Hello Friends! Loooong time no see and I've missed you. I finally made a card (yes, just one so far) and wanted to share it here. First though I want to say thank you so very much for all the kind words and encouragement you've been sending my way. I've missed my card making and blogging a lot and though it's probably going to be a while before I can get back to either with any regularity I hope that you'll still pay me a visit now and then.
My card share today is a card I made for my brother's birthday. The vast majority of the cards I make are for OWH but quite awhile ago I saw a card created by fellow OWHer Pam T. that used this John Wayne stamp (from Stamper's Best) and I knew right away that I had to get it. My brother is a huge John Wayne fan, so much so that I'm thinking I can continue to use this stamp for his cards for years to come.
The embellishment that I created with the Stacking Star Dies (MFT) and a circle punch makes this card way too thick for mailing but since I knew I'd be hand delivering it I wasn't concerned. After some pre-planning in terms of layout, I printed the sentiment with a font that resembles carved wood directly onto the card base. Once that was done the rest was pretty quick. I stamped the image in Versafine Sepia Brown, inked the edges and coordinated a few papers from my scrap box. The star was die cut from a piece of heavy duty foil glued down to a heavy cardstock.
On a personal note I've been spending a lot of time working on resumés and building a couple of websites, one as a portfolio site where a potential employers can see my work and a second for freelance graphic design work, to make it easier to actively seek out and find new clients. I certainly don't plan to turn this into a 'Paula's Job Search' blog but I will definitely share what I'm doing and where I find myself heading personally and professionally because I value your ideas and opinions and though we've never met I consider you friends.