Monday, February 18, 2008

So Very...(behind)

Finally, I am back in the swing of things. I hope. My family has been plagued with cold after cold this winter. I haven't made any cards in roughly two weeks and I've missed it dearly.

I am the group owner of a card swapping forum on CafeMom and for one of the swaps I had to make a Mother's Day Card. I've been trying to make it fairly easy for the new beginners so the only requirements for this card was that it said Happy Mother's Day. I cheated and put it on the inside. I also picked some fun, non-traditional colors and designer paper to make it fun.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Monkey Photography - Black & White style

My latest challenge ... to use only black, gray, silver and white. I've never made a card without color. I didn't think it would be *that* hard until I actually sat down to do it. It wasn't an easy task. I couldn't find a set of stamps that I liked out of the hundred or so that I have. Can you believe that? Finally, I remembered that I had my monkey set and could do a "photography" type card with my new spiral punch. The voting began today and so far ...I'm in the lead. We'll see what the future holds! I put a "cherish" sentiment on there as it reminds me of all the pictures I take of my little monkey and how I cherish them!