Saturday, September 11, 2010


Happy Wet Day!!

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



  1. I swapped with Megan too, and I love your take on it. The last card was from Sandy Haynes--I love that one too. Also, I got on Arlena's case about her blog....she says she wants a laptop!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. I love the first one "Note form Sandi". Pam would love your color choice. Of course, I figured out the giraffe card only because I have seen it recently online. I love the colors on this card also. The last one takes me back a few years-the stamp set everyone used. Keep warm and hopefully I will call tomorrow. No GK's

  3. Hi Sandi, I am using that card from Meg at my Card Class this month too. I love it, Now I am going to go place a order for one of those stamps too!

    Hugs: Tamie Ackerson

  4. I am going to have to get the script stamp with my name on it. I love how it goes so well with Elizabeth. I love the funny giraffe card too!

  5. these cards look great Sandi. I like all the color on them. I like the last one the best because of the colors also like all the bling you added.