Another week has passed and what a week it has been! My thoughts and prayers go out to the people affected by the terrible events in Boston and the Midwest this week. I also received sad news that one of the doctors I work for over the past seventeen years lost his wife this week and also an elderly neighbor I've known for twenty-five years has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Words sometimes are so inadequate at times like this--I never know what to say. Being there for people and prayer are the best you can do. Needless to say, I am glad the week is over and hope the week ahead is much better.
Recently, my sweet sister-in-law and her dear son celebrated their birthdays just days apart; so I made two quite different style cards.
I love the aqua and white color combination. The background paper is just a piece of leftover scrap, so I'm not sure of the company. I used a Martha Stewart punch on some white cardstock. I stamped script text onto another piece of paper and placed that on top of the lace-edged paper. The pretty butterfly and white flower are Prima, the small white and aqua flowers are Offray, pearl swirls are Recollections, lace bow is from Celebrate It, PTI sentiment is used on the banner, and the stickpin was made by me. I don't know where I got the random crystals from.
A completely feminine card is much easier for me to make! Next one is totally different.
The card base was made from Recollections kraft cardstock. Papers used are October Afternoon, Webster's and Farm House. A bit of baker's twine was wrapped around the card. The pennants, gumball machine, cross stitch border and 5 cent stickers are all October Afternoon. I finished it off with birthday stamped at the bottom.
Well, that's it for today. I am working on Mother's Day gifts. I have several small containers that I am altering. I did finish a tag and have some cards to make as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!