!  I dug out my scor-bug to use on the background.  Love my scor-bug but forget to use it, so I hung it on a little hook next to my scor pal.  Lastly I added some mini pearls.  Why don't you all try doing something just from scraps and see what you can come up with?  And TA-DAAAA, I'm caught up!!!! I've earned a margarita in the hot tub so I'm headed there now.  Happy New Years! And thanks for taking a peek!


  1. I am so glad you are doing your blog again, I have missed you.. Love the "guy" cards.. I need to be on a look out for stamps like that. AND so love the scrap one with the hugs, you are so creative. hugs

  2. Very beautiful guy cards you made. I find making cards for a man very difficult. Your "scraps" card is amazing! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Ooohhh that "scrap card" is just beautiful. So are the others of course, but this one really has my eye.

  4. Wow! Your cards are striking! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  5. What's a scor-bug? Judging from this beautiful card, I need one.