Thursday, February 18, 2016
I have my last card to share with you that uses the same layout, same dies, and same Silhouette cut.
Yesterday's version was black and white with a pop of pink. Today, I am back with a softer, pastel version. The Silhouette cut was used as a stencil. I sponged around it with Tim Holtz inks.
I used these beautiful flower dies from JustRite and gave them life with my Prima Water color pencils. I added the same sentiment from Stamp Simply's Birthday Blessings, and some of their pretty silk ribbon as well. The sentiment was embossed in gold on a piece of acetate. I cut the words apart, so I could stagger them on the card.
Here is a recap of the 3 cards.
I will be back tomorrow with some cards showing JustRite's February release.
Have a wonderful day my friends!
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Good morning! Here we are with take two of the same card as yesterday. Different color scheme can make a huge difference in the look of the card! I love black and white together....it's a classic combo. I added a silk pink ribbon from The Stamp Simply store along with the sentiment from their Birthday Blessings set.
I am back at work, Cort is back for her last week of school, last therapy, last cheer leading.
But soon, she will be starting a series of firsts......
New friends, new experiences, new adventures.....
Have a wonderful day!
Stay tuned for Take 3 tomorrow!
Monday, February 15, 2016
I am loving on round cards lately! I found this fun Blossom Cluster cut from the Silhouette store. I cut it out several times and this card is my first version. I will show the other two versions later this week. It's amazing how color choices can change the entire look of the card!
I water colored the flowers and leaves and then gave it a coating of glossy accents. I popped it up using foam tape.
I added some posies, white satin ribbon, and pearls to the flowers' centers. The sentiment is from Stamp Simply's Birthday Blessing's set. I love the scripty font! So pretty! It was stamped and embossed on vellum and then cut out.
I am home today with my girl. We are just a week away from her moving to her new group home.
It is so close now that my heart can't deny her leaving any longer.
The suitcase is out, clothes have been labeled and packed, and some tears have been shed.
Logically, I know this will be the best thing for her.
Emotionally, it is difficult to imagine anyone else taking care of her.
It is hard to hand that kind of responsibility over to anyone that isn't me.
But us moms have to give our children wings.
Let them go.
Let them fly.
My baby leaves the nest in a week.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
It's Valentine's Day.
It's a day to celebrate the people in your life that you care about.
Reflecting on this just reminds me how truly blessed I am.
I am so fortunate to be married to my best friend, and to have two wonderful children.
I am proud of both of them.
I am surrounded by old friends, new friends, neighbors, and extended family who make my life a little bit sweeter.
I am happy to have a hobby that I love and the support of my crafty friends in my personal and crafty life.
Life isn't perfect. There are times I question what I am doing. What life is really about. But in the grand scheme of things, I know that I wouldn't have it any other way.
The loves in my life are irreplaceable.
I sustain myself
with the love of family....
Happy Valentine's Day!