Tuesday, November 13, 2012

True Confessions of a Stampaholic- 1st Edition

Hellooooooooooo!  How have you been?  I hope you are enjoying the beginning of the holiday season as we are about to be in full swing.  I am good.  I am busy.  So much to do, work, school, mommy, wife... I am trying to start making my holiday cards, but I don't know how many I'll get done.

Which reminds me, I have a confession to make...after my daughter's birthday...(I don't know if I can say it)...I bought pre-made thank you cards...ARG!  There you have it, you've heard me confess my deepest, darkest secret!  Sigh.  I just didn't have time to make them.  It just seems wrong and shameful...the HORROR!  Once you make your own cards, people come to expect them and more importantly, you expect it of yourself.  Well, that is it for today's edition of True Confessions of a Stampaholic, if you want more dirt on me you'll have to come back another day. :)  Actually, there were a few folks that got homemade cards.  They were randomly lucky, as the box of cards I bought was about 5 short, so I did have to make a few.

And that brings us to today's post...the first card I am showing is what I made for those 5 lucky people.  AND...it is one of two cards for this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge!  Oh how I've missed this challenge. This weeks challenge is "Dust 'em off", aka use something that hasn't been used in a while.  For the first card the item I used is an old school scallop square punch.  This punch is a pain in the tuck-us to use, which is why it is dusty, but it is still a good shape, so giving the old gal a chance to come out of the closet. I used Lawn Fawn stamps from the sets, Gnome Sweet Gnome and Bon Voyage, the butterflies and mushrooms are from Paper Smooches Spring Groves set and finally, the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I have a second card for the challenge too.  I used my newest beloved Lawn Fawn set Making Frosty Friends.  I just love these snow folk, so darn cute!  For the "dust 'em off" part in this one I used acetate for the window.  I rarely use acetate, not sure why, just don't but thought this was the perfect opportunity.  I like the dimension it gives the card.  Probably there should be something behind the window, but I couldn't think of what.  Any suggestions?

That is about it for today.  I wasn't going to miss another Lawnscaping Challenge deadline so I had to get this post up.  Thanks for stopping and reading it!


Elena said...

how cute are these cards! I love the cheeriness of your gnome card, and the acetate window and the way the snowmen are holding up the banner are adorable on that 2nd card! Thanks for playing along with lawnscaping!

Joe Shien Shien said...

cute cards!! lovely gnome, love the shadow effect on the little mushrooms & butterfly! cute snowmen with their banner! Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

Laurel Beard said...

Oh my! Both cards are so fantastic! Your gnome card is adorable!!! Love the bright colors and the coloring of the images! And your snowman card with the acetate window is AWESOME!

{Chrissie} said...

I love these both, but the gnome card has really stolen my heart!

Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping!

Yainea said...

Both cards are super cute and happy! They made me smile! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges! :)

Sanketi said...

Beautiful cards!..love them both!