Monday, October 12, 2009

Wedding Card for Josh & Becca

My grandson, Joshua William Kitamura was married on September 5, 2009 to Rebecca Pieprzyk in Grove City, PA where in May they had graduated from Grove City College. After a 2 week honeymoon in Maui, HI, they came back to San Luis Obispo, CA to live. This is where Joshua grew up. On October 3rd they had a reception for friends and family that couldn't make it to the wedding. This is the card I made for them. I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. I think it took me all of about 10 minutes to make the card. It is white on white, the card base is white which opens on the bottom. I then cut a layer 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches and ran the top portion through my Cuttlebug with the Birds and Swirls embossing folder. Then using my ScorPal, I scored a line under the embossing and 3 lines at the very bottom. I stamped the Congratulations between the score lines, punched out 2 butterflies using one of Martha Stewarts punches using designer paper and a sheer blue ribbon. And I was done. Hope the kids liked the card!! :))

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another SCS Card Swap

I mailed off the last SCS card swap I had to do. Actually it was a card kit. It had a long list of components to the kit. I hope I got most of them. I made up a sample, took a picture of it, made copies of the picture and included it in the kit.

I'm not sure if I am happy with the card. It is really not my style of cards. I think this is maybe the last SCS card swap I will do. I did 4 SCS card swaps, 1 for A Muse and then an image swap for a small stamp company in Pennsylvania. By the time you get everything put together and mailed, a lot of time is involved and then there's the expense of mailing them. You have to include a stamped return envelope with it too. The one I mailed today cost me over $5 in postage. That doesn't seem like a lot, however, if you're doing several, the postage adds up after awhile. They are fun. Now I just have to sit back and wait for the cards that will be mailed to me.

Here's a link to the card.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Facebook Link

I tried the link and it works. However, I had to copy and paste the link into my browser. Hope it works for you. :))

SCS & A Muse Card Swaps

I uploaded some pictures of cards that I have made for different card swaps I found on Splitcoaststampers and also one I did for A Muse Art Stamps. Since Blogger is not cooperating with me in uploading my pictures onto my blog, I am sending you that read my blog, a link from Facebook to view them.

I am hoping this works. If this works then I will do the same for the cards we made at our August 29th Shoebox swap.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Card Swap on Saturday, August 29th

I fully intended to have the pictures of the cards we made on my blog. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, I still can't upload pictures without them being distorted. I am so frustrated!! I don't know why I can't do that. Everything worked fine while I uploaded pictures to my other blog while we were on vacation. And then after we got home, I started having problems.

Well, about our card swap. There were 16 ladies altogether. We had 3 ladies drive in from Oroville, 1 lady came from Vacaville, 1 from Galt and 1 from Woodland. There were 3 from the Elk Grove area.

We had a holiday theme and some really awesome cards were made. The first prize went to Alex from Oroville with a Halloween card. Second prize went to Joyce from Elk Grove with a Halloween card and third prize went to Kelly from Chico with a cute Christmas card. I will put the pictures on Facebook, you can friend me if you care to look at the cards. Then there were 4 honorable mentions, 1 to Candice from Rancho Cordova for a Thanksgiving card, 1 to Jenni from Vacaville for a birthday card, 1 to Jo from Elk Grove with a very elegant Christmas card and the last honorable mention to Karen with a fun Halloween card.

Our potluck was so good. We had 2 long tables put together and it was overflowing with hot dishes, salads and desserts. Our next get together is October 24th. The theme hasn't been decided on yet, people are to vote on several options.

There was a boo boo or two that occurred, however, we didn't let them bother us and had a fantastic day. I was absolutely done in by the time I got home. It took me a couple of days to get things put away, I still have baskets that need to be put away in my clothes closet. I will evidently get it all put away. :))

Again, to see the pictures, friend me over on FB.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sacramento Area Shoebox Swappers (SASS)

My goodness, it has been over a month since I updated this blog. It's not like I don't have stuff to download on here -- its more about finding the time to do it.

This Saturday is the second SASS card swap and I am hosting it here at the mobile home park where we live. We will be using the clubhouse and 15 ladies will be participating. They are coming from around the Sacramento area including Oroville, Woodland and Vacaville.

These kinds of events are posted on Splitcoast Stampers which is a web site for stampers and other paper crafters. Its not necessary to be a member of SCS, however it helps in order to get updates from any events a person is interested in following.

