Monday, October 7, 2013

Truly Grateful

I love the chevron wood print in the Truly Grateful Stamp Set so I needed to make a card with this set.  This was my first Fall card of the year.  Guess the weather finally put me in the mood!

Truly Grateful Clear-mount Stamp Set

Stamp Sets: Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge
Colors: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Naturals buttons, crushed curry ribbon, burlap ribbon, linen thread

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A washi hi

A successful world card making day today!  I had 13 people over to make cards. Most of the ladies who attended were regular attendees at stamp camp, but I was happy to see a few new faces at stamp camp (new to stamp camp, but friends for a while).  A former neighbor, a colleague at work, a friend of a friend, my sister and my mother-in-law were all new faces at stamp camp!  Everyone seemed to have a great time and it was nice to see the mix of people who attended.  We caught up on life and just had a great time.  

Between sessions I took a peak at the retrosketches challenge and decided I had time to play along.  Might as, I had everything out and few minutes to spare after cleaning up from the afternoon session.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I needed to use washi tape!  I used the Epic Day Washi Tape and used the Label Card Thinlits Dies for the hi and arrow.

Hope everyone had a great World Card Making Day!  Now it's time for me to start focusing on the holidays!  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Never Too Happy SCIC 71

Another card for World Card Making Day!  And, unexpectedly, the colors match the color combo in the Stampin' Celebration inspiration challenge #71, what luck!


I love these colors, they are so pretty together!  My favorite colors are orange and brown.  Definitely love fall colors.

Stamps: Yippee Skippee, Gorgeous Grunge
Colors: Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Whisper White, chocolate chip, daffodil delight

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Retro Hello There

World Card Making Day is Saturday and I am having a Stamp Camp to commemorate the day!  I love the idea of making handmade cards to send to family and friends.  Whenever I send a card that I made, people notice and comment.  It makes me feel really good that I took the extra time to send them something I made myself.  In my world of internet purchases for pretty much nearly everything but perishables, it's nice to have a special way to recognize the special people in our lives.

Designing 6 cards for the stamp camp took more energy than I can muster so I was grateful for a pretty and easy sketch from Retro Sketches this week.

I decided to move the greeting to the bottom since I felt the card needed something to offset the gray on the bottom half of the card.