Everyone can get into ruts and for a while I haven't stamped on the envelopes or put a back stamp on my cards.
I like the Hugs for You as you can put a sentiment inside for sympathy or birthday or even friendship. Many times I just leave the cards blank inside and write in them as I need them. I really love the versatility of the cards that come from Close To My Heart.
Check out my website barbarapagekell.ctmh.com to see all the new paper packets and the other pages and card Workshop You Ways and stamps that are going to be here for the next 4 months. Close To My Heart does a great job on their How-to-books for pages and cards to help you get a basic design but also it gives you ways you can change it for your needs. This catalog has a special How-to-book for those who love to create their own cards and pages. It is called "Love of Color" 9045. This will help you understand more about colors that compliment your projects. You can pick out the colors that can best make your projects "pop" and "shine". For those who do their own designs this is a must.
Have fun creating. Remember: There are no mistakes - just great opportunities to embellish your work!