Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another easy Easter share

Here is another super simple card I made for Easter.  Remember I said I realized it was just as easy to make 2 cards when I have all my supplies out?  Well, I made this card the same day I made the other Easter one.  Since they are both the same colors, it made it really easy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bloomin' Bold

I've been doing many pastel cards lately, so I decided to step out of that comfort zone an bit and do something bold.  In general, I'm not a fan of yellow and I think this is the first time I've even touched my Daffodil Delight ink and cardstock.  However, when I added some Old Olive and Night of Navy (thanks to the Color Coach for coming up with that combo!) the yellow didn't seem as strong to me and I ended up liking it much better.  I love the Awash with Flowers set, but I haven't used it in a long time.  Maybe I'll reach for it more often and reach for bolder colors too! 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Getting ready for Easter

The beginning of Spring makes me start thinking about Easter and making preparations for the holiday.  I usually do send a few cards for the holiday, although not as many as I do for Christmas.  In general I like to send Easter cards with a religious theme or message, although I have been known to send an Easter bunny or two in the past.  Here is one of the card styles I'll be sending this year.

Monday, March 21, 2011

More Marina Mist

I recently realized that if I stick with the same color scheme when I'm making one card, it's just as easy to make a 2nd.  When I created my quilted card, I made this one too.  I love the simplicity of this one and the natural colors, although I did add a little sparkle to the blossoms to make them pop.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring!

While Oregon was cool, cloudy, and rainy today, the calendar shows me it's the first official day of Spring and that gives me hope that warmer temperatures and sunshine will be here soon.  To celebrate it's arrival, I made a quilted card with Springtime Vintage DSP and the Easter Blossoms stamp set.  I used linen thread to do some stitching around the quilt squares, as well as in between the squares. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

With Sympathy

I really should take some time and make a batch of sympathy cards to have on hand for when I need to send one.  I find it emotionally difficult to craft when I am upset about the loss of someone close to me.  Sadly, my friend, Margaret, lost her father when I was on vacation.  Today I finally managed to make a sympathy card for her.  I wanted something elegant and not cutesy.  I ended up using a simple black and white theme and used the "Thanks For Caring" stamp set.  (Unfortunately this is the 2nd time I've had to use the set since I purchased it a month ago.)  And hugs to you, Margaret, when you read this.  I know your dad will be missed.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Celebrating Spring!

Spring officially begins on Sunday and that happens to also be my mom's birthday.  I was casing a card by Shelli and it went off into another direction.  I used the Springtime Vintage dsp and Always Artichoke cardstock to create a base for some blooms from the Easter Blossoms stamp set.  I think it makes for a pretty &  feminine birthday card for my mom (hope she doesn't see this post before she gets it in the mail!)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Home Again

My mother and I had a great time visiting DC.  I walked alot more than I normally do, so my feet are very happy to be back home! lol  During my trip I took a class with Photo Tour DC to help me learn to take better photos.  Hopefully I can remember all the things he said and apply my new skills to taking photos of my cards and paper crafts.  Only time will tell if I'm successful.  I'm up to my eyeballs in laundry (for example my husband kissed me goodbye on his way to work and said, "Could you please wash clothes, I'm out of underwear."lol,) but I promise I'll do some crafting in the next day or two and have something Stampin' to share.  Meanwhile, here's a photo of me with Lynford Morton, the owner (& my teacher) of Photo Tour DC.  I just wish all classes were this much fun!