Wooo Hooo !! I'm a Winner !! Becca has contacted me ans said that my blog candy is in the mail !! This should be fun - I'll be sure to use the stamps and post as soon as possible. Thanks for all the wonderful comments ladies. I want you all to know that if I comment on your creativity, it is because I truly believe what I'm saying. Some of you are artists beyond your own imaginations and I'm often in awe !! And Becca's work is just simply incredible! Does she every make a bad card?? I doubt it. I'm sure that my waste basket is a lot fuller than hers !! LOL !!
Well, here is my post for today. I was commissioned to do a moving card for a friend. She is moving to a small town in northern Wisconsin. I googled the town to look for something interesting to put on the inside of the card - well guess what? There is nothing interesting. Her DH is building a log cabin and her closest "town" (not city) is over an hour away. I can't imagine her living there in the dead of winter so I may have to make a room in the basement !! :)
Anyway, I did put the last census population which was 601 and then I crossed it out and made it 603! That is about the only thing I could do to make it "fun"!
The card itself is the Papertrey set called Boards & Beams. I love this set - but then I love houses. I colored the house with my Copic's and I think it looks a little like a log cabin. I used SU designer paper, retired Caribbean blue paper and close to cocoa. This card took a lot more time then I had planned but I like the way it turned out. I don't think you can see it but on the blue cardstock I used versamark ink to stamp two other houses.
I also thought that I would post another card that I had done a little while back. I was trying to do an SCS challenge. I really would love to get into those but I just don't have that much time to stamp. And, then when I'm pressed for time and restricted to design, I become too over-whelmed. The anxiety starts setting in and I'm done !! Well, this card I did a few weeks after the challenge just because it intrigued me. I took it to one of my classes and they immediately wanted to do it too.
So, with my CB under arm, I took it to the next class and they were delighted to make it. I used Not Quiet Navy and the retired River Rock SU cardstock. This set is Embrace Life - one of my favorites. Because I made a standard size A2 card, it was a little hard to find the right size nestability to fit. I wanted all the layers (Becca influence!). I think it turned out pretty good and I'm willing to do it again ! :)
Well, thanks again for all the nice comments and thank you Becca for sharing your creativity with all of us. Have a great Sunday all.