Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stars & Stamps Sketch #99

My husband and I have never been big on celebrating Valentine's day, even when we were dating. I'm extremely blessed that he expresses his love for me many times a day and often surprises me with fun stuff for no reason.  Therefore, Valentine cards are hard for me to make. But I do like the idea of everyday "love" cards so I thought I'd make a simple, understated, card using this sketch.

I also wanted to try a ribbon tying technique from a tutorial by my friend and former shipper, Dixie.  It worked like a charm and was so simple!  If you didn't see the tutorial, check it out here!

Patterned Paper: Echo Park "For the Record"
Stamp: Hero Arts CL342
Punch: Martha Stewart
Inks: Archival Sepia and Distress Tea Dye

Saturday, December 3, 2011

"It looks corporate."

This was my husband's comment when I showed him my interpretation of Stars & Stamps Sketch #97 challenge. My thought:  "Whatever!  I've finally completed a sketch challenge!! YAY!"  Card making & crafting in general has had to take a backseat for the last few months.

I was thrilled when I saw this sketch.  Very symmetrical... I'm all about the symmetry!

I look forward to finding more time for card making in the up coming months! 

Thanks for taking time to take a look,