August 23, 2010

CAS and Ramblin'~~

So aside from the fact that I am not likin' how my photo turned out today, I am likin' the card! Maybe I need to get some help from my blogging friend Gretchen_Clark for taking better photos again!

I enjoyed the Eiffel Tower so much in the Artistic Etchings set, that I wanted the Chic Boutique set too! This one is more cutesy that the other, so they serve different purposes! (Or maybe that's me justifying my stamp purchases?) Anyway, once again the Clean_and_Simple blog saves the day! You gotta go there!

I also went to my new Color Coach for the first time since getting it for color inspiration. I chose Cajun Craze (ink for the bird house) Marina Mist (CS and ribbon) and Crumb Cake (behind the focal image) from the Color Coach. The only non-SU on here is the colored pencils I used and the blue eyelet at the top of the bird house! I think I am going to go to the Color Coach often, because I feel like I use the same colors over and over. I fell like I need to HAVE all the colors, then I don't know how to use them, so this tool will be worth the $15. I know, it's no fun to buy stuff you can't play with, but sometimes you just gotta!

Things are cruising along at the Deckard house. My 18 YO starts college tomorrow! Yikes! Go girl, I am so proud! My youngest just began his sophomore year of high school! I have one turning 21 in a couple weeks, and my Granbaby will be here for a visit in three weeks! (Oh, I think he's bringing his parents too....) Between that and church and work and laundry, it's go go go around here! As a family we have decided to set aside Monday nights as Movie Night! Maybe I will do mini movie reviews for ya! I am a movie buff......and line quoter~!

Be sure to encourage someone TODAY with a handmade card!

~~Stamping Smiles~~

1 comment:

Gretchen Clark said...

check out my blog today~I have a special card posted!!