I needed some cards for some birthdays I have coming up next week and quickly rustled up this cute bunch of cards. I did my usual 10.5cmx10.5cm square card which is one of my favourites and then had some odd rectangle cards left over which I just made up really simply as I always need a quick thank you card or notelet. I can then add a sentiment as needed.
I tied the ribbon on the top left card to look like a pressie, i am not sure it worked but I liked the effect anyway. I used the perfect paisley stamp from Stampin up and embossed it with black embossing powder as per my previous post and managed two get 5 cards out of two paisley stamped backgrounds, pretty good going!
Below is a scrapbook page I made recently. When I was clearing out my craft room the other weekend (you saw the pictures but let me tell you it doesn't look like that now!) I came across a note that my daughter Amy had written in 2004. She was 5 1/2 at the time and is now 11 and I just melted when I read it. I do keep everything (that's the scrapbooker in me) and instead of tucking away in a treasure box somewhere I was determined to put it on a layout. Anyone who knows me knows that I also love to journal so I put fingers to keyboard and wrote the journalling. There was so much that I had to create a pocket to fit it in. I am so pleased to be back scrapbooking again as its been so long since I have had the time and I must do more.
PS I love the way she signed it from Amy Last – so sweet.
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