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Thank you Marcia!
The photograph in my blog header was taken by my friend Marcia who graciously allowed me to use it in my blog after I ooooh'd and aaaah'd over it last summer. Thanks so much, Marcia!
I follow the new sketches over at Skipping Stones every Tuesday, but I don't often get the chance to play along. But, this week I did! I needed a birthday card and this sketch fit the bill!
Cardstock is SU!, patterned paper is Bohemia by My Mind's Eye. The stamped balloon patterns are from Hero Arts, Memory Box and Red Lead, balloon punch is by Martha Stewart. Used Mat Stack 1 from PTI to mount the balloons. The birthday sentiment is unknown...got the stamp for $2.00 at a garage sale and there are no manufacturer markings at all on the wood. Fiskars border punch and DMC pearl cotton colored with Copics.
The great thing about all the card challenge blogs out there is that they give you a jumping off place to begin especially when you need one in a hurry.
The Less Is More week 35 challenge helped me greatly this week when I needed to make a 'thinking of you' card. Their challenge this week is to make a clean and simple card where the primary color used is the color of your eyes. Can you guess the color of my eyes???
This card came together quite quickly...SU cardstock, Fiskars patterned paper, Sizzix die cut, Impression Obsession sentiment, and some seam binding dyed with my Copics. IRL, the seam binding ribbon looks a lot less bright and more muted like the card. Perhaps it is my monitor playing games with the color.
Thanks for peeking!
This week's One Layer Wednesday Challenge over at Simplicity's blog is all about getting inspiration from a sweet, talented blogger named Janelle, who is going through a rough patch in her life right now. Funny how, a few days before Susan issued the challenge, I happened to think about Janelle and was trying to remember her blog. I always visited her blog from the OLW challenge thumbnails and since OLW was on hiatus during the summer, I had lost track of her blog. I am so sorry to hear of Janelle's sudden medical condition but glad to see she is posting almost daily to her blog and appears to be in good spirits. I also have added her blog to my blog list so that I can keep up with what is going on with her. I think about you daily, Janelle, praying you pull through this.
On to the card:
Janelle has this thing for cupcakes (and, so do I!). And, so, cupcakes were my inspiration. Two cute stamps by Karen Lockhart, a little copic coloring, and voila! a stack of little yellow cakes with pink buttercream icing! YUM!
I needed a quick card yesterday, and after looking at a few blogs, knew I could make it using the new sketch over at the Clean and Simple blog.
Sentiment is from Verve. Used Marvy, Punch Bunch, Fiskars, SU! and EKSuccess punches, some patterned paper from my stash and was done in a flash. Used a bit of Sakura clear glitter pen on the tips of the flowers....boy! did that make for a tough picture to take. Took longer to get a decent picture than make the card! Click on the picture to get a closer look at the shimmer.
Hope you all are celebrating World Card Making Day today and make some cards. Well, at least one card. Head on over to the CAS blog for some quick and simple ideas.