Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sympathy for Linda's Mother

I had to make a sympathy card for a friend who recently loss her mother.  Unfortunately, Linda lost her stepfather within the past year, so things have not been easy.  Although making sympathy cards is not something we enjoy, the fact that a home-made card for someone who is going through a difficult time hopefully will help to ease some of the pain.  Losing a mother is a very difficult time, as I know because I lost mine almost 11 years ago in June.  I still think of her and visit her grave to talk to her, and just her.  You see, I shared the same birthday as my mother, and birthdays aren't the same without her.

I like the card I've created for Linda.  I try and make sure there's an element of beauty in my sympathy cards, especially at such a low time in someone's life.  Here's what I've made for her.

I used Everything Eleanor stamp set for this one, along with the petite petals.  As always, the cards look so much prettier in person than they do in the photographs.  I have to work on making a booth to take my photos so you will be able to see how pretty they are.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate you!

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Paper Plunge #31 - Heading On Out - Goodbye In Colors

Over at The Paper Plunge, the challenge this week is to create something using the Stampin' Up In Colors 2013-14 which are sadly retiring.  They are the prettiest colors.  They remind you of sorbet or sherbet, and they're just so soft and subtle.

I wanted to make something pretty, so I made this card for the challenge:

Paper:  baked brown sugar, whisper white, pistachio pudding
Ink:  baked brown sugar, crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, pistachio pudding, strawberry slush
Stamp Sets:  something lacy, six sided sampler
Accessories:  artisan embellishment kit, gold bakers twine, 7/8" scallop punch

I used versamark on the card base with something lacy and it gave the base just the right touch to give the card some interest.

I hope you like it, and don't forget to hop on over to the paper plunge and see what they've created for you today.

Bye Bye In Colors!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fabulous Feathers

I thought I would do something a little different for this post.  I was using the Four Feathers stamp set and thought I would put them on a white letter H that I purchased some time ago.  Just trying my hand at it, this is what I ended up with:

I used half of a doily, which I the daubed with island indigo ink, and you can't see it real well in the picture, but there's a vellum feather on top, and it's much better looking in person.

Stay tuned .. I'll be making something else soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Mosaic Madness with a Bling

Hi everyone.  Thanks for visiting us again for this week's Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  I must start off by saying, I truly didn't like the colors this week.  I had such a hard time putting something together using all the colors, and I must have gone round and round before I ended up with this one.  I'm not a fan of it at all, but there are things we create sometimes that we're just not fond of.  Yep, this is one of them.

Let's start out by looking at the inspiration photo we used, and the color pallet.  I didn't even like the inspiration photo either, but if there's one way to get creative, this is it ... make something out of what you think doesn't go together.

Ok, so now you've seen the photograph and colors we were challenged with this week, what do you think?  Here's my version of the color pallet ...

Paper:  night of navy, tangerine tango, whisper white, rich razzleberry, crisp cantaloupe, island indigo, sahara sand, brights dsp
Ink:  rich razzleberry, crisp cantaloups, island indigo, sahara sand, night of navy
Stamp Sets:  mosaic madness, timeless talk
Accessories:  mosaic punch, itty bitty punch pack, modern mosaic EF, basic rhinestones

If you arrived here from Amanda's blog, then you must hop on over to Lizzy's blog to see what she's whipped up using these colors.  I love to see all the different designs, even when the colors aren't the most appealing to my taste.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please feel free to comments.  I love hearing from you.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Just For You Birthday

I always have fun with birthday cards.  I like using different colors, and sometimes, you don't have to use the traditional "birthday colors", you can use colors that just make the card elegant-looking.

So I created this card using black with gold ink and foil ... and I rather like the way it turned out.  See what you think:

Gold and black make a splash, don't you think?  And the added touch was the bow builder punch.  I love that little punch.  I'm so glad Stampin Up came out with it.  Love Love Love.

Until tomorrow ... have a cheerful day!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wedding Card for Connie's Niece

Don't you just love weddings?  They are so beautiful, and you always want to make sure you make a special, pretty card for the bride and groom.

My friend, Connie, asked me to make her a card for her niece's wedding.  I asked her the colors of the wedding party, and then went to town making this card for her.

I used "Your Perfect Day" stamp set for this card, along with the silver satin ribbon.  Since the bride's colors are pink, I used melon mambo for this one.  Sweet and simple ... pretty and elegant, wouldn't you say?

Stay tuned for more of my creations.  Stop back again.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Painted Blooms Birthday

Here's another card using the painted blooms DSP ... loving that paper.  You can use it by itself, or stamp with the painted petals stamp set that matches it.  This was a quick and easy card using the DSP as the main focal point.

I topped it off using the blackberry bliss ribbon and "hostess" because you care stamp set.

And that's it for today .. short and sweet.  See you tomorrow.