Monday, October 19, 2009

Lucky me, it's Monday again

What a life I lead! Most people dread Mondays because they have to drag themselves into work doing a job they don't enjoy. I, on the other hand, am one lucky girl because I get to wake up nice and early, get in a run before most people think about waking up, kiss the husband goodbye (poor fella doesn't exactly love his job) enjoy breakfast with my daughter, drive her to school, pick up my delicious coffee and return home to cook for the week. THEN, I get to create. And Mondays are my favorite because it's Mojo Monday. Anyone can do this, so when you get the chance, you should check out their blog and upload your own card design. It's fun to look at all the different ideas that people come up with for one single sketch each week.

This week's sketch is #109 shown above. And I got on this kick this past week with a stamp-and-repeat technique that I haven't tried in a while. For this Happy Fall card I used CTMH's Twitterpated papers (X7118B) and Connections stamp set (D1330) plus the Many Thanks set (D1371).

Here's the stamp and repeat thing I'm talking about...

Last week, I made this Thank You card for my once-a-month get-together with friends. We each make a card, and bring the supplies to each make each of our cards together. It's great! Finally a chance for me to just make cards for fun and learn something new. Again, I used the Connections stamp set for this one. Cranberry brads finish it off nicely...

And finally, I was on a roll and had to try a Christmas card with this technique. I used Just for the Holidays stamp set (D1380). One of my favorites.

I added some of CTMH's bitty brads in antique copper in the middle of the O's in the word JOY. I am tempted to add something with some dimension to this and use it as our family Christmas card. We'll see... In the meantime, give this easy technique a try. It works best with geometric shapes, both large and small mixed. Experiment and send me a Jpeg of yours and I'll post it on my blog. A little blog candy is yours if you do!


  1. Very pretty card! You captured the fall colors so well!

  2. Great stamping! Your rows are so perfect. And I really like the second card - such a nice color combo and great mix of stamped images.

  3. Thank you SO much for sharing this. I'm horrible at random stamping, but this looks like something I could do, and LOVE! Beautiful work, by the way. --Margo

  4. Beautiful! I love each of them - they are very appealing! I can't imagine doing this much stamping for my Christmas cards, but maybe one or two? LOL

    Thanks for sharing such a great idea! I'll be back to visit again, for sure!

  5. Wow, these look great! I might have to try it!


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