If you don't know what a Shoebox Card Swap is, each one attending makes up a card sample and then makes up kits of all the materials needed to make the card. Everything is brought to the swap in a shoebox or basket. We spend the day making each others card and go home with, in this case, 15 cards. The theme is Holiday Cards so there will be cards for Halloween, Thanksgiving/Fall, Christmas and Birthday.

We have a potluck lunch too.

I'm excited to see the cards everyone has made.

Friday, July 10, 2009

AMuseapalooza Classes

Wow, it was a very long day!! I left the house at 9:30 this morning and got home at 8:30 pm. I had registered to take 2 classes, ended up taking a third class. So I had a class from 10 am to 12 noon, added the 1 pm to 3 pm class which got over just before 4 pm, then I took the 6 pm to 8 pm class. By the time the 1 pm class was over, I was starved so went to go get a late lunch. I got back to The Paper Garden about 5:30 pm and hung around until the 6 pm class started.

Between those three classes, I made 12 cards and a gift box with matching tag. Some of the cards I need to finish up and then I can take pictures and post them here. All the classes were fun. There was actually 4 classes today, the one I didn't take was from 4 pm to 6 pm. Tomorrow Julie is teaching 3 classes. I am sure she was totally wiped out this evening. She didn't have a moment for lunch. She had gotten a breakfast sandwich this morning and nibbled on it when she could sneak a minute.

There is an empty store next to The Paper Garden so that's where the classes were held. There were 5 tables set up with 4 people per table. We had a couple of tables with 5 people.

In celebration of the release of the new 2009 AMuse Christmas stamps there will be Make 'n Takes all next week at The Paper Garden. I hope to be able to get down and do a few of them if not all of them.

Well, I am going to lay this ole tired body down and get some much needed rest/sleep. Talk to you all later.


Today is the start of AMuseapalooza. Some of you are probably thinking what in the world is that?? Today AMuse Art Stamps of Seattle, WA releases their new Christmas stamps and workshops are being held all over the country to make cards using the new stamps.

Julie Ebersole, who is the lead designer for AMuse, is in Sacramento this weekend to teach several classes at The Paper Garden. I took a couple of the classes last year and so wanted to do it again this year. Julie is not only very creative, she is also a very entertaining person to be around.

Her first class is Julie's Favorites where she will share some of her favorite AMuse images, tricks, tips and techniques for simple, striking cards. (I took this off of The Paper Garden's newsletter). It is from 10am to 12 noon. The second class I am taking is AMuse Holiday Greetings and Wraps. It is from 6pm to 8pm. "These distinctive single layer cards and gift wrap with matching tags will feature the AMuse Holiday '09 release. Cards are designed for easy mass production without sacrificing style and flair".

I am looking forward to these classes. This year The Paper Garden will be using the space next to them that was vacated by the business occupying that space earlier this year. So the classes will have more students than the classes last year.

I haven't taken any classes for some time now so this will be fun. Hopefully I will see some ladies I got to know from other classes I've taken in the past.

I'll post the cards we make later. I'm off to get some breakfast and get ready.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

8/29/09 Sacramento Area Shoebox Swap Social (SASS)

Here is the link for a Shoebox Card Swap that I am hosting on August 29th here at the mobile home park where I live.

A group of stampers that are members on Splitcoast Stampers started this group back in April of this year. I wanted to extend an invitation to anyone that lives in the Sacramento area that enjoys making and receiving handmade cards to come join us. If you are not a member of Splitcoast Stampers, you may have to join before you can access this link. It is free to join Splitcoast Stampers. If you don't know what it is, it is a community for rubber stampers. There's all kinds of interesting things on there.

If you are interested in knowing more about the swap and don't want to go to Splitcoast to check it out, you can email me directly or leave a comment here. My email address is

This will be a day of stamping and eating!!

Hope to hear from you!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Birthday Card for Bekah

My granddaughter, Rebekah-Elizabeth Noe'lani (Bekah) celebrated her 16th birthday on June 26th. This is the card I made for her. It is a Penny Black stamp that I bought at Stamp Salado. I love her hedgehog stamps, they are all so cute.
On the inside of the card, I wrote out the words to the song "Sixteen Candles" made popular in the late '50's, early '60's by The Crests. I changed some of the words to reflect what I wanted to say to her. She loved her card!! Click on the picture and you should be able to read what I said. I also posted the words on my other blog.
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Sympathy Card

This is the card I made for the family of our friend, Del Ford, who passed away while we were on vacation. He had a tragic accident at home and died at the age of 65 years old. The stamp is a clear stamp from Magenta Stamps that I purchased at the Rubber Stamp Convention earlier this spring here in Sacramento. Not thrilled with the coloring.
The inside of the card. The colors were blue and brown with some yellow.

