Happy Mother's Day
I'm still trying to make cards for the important people in my life, I wanted to do a few more but ran out of time. I did however get a little lifted when I saw the crowd of people at the card aisle of Target yesterday. I used to manage a Hallmark store SO long ago and I remember the men that would forget about this holiday and Valentine's day, the night before, they would come rushing in 10 minutes before closing time, frantic and plain desperate. It still makes me giggle at the difference between men and women in planning for holidays. Ahhh good times good times!
I made three cards so bear with me...
|I used the Garden Shower's Collection from Lettering Delights &|
my Loopy Layered Frame for the Captions with Sky Twine.
|I used my tent card, banner, clouds and insets(coming soon) &|
lettering delights Balloon Craze enhanced with my I-rock tool
The Stamps I used are MTE, My Thoughts Exactly, the Big Thoughts and Mini Thoughts, I have used them non stop. You have the major events covered in each set.
When I make one card there is inevitably paper left over, if I have multiple cards to make I will use that paper that is left on the rest, do you do this? It tends to simplify things for me. Okay, so everyone knows I use so many different papers, but primarily for printed papers I use K& Company, My Minds Eye and Basic Grey....I use Recollections in solid colors mostly. These brands work marvelous with my electronic cutters. DCWV is a tough one because it's so uneven I have yet to be able to cut through that stuff, however the solid blue paper I used is the chalk paper and it cut great...I used a 4 setting on my Cameo for this paper, the rest was on 3. Lately the only ink I want to use is Tsukineko ink, I just love the colors and the texture is so silky. I added a tiny bit of Stickles with one of those picks that people use for their teeth...don't worry it never touched anyones mouth!
I hope you have a wonderful rest of your evening and Happy Mother's Day!