Sunday, April 3, 2016

With Deepest Sympathy

Happy Sunday, friends!  We just got 2-3" of snow last night and lots of gusty wind this morning means I'm probably going to have a cozy crafty day indoors.  :)  I'm going to try and catch up on the hundreds of cards I've made during my blog absence starting with the most recent and going backwards.  I made this card a couple of weeks ago for one of my husband's co-workers whose husband committed suicide.  :(  

I used some Spring Moss card stock by Papertrey Ink for the card base and then layered scraps from My Mind's Eye (plaid kraft) and Stampin' Up! (yellow floral) on top.  I inked up an office tag for a distressed look and added some SUPER OLD stickers from K & Co.  (Hooray for finishing that sheet of stickers!)  The greeting is from Impression Obsession's Sympathy Sentiments clear stamp set.

I always find sympathy cards to be a challenge, but I thought this turned out ok with soft colors and images from nature.  I hope you like my card and have a great second half of your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Suzanne :O )

Saturday, March 26, 2016

TCP Tuesday #310

Hi friends!  It's been such a long while but I'm going to jump right back in to blogging with both feet.  The other day I had a burst of creative energy and was looking for a challenge to get my juices flowing... enter the bunny challenge over at The Cat's Pajama's.  I pulled out an older stamp set called "A Girl and Her Cake" and my Distress markers and got to work watercoloing.  On my desk I had twelve strips of leftover patterned papers from Heidi Swapp's September Skies collection.  I didn't quite know how to get ALL of the scraps off my desk, and then the lightbulb went off!  I used an old technique of punching circles to make a textured background.  Wouldn't you know that I used every single circle with just minor scraps going in the garbage?!  I LOVE when that happens.  I hate to waste anything!  lol  So here's my card:  

I matted the image on some old Bazzill polka dot navy cardstock cut out with a Spellbinders die.  The card measures 5.5 x 5.5 and I pulled out an old coral envelope I had in my stash that coordinated quite well with the patterned papers.  A match made in heaven:

I hope you like my card and that I can get back to posting regularly.  I have SO many cards over the past few years that I haven't posted, but I'm not going to pressure myself to "catch up."  I do enjoy having a log of my work though, it's so fun to look back and see how far I've come on this creative journey!  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

-Suzanne :O )

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