Sunday, March 7, 2010

Color Coach Inspiration

I got my SU! Color Coach today. I bought one because I started to doubt my ability to "get it right" I created a few cards that were just off when it came to color.

Well, I have to hand it to SU! As I turned the dial, the color combinations made sense. One of them was for Apricot Appeal. This may be the first time I have ever used this color card stock. As I am not usually into pastels, it would not be one that I would reach for. However. I do like to combination with Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace. The Cameo Coral (also a color that I don't think I would ever pick independent of the CC, is a nice punch of color when paired with the others.

The other coordinating color that was listed was Bashful Blue. Unfortunately, I didn't have any BB ribbon. I grabbed the only ribbon that I had that was close. Bashful Blue ribbon would look much softer but it is not bad.

Hmmm...thinking of a combo using Old Olive next. I wonder what I will come up with?
Enjoy your day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Chalkboard Retirement Cards

Whew! Thirty retirement cards. I know my husband loves me for this :)

My husband retired last month and he received wonderful, thoughtful gifts from his friends and co-workers. I wanted to show them that we truly appreciated their generosity.

The chalkboard technique is super fun. It is really easy too. This is a great technique for making cards for anyone in the education field. Enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Oh my goodness...It feels great to make cards again!

What a busy summer! I started teaching again and we moved to Whitewater WI. I have been so busy getting my classes up and running 1st semester that I haven't made any cards except for my monthly Stampin Up! card club. Thank God for that Club. Otherwise, I wouldn't have had any creative fun.

Well, I didn't have time to make my Christmas cards but I did have time to make thank you notes for my husband to give out to co-workers who gave him gifts. It felt so great to get back to "normal".

I got the inspiration for these cards from the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast Stampers that had us check out the website Poshtots (IC212) Super cute stuff but I will need a second job to afford any of it. Good to see you again and I look forward to making regular posts again.