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Cards for Autumn

This holiday season I’m feeling so much gratitude for the love in my life, the love which I am able to give and receive in the here and now as well as the love that has peppered the roundabout path to where I now stand. I’d like to show you a few cards that I’ve had the pleasure to make recently. I’ve been encouraged recently to sell my cards.  I’m on the fence about it right now because since I began this… hobby… I hesitate to call it that.  For me, cardmaking is so much more than a hobby.  It’s utterly personal.  It’s a meditation. Some creative decision goes on at the beginning.  Those decisions get tweaked a bit during the actual assembly.  But the greatest pleasure that I get from it is the precious opportunity to focus my thoughts on the individual for whom the card is being made. I truly believe that the thoughts, feelings, intentions, and love that make my heart swell during this meditation make their way into the universe and contribute to the good of humanity.  Whoa mamma that sounds kind of lofty.

Attention attention artistic folk!  Despite whatever professional or personal conflict or drama, artistic or writer’s block of the day, you can make a card.  Once it’s done, you may even realize that what seemed so upsetting really isn’t worthy of your precious brain space!

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I haven’t figured out how to add text to my slideshow, so let me give credit to the manufacturers I love! I’m a paper whore and this is what I’ve picked up recently.

Paper:
Small multicolored leaf pattern: Little Yellow Bicycle
Blue flower print strip on thank you card: Basic Grey Hello Luscious Collection
Apple patterned paper: American Crafts Night Fall Collection
Muted Polka Dots: Basic Grey Oxford Collection
I picked up all of these papers from Two Peas in a Bucket.

Tools:
Texture Plates: Sizzix and Fiskars
Moroccan Border Punch: EK Success

Stamps:
Happy Birthday: Hampton Arts
Happy Thanksgiving: Inkadinkado
Large leaf: Inkadinkado

I’m always on the lookout for bargain tools and inks at Michael’s and online at Joann’s. Newspapers and mailers often have 50% off coupons which I treasure!

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2 thoughts on “Cards for Autumn

  1. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for giving me your blog’s address – I clicked the “follow” button. If I may suggest, you might want to add a subscribe by e-mail widget for people who aren’t on WordPress. I don’t know if the follow button would work for them.

    Tim

  2. Thanks for the advice, Tim. I’m in the midst of educating myself on how to do this. And thanks for following. I’ve been watching your videos and enjoying your posts for quite awhile now – love them!

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