Yep, it's pouring cats and dogs, and my husband has the heat on inside (giving our age away by needing heat already). Today has been a day of getting orders together and delivering. So last night I finally got around to making my Fall-colored cards of appreciation. How many of you have your own "personalized" stamp from Stampin' Up? Well if you don't have one, you really should because I love getting one "just for me" every year. There are many different options to choose from on pages 144-145 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. The one I used on the card below is a "Text-Only Stamp." You can choose from one to up to four lines, with up to 32 characters on each line!! Well, as you can see, I didn't use 32 characters on each line, but I have been wanting to get one made with this text for ages and just kept saying "next time." So I was doing a little dance when I finally got it yesterday. Do you want to see what I did with it? Okay, you don't have to SCREAM, I hear you saying, "Get on with it Sandi!"
The layout for this card is based on a card I received at Convention from Megan Wheeler. I wanted Fall colors, as I will be using this card for friends at least for the next month. Colors: Cajun Craze & Tangerine Tango with "Elizabeth" image stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and Very Vanilla Craft on the embossing (using direct to paper technique). You will have to enlarge the photo (right-click & open in new tab) to see the half-pearls and embossing on the butterflies (Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die).
This was one of the cards done at my last card class -- do you get it??? This is a total CASE from another card I received at Convention, made by Sherri Woolsey. It was the favorite card of the class; basically because it is non-generic (but probably better suited for the over-twenty crowd).
Another card from my last card class -- and another CASE!! And I am in deep do-do here because I don't have the name of the person who I CASEd it from, but believe it was from another RubberQueen (please let me know, as I want to give you credit). Update: CASEd from Sandy Haynes (thank you Jill!).
I know I promised to post more pictures from Ronda's September RubberQueens' meeting, and I haven't forgotten -- they will be coming on the next post for sure. I just wanted to put these cards away to clean up a little around here (never-ending job!)
Until next time, I'll leave you with this:
"Hatred stirs up disputes, but love covers all offenses." -- Proverbs 10:12