Cards & New Clear Stamps

Made this card with one of the stamps I got at Stamp Salado. It is the Bluebonnet, the State Flower of Texas. I'm not too thrilled with the coloring. Need more green Copics and lots of practice.
This is the Bumper Card I got for June. Lisa, who lives in Kentucky, sent it to me. On the front is a heart cut from an old quilt. She stamped the sentiment right on the heart. She and her mom buy old quilts and use them in their crafts. The colors are true summer. Love the card!!

This is clear stamp by Rachel Ann Miller, a company based in England. I bought it from The Stamper's Corner in Elk Grove before we left on our trip. Haven't inked it up yet. The girl is holding a gift package in her hands.

This is a clear Sarah Kay stamp also from England. The girl is holding a basket of apples.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Stamp Salado, Salado, TX

I emailed A Muse Design Team Member, Geeta who lives in Austin, to see if there were any stamp stores she would recommend I visit. She emailed me back and told me of one in Austin, however it was more a scrapbooking store than a stamp store. She also mentioned Stamp Antonio in San Antonio and Stamp Salado in Salado, TX. She teaches classes at all 3 stores. She highly recommended that I check out Stamp Salado so I put it on my list of things to do.

We were going to be in Austin, TX overnight on our way back west. Gerry wanted to go to Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop which is Lance Armstrong's bike shop. We got to Austin about noon and went to the bike shop first. It wasn't all that exciting, just another bike shop. They have a small cafe and we thought we would have lunch there. It was nothing more than a Starbuck's kind of place and didn't have much in the way of lunch items. Gerry got a coffee drink and I got an Italian soda. He bought a bike jersey.

We then got back on the interstate and drove up to Salado which is about 45 miles north of Austin. It is a historic town with lots to see there, lots of neat shops too.

So here it is, Stamp Salado. It is located in what looked like to be someone's home at some time. It is rather small inside, however just packed with all kinds of goodies. I liked the way the shop was arranged. Stamps were grouped according to theme and there were lots of card samples.
This dove card was with the Christmas stamps. I loved the card so bought the stamp. The card base is a dark blue and it looked like a multi color stamp pad was used in blues and purples to stamp the dove. The hope-peace-love was embossed in silver. I didn't see this particular stamp saying.
Here is card sample using the US Marine emblem. The colors are gold and red with the emblem embossed in gold. I thought I would do this card for my Marine (Gerry) so bought the stamp.

Here is the US Army emblem. My grandson Nathanael goes to Army basic training the early part of August.
There was a section of stamps pertaining to the state of Texas. I loved this card of the bluebonnet which is the state flower. I'm sorry the picture got messed up when I downloaded it on here. Don't know what the problem is. Another picture got messed up too. So frustrating. Anyway, I made a card using this stamp. I thought I took a picture of it, however I didn't, so I will post it later. I found the website for the artist that illustrates these particular stamps so I want to get some others she has on her site.

I loved this card with this shell. I bought this stamp too. It is pretty simple yet so elegant. The colors are purple, brown and gold. The shell was stamped in white.

This hedgehog stamp is by Penny Black. I loved this card soon as I saw it so I bought the stamp and made my granddaughter's birthday card using this stamp. It turned out ok. I'll post it later. Penny Black has some other cute hedgehog stamps, in fact all of her critter stamps are adorable.

This picture got messed up after I downloaded it here. The card base is red with green. Red buttons were used for the cherries. I am so sorry you can't see that part.
So here are the stamps I bought.

This stamp set is by Rubber Stamp Tapestry. The stamps are round pegs. The set comes with instructions how to use the pegs. It also gives you a list of the stamp colors to use. I've wanted one of these sets for a long time. I get their weekly email newsletter and it usually includes an instruction video how to use the pegs. So I will give it a try and see how it turns out. The set is called Spring Blooms. The idea is to stamp in a wreath shape, first starting at the north, south, east and west points and then filling in with the other pegs.

