Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Getting philosophical and then down to work...




Sometimes, the really creative genes just aren't there, and you just have to sit down and make the cards you need to make. Well, these are those cards. They aren't spectacular, but they're simple and straightforward (kind of like me, I guess!!)

My mom needed a 50th wedding anniversary card, and I had to get it in the mail ASAP. I had to use the wrought iron punch trick (does it have an official name?)! I really like what it adds to the card. I dabble in cool things, and then I go back to my paper crafting comfort zone. I guess if I take small risks, it still counts as taking a risk, right?

One comfort zone I stayed in was Stampin Up stamps (don't get me wrong, I love them), but when I discovered the multitude of other companies out there, I couldn't deny my need to wander!

However, I have learned this about my stamping self...I like simple, clean layouts. If I try to gunk it up with too many embellishments or too much going on, it tends to make me a little crazy!
Oh, I almost forgot...here is some more blog candy!! Check out Fran's blog!

8 comments:

Heather said...

Wonderful job Nancy!

Jan said...

Great cards Nancy! I especially love the Thanksgiving card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards!! Thanks for sharing!!!
-t

Michelle Walpole said...

What trick? Am I missing something?

Patti said...

I'm with you - I like simple and fairly linear layouts, both in my cards and in my scrapbook layouts. I think these are great cards. Sometimes I have trouble doing a card that I "have to do. Yours are woderful.

Dragana Skoro said...

Beautiful creations.

Erin said...

What Beautiful cards....I nominated you for the cool blog award, you can check it out here...

http://chickswithtape.blogspot.com/2008/12/butterfly-award.html

--Erin--

cards by cara said...

That wrought iron punch is so cool!!