That's It...

for past stamped cards. Again, I have more stuff in the works (always!) Next up... "stuff" that I've made... different crafts I have done, etc. Stay tuned!

Women's Birthday Cards

A Dutch card for my G-ma.
The windmill I actually stamped in color on vellum, then embossed it with iridescent powder. It still didn't show up enough for my liking, so I stamped it again on a plain piece of white paper, cut it out, and lined it up underneath the image on the vellum. My G-ma loved this card so much, she said she might frame it, and also took it to the family gathering for her birthday so that she could show it off to everyone. Talk about stroking my ego! :-)
Flutter by oh butterfly...
I've been experimenting a lot more with color, since I finally bought all the SU! colors of cardstock and matching markers. It's really fun to have everything match!

Flutter by oh butterfly (2)
Love this color combo, too... Cool Caribbean & Chocolate Chip

I like YOU a latte... Thinking of you warms my heart

Pink Happy Birthday
This one I made at a stamping party, too (I don't generally use pink on my own!) I do like the effect of pink and black together, though!

Valentine Cards

The first card is actually one that my grandma made for me at a Ladies' Fellowship that they had at their church. This is her first stamping attempt. I thought it turned out GREAT! I was so proud of her!
All My Love (made by Grandma Decker)
This card was made at a stamping party as well. I like the conversation heart stamps!
Sweetheart (inside)

Thank You Cards

Here are some thank you cards I've made.

Pumpkin Thanks
I LOVE this pumpkin stamp. I just think it is SO adorable!

Free Punkins Thank You
I adore this "free punkins" stamp... too bad it's not mine! :-)
Antique Auto Thank YouElk Thinking of You Thanks
Thank You Spots
Country Coffee Thanks So Much
I actually used gingam fabric to make the "tablecloth."

Sympathy Cards

Again, these were made at a stamping party. I know they look very similar, but if you look closely, you can see how I played a little bit with different things. I really like this color combo.

Misc. Holidays

These cards were both made at stamping parties.
Easter Bunny
You don't really get the full effect from the picture, but the bunny & Easter eggs were stamped on shimmery white paper (so they sparkle a little bit!) The bunny's head was cut out and popped up on a dimensional.
Fourth of July
We used Pearl-Ex on this card, too. I was a little frustrated, though, because the Pearl-Ex kept rubbing off the images. I'm not sure how to use it and make it stick to the image without mixing it with another medium.

Misc. Holidays ~ Father's Day

Here are my Father's Day cards from this year. Both Chris and I only have one grandpa still living. I try to send cards to them both, as well as our dads.
Classic Pick-up Dad
This is another stamping party card. The "D-A-D" is chipboard, and inked to look like suede.

Nautical Father's Day
My dad loves lighthouses, etc. He actually has a picture similar to the focal image on his wall at home. I chose the color scheme based on the ribbon, which I love.

Father's Day Fishing
Other than the fact that I messed up on the measurements for almost every piece of this card and the fact that I can't cut STRAIGHT for the life of me, I really like how this card turned out. I especially like the square brads! Father's Day Train
I used distress embossing powder on the full train. It's a cool effect. I also used a stamp punch (cut in half kitty-corner) to make the corner plackets for the focal image.

Misc. Holidays ~ Mother's Day

The first 2 cards are my design, and the 2nd two are cards that I made at a stamping party.
Delight in Life
I cut out all of the flowers, and used dimensionals to "pop" some of the elements out (though it's hard to see in this picture!)
Dutch Thinking of You
My Grandma is Dutch and PROUD OF IT! When I saw SU!'s Netherlands set, I HAD to get it just to make cards for Grandma. She was thrilled, and tells me I can make EVERY card I ever send her with this set! :-) She makes me feel like I am actually a very creative person... everything I send her is "BEEE-AUUUU-TIFUL!"
Thanks Mom

Thanks so much, Mom
This one I sent to my mom, and she thought it was the best card I've ever made. The flower is just punched out of different patterned papers. The tag is actually just silver embossing powder (embossed several layers, then stamped before the last layer cooled. The best thing about it was if you messed up, you can just heat it again and redo it!)

