Monday, January 26, 2009

Fittingly . . .

I made my first card using my new JustRite stamps for my mom. Mom, who has always given the most wonderful gifts, took what she called "the easy way" and gave everyone money for Christmas this year. I didn't blame her. If I had seven children, seven sons- and daughters-in-law, a dozen grandchildren (some with spouses/significant others), and three great-children, I wouldn't know where to start. Anyway, I wanted to do something special with my money. I thought of several practical things that I could use, and then I thought of the JustRite stamps I've wanted for so long but have been too practical to buy. I think Mom will approve. After all, were it not for her, I might not be crafty at all. Not only did she put up the messes I made cutting and pasting, she encouraged me and told me everything I did was beautiful - even when it wasn't. She still does.

My card is my take on this week's sketch challenge on the Our Creative Corner (OCC) blog. As soon as I saw the sketch, I had a vision and had to do it.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Garden Green, and New England Ivy cardstock; Black, Garden Green and New England Ivy ink pads; Butterfly Kiss and Nature Walk stamp sets; JustRite stamps; Gold mini brads; New England Ivy Designer Ribbon Rounds (retired); Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

I will more than likely be playing with these new stamps in coming days. Thanks to my wonderful mom, I have a nice start to what I'll call a "collection. In my next post, I'll tell you what I bought and why. Now, I'm off to play some more. It was an OK day. I hope yours was, too. I'll catch up with you when I get home from bowling tomorrow evening. Until then, take care!


Jeanne said...

Oh WOW, Kathi! This is a beautiful card! Congrats on getting the Just Rite stamps! I have a few sets, pikced up from Archiver's and they are fun.

What you have done here is just lovely. That butterfly looks like it is just about to fly off the card. The colors are perfect, too and that leaf/fern stamp is a perfect choice.

Thanks SO much for sharing!!!

Stampin n da Hood said...

ditto what Jeanne said!
Love this card!