Sunday, March 22, 2009

I Love Making Cards

by Linda:

One of my side activities is making my own greeting cards. I started rather casually back in February 2005 when I made Valentine's Day cards for the kids. This evolved into Caity and I making all the invitations for Krissy's shower and wedding and then again for her wedding. All along, I was still making cards for birthdays, anniversaries etc. It has become kind of an obsession for me. I go into Joann's for one thing and $60 later I leave with all this new cool stuff.

Poking around the Internet one day I came across a website called This websites posts card ideas for weekly competitions. You would be amazed how many card makers there are out there and some of their designs are wonderful. From this website, I get some new ideas for my cards. It really helps when the creative juices aren't flowing and you have 8 cards to make. Above is their design for this week.

I've yet to submit one of my card designs, but I might give it try this week. This is an Anniversary card I made for friends of my mom.

I've got to work a bit on my photography. Maybe I need to get Caity over here as she is the photographer in the family. (As noted by her beautiful bird photo from Friday's post.)

(Just updated the image by scanning it in versus using a photo. I think that works a little better.)


  1. love the papers you used for the challenge... tfs

  2. Thanks so much for playing along with the CPS sketch this week. I am so thrilled to be the sponsor and I am having a lot of fun playing along with the sketches too on my own blog – Hope you can check them out!

    Your papers are so pretty and love those buttons! :)

  3. Great card and great use of that CPS sketch.