I must apologize!! I didn't realize that it had been almost a month since my last post! I've only been out of school for one week and boy have I been busy! My husband and I continue to make repairs to our home (termite damage last fall). It was a huge mess, but at least I am getting a beautiful, new stone fireplace out of the deal. As my husband continues to lay the stone, I have stripped, and I am now in the process of restaining our log home. I did take some time out last night to whip up a few easy cards though!
I found a clearance bargain on a couple of Brenda Walton DCWV mat stacks that I couldn't pass up. These papers make beautiful nature-themed card backgrounds. I used them on the "friendship" card and the "count your blessings" card. The embellishments are also from DCWV. I used my cricut border punch on the "count your blessings" card. The phrase for the front of this card is actually a clear sticker from Stampabilities. The butterfly embellishment is from Studio 112. I used ribbon found in the dollar bin at Michael's to create matching bows for each of the cards.
The other card was created using a wonderful rubber stamp I purchased from eBay. My brother-in-law is an avid wild turkey hunter and he has an upcoming July birthday. I stamped a piece of ivory paper with the wild gobbler and then colored it with my watercolor pencils. I adhered the stamped image to a piece of orange patterned paper from the Great Outdoors stack from atd. Both were then attached to a piece of heavy brown cardstock using square metal brads from Recollections. I used Glue Dots to adhere everything to a plain ivory card. I found the stamp birthday sentiment in the dollar bin at Michael's too! I finished the card off with a matching brown bow. I think my brother-in-law will be very proud of his card!
Thanks for visiting.....off to work on some more household projects!!