How the heck are ya? I'm sorry to have been MIA for the past couple of weeks, but it is what it is. . .I have discovered an elusive secret about my lack of mojo. I have found that when I have a reason for a card. . .like the ones I'm showing tonight, I make them with no problems. It's the sitting down and making cards for no reason that gets me in a slump. Does anyone else relate to that?
I have a note card set to show you tonight that I made for a woman I don't really know. I've only dealt with her over the phone, but she is very sweet and has been very helpful with Jay's specialty pharmacy drugs. I had sent her a thank you card and she loved it so much, I told her I would make her a card set. Here it is:
This is the box that I made to hold the cards. . .it is made from instructions from my "go to" note card box from Gina K. Designs. I find it to be the easiest and fastest and it is so "no fail". And, you can decorate it however you wish. You can find the instructions for the box HERE. Here is one of the cards:
This is truly a clean and simple card. The image (Stacey Yacula) was embossed with black embossing powder then colored with markers. I used a small letter stamp set from Martha Stewart for the "snail mail". The dragonfly is a $1 stamp. You can't really see it in the picture, but the antennae are stickled as are the wings of the dragonfly. Also, I added a glitter trail behind the snail right off the card as if the snail were crossing the card. I've never been happy with my attempts at CAS in the past, but I do like how this one came out. . .here are the rest:
For extras, I stamped the dragonfly on the outside of each envelope and lined the inside with the paper I used on the outside of the box to give it all coordination. I hope she will like this set.
My next card is a sympathy card for a guy. The guy I found to help me with my pool is such a great guy and I just found out that his father died. So I wanted him to know that I was sorry and I made him this card:
I stamped the background with a script stamp from Hero Arts. I ran the brown circles through an embossing folder for texture and the "weeds" are embossed in copper (doesn't show in the photo of course). The images are also Hero Arts. The brad in the center is very sparkly. I wanted to keep it monotone and these are my favorite range of colors (browns, beige, and copper) which also tends to have a masculine feel. The card is 5.5 X 5.5
As a side note, did any of you know that SCS has a whole section on card layouts??? I've been a member of SCS since 2008 and just found it. There are almost 500 card sketches for you to look at all in one place. You can find it HERE.
Pic of the Week
We had this sudden snow burst a couple of weeks ago and the boys were caught in it. They are almost unrecognizable! LOL Gunther (one on the left) you can't really tell which end is which! LOL!
Well, that's it for this post. I'll be working my way around to see you all. One funny observation. . .I got more comments when I DIDN'T post cards than I usually do when I post cards. . .hmmmmmmm maybe that is telling me something! Happy St. Pat's Day to all of you! Viva la Pope Francis!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."