Saturday, January 30, 2010

Birds of a Feather

I was preparing some cards for a Take Ten Challege from Stampington when my new stamps arrived from Artistic Outpost! It was love at first sight. Of the six cards I submitted, by far this is my favorite. The card is made from azure blue cardstock and in an interesting color combination of pink, black and blue. I really think the card has a French Inspired Vintage feel to it. The stamp set is entitled "Birds of a Feather." It is destined to become one I use over and over again.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lilac Birthday Greetings

My husband's oncologist's birthday is today. I really do not know what colors she prefers, but somehow felt safe in selecting various shades of lilac and purples. I love this sheet of paper that I found at Borders Book Store while in Washington, DC, last weekend. It has so many different colors in it. It was made in the UK from recycled paper. Again, I have used one of my favorite stamps, Woman in Repose by Rubber Stampede. I am hopeful that she likes it. Happy Birthday, Dr. Brose!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Birthday Wish for a Dear Friend

I really like how this card came out. I love the leaf background paper and how I was able to trim it so that I could tuck the image of the young woman behind it. This stamp by Rubber Stampede is one of my favorites and I use it all the time. The sentiment by Penny Black is being used by me for the first time. I really like it though, so I plan to use it often. The icing on the cake: Fresh polka dot green/brown ribbon and several vintage buttons. I really love the feel of these shell buttons and often wonder where they were found.