Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A wise man once said...

When all philosophies shall fail, This word alone shall fit; That a sage feels too small for life, And a fool too large for it. -Chesterton, Gilbert Keith

Anyway, I have been seeing a lot of Sage Shadow lately ;), and some lovely brown's too. I think these are such great colors together!

First, I made this b-day card for a co-worker's Grandmother who is turning 99, can you imagine?! Wow, that lady just keeps tickin'! I thought, if I was turning 99, I'd probably be into victorian-like classy prints, so that is why I chose this paper. I'll be sad to see the Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP go. :( I thought the chipboard and flowers were a nice touch and the sentiments just says, "Congrats on getting older and better than ever." Now, if I was 99, I might think that sentiment was a load of crud, because I'd be grumpy and old, but I think that would just be me! ;) Anyway (and more importantly), hope Grandma likes it!

Next, I made this Father's Day card for a friend to give to her dad. Again using that same paper. I used the Branch Out stamp set, which is so fun! I love that little tire swing and the galloshes as well as the other accessories that come with it (a birdie, bird house, butterflies, snowflakes, & leaves)! She said her dad is a bit of a hippy/nature guy, so thought this might work with the tree but also by reminising of childhood with the playful tire swing. I am also loving the distressed edges, who knew the fingers were such good tools! :) Of course, I hope he likes it too!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Be sure to come back on Thursday for a fun From Courtney's Closet Challenge, it will be featuring Courtney's playdate Sophie!!! :)


Tracey said...

These are gorgeous cards Katie! I love the colorus on them!

Cindy Haffner said...

Theseare both so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! I do love the colors!