Thursday, July 22, 2010

So many momentous occassions!

One of the things I have the most trouble with when making cards is the layout of the card.   For some reason I feel that they are all the same, or similar enough.  It might also be because I am stingy, I don't want to use my DSP most of the time.  I love it so much that I want to wait for just the right project, meanwhile, it piles up and gets used after it retires, there isn't more available if I do have a big project or never at all.  So sad to be so stingy.  My goal for the next few weeks it to use up my paper! 

Another way I deal with this  is to I spend some time surfing and looking for card sketch challenges online.  I have a little book that I use to draw some of the sketches I really like so I can go back to them if I am stumped. I also carry it around with me in my purse (yes among the 15,000 other things in there), just in case I have some inspiration of my own.

This first card today is for a friend who is pregnant.  They have been trying for quite some time with no luck and eventually tried IVF with success.  So this is a super big deal and I wanted to make it extra special, so dug out some lovely paper I had been hoarding in a drawer somewhere.   I also added another special little touch.  My other good friend Julie, who just had her baby boy Alexander last weekend at 11 lb 3 oz- whoa!(CONGRATS!), had used the retired SU! set She's All That on her shower invites several months ago with this sage color behind with the scallop edge punch.  I can't keep everything, but I kept it that part of the invite for another special occassion.  Well here it is, I am passing that image from one mom friend to another on this card, a fun way to reduce, reuse, recycle! :)
I made this card using a sketch from ICsketches (Inspirational Card Sketches).  Here is the sketch I was working from, I simply flipped it over. :)  (I seem to have issue with doing things from right to left, something about that rule about reading I guess, things go from left to right. 
One other thing I wanted to share with you today is a sneak peak for a birthday card for my girlfriend Ana.  She reads this blog sometimes so I don't want to give things away, but I thought a little teaser might be fun- insert evil grin.
So much good news out there, babies, pregnancies and birthdays- congrats to you all!  I feel priviledged to share these momentous occassions with you!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you have any encouraging comments I'd be delighted to hear them!



Dianna said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful card! Love your colours and details!

Jackie said...

A beautiful card for a very special celebration. Thanks for joining us at ICS this week. :)