Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sympathy Vase Card

Good Morning Friends! Needed to make a sympathy card for a friend last week as her MIL passed away. I think this is an area that so many have a difficult time with....not sure if it is just the concept or finding the right colors and words to say. But, remembering the cards that our family recieved last year with Dad's death, I remember the understated ones most.

I tried to get that feel here, I hope. This stamp has been in my stash for a very long time and I have never used it. Don't know why really. It is quite large for a standard A2 card so, I went up to the next size. And the color is a bit brighter than is showing up. Popped up the hydrangea bloom for some dimension.

Made me think of a painting that my Dad did for me some time back. Back before I had met Wayne, I had seen a picture of vased flowers in still life. I loved it and wondered if Dad could make it larger for me. Of course he could and did. Then we had a seven year split.....over stupid things in retrospect. He never gave up on me and kept the painting. When I found out that he was sick and I came back to the family in 2007, the first thing he did was bring over the painting. I had no idea the work that he put into it. I will post it tomorrow and tell you all about it.

I kick myself for having missed 7 years of relationship with my folks but, especially my Dad. And I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to be close to him at the end of his life. Life is too short friends, put up with the crabbiness and things you don't like about day they will not be without regrets. Okay, off soapbox now......

Thanks for looking and have a happy crafting day!!
  • Stamps - SU Warmest Regards (hostess), Hero Arts
  • Paper - SU Whisper White and Lovely Lilac CS
  • Ink - Ranger Archival Black Ink
  • Accessories - Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Blending Stumps, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just Like You Thank You Notes

Good Morning Friends! Finished these up last week for my sister, Lisa. I had sent her a card mid-summer last year similar to the turquoise ones letting her know how much I love her. She made the comment that I should sell my cards because "they are just so lovely." Isn't she sweet?

Took me a little over three days to get all these finished. Don't know about you but I go into production mode when I have this many to do. All the cutting one day, stamping another and another to put together. Had fun and I hope she asks me to make some more again!

Thanks for looking! Hope you all have a great crafting day!!

  • Stamps - SU Just Like You
  • Paper - SU Temping Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac and Whisper White CS, SU Flowers For You DSP
  • Ink - SU Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac
  • Accessories - Stamp-a-majig, SU Grograin Ribbons (some retired), MS Butterfly Punch, Unknown Self-adhesive Bling, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SU Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercer

Monday, March 29, 2010

Good Morning Stamping Friends! Finally getting around to posting my St. Patrick's Day cards. When I was looking at various galleries for ideas, the thought hit me....why not use it. Family and friends loved it, especially the one with the colorful striped ribbon.

The more muted one was my attempt at doodling around the letters and making a glittery punched shamrock. It's okay.

Did you know that when you wish a Happy St. Patrick's Day to someone here in the US and you want to shorten say Happy St. Paddy's Day and not Happy St. Patty's Day? Why? Well, glad you asked......Patty is a girls name and Paddy is the Irish way to shorten Patrick....Paddy. It's also how Paddy Wagon got it's New York so many Policmen of the day were Irish and the name just stuck. Also, in Ireland it is a religious holiday and not a drunken brawl. Just some random thoughts on the holiday.

Thanks for looking have a great day!
  • Stamps - SU Headline and Short Line Alphas, Tag Time
  • Paper - Unknown DSP, SU Whisper White, Gable Green, Garden Green, Very Vanilla and Old Olive CS
  • Ink - SU Garden Green, Gable Green, Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel
  • Accessories - Stamp-a-majig. Assorted Michael's Ribbons, Miscellaneous Buttons, MS Scalloped Border Punch, MS Shamrock Punch,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Good Egg Easter

It has been far too long since I have posted on here. I feel bad about it too. Those of you who check in on me from time to time know that my life is very busy. I hope you understand.

This is my Easter card for this year. Made a dozen to send to family and very close friends. Stamped the image on the WW cardstock and positioned previously stamped, colored and paper pieced chicks to it. Ran a couple of swipes under thier feet with watercolor brush and re-inker. Very easy.

Hope you have a lovely Easter week and time with family next weekend. Hoping to post the cards I have made since February soon. Happy Crafting!!
  • Stamps - A Good Egg
  • Paper - SU Whisper White, Barely Banana and Textured Whisper White CS and Tea Party DSP
  • Ink - SU Basic Gray
  • Accessories - Stamp-a-majig