Friday, February 19, 2010

For the Nature-Loving Guy

Another assignment: a birthday card for an uncle. It can be tricky to make a guy card. I popped over to Stamping 411 to see what was up and was happy to see colours that were perfect for the stamp set we had chosen. I also used their Saturday Sketch for this last week, although I think I might have missed the cut-off time for Mr. Linky. Anyway, it is simple, but natural. Isn't that what guys like most?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I just can't help myself! I've been working on my Valentine's Day cards and even though they are simple, they just need to be shared! Just don't tell my valentines! They'll find theirs in the mail.

Enjoy and happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Colours of Encouragement

Yesterday I was given an assignment. My husband needed a card to encourage someone. He even gave me the word I needed to use as the sentiment...and then I could "whatever else I wanted to add, like I do with paper and stuff" (his words...translated because, of course, he said it in French).

Now, I didn't have any stamps that said "courage," so I had to make that on the computer, but I'm not sure you'd ever know if I didn't tell turned out not bad at all. I was trying to use the layout for this week's Stamping 411's challenge, but I kind of modified it a bit to work with the plaque and moved the ribbon, etc.

The end result is beautiful (in my humble opinion) and in colours that I just love. I finally restocked my paper and supplies so I have Garden Green again. I had a bit of trouble with the lighting in my house last night...the colours didn't come out true to life when I took the pictures. This morning was much better (as the above picture shows). With this card I got a chance to use my Groovy Guava ink and paper, which doesn't happen all that much. Old InColours can be complicated. I like them and I want to save them, but if I save them too long, they are hard to use with other things. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with this card. I think it turned out cheerful and elegant, the two objectives I had. It should be just the ticket for our friend!