Geeta told me I would really love this shop and I did. Sure wish it wasn't so far away. :)) It is actually between Ft. Worth/Dallas and Austin so if we ever make another trip to Ft. Worth, I will for sure be going back down there.

Shopping In Ft. Worth

While in Ft. Worth I shopped at two Stamp/Craft Stores. Hobby Lobby is a Craft/Home Decor Store located throughout the southeast and southwest. They are like a Michael's only better with a lot more home decor items. The closest one to California are in the Phoenix, AZ area. I thought I saw a brand new one west of Phoenix.

I visited the one in Ft. Worth on my own. We had seen it on the Friday we were in town. We had gone to the Stockyards and were driving over to another part of town to eat at a Japanese restaurant Keith thought we might like. So the next day (Saturday) Gerry and Keith were going to go on a bike ride in the morning and after checking with Keith making sure I knew how to get there, I ventured off on my own. I had no problem finding it.

The stamp section was not very large with a very limited amount of stamps. I did find these stamps that I thought were nice. (I am not sure what happened to the picture. It was fine with I downloaded it to my computer, however for some reason I have a line splitting the images in two pieces).
They did have a nice selection of Cuttlebug embossing folders. This one has 5 different butterfly folders. You know I love butterflies!!!
The next 3 are border embossing folders. I have looked at these online at several different spots and have wanted to get them. I used the swiss dots border on a card I made for my granddaughter's birthday. I also have the full size swiss dots folder which I have used a lot.

I really liked this branch with leaves.

I am anxious to do some creating with these folders.
Before we left on our vacation, I asked Gerry to ask Keith if there were any stamp stores in Ft. Worth. The next time Gerry was on the phone with Keith, I reminded him to ask Keith. Keith googled stamp stores and found one that was going out of business.
So after getting to our hotel in Ft. Worth, Keith asked me if I wanted to go check out the stamp store. Gerry needed to find a bike shop to get a rear view mirror he clips onto his sunglasses when he rides. He had left the one he has at home. Keith said there was a bike shop right around the corner from the stamp store. So we went down to the stamp store, parked the car there and they walked around the corner to the bike shop while I shopped. The owner still had quite a bit of stock left, marked down to as much as 40% off.
Here is what I purchased: some VersaMagic chalk ink pads, 5 yards each of 3 different kinds of ribbon by May Company, a couple of packages of 2 different kinds of brads, glue dots and an A Muse stamp.
The owner has had her shop for 13 years and decided not to renew her lease which expired today. Her husband is retired and they want to do some traveling.

I'm Back!!

It's been almost a month since I last posted. We arrived back in Sacramento June 13th after being on our vacation road trip for 29 days. We drove over 6,173 miles. We visited family in LaPuente, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Ft. Worth, TX and Enterprise, AL. We had layovers in El Paso, TX; Big Spring, TX; Pearl, MS; Baton Rouge, LA; Webster (Houston), TX; Austin, TX; Sonora, TX and back again at El Paso. We visited family again in Phoenix and LaPuente before finally arriving home.

We spent 3 days in Ft. Worth with our son, Keith. This visit was probably one of the highlights of our trip. We had an absolute fantastic visit. I've posted pictures of our visit in Ft. Worth on my other blog. Gerry and Keith went out on 2 days for a nice bike ride along the bike trail that goes along the Trinity River. I have some pictures to post on my other blog of those rides. We visited the Stockyards, the Japanese Tea Garden in the Ft. Worth Botantical Gardens and ate at some really fantastic places.

We had some thunder storms getting across Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Entering Mississippi it rained so hard, we were doing 20 mph on the interstate with our emergency flashing lights going. The other cars on the interstate were doing the same. The windshield wipers were not doing much good.

We drove down to Destin, FL from Enterprise, AL to see the Gulf of Mexico. That part of the Gulf was beautiful, the water reminded me somewhat of Hawaii. Beautiful green and turquoise farther out from shore.

We did some sightseeing in Louisiana, visiting a plantation, going on board the USS Kidd anchored on the Mississippi River and driving north along the Mississippi River to the town of St. Francisville. We took a ferry ride across the Mississippi River and then drove down on the west side of the river back to Port Allen where we were staying. We also visited an Acadian Village in Lafayette, LA that was on our way to Houston.

