Monday, August 6, 2012

Rainy Day Crafting

Hi Everyone!

It was an overcast, cloudy rainy day yesterday here, so I thought it would be a perfect day to do some crafting. I decided to go to my mom's house and spend some time with her. She's a crafter as well; but we haven't had anytime to stamp together since I moved back here close to her.
I was able to make two cards and was pleased as punch with both of them! So for this first card, I used "I heart 2 Stamp's" August Sketch (FYTT) The paper I used is from my mom's stash (I think the pattern paper came from K&company). The sentiment and the butterfly are from Verve's "Blue Skies" set. I thought it was oddly appropriate that as I was carrying the cards inside after returning from my mom's house, that a raindrop fell right onto the sentiment. I guess the rain wanted to be a true part of the sentiment as well! When I send the card to someone, I'll redo the sentiment; but for now I'm keeping the raindrop!

Challenges for this card include:

Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
That Craft Place: Things with wings

The second card for today is one I'll be giving to a family in my husband's office who recently had a baby girl. Sometimes, you don't always have to have the exact words on a card for it to be perfectly acceptable. I loved this pattern paper (again from my mom's stash) and thought the stamp and sentiment from Verve's "Joyful Blooms" set was perfect for a baby card. This card was simple; but I think it's rather elegant as well.

Challenges for this card include:

Card Positioning Systems "Sketch"
Stamping Sisters in Christ: Baby or pastels
Challenge up Your Life: Anything goes
Our Creative Corner: Bling it up and an item from nature (my flower is my nature item)

Have a great day everyone! Thanks for visiting with me.


Anni said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge up your life!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Dori
Delightful Pink/White palette, and as you say perfect for a baby card. Your Bg patterned Paper is the first attraction before I set eyes on your gorgeous flower.
Thank you for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner, we are so pleased to see your work.

cheryl said...

oh this really is one,beautiful card Hun and adore those papers,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I love your attention to detail - that layered stamped flower is lovely with all the sparkly goodness on it. Great interpretation of the challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Thank you for joining us this week.

Unknown said...

Yes, a very elegant card, Dori. But my favourite part is the flower, it is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

ScrappySandie said...

Very elegant baby card! Thanks for sharing with us at SSiC this week!

Miesje said...

Pretty pastel colors. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Lori said...

Very pretty. I love your papers and the cut out and sentiment are very nice. Thanks so much for playing along with the Catch the Bug Challenge. Good luck and please do join us again.

Stephanie said...

Love both your cards, thanks for playing along this week at Catch The Bug.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Dori! I just love your pretty in pink card with the touch of bling. The layout is fantastic, too. So glad you joined us this week at Our Creative Crner! :)

Laney said...

super card Dori! fabulous layout!Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place