November 30, 2008
I was looking through some of the pictures I have taken of the cards from my card swaps and they are either blurry or the colors displayed due to proper lighting just don't even come close to a good representation.
This is a card I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday.
Sorry no card recipe for this one.
Stamp: Penny Black-Monkey in our tree, Artful Stamper-Merry Christmas. Kolette Hall G Studio-Light String
Accessories: Celebrate It Holiday Ribbon, K&Company Christmas Cheer Grand Adhesions, Deco Just Glitter pen
November 28, 2008
I had a friend ask me to make her a card for a gift certificate for her mom. I though a certificate type holder card would work well. This was the result, I am kind of fond of it. I made good use of a glitter pen I found in one of the local Stamp stores, it did a nice job of putting a fine line around all my edges.
Cardstock: Natural, burgundy and sage from Nature Preserve Recycled cardstock, Designer Paper-Memory Box Frost
Stamp: Ribber Stampede Cardinal, All Night Media Snowflake Cluster, Artful Stamper (unknown stamp name) Holly Ribbon?
Accessories: Die Cut Buttons (unknown Brand), Hemp Twine Stampin'Up, Deco Just Glitter pen
I want to thank everyone who has stopped by and left comments, it is always nice to get feedback. Enjoy the rest of your day :)
No recipe for this one.
Have a great Friday
November 26, 2008
The first book I purchased with cardmaking in mind was the Stampin' Up Idea Book and that started my stamp addiction, my husband laughs at my coloured tabs on every other page. When I first started making cards I started to notice more and more magazines and books for cardmaking. I don't know if they have always been around and I just did not notice them or if cardmaking has become more popular. Either way I was looking for inspiration and guidance anywhere I could find it. I started with the library and signed out every book on card making I could find and from there it has only escalated.
When I discovered Cardmaker magazine it was love at first read and it was my very first card magazine subscription, I can't wait for every new release to arrive. That eventually led me to the cardswaps that are hosted on their website. I wanted to see what other cardmakers where making the only flaw with that grand idea was that I needed to send out cards too and I had a few concerns with that. The first concern being that I am still a little shy when it comes to my cards, I know I have things to learn and it would be people outside of family and friends who would be receiving the cards and I was concerned that when people received my cards they would be disappointed. The second was that I had a deadline that I needed to work within, doing Birthday and Christmas was one thing but to make and send a certain number in a preset time frame was totally different.
To date I have done 3 card swaps and I am working on a Christmas Card exchange. Much to my surprise and delight there are a lot of card makers out there at my level and are pretty much in the same arena as I am. From my 3 cards swaps I received some beautiful cards with some amazing techniques. I can't wait to see the cards I will receive for the Christmas exchange. Being as I can't really show my Christmas cards (would not want to ruin the surprise) I think for the next couple of posts I will see if any of my pictures from my swaps are post worthy.
Whew that was a little long winded. My first card swap was for flowers of the month, I picked November. I have to say, I never thought it would be difficult to find stamps of Chrysanthemums. I was wrong and I feel fortunate I found a large stamp that had a 4 different flowers on it.
This stamp is made by Magenta
I apologize for picture quality of the card is not very good.
Cardstock: Black, gray (unknown company) Designer paper by DCWV The glitter Stack Ink and Embossing powder: Versamark, Stampendous Stamp-in Stuff Black Ribbon: Offray Nice and Narrow Accessories: Offay My Moments Petite Gems
Once the Christmas rush is done, I think I might consider another swap. Have a great day.
I am going to try a card recipe today, I think I will keep it pretty simple so I don't provide the wrong information.
This is a card I created for Halloween this year. I was not overly inspired for whatever reason at the time but I was pleased with what I ended up with.
Stamps used: Penny Black-Scare in the air, Studio G-Happy Halloween, Stampin' Up!-Halloween Backgrounds.
Ok, so that really was not helpful was it. I will try better next time.
November 25, 2008
November 24, 2008
Thank you Barb, for putting together this blog for me and for the wonderful layout although the monkey picture I am sure will haunt me for a while.
The very first card I am posting is the birthday card I made for my sweet sister :) She seemed to like it and it was fun to make. I am not much for glitter, but hey it can grow on you.
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