One thing I did during late September was an Online Card Class - Kick Start. I really feel like I needed jumper cables to get back to stamping much. This class helped me reorganize some things and pilfer through drawers and such. I even felt like going through some inspiration snippets that I had been keeping for a while in order to compile it all into one space. Sometimes taking a step back and evaluating all of the stuff helps. In this case, it helped me get four cards made!
I finally found a zebra stripe background stamp! I had been looking for one ever since my mom gave my youngest daughter a pair of zebra stripe socks almost two years ago. This card was inspired by her socks; not just the print, but the color combination, too.
This card I used a layout from an old sketch I found in a notebook. I modified it a little to fit the card and it isn't what I envisioned, but hey, that is ok! I used the old chalk-inks-with-colored-pencil-shading technique here. Coloring is so relaxing.
This card is also from a sketch. I love different fonts/type when mixed together over a common theme. I had plenty of Halloween sentiments that fit together nicely to make a background. A fun card destined for some great kids I know.
Lastly, a card based on a card I saw in a Paper Crafts magazine recently. I love the look that mounting a die cut shape on the same color of paper gives a card almost like an embossed image. This card I made while thinking about my sister. She would be enjoying life with her husband a two girls today had cancer not taken over. She wanted to be remembered by us whenever we saw butterflies. I miss her every day, but today especially. Four years later, she is always in my thoughts, some good, some sad, but always there. I hope I see lots of butterflies (or moths that look like butterflies) today.