Thursday, August 11, 2016

Birthday Fun!

Hi again!

I am starting to get caught up again... moderately perhaps, positively maybe.  Soooo, I took some time this afternoon to work on some birthday cards that I had started yesterday.  I pulled out a pack of My Mind's Eye Notable patterned paper that I love and made the backgrounds first.  Then I grabbed an assortment of cute stamps - most of them older - and got to work.  The goal was flat - easy to mail cards...  And here they are!

I love the warm summer/fall colors and the sweet images!!

You know, back in "the day" when I was an SU demo, I got a number of new stamps about 4 times a year - usually when I needed to make a quota.  I agonized over those stamps!  They needed to be extremely versatile and I had to love them because I would be using them over and over and over and over again for months.  Now there are sooo many new stamps coming out every month that I forget about my favorites.  And I get drawn in to the stamps that are amazing with the new trends, but really aren't what I do best.   Case in point... the adorable bunny in the upper left.  I had to have that set, but when I tried to make a card it stumped me until I realized that I don't do CAS watercolor cards with lots of die cut images well - which is how I had seen it used online.  I love them, don't get me wrong, but I can't pull them off well.  So I went back to being me, and I'm happy with that.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Lisa K said...

These cards are all adorable. I love the idea of having favorites. I can't seem to select a favorite anymore either due to all of the new releases and getting too many new stamps. I love the paper you selected.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just darling, Tricia!