Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Simple Tree Card

I needed some Get Well/Thinking of You type cards. So seeing that I had a brand new Stampin' Up! stamp set, Very Versatile, I figured it was definitely time to stamp a couple of cards. When I make cards, I start with a whole 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock. Cut it in half and then make two cards out of it. When I first started to stamp it was something that my upline encouraged me to do. That way if I send one card, I still have the second one to also use.
This card used colors that was totally out of my element, but according to my SU Color Coach, they were suppose to go together. And I am happy to say that Sage Shadow, Brocade Blue and Pretty in Pink DO go together.
My thought for today:
Do not follow where the path leads, Rather go where there is no path and leave a trail.

Christmas 2009 Scrap Page

Here is the Scrapbook Page that I made for the on-going scrapbook for my son, Justin and his finance, Kristy.
This was their 2009 Christmas Card, I just cut it up and used all of the parts on this page. Using Stampin' Up! cardstock in Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip, some SU Designer paper, the new Ornament Punch, some brads that I had and some miniture Christmas ornaments completed the page.
I also got some more pictures from the kids as they were able to look through their scrapbook and liked what they saw.
My thought for today:
Love one another, but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have in making it.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

From Photos to Cards!

Do you ever wonder what you should do with all of those leftover pictures from last year's vacation? Or you take a pretty picture, say of a rainbow, now what are you going to do with it!

How about making some photo cards? They are easy and are so versatile. The recipient will be happy to get a card from you and you will have used that beautiful photo of the rainbown that you took. Think of it as recycling!!

Thats just what I did I made cards out of photos; from the rainbow to the pretty fall tree to the eagle that was sitting on top of the silo!
And you can too!! Just take a regular 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of cardstock, cut it in half so that you have 2 pieces, both will measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Then fold them in half, maybe you a coordinating color under your photo and using two way tape (that you can buy just about anywhere) you have created a very pretty Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy, Thinking of You card; and it didn't cost much at all.
My thought for today: Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Until next time, have a great day and get out there and make something!!