I'm on my own for a few days while Sonny has gone to Pinehurst to play golf with a group from Newcomers. That man is a golfing fool!!! He plays golf usually four times a week and just can't get enough. I've been trying to put some organization into my card collection. I am trying to sort them into categories so when I need a card, I can find it and not have to dig through tons of cards. I also need to donate a bunch of cards to some organization - I just have too many!!! Got any ideas?
Can you believe it's already the end of August? Wow, this summer has flown by. Ashley is coming to visit this afternoon. She has some vacation that she needs to use so I am happy that she has chosen to spend some time with her mom and dad! Plus, she is hoping to take a couple of pieces of furniture back with her. Not sure if both will fit in her card but we are going to try. My mom is giving her a buffet table that was my grandmothers and Marianne is giving us a china hutch that belonged to mom's cousin. She found the receipt in the drawer when she was cleaning it out this weekend. They paid $125 for it in 1948 and paid it on an installment plan! I'm guessing $125 was a lot of money back then! We'll see how well Sammie and Bogart get along this time! Hopefully good!
Thought I'd share a few more of the August Paper Pumpkin kit, The Gift of Fall.
|The blossoms for this card are vellum and just beautiful. I fussy cut the Crushed Curry circle in the center and used the Stitched Shapes die for the sentiment piece. I used a dauber for the "happy birthday" with Crushed Curry and Mango Melody inks.|
For this card, I first used my Aqua Pen and inks (Curry, Razzleberry and Mango) to watercolor the background (onto watercolor paper.) Then I stamped the girl from Beautiful You and colored her dress with Lovely Lipstick ink. The sentiment just barely fit onto the Crumb Cake label that was included in the kit.
I stamped the birds from Free As A Bird onto white cardstock and fussy cut it. The leaves and circles are included in the kit. Stamp a simple sentiment on a banner and voila! a finished card to mail.
For this card, I cut one of the colorful leaf tags in half and adhered them to the Thick Whisper White cardstock. I tucked a vellu leaf and one of the vellum blossoms under the sentiment banner (which is the Crumb Cake label just turned over.) Add a bow and a few sequins and you are done! The sentiment is from a retired stamp set, Trust God.
I hope you have enjoyed these cards and will try and duplicate a few of them using your own products.