Wednesday, February 26, 2014

With Sympathy

Oh how I hate making sympathy cards.  Especially for people who should still be with us.

A very good friend of my sister and brother in law's passed away very suddenly last week.  I've known him for 30+ years too because he was hanging around them since their high school days.  I've met his wife a few times and just really felt that even though she probably wouldn't know me from Adam I wanted to let her know how sorry I am for her loss.

I used an all gray palette (Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone (PTI), and Basic Gray (SU!)).  The ink was Smokey Shadow and the stamp sets were Natural Beauties and one of the Think Big Favorites from PTI.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

February Stamp Camp Cards

Time for the monthly stamp camp post ... we were supposed to hold it on Valentines day but that was an epic fail (everyone cancelled).  Soooooo I rescheduled for the next week and we were all able to get together and have some stampy fun

This first card was inspired by a mural that is in the cafeteria where I work:

Very simple - kind of austere but it has a quiet calming appeal to me. 

The second card was inspired by a card one of my stampy buddies sent me.  The original card (found here) was floral and had more of the orange color in it.  Since I didn't have the same stamps I muted the color palette a little bit as leaves are generally more muted than flowers.  

I really like how this one turned out.  The little pop of the orange on the washi tape ... (oh how I LOVE washi tape) ... just brightens it up and makes it a happy card.

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