Monday, August 25, 2008

Remembering Summer...

Hello! My summer vacation from work is just about over! I am lucky enough to work at a school, so I have eleven weeks off during the summer. But I guess everything good must come to an end for a while, anyway. (We do get 16 days off for Christmas this year - Woo Hoo!) I have the district breakfast tomorrow, then two days of new technology training, a four day weekend and back to work. I wanted to use my Elzybell stamps for quite a long time, so here is one of them. It is just simple and I haven't stamped this image before but it reminds me of the swing in my yard, and how much I love to swing out there. I used my Stampin' Up markers, and the coloring leaves a lot to be desired, but I like it anyway. Have a great day, and thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Breast Cancer Card

This is a card I made to send to my Aunt Mary Louise. She is currently undergoing treatments for breast cancer. Having gone through it twice myself, I know how much receiving cards can lift your spirits. I hope she likes this one. The stamp set is from My Favorite Things and I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots to emboss the background. Thanks for stopping by today. I am currently cataloging my Stampin' Up stamp sets. Who knew I could collect so many in four years? I can't believe it has taken me this long to create a database. See ya!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Peggy's BD

Hello and Happy Wednesday! I made this card for my sister Peggy's birthday. This is the first card I made with an awning and I Love it! I ended up changing it a little before I gave it to her though. After I realized that it looked like the 4th flower wasn't right, I removed it and centered the other three flowers. I liked it better that way - it seemed more balanced. I didn't have time to retake the picture of it because I was on my way out the door to meet my sisters for lunch. I made another card like this one for my sister-in-law Chris. The only thing I changed was the sentiment. I used the same center on her card that I used in my previous post, with the flower in the middle. It also came out very nice. Thank you for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Happy Birthday

Here is the last one I am including in the set of cards for my sisters. I brought them on Thursday, when we met for my sister Peggy's birthday lunch. This one is the same card as an earlier post, but with yellow cardstock instead of blue, and one background patterned paper instead of two. I like it because it is a 'happy' card - to me, bright colors are happy. I hope you are having a great day, and thanks for stopping by.