Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thank You

I know that we have many opportunities throughout the course of a day to say two little words that means so much...."Thank You". Well, a dear friend of mine contacted me to make a card for her for just such an occasion.  Not only is she a dear friend, but she is also one of my loyal customers.  So of course I was pleased to design a custom greeting card for her.

After thinking about her reasons for wanting the "Thank You" card, I knew that the design would need to be simple, elegant and bold.  So this is what I came up with.

Supplies for the card:
1. Soft White Cardstock from the Paper-Source
2. Black Cardstack from Michaels
3. Alpha Stickers Dimensional Chipboad by Colorbok (actual spelling)
4. My custom handwritten font cut out with my Pazzles Inspiration Electronic Cutter
5. Baker's Twine in Red and White
6. Window image cut out with my Pazzles Inspiration Electronic Cutter

I hope you like it.  Let me know what you think.  Leave me a comment!

Remember creativity never stops, so do something creative every day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Scraps, Scarps and more Scraps

If you are like me, you have a lot of scraps in your crafting supplies.  I can't tell you many pieces of scrap cardstock, designer paper, et cetera that I have on hand.  I needed to do something creative with it.  After all, scraps are just waiting to be used!  :o)

So I have been making a dedicated effort to use my scraps as I design and create my greeting cards.   I'm pleased with how things are turning out.  Although, I must admit, that in the beginning, it was a challenge for me because I am no longer inspired some of the scraps pieces I have on hand.  You know what I mean?  Either the color or texture or design...whatever, it's just not inspiring me to create.  But I am determined to make this work, and so far so good.

Here are a couple of the handmade greeting cards that I have designed and created using scraps.  Let me know what you think...

I hope you like them.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.