Men's Birthday Cards

It seems like I have been making TONS of men's cards lately. I am thankful that I bought SEVERAL masculine stamp sets. I love the striped paper that I used on several of these cards. One way that I have found to "stretch" stamp sets is to use all of the stamps in a set to make the background as well.

Black/Copper Truck Birthday
This is a card that I made at a stamping party. The background is embossed with copper and black embossing powder (2 times... one with each color). The copper look on the focal images is Pearl-Ex mixed with Luminiere medium, then stamped with black ink.

Antique Autos Birthday Wishes
Antique Autos Thinking of You
Baseball Champ
Football Thinking of You
I love the ribbon on this card, too... very masculine!

Golf Birthday

Tee-rific Birthday

PS Again, I apologize for the lighting on some of these pictures! The cards look so much better in real life!

Just Because Cards

I keep so busy making "event" cards... birthday, anniversary, wedding, Christmas, graduation, holiday cards... that I rarely send cards "just because." I am trying to do more of that (I'm trying to make sure my sister gets paid by supporting the post office, rather than doing ALL of my correspondence via e-mail/internet! ) :-) Just kidding. Well, I did send a few "just because" cards. The problem is that I inadvertently deleted my 3 most favorite ones!

By the way, I don't like coffee (which is very funny considering that my kitchen decor is coffee themed/gingerbread men). However, most of my friends and some of my family members DO like coffee, so I bought this set. It came with the marshmallows, too, so I can make it into hot chocolate (which I DO like, as long as it's not too hot!)
Sending warm thoughts your way (1)
Sending warm thoughts your way (2)
Sending warm thoughts your way (3)
Thinking of you warms my heart...
Spring Flowers ~ This was actually an Easter card that we made at a stamping party, but I don't generally send out Easter cards, either. I left the Easter sentiment off, and ended up using it for my mom's birthday card.

Graduation Cards

I have a hard time with graduation cards because I don't really have very many graduation stamps. I actually really like how most of these turned out, though!
2006 Shaker Graduation Card
I actually made the cut-out a shaker card with glitter and star punch-outs in the window. The really cool ribbon was $1 at Hobby Lobby.
Here is the inside of the card above. I used gel pens to highlight and add the year in.
This was my BIL's college grad card. I love the color combo.
This is my SIL's college grad card. She likes frogs, so I thought I would make it a little different. The punch-out has glitter in it. I sprinkled glitter on a piece of packing tape, and then folded the tape over on itself (so glitter didn't get EVERYWHERE!) Then I just taped the tape to the inside of the card! I also stamped the "Celebrate" on the twill tape (which is actually tracheostomy ties from my little baby that I take care of! Cheap substitute for buying it. BTW, he used VELCRO ties, not the twill kind!)
This is my niece's Kindergarten grad card. I like this one, too!

This is our family member's Marine grad from boot camp card. I used sticker embellishments for most of it, but added the flag and Iwo Jima image as well.

Girl's Birthday Cards

I don't make a lot of children's birthday cards, though I have 5 nephews and 4 nieces with one on the way. 2 of my nephews are older, so I generally use my more adult masculine stamps for them (football, baseball.) I don't really have many children's stamps, either, so here are my girl's birthday cards that I've made for my nieces recently.
Plaid Butterfly (LOVE the plaid paper!)
Cupcake~Present~Birthday Cake
Ladybug Celebrate
Pig - Tickled Pink
(I love the simplicity of this card, as well as the colors!)

Get Well Soon

These cards I made at a stamping party as well. I don't generally send out "Get Well" cards, but now that I have 3 of them, maybe I'll start!
This was the original that we copied, and the ones below are my variations.
The sentiment on the front says "If wishes could make you well, you'd be better already!"