Hello... We meet again...
It's been a while... I'm so sorry to have not been able to post for the last couple of weeks. Hope you have been enjoying a scrappy life... with a little bit of wine... and imperfection. Here are some cards I've made recently and I just want to share with you to see if I can make up for the missing posts these weeks.
This card was a very simple one I made for a friend's sister who's young at heart, happy and fabulous. The photo does not make much justice to the card since the texture of the letters and papers with the gitter makes it very vibrant and attractive. Hope you like it anyway and can inspire you with a simple idea of organizing strips of papers to frame the sentiment or title. In the inside the card had feathers and says: ... Fabulous Birthday; so it reads from outside to inside: Fab Sister... Fabulous Birthday!
(patterned paper: DCWV; letters: ColorBok; miscellaneous: cardstock, pen, glitter pen, glue, scissors, paper trimmer)
There's these two cards I made on the anniversary inspiration. The first one is "Celebrate". It communicates the message with the bottle of champagne and a little heart with the word "anniversary" in front of the ice bucket. I wanted it to be a card that reflected happiness and celebration and you could either give it to a man or a woman.
(patterned paper: Memory Stor, Creative Memories; brads: Portafolia; bottle cut out: Meri Meri Accents; stamp: Inkadinkado (word "Celebrate"); ink: ColorBox; miscellaneous and unknown: stamp (little heart with word "anniversary"), glue, scissors, paper trimmer, etc.)
The other one is more for a male recipient. It has inchies in the cover. Inchies are pieces of 1" x 1" with messages and designs. Some scrappers use them for layouts and cards, while others collect them... just like the ATC's. So this one has three inchies that communicate the message of love. One is a heart, the other one is the phrase "Te Amo" which means "I Love You", and the third one has the lips communicating "kiss". In the inside it says: Happy Anniversary.
(cardstock: DCWV; patterned paper: Memory Stor; stamps: Inkadinkado, American Crafts; inks: StazOn, Color Box, Portafolia; miscellaneous and unknown: little buttons, glue, etc.
I hope you like these 3 cards and somehow you enjoyed and got inspired.
On the other hand...
At this point I would like to tell you sad news... Remember my friend for who I made the Special Mini Album posted a couple of months ago? Well, she died yesterday. She battled cancer for a while and she seemed so strong and in recovery. However, last week she started to feel more sick and there was no way back.
I remember the "special mini album" was delivered to her thru a friend... but she liked it so much and she felt so great that she decided to visit me at the office just to thank me for this album full of messages and wishes, that she loved so much and was a support for her.
She survived two children, a husband, a great lovely family, and a lot of co-workers and friends who loved her and admired a bunch. Please, have her and her family in your prays.
Life continues... Enjoy every moment, everyday, the simple things... I'll see you around.