Monday, June 1, 2009

Something New

I have never been much of a card maker, but since I've been blurfing, I have come across so many cards that has just inspired me to no end. One blog I enjoy visiting and seeing how creative she can be, is a fellow consultant, Kathi Carlson. You can visit her blog at I look forward every evening to see what fun cards she has produced to share with us. I don't know how Kathi does it...she works full time, has a couple of grandsons that she spends alot time with. Kudos to you Kathi, if you happen to be reading this!!

I decided to give my hand a try at making a couple of cards. Now, I came across a blog, and every Monday, the post a card sketch. So, I decided to give it a try this past weekend. Here is my results. I used "Let's Get Together" paper pack, along with "Delight in Everything" stamp set. I used my nesties for the scalloped circle and my Making Memories circle cutter for the inside circle. I embossed the flowers using Buttercup embossing powder and the biggie brads, I had in stash, but they came from my good friend, Jennifer, at, along with the white gel pen that I made the stitch lines with.

I think I may be too critical of my work, but I think this card could have been a bit better. But perhaps, with practice, my card making will improve.

Did you know, that Jeannette Lynton, our founder and CEO if Close To My Heart, has a new cardmaking book out? Its absolutely wonderful. This book is full of artwork in full color, and gives you creative stamping tips and techniques galore. It has 3 bulk card instructions for making 8, 12 or 16 cards in a jiffy. And it helps you make the most out of your papers and time. I can't say enough about this book. I have the Original Card Confidence Program hard cover book, and this new book is just the thing to add to my creative library. This card I am sharing with you, comes from the new "Wishes" book. It was originally at 4 3/4" x 3" card, but I enlarged it and made a few tweeks and made it into a 5" x 7" card.

I use to frown on my customers, who would change a card I was presenting at a workshop or a gathering. I would think, why can't they follow instructions? You know, I should listen to myself more often. Never will I question my customers creativity! And until I get a bit better at card making, I will not try to tweek perfection. LOL This is the card I also made this weekend. I used "Unforgettable" paper pack along with "Treasure Life" stamp set and "Say It With Style" stamp set. I also used my Fiskars border punch.
I have three birthdays coming up this month, 2 of them are this week. So, stay tuned cause I'll be sharing them later.
Thanks for stopping by, until next time....
Happy Stamping!


Mary said...

Great cards and I particularly love the first one!

Wendy said...

That Let's Get Together paper is among my favorite! Cute, cute card!!

Jackie said...

Love your cards, they look great!
I made my sister a receipe book
with the paper on the first one.
So Cute, love tht paper

chattyscrapper said...

great cards! love them all!

Kathi Carlson said...

Hi, Leanne! Thank you for your kind words. I'm very flattered. As for your cards, they are wonderful, and you, my friend, are too hard on yourself!

Jo said...

Fantastic cards.Love that last one & how you made it "grow" into a size you wanted.

michelle said...

very nice cards, i m getting my WIshes book tomorow i cannot wait to PLAYYYY with new patterns! :0)

HaleyD said...

Beautiful cards!

Tracy said...

So stinkin' cute! You are both a talented scrapbooker AND cardmaker! :)