Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Keep It Simple --- Sometimes!

Today I colored several images to use in cards for challenges this week. But since I don't have new cards tonight, I want to keep in touch with you all by showing some quick cards I made last month.

Sometimes I try to keep my cards simple, which is not easy for me. It seems I have this need to fill space. That goes for my home as well as my cards! So sometimes I just have to simplify --- my home and my cards!

Lynette at My Stamping Addiction is someone I admire (and envy) for her ability to make amazingly elegant cards that have a lot of "white" space. Please browse through her blog and I'm sure you will be as hooked as I am on her simply beautiful cards. She is my inspiration to K.I.S.S.!

Last month I just had to get some cards done quickly, so I went simple. Thanks to Xyron Creative Station, Nestabilities, border punches, stamps, and my stash of DP, flowers, and ribbons, I was able to put together 10 cards in just over an hour.

I've done more since then, mostly notecards, but don't have photos yet. They really are fun! I found the secret is to not over-think the layout. So, if you, like me, tend to fill up the spaces (which is ok --- really!) but sometimes want a little less, just K.I.S.S.!


DonnaMundinger said...

Had to laugh a bit! I know how you feel. It's tough to hold back on the embellies but you did a beautiful job. xxD

Lynette said...

Beautiful cards, Barb - I love them all! That's amazing to get ten cards done in an hour - wow! And, thanks SO MUCH for the link to my blog. That's really sweet of you. Have a wonderful day!!

Myrt said...

.....great idea, Barb, and thanks for sharing. My biggest setback in making cards, is the time I take to make "one". I am just too slow but perhaps I should K.I.S.S. Thanks for the tips.

helen said...

i need to make friends too with white spaces, these are fabulous hon so elegant and it shows off the papers so beautifully .....10 cards in an hour !!! i'd struggle to do that in a week !!! i faff about too much !!
helen x

Heather said...

Hi Barbara, what a beautiful collection of cards.
Love 'em all. I love simple and white space but not very good at achieving them (lol)/
hugs Heather xx

~JulieH~ said...

Hi Barb Beautiful cards! I'm a big fan of K.I.S.S. cards so I love these they are so stylish.