Friday, May 4, 2012

Still here…

I know I’ve been really quiet in cyberland, but I’m still here and still crafting. Things have just been a little crazy busy in my life lately, including a visit from my son and his family. I got to spend some wonderful quality time with my baby granddaughter, and everything else kind of took a back seat to that. But now that they’re back in Michigan, and my old-like-a-grandma backache is almost better, I can sit down and show you some of the cards I’ve made lately.

I’ll start with one I made today for the Clean&Simple Sketch Challenge (FTL189).

filigree-fathers-dayHonestly, I’m not crazy about this one, especially the way the sentiment is offset in the cut-out space. I think it looks kinda awkward. Oh well – they all can’t be winners. I do like the way the filigree of the butterfly goes well with the design in the paper and the loopy font of the “Happy".

What I used:
Swanky Sentiments (Technique Tuesday)
Charlotte’s Dream (KaiserCraft)
Embellishment: Metal Filagree shape from S.E.I. Moonrise collection.

This is one I made for the Splitcoast Stampers Mini Virtual Stamp Night tonight. The challenge was to use a sentiment as the focus, and no images.
sentiment-heartI die-cut the heart out of the paper, popped it up on foam dimensional dots and stamped the sentiment inside it. A little red ribbon and a little red bling finished it off. Simple and cute. I think I like it. 

What I used:
Stamps: Good Friends (Hero Arts)
Paper: Coconut Lime (Jilly Bean Soup)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa

Anyhow, there’s more stuff that I made last week, but I’ll post that separately. Later.


1 comment:

Lin said...

Hi Carolyn! I'm visiting today as part of Moxie Fab World's recent post HERE, to visit some blogs from her blog roll. I scrolled down through the first page of your blog and stopped here - I love using printed papers, and hearts make me happy, so I love your card!