Friday, July 24, 2009

Rock N Roll Thank You

These are the Thank You cards for all the wonderful volunteers in our hispanic american club who volunteered to cook and prepare food for the Freedom Fest on base during July 4th. Oh man was it a loooong day! Tonight at our meeting we are giving them a small gift of appreciation and I made these cards to go along with them. The Upsy Daisy stamp set is new to me. I've had it for about a month and this was my first time inking it up. I can tell this stamp set is going to get a lot of usage! The card base is Regal Rose, with Chocolate Chip mounted on top. So Saffron sits underneath the "Sunshine Lollipop" patterned paper by Sassafras. On the opposite side of the paper there are hearts in pink! It's super cute paper. I used the rock n roll technique on the main image with So Saffron and Regal Rose. Now I'm off to get ready to skype with my dad. My oldest son is in the states for the summer so we're going to skype to see him and my grandma! They are all on their way to San Antonio today to drop off my son to stay with his best friend for the next two weeks. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I am so 3 months?!! I don't even know if anyone is following me anymore. :) You know I went through this long 3 month hiatus and I don't think I touched any of my stamp supplies but maybe 4 times. And those 4 cards that I did make I didn't even snap a pic and post them. I don't know what happened to me I just was not interested. But yesterday yesterday something happened. I was cleaning out my stamps and organizing them to look nice and neat when it hit me I REALLY enjoy making cards and giving them to the people that mean so much to me so why did I quit? I realized how much fun it is and so I'm on a start fresh all over again! This card was a birthday card for my friend June who just recently celebrated a birthday. I used Basic Grey at the card base and layered it with So Saffron, the patterned paper I do not remember who it is by. The image is from Whiff of Joy Stamps. I saw this stamp on someone's blog and thought it was the cutest image ever! I went online to order it and saw they are based out of Europe which was great because I got my stamp a few days after ordering. I was just able to have it shipped directly to my house in Germany rather than waiting for it to come to my U.S. addy! Anyway I hope those who are still here enjoy the card and you can count on finding some more soon. I think I'll take the pressure off of myself by trying (or thinking I need to be posting daily) because I think that's really what got me. I don't know why I felt as if I needed to post something every day. I don't have time to post something every single day. I have a husband and family who demand my attention and lots of other commitments so why I put that pressure on myself is beyond me. LOL I do have 15 thank you cards that need to be made by Friday so be on the lookout for those coming up! Enjoy the card.