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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Echos of Kindness and Pretty Petals card

Another picture that didn't come out very bright! It doesn't do the card justice!
Anyway I made this one for a Swap with the PhillyInkers SU group that I am a memeber of, for a shoebox swap. The background is a background stamp from Stampin' Up called Pretty Petals. The sentiment is from a hostess set called Echos of Kindness. I stamped it in Real Red classic ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I then distressed the edges a little with the Real Red stamp pad. The Sentiment is stamped on Pretty in Pink cardstock, adhered to Real Red cardstock. I tied it up with a Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, and adhered it to a Real Red card.
Sometimes I think background stamps get overlooked. I don't know why. They make such great backgrounds on cards! And since Stampin Ups are big, they fit a A2 size card perfectly! Distress the edges for a nice look.

Soft Summer card

I am trying some differnent things to get better pictures of some car that I am creating. So you never know where you may see a picture taken next!
I made this card for a swap with the PhillyInkers group. I tried to take a picture with natural light, so I propped it in one of the trees that line my driveway. (which I always end up backing up into when I back up in the drive! )
I used the Soft Summer stamp set by Stampin Up for the flower. I stampd it on Very Vanilla cardstock with my StazOn ink. Then I used sponges to first sponge on some Pretty In Pink all over, and then sponged on Pixie Pink along the edges. Then I used my Stampin Write markers to color the image. I used the ticket corner punch for the corners of the Very Vanilla Piece. Adhered that to Pixie Pink, then onto Pretty in Pink. The sentiment is from Heard from the Heart also by Stampin Up.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A new Charity!

So Melissa posted on my blog about a new charity, and I have contacted them to see how MANY cards I can donate! I love being in swaps, but it seems I don't know that many people to send all these cards to! I love making cards, and will keep on swapping, but with three Photo boxes and another bigger box overflowing with just cards that I have made, I think it is time to start parting with them! So time to break out my camera, and start taking pictures! After all that takes up a lot less space!!

Now I am not going to send ALL of my cards....but I do have a nice pile! I am just awaiting answers to a few questions before I send them!

Thank you so much Melissa!!!!

Oh if anyone else is interested, here is the charity:

I can't wait to brighten some folks' day!!!!!