Monday, June 20, 2011

More Color to Love

Another color combination for me to fall in love with at The Play Date Cafe. I had started this card with the orange stamping but was not sure what colors to add, so when PDC came out with orange, pink and blue - voila! I had the rest of the colors for my card!

This card will go to a friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I hope the bright colors will cheer her up for a moment when she receives it.

Tomorrow I will be heading to the States for a month, so no more stamping for awhile. (Insert sad face here.) BUT, it will give me a chance to stock up on embellishments and adhesives - yeah! More importantly, I will spend a lot of time with my Dad who is still really grieving the loss of my Mom.

If anyone is reading - - thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 10, 2011

The Play Date Cafe #85

When I checked The Play Date Cafe this week I thought I fell in love with their colors. As I scrolled through the card samples I felt a little disappointed because none of them seemed to sooth me with color as the board had done. I thought I wanted to see something saturated in the week's colors. As I pondered how I could do such a thing I realized that what I loved was not actually the colors so much (although they are lovely) as it was the color board itself. Each photo on the board shows something lovely and sometimes something evocative of warm memories. So I decided to try to make a little story board on a card, showing some of my favorite things. Here is what I came up with:

Here are the birds close up, because I think they look blurry on the photo of the whole card:

I hope to make another, entirely different card using these colors. I still think I would love a saturation of those colors but I don't know if it's possible to achieve it. I don't own any Dusty Rose (darn it) so I am using some other pinks that have a hint of gray in them. If my next card turns out nice I will post it.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Father's Day X 2

I had to make this card twice. I had just finished the first one (which I intended to send to my Dad) when my son came in, saw it, and claimed it for his own (to give to his Dad.) If I had said no he would have gotten upset, so I just let him have it knowing I could make another.

No great stamps for this card. I ordered a Father's Day set but, since it has to be shipped internationally, it hasn't arrived yet. Hopefully I can use it next year!


Surprised by Mojo!

I have a confession: When I first saw this weeks Mojo Monday sketch I didn't like it. At all. I thought I would skip this week, which would be no big deal since I'm not a regular anyhow. But then, for some reason, I thought I would just give it a try. And...SURPRISE...I love the card I made! So once again I have to thank the Mojo designers because this is something I never would have done without their inspiration.

Photo note: I usually scan my cards. However, tonight I accidentally sat something across the fan on my card and it wrecked what HAD BEEN a perfect fan. I'm sure the scanner would have flattened it completely. So I took regular photos which I think turned out just fine.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Play Date with Mojo Monday

For the first time I am participating in a challenge from "The Play Date Cafe". Their challenge is to use these colors:

I have combined that color challenge with a second card from this Mojo Monday sketch:

And here is my card:

I'm afraid it looks like I didn't know when to stop adding embellishments - it's a little busy. At the same time, I am a bit frustrated by the embellishments I am limited to. Living in Taiwan I do not have access to most of the beautiful things people are using stateside. BUT, I will be heading to the States in 2-1/2 weeks and plan to shop for embellishments while I'm there. I only hope they don't change too much in the next year, after I return to Taiwan.

I hope this isn't too busy for anyone who might be looking here.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Birthday Mojo

I really love this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. I think I will use this layout many times. Thanks, Mojo Divas!

This is also the first time I have ever "paper-pieced". Not sure why I haven't done it before. I see it on other peoples cards and think it is lovely. And I am very pleased with how mine turned out so will definitely do more of it.