Monday, September 27, 2010
Thanks for stopping by, until next time.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Just a note to tell you what I did to "finish" off my grandson's wedding card. On the left side of the archway, I placed an organza (sheer material in white) bow and along with the streamers of the bow I placed iridescent pearls. It seemed like the card really came to life. Wished I had taken a photo of it before I mailed it out. Thank you for looking and come again. Until next time........
Saturday, September 4, 2010
A dear friend of mine, one with whom I've attended school with since first grade and we graduated together, mother passed away. While visiting in IN this past spring I attended a "mother/daughter" spring banquet at a local church and happen to see this friends mother. It was a blessing in disguise as I got to personally thank her for her creation of a "K" (which signified our initial of our school) when we had our 50th high school graduation. To the right is the card that I came up with.
I used a 5 x 7 inch white card stock for the base. I used my Wizard by Spellbinders
( http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/ ) to emboss and cut out a scalloped circle in red & white. I stamped the Bible (stamp from Inkadinkado - http://www.eksuccessbrands.com/inkadinkado/products/ ) and colored it with my Der Went water color pencils. I also stamped "thinking of you" (a miscellaneous stamp I have) just below the Bible. I then added a sheer ribbon (miscellaneous ribbon I had on hand) to the bottom of the card. I had some flower petals from my stash and mounted them with brads from my stash. On the inside I wrote a very personal note to the family, enclosed it in an envelope and cried while addressing the envelope.
Maybe this is why I don't like to create sympathy cards - I get all choked up, cry and wish that the deceased person was still with us. This sympathy card is now mailed and I have my wonderful memories of someone that I happen to think very highly of. Please enjoy, leave a comment if you care to, and enjoy each other. Until next time......