Monday, September 7, 2009

Busy, busy...

I'm posting some older cards because I've been sooo busy! Substitute teaching has picked up now that school is in full swing, AND I had a picnic to plan. Every 2 years we invite extended birthfamilies of both my daugthers. As an adoptive family in two open adoptions, my girls have lots of relatives who love them! We had the picnic yesterday and had a blast. Oh, in addition to that, I made 28 pints of salsa since I posted last!

On to stamping...the card below happened because I was going thru drawers looking for things to sell at a craft garage sale. I ran across the little wooden heart that I've had for years and thought, "Hey! That's the color of our Reece paper!" After checking, I quit going thru drawers and made a quick card. I'm easily distracted... ;-) Patterned paper and cardstock is Reece, and the stamps are Label Lingo.

Sorry for the bad photo of this next card. I had gone to a friend's to work on something specific and took along a few extra things "just in case." Guess what I did?!?!?! I forgot most of what I needed to do the things I HAD to finish. So...I just played with the stuff I actually did bring and challenged myself to come up with something decent. That meant no embellies either! Ouch!!! I had to borrow my friend's Scor-Pal, Scor-Bug and Scalloped Punch. The stamp is from Cute Curliques. I also used Versamark Dazzle Frost (hard to see), Iris Palette ink and my beloved Stardust Clear Gelly Pen (also hard to see). Not my favorite card, but not too bad for limited supplies. :-)