We never understand the impact our words are on another person. One day I went through my local Starbucks drive through on the way to work. When I was handed my venti nonfat latte, hand written on the cup was "You're Amazing!". I had been working a lot, was worn down and felt unappreciated. (You've been there right?) Those words from a complete stranger written on my cup absolutely touched me, shifted my mood and my day. This happened over a year ago and I still vividly recall the experience. I kept the cup for quite some time.
Someone who I think the world of is having a birthday next month. I created her birthday card to let her know I think she is amazing. She is a positive influence in others lives. She is strong, smart, has a great sense of humor and is so giving of herself.
Using the Pals Paper Arts sketch No 173 as my inspiration I created this card:
Here is the original sketch challenge:
My card base is 5 x 5 in Crumb Cake card stock. The next layer is Cherry Cobbler which I adhered to the base with stampin dimensionals to create the dimension I wanted. The sentiment is from the Lovely Romance stamp set, which is one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I cut out the sentiment using the Chalk Talk Framelits. Then I cut out two more shapes from the crumb cake card stock and layered them to on the back to frame the sentiment. The flags are 3/4" pieces of crumb cake and whisper white card stock. I placed the cherry cobbler polka dot washi tape from the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape collection on the center of the whisper white piece before I flagged the end. And the final touch was the 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon.
Here is one more view of the card:
So today think about who you need to tell – "You're Amazing"
Make it a great day. Cheers,
I loved this week's Freshly Made Sketch and couldn't wait to get time to give it a try. Here is the sketch:
Today I finally had time to get my Stampin Mojo going and here is what I came up with for this design sketch challenge. I am very pleased with the clean and simple look of this card. I think it looks like a winter wonderland.
The Whisper White card stock base is 5 x 5. Then Silver Glimmer paper adds the sparkle of lights on freshly fallen snow. The squares are Soft Sky card stock and the Christmas Tree from the Snow Swirled Stamp Set [Retired] provides the Centerpiece of my card. The Soft Sky seam binding ribbon and candy dot are the finishing touches.
Enjoy your Sunday and stop back tomorrow for a great card for the Paper Pals sketch challenge.
My upline came up with a fun game for our team to play this week. We need to create something with stamps, colors, or tools that begin with the same letter as our first name. So I went to work to see what I could create. The result? I used the Million & One and Magnificent Maple stamp sets.
With the use of the Stamp-a-ma-jig I carefully lined up and stamped my maple leaves. The sentiment is embossed with a non- Stampin' Up embossing powder in Mahogany.
Ink colors used: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry
Card stock: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Very Vanilla
We have had nothing but rain and very humid weather in Southwest Florida for weeks. I am ready for some cool weather and fall colors!
Happy Friday to you and enjoy your weekend!
Are you singing The Supremes hit Baby Love? I am and probably will be humming it all day.
I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge as my inspiration for this quick and easy card to welcome a new baby girl. Here is the sketch:
And here is my quick and easy card…
I used the Zoo Babies Stamp Set to stamp the little elephant and on the inside I used the "baby" sentiment from the One in a Million Stamp Set.
Of course I had to create a matching envelope:
Paper: Gingham Garden DSP, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Melon mambo
Accessories: Brights Candy Dots
Tools: Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Paper Snips (for the flagged ends)
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