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. :)
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