Just a quick post to show you the card I made for my grandma- this was my first card-making attempt "from scratch" - meaning no cards with openings for stitching to be inserted, etc. I tried to wing it last night or Friday and it didn't turn out, so I reviewed a tutorial I had received from a fellow stitcher on the San Man board, and gave it another shot. It's pretty simple, but I figure as I know more what I'm doing I can get a little fancier. :) Plus Grandma's birthday is tomorrow so this is going to be really late!! I love these brads I found at Michael's - I think they are so pretty- there were two different sets with them as well, one kind of funky (in a good way) and the other kind of classic. The design is from a Cross Stitch Crazy magazine "extra" I believe. (Too lazy to go look-lol) I know it was a British cross stitch mag. Sorry for the crappy picture- I used the flash but it still turned out pretty dark!