Well, it's been quite a couple of days............just a quick post as I'm exhausted!! My friend and her kiddos came up for a couple days while dh was on a business trip. We had a wonderful time, but busy!! My daughter is up with some friends in Denver so she could go to the Colorado Irish Festival. We'll be picking her up tomorrow when we go up for our nephew's wedding.
Well, first the sad..........my hubby's good friend lost his daughter-in-law to cancer. So he needed a couple of cards, one for his friend and one for the son. These are soooo not fun to make!! I've made general sympathy cards before and didn't seem to get too sad. But making them for someone I know and for such a profound loss put me into such a sad place. I am glad I made my other cards earlier since I kinda just need to veg and take a break from the stamp room for a little bit. I think the Lovely As A Tree set is really a good one for sympathy cards, especially for men.
Okay..........now to the happy........the much happier I might add!!! Our nephew's wedding is tomorrow and I needed a card. I don't know his bride to be.......and had only the invitation to try to get an idea of style and colors. So I settled on a simpler card where the beautiful Basic Grey - Periphery paper could do most of the detail work!
And then for the SCS Inspiration Challenge............it was all about Cake.....Cupcake Wedding Cakes.......oh the photos on this site were sooooooooo yummmmmmmy!!!!! Well, of COURSE the pink and brown color combos just jumped out to me!!! LOL That was so not a surprise to any of you, was it????!!!! Oh and guess what???? I totally ***discovered*** a new technique!!!! Okay, okay........I prolly did not actually discover it..........but I made an oooops and it turned out pretty dang cool!!! I had covered the latte mug with Crystal Effects but wanted to dry it quickly so I heated it with my embosser. And it bubbled up and made this really cool, smoky, wavy effect!!!! I love it!!!! Usually when I make a big oops that I can't cover with ribbon or more layers I have to dump it in the trash!!! LOL What do ya think????
I made this "Green" Card yesterday for my AWEsome Sis-In-Law!!! She's the youngest of all the siblings and has been the best Auntie ever to all the nieces and nephews and weddings and showers, etc. So it's her turn to be the center of attention and to be appreciated!! She's switching careers to work with some environmental issues.........hence the "green" card!! LOL All the siblings and kids are chipping in a little something to make this a special celebration!!!! And it was a good way to use Green Galore that I normally have quite a problem using!!!! LOL
Allrighty.........I need to spend a bit of time with hubby watching some old black and white game shows......they're great for totally relaxing and laughing!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~