How to choose colors for your cards. 

Tonight we are in Hebron, Ohio. Tomorrow, early to mid afternoon, we will arrive in Ono, Pennsylvania to begin moving trucks to auction in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. 

Darleen Messenger, a friend and subscriber to my YouTube channel, recently asked how I come up with my color choices in card making. 

I take my cues from nature. I am, after all, pretty well immersed in it daily. Let me show you a photo I have borrowed from A very moody sunset. An author would call this a “bruised sky” I would imagine.  Purple, mottled blue, a peek of yellow, deep dark colors. 

Translate these colors to your creations. 

Think about a rose garden or a bouquet of roses to translate into your card or scrapbook layout.  has a photo of a bunch of roses. Deep red, sunlight yellow, a full pink, snowy white, bright red, dainty pink. The green leaves in the background, plus really great lighting, showcase an array of colors you can work with on a card or scrapbook layout. 

I am working on a video to show how I make my color choices. It will be a few days before I get that made and uploaded. Hopefully this little peek will help you in your color choices. 


Traveling Hoarder Show – Sullivan, Missouri

Some of you know that I have had to go back out on the road in my “Day Job” as a truck driver.  The middle of December 2015 is when I ended my retirement. 

Not being able to get my creative “Fix” in December and January made me a bit grumpy and antsy. So…..I packed up my card making supplies.  

Our first stop on the way to Ono, Pennsylvania is Sullivan, Missouri. About 435 miles from home……and well into our 1350 mile trip to Pennsylvania. 

A small table and a chair are in the hotel room, with the bed close by. Plenty of room for a little creativity. 

Using Operation Write Home – Card Sketch #62 – I made a couple of masculine birthday cards. 

Lighting is bad, as I knew it would be, but I made a video of the card making process. That will be edited tomorrow as we continue our journey eastward into the frigid northeast.  But, for now, it is time for bed. 


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