Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day!

Hello, and Happy Independence Day to my American friends!  I don't have a single patriotic card in today's mix, but I wish I did.  I'm grateful to live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.  My thanks to all who serve our country. 

My family and I went in the pool today, as it was 92 degrees outside and very humid.  It was wonderfully relaxing. 😄

I had a chance today to photo-edit some card pictures so I can share them here on my neglected blog. As you may notice, I still photograph my cards the same way as always, in my light-tent with the cards standing upright.  Much as I love to see others photograph their cards flat on a surface, with beautiful accessories that change depending upon the look of the card, I am comfortable continuing to do things my way. If I had a less hectic schedule, maybe I'd be able to play around more with the flat photography and props. I'm lucky if I get time just to take pics of the cards.  LOL

Thanks for taking a peek!  If you have any questions about the supplies I used, please feel free to leave me a comment with a way to get back to you, or email me (see side bar).

I used snippets of things lying on my desk to create this birthday card.

My inspiration:  the stamped sentiment, which I found in a Stampin' Up! scrap bag.
I stamped the Fabulous You (SU) shoe, colored and trimmed, to go with it.

Always in need of more New Homes cards for the shop, I used Papertrey Ink's Boards and Beams sentiment, and Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Home house.  Paper is by Webster's Pages.

See?  Another new home card!  More Webster's Pages patterned paper, a metal key, PTI Keep It Simple: Home sentiment, butterfly from SU Nature Walk.

Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites #16 fills in the bottom portion of this thank you card quite well.
The felt flowers and orange flower brad are ollllddd Stampin' Up! accessories.  The gorgeous patterned paper is by SU, too.

Another new home card, and another metal key.  I like the keys. :-) 
More PTI sentiments:  Boards and Beams, and Tiny Tags.

Get your sunglasses on!  This is old Stampin' Up! Pixie Pink cardstock, embossed with Cuttlebug Roses, topped with My Favorite Things Sensational Stitched Flowers -- cut from pink and green glitter paper.

A pink and cocoa sympathy card, using a leaf stamp from Altenew's Build-A-Flower: Rose; sentiment from PTI Tag-Its #5; a snippet of cocoa velvet ribbon; vintage thread bow; pearls, and a Blush Blossom cardstock base.

Bold birthday card! Love the whimsical Stampin' Up! patterned paper, paired with a thin strip of copper metallic cardstock. The 'hello gorgeous' sentiment was a freebie from Altenew.

More Pixie Pink cardstock brightness!  I stamped a lacy border from Inspired By Stamping Delicate Doilies II in pink alongside pink patterned paper (?).  I stamped the Anna Griffin 'thank you' sentiment/scroll, trimmed it and added to the top of the card.  The pale gray stamped flower bouquet in jar vase is from Unity's Countryside Blooms (love!).

It started with the little circular stamped sentiment, found in a scrap bag.  I built out from there, in soft shades of blue and green.  The bear, balloon and butterflies are from PinkFresh Studio's Playful Animals 1 stamp set.  I stamped the bear in Wplus9's Warm Wool ink; what a comforting gray hue. 

And one more new home card for the road!  More Webster's Pages patterned does the heavy lifting here.  A stamped birdcage from Stampin' Up!'s Nature Walk in pink ties in with the birdcage in the paper.  And favorite Papertrey Ink sentiments of mine appear here, too:  Tiny Tags, and Keep It Simple: Home.

Thank you for hanging through a long and photo-heavy post!
God bless you!

1 comment:

Leslie Miller said...

An absolutely wonderful mix of cards, Colleen, and a real treat to see them all! I still photograph my cards upright, too. I like them either way. Lots of the pros are still photographing upright. I always think your photos are beautiful!

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