Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Circles, an Oval, and News

Sorry for the days that have passed without my posting. I made 2 cards to share yesterday, but the camera was AWOL when I went looking for it, so I couldn't put them up for you to see. DH came home and nonchalantly said, "Here's the camera back." Oh. Then Blogger had issues with uploading pictures this afternoon, so that stalled me until now. Thanks for hangin' with me through the technical difficulties!

On Saturday, Amy Westerman posted a simple card featuring a large circle. The two I created were inspired by her design.

I started by looking through my collection of DP to see what I might want to work with, and came across this paper that goes with the Polka Dots and Paisley stamp set. Since I have run out of Old Olive card stock, I chose its kissing cousin, Always Artichoke. I used my Coluzzle to cut three circles, and I layered them on Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, and Whisper White and handcut the mats. I positioned them, adhered them, and then decided that it looked too plain. Thank goodness SNAIL isn't permanent. Anyway, I pulled out the set and used the paisley image to create a background.

The second card I made is much closer to Amy's original design, and I had fun making that tailored bow. I used the paper piercing template I have to get the dots equally spaced around the oval, and then went over them with my white gel pen. Not real pleased with this pen, but I've heard that Sharpie makes a white marker. Going to have to check that out. If anyone knows where I can buy one, please leave a comment.

This card was designed to celebrate my cousin's new baby girl. The saying on the front is from the set Full of Life, and some may think it's for a wedding, but it speaks to me of the journey of parenthood. Almost the first thing I did as a mother was to see if Michael would grab my finger, and a new life to lead speaks to me to the responsibility and privilege we parents have in guiding our children as they grow.

I shared here a few posts back about the possibility of my Starbucks closing, and I'm happy to report that we are not on the chopping block! Everyone's happy to be able to continue to connect over coffee, be they baristas or customers.


sandra said...

glad to hear your starbuchk is not closing down and I like te sentiment you put in the card: it fits perfectly with parenthood

Lydia said...

I got my sharpie at Office Depot. (Love that store)

the cards are ADORABLE! Love the ribbon loops!!

12 days!!!