Saturday, June 13, 2009

Simple Saturday Times Two!

A one layer card. I don't make very many of these anymore. Isn't this the sweetest little bunch of flowers? They remind me of a child's drawing. Bjorn draws the cutest flowers. When I showed him how, the first words out of his mouth were, "I can't do it, Grandma." "Yes, you can," I told him. Step-by-step, we drew that first flower together, and he's been drawing them all on his own ever since. "Yes, you can" are important words for children. If they hear them often enough, they start saying them to themselves and believing in themselves.

About my card, I colored the images with markers. At most, it was a 10-minute card.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy cardstock; Black ink pad; Clover Meadow, Sunflower, Brown Bag, Hydrangea, Lilac Mist, Dutch Blue, and Holiday Red markers; Stampendous Field of Blooms stamp and Say it in Style stamp set; Cranberry gingham ribbon.

My second card was a 10-minute job, too. It was inspired by this card on Maria's Scraps by M blog.

Materials & Tools: Stampin' Up Kraft cardstock; CTMH Silhouette paper packet; Black ink pad; Stampendous Field of Blooms stamp and CTMH Say it in Style stamp set; Cranberry grosgrain ribbon.

I'm having a great day. How about you? After posting this morning, I finished up some challenge cards, which will be appearing next week on Erin's Inky Smiles blog. Creating them was quite an adventure. Fun. Definitely a challenge. You'll see why when the time comes.

I don't know if you've noticed or not, but I haven't complained about the weather for a few days. That's because I don't have anything to complain about! We've had at least three consecutive nice days with decent weather forecast for the coming week. Temperatures are in the 70s - perfect in my book.

With that, I think I'll catch a little nap before Marv gets home from the golf course. I hope your weekend is progressing wonderfully. Enjoy! Later ...


Sylvia said...

First card is so bright and cheery-I love it. Black and white cards are fun too. Back to getting ready.

Alanna said...

Great cards Kathi. What a great stamp set and you've proved that it can look great colored or not.

Sparkle said...

Both are just darling! I love the red, black, and white combo.

Sarah said...

These are just DARLING!
I love that stamp.
Glad your weather is behaving.

Sharli said...

You are so right about how we teach children to believe in themselves! Yes, you can!

I know you think your card is "simple" but it's also the arrangement of the heights and colors that make it so very appealing! I love it! The one on craft is also a great card - I like them both!

I can't wait to see what you've done for the challenge! Have a great afternoon -

Liane said...

I really need to take a page from your book and remember to use simple cards occasionally. I love the look, but always feel pressure to kick it up a notch with layers. Beauties!

Jeanne said...

Kathi, you are truly an inspiration. Your thoughts remind me to always try to be supportive of my girls' efforts. Yes, you can is so positive and uplifting.

Your lovely cards are wonderful examples of the words of wisdom you share. Thank you, my friend1

Deborah Young said...

I feel like I am repeating myself - these are just gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing with us.

Kariberry said...

Beautiful! "yes you can" are some of the greatest words a child can hear. It gives them confidance that they can tackle anything.
You are a wonderful grandma!

Marie said...

These are both darling. My fave is the first one - very colorful.
Thanks for the reminder about speaking affirming words to our kids...very important!