Monday, May 30, 2016

"Many Thanks" peonies

Hi everyone,

Happy Memorial Day! I'm popping in quickly to share a card I made a couple of weeks ago. It's always nice to be thanked for a job well done and this particular person worked very hard this past school year to provide great opportunities for my boys. I'm very grateful.

Here's my card:
Ever since #Altenew released their Peony Bouquet stamp set, I have been dying to get my hands on it. I stamped the flowers and leaves using Hero Arts Ombre ink in purples and greens. This saved a bit of time from going to another ink pad since the ombre ink pads have several shades together. I then added some light blue "sky" with distress ink. I kept the sentiment simple and white heat embossed it on a banner. Simple yet elegant card...

Thank you for stopping by,

I'll be submitting this card to the following sites:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thinking of You


It's been a really long time since I've been able to post a card on my blog. Life has just been super busy these last few months. I'm hoping things are settling down soon since homeschooling is almost done for the school year. Today, I'm sharing a card I made for a friend...a "Thinking of You" card for no reason...I love giving cards for no reason. It lets the person know they were on my mind and that I wanted to share a smile with them.

Here's my card:

I LOVE this image from the Gorjuss stamp company. The image is so fun to color in with Copics--although I'm sure it's fun to color with other mediums, too. Her dress and hair bow has polka dots so I did add some white color with a uniball signo pen.  I wanted the image to be the main focus so I simply added a sentiment, a strip of pattern paper, and a small strip of black card stock.

Hoping to send more cards out this summer and share some smiles with friends across the miles. I'd encourage all of us to do that...seems the world could use more kindness right now.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to be back soon,

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wed Challenge--Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes