Wednesday, June 30, 2010

C&S96 - Happy Birthday & CP70 Happy Birthday!

It was a long weekend of entertaining.  On Friday, we hosted 6 for dinner - pizza on the grill - it was YUMMY!  Oh, and wine...lots of wine.  On Saturday - the neighborhood block party was held at our house - that meant about 20 people - but everyone brought food and drinks over. Oh, and wine...lots of wine. And, on Sunday - we hosted 8 for Tango's visit. Thankfully, no wine!!! After all that "hosting" (IE: drinking and eating) - the cardmaking mojo was a bit off.

This is the card I made for Clean and Simple FTL96:


The sketch was really great - and 'should' of been quite easy but I couldn't decide what stamps I wanted to use, so I hemmed and hawed over it - finally grabbing some of these Autumn Leaves stamps.  I embossed the sentiment in silver to match the silver cardstock layer.  I don't know...guess it's OK - but not one of those cards I'm really proud of. I think I have to go back and attempt this sketch again! (Definitely when there's not sooooo much leftover wine in the system!!)
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(I'm adding to my post before it publishes!!!)

So, I wrote the post above on Monday morning.......now I'm adding this card to the post on Tuesday night!
I've been crafting away - and I wanted to get this card blogged in order to enter it in the sketch challenge!
I signed up for the Card Patterns Blog after seeing Cheryl at She Stamps contribution. I'm always looking for new sketch blogs!
This card is for Sketch#70

Here's my card:
I used the All About You set from Papertrey Ink - I think I will get a lot of use out of this set!!!  I'm most excited because I finally have some flower stems!! Of all my stamps, I never had flower stems! Yippeee!
The patterned paper is from American Crafts - which I adore as well!
Now for my brown scallop background - that was the most work! Since I don't have anything like that in my craft arsenal - I had to cut 6 scallop squares with my Marvy punch and then layer them on top of each other to create the rectangle. (I had my thinking cap on today, huh??)  I added some ribbon and the card was complete!

Thanks for visiting!!
Maria

6 comments:

Cheryl (Shestamps) said...

Hmmmm.... I'm noticing a theme. Sounds like you had a great week end.

I love both cards, but especially the 2nd one. The colors are marvelous. You certainly did have your thinking cap on! I think I might have to get that set. I love the polka-dot "YOU" and how you used the floral stems. I think your mojo was working just fine.

Thank you for jumping in on the sketch challenge. :)


Have a great day!

Irena said...

Very beautiful cards. I like the color combo.
I love commenting! Please make it easier by turning off word verification :) Why not try comment moderation instead?
I wish you very nice day!

jimlynn said...

Both are great but I really, really like the second card! So pretty. And now I'm off to check out that blog...........
Sounds like yall have a fabulous weekend! I've never heard of pizza on the grill!!!!!
Glad you finally got all the wine out of your system! HA!!!
Lynn

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Nordicblogger said...

Both cards are lovely. The second is my favorite, bkutk they're both great!

Linda said...

I love both card.

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