Leaving Lafayette we drove down to Holly Beach, LA and followed the coastal highway along the Intracostal Waterway into Texas. While in Webster (Houston) we toured the Johnson Space Center at NASA and drove down to Galveston Island where some of the destruction left by Hurricane Ike could still be seen. The gulf along Galveston Island is not as pretty as it was in Destin. We took another ferry ride over to the Bolivar Penisula which is across the Intracostal Waterway and Galveston Channel. The destruction left from Hurricane Ike was pretty intense there. It was a long 2 plus hour ride back to Houston from there so we turned around and got back in line to take the ferry back across to Galveston. That was a very long day.

In Austin we stopped at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop (Lance Armstrong's bike shop). Gerry bought a bike jersey there and we got our grandson Nathanael a LiveStrong hat. From there we drove about 45 miles north to the historic town of Salado to go to Stamp Salado. An AMuse Art Stamp design team member who lives in Austin told me about the shop. This was the neatest shop. I will have some pictures to post in a later post.

Our visit to Enterprise, AL was the top highlight of our vacation. My grandson's graduation was fantastic. There was a slight delay in starting the ceremony to wait for a thunderstorm to pass over. After the rain stopped, a beautiful rainbow appeared. Our visit there in Enterprise was great and we were happy we made the trip to be there for his graduation. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I got to spend with Denise (my daughter). It was fantastic "mommy/daughter time". Also got to spend some quality time with Rebekah and Nathanael (grandchildren) and Stephen (son-in-law) spoiled us at the coffee shop. And got to know Britta (grandson's girlfriend) a little better. She is a sweet girl!

So it's back to a somewhat normal routine. We've had lots going on since we got home and it doesn't look like it will slow any time soon. We've had two memorial services to go to, I am planning Gerry's 70th birthday party for later next month (our Southern California girls from LaPuente will be in town) and I am hosting a Shoebox Card Swap here at our mobile home park the end of August. And somewhere in between all of this, I need to get back to my craft table and get some cards made. Oh, I'm also going to be taking a couple of classes the middle of July with Julie Ebersole at The Paper Garden for AMuseapalooza week. This is when AMuse Art Stamps releases their new holiday stamps. I'm looking forward to these classes because the Shoebox Card Swap is a holiday theme and I need some new stamps/ideas for that event. :))

Thanks for sticking with me and I hope to not be so absent from this blog. :))

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just Checking In

Hi all!! We are still on vacation. We are in Houston, TX, got here last night and leave tomorrow for Austin. Going to the Johnson Space Center today and drive down to Galveston. After T-storms yesterday, it is hot here today.

I am anxious to get home and back to stamping. Its been too long since I inked up stamps!!! Hope to visit Stamp Salado in Salado, TX tomorrow. It is about an hour north of Austin. Geeta, A Muse Design Team member, who lives in Austin told me about the store. The town of Salado is a historic town so it should be interesting to visit.

The plans are to get home on Saturday June 13th. The trip has gone well. Had a great time with Denise and family in Enterprise. Check out my Betty's Ramblings blog to see what we've been up too. I have tons of pictures to download to that blog and am way behind in doing that.

Be back soon!!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Just a quick post. Tomorrow, Saturday 5/15, we begin a road trip with a final destination at Enterprise, AL on Monday 5/25. We will attend the high school graduation of my grandson, son of my daughter. We return to Sacramento on Saturday June 13th.

I will be blogging our trip over on my other blog if you care to follow along.

I have a few cards to post which I will do next week sometime.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Cards

Here are cards I received for Mother's Day. The first one is from Denise. She used a digital kit from Creative Memories. It is a girl with a lei around her neck and flower in her hair. The background has hibiscus blossoms and other tropical flowers, all in the tropical colors. She told me she bought the kit especially for me. :)) She is going to use it to make a birthday card so she will get other use from the kit. My granddaughter didn't like the girl because she has blond hair. Her tutu doesn't have blond hair. With as much gray hair as I have now, it will in time match the little girl's. :)) It is a very sweet card and I love it!

