Thursday, May 12, 2011

Just a Note

I've been busy working on some future stamp designs and it's taking time away from my card making. It's a dilemma that stamp designers have, at least for me.

I am so blessed to be able to design stamps that I want to use for my cards. I love coming up with ideas and making them into drawings. I love the satisfaction of finishing artwork that I can send off to the manufacturer. I love touching and seeing the stamps in my hand weeks or even many months later.

I also love card making, but sadly it's the last step in the process, so it doesn't get as much attention. After all the work of designing and waiting for the stamps, I don't always have the time to use them, at least lately. Thankfully, I have DT duties that make me sit down, turn off my computer and just create with my hands using stamps, dies, papers, etc. Don't you just love getting inky with your paper crafting supplies?

That's exactly what I did last night and made several cards for the upcoming The Craft's Meow Little Frieda release. And it was so satisfying :-). I also made this simple note card set using Simply Delightful and Happiness Is sets. I stamped the flowers in various inks and created a background. The patterned paper is from Pink Paislee's Soiree collection.
Just A Note
And don't forget my Spellbinder dies giveaway ends tonight. More info on my previous post. Please note that I will pick the winner from ALL the comments from Friday until today, not just on that post. I randomly pick a day (1 being Friday last week, 2 Saturday, etc). Then I randomly pick the winner from the comments on that day. So, you will have a better chance of winning if you comment on the posts with least comments. And FYI, you don't need a blog to enter the giveaway. Just sign in as Anonymous and leave your basic info, so I have a name when picking the winner.
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  1. Beautiful card. Love all the colors.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  2. ditto for me too!
    LOVE this card!

  3. Adorable card Nina - I love those pops of hot fuchsia pink!
    Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope you manage to squeeze in some more 'playtime' with those stamps soon ;)
    Thanks again for the chance to win, hugs, Ruth S
    ruth_spolton (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk

  4. Your card, Nina, is so pretty! I'm glad that you were able to find a bit of time to create some paper masterpieces. So glad to know that things are going so well for you that you're having trouble finding time to create! Have a blessed day, dear friend! Hugs! PJ

  5. Love this color combination! Sure would bring a smile to anyone's face!!

  6. Gorgeous colours!! Love those layered flowers :O)

  7. This is soooo beautiful, Nina!!! Loooove those bright papers together. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

  8. Blogger was up for a bit this morning and that's when I tried and tried to post a comment on this wonderful card! It just wouldn't work...then Blogger shut down! Do you think I broke it? lol I really love this happy card! The colors are so bright and pretty! Have a great weekend!...Nancy :o)

  9. That is a lovely card Nina - love all the bright colours and the way you have bought out the blue with the ribbon.

  10. Such a beautiful card: it's nice to be reminded that the stamps make good background paper, as well as focal images!!

  11. Hi Nina what a pretty card today! I've been thinking of you and how talented you are! I am in awe of you and all that you do! :> And I love that you are a missionary the country that my parents are from! Whenever my mom goes back she shares Christ with everyone and would love you!

  12. Another gorgeous card! I am loving the bright colors, so happy!

  13. I see my earlier comment is missing, so I am back to say this is a lovely card. Great designs and patterns.

  14. Looks like Blogger may have wiped my earlier comment... I'm still loving this card though Nina. So happyt and colourful!
    Thanks for the chance to win, hugs, Ruth S

  15. What beautiful handmade background paper. Just gorgeous.


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