Saturday, October 18, 2008

just a few cards

I'm getting my mojo up to speed and ready for the holidays.  Are any of you finished with your Christmas Cards?  I have not started, maybe I should start this weekend?  This year I am not going to just make one holiday card, I get bored pretty fast.  Last year I loved my xmas cards, but I lost them, I put them in a Christmas bag for when I was going to mail them.  Well someone didn't look and see what was in the bag, and they put the bag under the Christmas tree, where it blended in and looked like a present.  I was so upset because I was not about to make more, then on Christmas morning I found them.  I was happy and sad at the same time.
Any ways...
I got the Forest of Trees stamp set from Flourishes LLC (they are a stamp company and have an online boutique ) I can tell I am going to use this set a lot, the trees are perfect & I have so many ideas running through my head.
I used one of the trees in my first card, it just fit perfect with the Memory Box Twiggy paper.  Yes you are seeing right, I used eyelets!  Have you noticed they are coming back?  I see a lot of them in magazines lately.
I was at Costco last week and found a set of Inkadinkado stamps, well you got 5 stamp sets, a ink spot & a block for only $19.00!!!  So I'm kind of hooked on them right now & I love that huge jumbo flourish, I used it on my folder thingy the other day too.  I think this might have been the first time using my Pumpkin Pie stamp pad.  How is that possible, when it is a really pretty color?  The sentiment on the card says "a thought for you"  this will be a good just because card to have.
So what do all of you do with your cards? Do you keep them, sell them, give them away, mail them away?  I want to know if you are a hoarder like me...I only hoard the really really good ones.


~amy~ said...

GREAT cards Latisha! Good thing about the eyelets...I have a gazillion that are highly neglected! Love that Memory Box Twiggy paper! Fun orange/blue card...great flourish. Looks like I'm going to have to make a Costco trip soon! I've been hoarding my cards...but will sell them when I have my next gift fair :)

Chris said...

gorgeous cards!! i really like the bird one...will have to try that with my set you sent me...>"<

Tiff said...

I LOVE that bird one!!!! Great arrangement of the different stamps and that ribbon slider is beautiful and contrasting! Love your work!

ronee said...

love them both! what a great score from costco! love it there!
as for my cards i either use them..or i send them off to my mom. she always needs them for something!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love that ribbon slider! That flourish stamp is very pretty! Both cards are gorgeous! I keep a lot of my cards, and I mail a lot of them away. I keep saying that I need to open an Etsy shop!

Jen said...

Beautiful cards! I have an obsession with tree the flourish one too. And the colors on the bird card are wonderful. But please lets keep the eyelets from coming don't really care for them.

Shirl Martin said...

I loved your cards, especially the bird and the flourish. I picked up that stamp set from Costco last Sunday and I have the flourished bird both fron inkaddinkado and I can't wait to try my hand. Thank you for the inspiration,

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