The next card was given to me by Michelle. She named my blog and is so very special to me. It is simple yet a beautiful card. She tied the ribbon so the ends would be the leaves for the flowers. She used 3 different size flowers with a yellow brad in the center.
She wrote in her card "Thanks for being a mom to more than just your own! You are always there for me." I must say I got misty eyed reading that. I do refer to her as being one of my girls. She is also my stamping buddy.
The next card is from Wendi, my youngest step-daughter. She always remembers a card for Mother's Day. Although it is not a handmade one, it is beautiful. The flowers in the center are cut out. So beautiful!
Thank you, Denise, Michelle and Wendi!! You brightened my day with your beautiful cards!!
These next cards are the ones I made and sent to some special moms in my life! I didn't make as many as I did last year. I wanted simple yet beautiful cards and I think I accomplished that with these cards. They are for the most part A Muse stamps and card bases.
The card base on this one is olive green and the zinnas were stamped with two different chalk inks. I stamped a closed zinna first in one color and then stamped an open zinna on top in another color. These stamps are new for A Muse this spring.
The stamp on this card is one by Impression Obsessions. I inked the flower with tangerine chalk ink and the stem with olive pastel chalk ink. The leaves are a separate stamp and that was stamped with olive pastel also. I thought I did pretty good in getting them right on the stem. :) I bought the cardstock I used for the base from The Paper Garden some time ago and is a peach color.

The card base is lavender polka dots from A Muse and another new A Muse stamp, a cherry blossom branch with the bird. It is two stamps in one with the bird mounted on the side. I didn't get him right on the branch like I wanted. :(
Another A Muse. The lime green polka dots with two different size flowers stamped on the branch with 2 different chalk inks.
A Muse. The card base is a light aqua and I colored the poppy with Copics.

The girl is by Elzybells. The yellow cardbase and yellow polka dot layer is A Muse. Copics to color.

Another A Muse new stamp and card base. Light aqua card base. Used Copics to color.

You will have to click on this one. I wanted to show what I did on the bottom. I used a Martha Stewart eyelet lace border punch on the bottom and then cut a strip of light aqua card stock and adhered it under the scalloped border. I liked the way it turned out. I now have a couple of Martha Stewart border punches and I know I am going to be using them a lot. They sure finish a card off nicely!!
I made this card in an A Muse card class I took last summer. I liked the way it turned out so decided to do another one as a Mother's Day card. I love it. The card base is red. There is a layer of black and the layer with the tea cup on is white with red polka dots. I used Copics to color.

Another A Muse. Simple! Copics to color.

Another new A Muse. This is another cherry blossom branch. Again, Copics to color. The card base is light aqua polka dots and I colored the blossoms lavendar.

Another A Muse. I used different chalk inks to stamp the two different size flowers and the butterfly. I used a fine point black pen to do the butterfly trail. Not too happy with the way that turned out.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Update on Thank You Card

I got an email from the SU Demonstrator who sent me the Thank you card. The colors of the cardstock are Pacific Point and So Saffron. Pacific Point is an In Color for this year, meaning it will only be available this year until it is sold out. The stamp set is called "Fifth Avenue Floral" and the embossing folder is an SU exclusive called "Manhattan Flower".

A Thank You Card & Another Bumper Card

I finished making my Mother's Day cards yesterday. I made a total of 11 cards, not as many as I made last year, still a lot. This morning I got the pictures taken and will wait until probably next Monday before I post them. Several of the people getting a card read my blog so I don't want to reveal the cards just yet. I still have 2 birthday cards to do and a couple of Bumper cards that I should make before we leave on our trip back east.

What I can show you are a couple of cards I received this past week. The first card is from a Stampin Up demonstrator that I met at the card swap last month. I ordered a couple of SU products off of her website and she sent this card.
The card base is white and the layers are a turquoise and mustard yellow. They are SU cardstock and unfortunately I don't know what the names are. I love the combination. It may be difficult to see in the picture, on the yellow layer she embossed some beautiful roses (click on the picture to enlarge and you may be able to see it better). The ribbon is the matching turquoise with white strips. And she stamped the saying in the matching ink. Beautiful card.
Here is the inside of the card. This stamp set is called "Fifth Avenue", I believe. It is these beautiful blossoms that she stamped in the same color inks as the cardstock layers. She left the inside blank and a note to me said she intentionally leaves her cards blank in case the receiver wants to use the card. What a clever idea! Anyway, I want to get this stamp set!!
This is another bumper card that I got from Angie in Oregon. She mailed one to me already, the one with the skunk. When I emailed her to thank her, she said she couldn't remember if she had mailed one to me so sent another one. LOL!! It's an A Muse card and so adorable! The sentiment inside says "You're my cup of tea".