Monday, February 1, 2010

Sympathy and Gratitude

Ashley's Blossoms_Jan 2010

I have a couple of cards to show you tonight. Both were inspired by cards I found in the latest issue of Papercrafts’ Stamp It! Cards.

I’m not sure that there is much to say about either that won’t be reveal in the photographs. For this sympathy card, I sanded my Sorbet cardstock before stamping on it and kept the black mat narrow as not to overpower.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Sorbet, and Black cardstock; Perfect Day paper packet; Sorbet and Black ink pads; My Cute Stamps Ashley’s Blossoms stamp set; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Kaiser Kraft pearl accent; Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.

Ashley's Blossoms_2_Jan 2010

About this card, I don’t mix and match paper packets much but think I should. Again, a narrow black mat with the images stamped on White Daisy Textured cardstock.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, and White Daisy Textured cardstock; Key to My Heart (retired) and Silhouette paper packets; Black and Juniper ink pads; My Cute Stamps Ashley’s Blossoms and Close To My Heart Thank You stamp sets; Button from my stash; White embroidery floss; Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch.

If I didn’t stamp again this week, I’d have cards to show you through Friday. My mojo last night extended so far that I had a “vision” after I’d gone to bed and had to get up and make one more card. And, had I known I was going to be staring at the alarm clock until 4 am, I would have kept stamping. Like I so often do on Sundays, I “slept fast” and started out the workweek tired. So far, so good though. I worked like a beaver today and have enough energy left to do what I gotta do tonight before hitting the hay early.

How was your Monday? I hope it was a good day. Enjoy the evening! Later…


Sarah said...

The new Stamp it was awesome!!! I poured over the cards!!!
Your are just gorgeous! So beautiful.
I can honestly say I do have visions of cards...but I have never gotten back out of bed to make one LOL...!
Take care Kathi.

Carolyn Christie said...

These are both very pretty. I love the 1st one! Gorgeous!!

Lori said...

Your cards are beautiful!!! I love it when I see something that inspires me and I can use my own stamps.

Sparkle said...

What lovely cards!

Sharli said...

YaHoo!!! I LOVE it when you're inspired - - - it means I'm going to try something new! These are wonderful cards!

I, too, have card and layout visions - not often, but they are persistent!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!


Ruthieann said...

I just had to say how much I love your cards tonight... not that I don't love them all the time. I especially love the first one. They are just beautiful!!!

Barb said...

Your cards are beautiful Kathi! That Sorbet card makes me want to pull out that paper pack and get busy! I love the little butterfly, too.

I know what you mean about having to get up and make a card. Sometimes I just have to do it, otherwise I can't sleep!

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness...the mojo is aflowing over in Kathi's Corner! Wowza, these are gorgeous my friend!

I can honestly say I've never gotten out of bed to create a card, must not be dedicated enough. LOL

Hope you have a Terrific Tuesday!!

Laurel said...

Wow, these are pretty! I really love the second one with the bird cage!