Wednesday, January 28, 2009

oh where to start?!

so i have a lot of cards to post... i don't know how i got so busy with life so that i haven't been posting!

first of all, i got to create some cards with my friend Paulina last Saturday... which was AMAZING (as was the time before!), and i made this set of cards that *could* be used for Valentine's or just everyday, "i love you" type cards. i found an older stamp that my mom used to use for Valentine's cards back when she used to stamp (SOooo long ago...) i just couldn't resist the "kisses" stamp... too perfect, right? i also used DeNami Design stamps (the swirl and the "sending you love") which are a blast to work with... anything that i can think to use, they have. i may be having the pleasure of helping DeNami Design with a stamping show sometime in March... and i'm stoked. i loved the last show i went to (and my first one), and i found out i'm a pretty good saleslady :) not too pushy, but just the right amount of suggestion.

also, while i've been looking through blogs and papers, i've realized that gray is a perfect neutral color to use for card bases... and since i had a whole bunch of gray that i wasn't using, i decided to cut it up for another card set (FYI i'm going to get rid of these cards somehow... our church is having an auction to raise $$ for our mission team, and i'm going to donate some card sets to the auction) i LOVE the resulting bold card--it's ribbon i bought from Costco (best double sided stuff i've seen EVER!), black velvet floral patterned paper, yellow cardstock, a chipboard flower, and of course some bling :) not my normal combo, but i LOVE the result, don't you?

so, in addition to this card, i had prepared more gray for some square cards... again, i'm thinking "SET" here. so i made the following cards using the same general idea and the same general materials: pink die cut flower paper, assorted buttons, red grosgrain ribbon (varied sizes), glitter, swirl stamps from Jo-Ann's, elsie patterned paper, textured cardstock, small punch out letters, Fiskars border punch, embroidery floss, flowers and brads from ???, and who knows what else. anyway, i like some of these more than others, but i'm planning on adding to the collection, so i'm sure i'll make something i just can bear to give away :)

here they are all together :)

by the way, i made the above cards (even the big pink ribbon one... sort of loosely followed it) using the new sketch from Laura over at 2sketches4you. i honestly couldn't decide which card i liked best, so i thought it best to post all of them. 2sketches4you is one of my favorite blogs to check out with so much great talent/ inspiration, and ALWAYS fabulous sketches :) you definitely need to check them out! i may even try out the sketch again (there's a bonus one this week--yay!) and post later... we'll see :)

for now, happy viewing! good night, and good luck!


~dawne said...

Wow!! You've been busy....all these are very nice card sets. Good luck w/your church's fundraiser!!

Laura Davis said...

Awwww we love you too! I am a little jealous that you and the sweet Paulina got to scrap together:) Wow all of your cards are beautiful!
Thanks for playing!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are all beautiful! Great take(s) on Laura's sketch!

rae said...

WOW, such fabulous cards, one and all! Great take on Laura's sketch this week!

Lea L. said...

Wow....lots of fun cards you have posted here! You have been busy! Great job with the 2S4U sketch!


..::Paulina::.. said...

You have been a busy girl! Great job on the cards. I know that they will be a hit @ the auction!

Side note: I tagged you on my blog....

cheryln said...

all are absolutely gorgeous!