First off, prepare yourself for lots of activity on your dashboard from me today. I've been making cards like crazy today. My house needs a good scrubbing, but oh, well. It's not like anyone is going to break in and steal the dust, right?
Here's two of the cards I've finished today. Both are sympathy cards. My friend Kim and I met years and years ago, when we were in 7th grade. We've known each other more than half of our lives. When her grandfather passed away, I wanted to make her a special card. Purple is her favorite color. This is what I came up with:
1. The Sugar Bowl, challenge 55 - to use Erika's sketch and of course, a sugar nellie image
2. A Spoon Full of Sugar - anything with a vintage/shabby theme. I distressed this card like crazy to make it have a more vintage feel. I also added some crocheted lace and pretty flowers.
As you can imagine, since Kim and I have known each other for so long, that means that I also know her awesome parents. They're two very sweet people who have always supported our friendship. They're also just extremely thoughtful. I had to make them a card, too. Here's the one I made for them:
Cardabilities challenge, using sketch #26. I snagged the gold ribbon off of a gift that I recently received. I think it works well on this card. I managed to tie it by hand, because I am still mad at my bow easy!
Darnit all, I missed the cardabilities challenge. Oh, well, at least the sketch helped me get a card done!