June 28, 2010


Happy happy Monday all!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was very full but it was great!! Taught class, saw my Club Gals (love them, they always make me smile!) and then went outdoor furniture shopping with Tony!  We found everything we were looking for, but had to travel far and wide to find it, lol! We are both glad it is DONE!!!! So, today I am off to the waterpark with the kids and some friends, but first I want to share with you the two cards I did for today's sketch challenge over at Stampin Connection!  The sketch was posted by my fellow Design Team member Carole' Ann - it is a rockin' sketch so if you are a demo, you really need to get on over there, check it out, and show us what you can do with it! My husband has two employees that are sadlly being let go due to budget cuts (I hate this dang economy!) so he asked me to make cards for them.  I wanted to keep it light so these are the ones I came up with! The first one is for a guy so I decided to use my motorcycle stamp and my Nouveau Chic designer series paper (so sad to see this one go!) since I think it works sooo well for male cards.  I kept the colors simple, and used my spritzer tool to add some texture to the image and I am quite pleased with how this one came out - I hope he likes it too! 
This second one is made using my Flamingo series paper, oh, how I love this paper!! It was one of my faves from this catty, and I will miss it! The stamps are the Ever After Stamp Set, which is also a fave of mine and thankfully will still be available in the new catty! I can't lose ALL my faves *wink*  I added many more girly touches to this card since it is for a woman that has also been with the County for awhile whose position also went away :-(  She is a nice lady, and I really hope something even better comes along for her soon!  I wanted to keep the card bright and cheery so I did throw in some Summer Sun as an accent color and I like how it looks with the Cameo Coral. The sentiment is actually on the inside of this card with a private message and room for everyone to sign.  I know it won't make it easier on them, but I am hoping these cards will at least brighten their day just a little bit! Now, I am off to finish packing the cooler and getting the kids all loaded up to meet our friends and off we go!! I will be back later in the evening to do some blurfing -can't miss out on what you all are doing, lol!! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by :-)
Card One Recipe:
Paper - Basic Gray, Mellow Moss, Whisper White card stock, Nouveau Chic Designer Series paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Mellow Moss classic ink pad, Basic Black and Going Gray stampin' write markers
Stamps - Motorcycle, Smarty Pants
Accessories - Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Border Punch, 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch circle punches, Going Gray taffeta ribbon, silver jumbo brads, Mat pack and paper piercer, Spritzer tool
Card Two Recipe:
Paper - Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Whisper White card stock, Flamingo Designer Series paper
Inks - Cameo Coral classic stamp pad, Summer Sun, Gable Green Stampin' write markers
Stamps - Ever After
Accessories - Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Eyelet Border punch, Jumbo eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Whisper White and Maize(retired) narrow grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White wide satin ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, 1/4 inch circle punch


Dawn Easton said...

Glad to hear the weekend went well! Like you said, at least it's all done now and soon you'll be sitting on your new patio enjoying the sunshine!!! Lucky girl!

Fantastic cards! I especially love that second one with those bright papers!

Have fun at the waterpark today. Gosh it's been years since I've gone to one of those! hehe!

Chris said...

these are fabulous! i'm sure they will love them! have a fun day!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards Alex!!! Sure hope you will show us your new patio furniture,love to see people's back yard as we live in apt building,we aren't lucky tohave a yard.
Enjoy your day girl!

Dani said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! My DH hates shopping and would just send me out to get "whatever"!

Great cards! They will treasure them. I still have the card that was given to me when I left my job- more than 6 years ago!

Crystal said...

These are fantastic Alex...OOOO how they will LOVE these!!!! So glad to hear you had a great weekend!!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous cards! And so thoughtful of you and your husband!

Maxine said...

Oh wow talk about having talent!!!! Your cards are something I can only DREAM of doing!

Karen Motz said...

These are gorgeous!!! I love how you shared both a masculine and feminine card with the same sketch!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love them both!! Love them!!

Shanda Stirk said...

You make gorgeous cards - so much detail and great designs!

kathleenh said...

Wow! I love both of these cards Alex! The first one is very masculine and so appropriate for the occasion and the other one is so pretty and feminine.

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are just awesome, Alex. The colors that you picked are so becoming to the cards and I love both of the images also. Thanks so much for the ideas; only hoping some day to make cards as lovely as yours.


thescrapmaster said...

Very pretty cards!!

I found you on Stampin' Connection on the follow list. Thanks for the follow. I am now following you :)


Ilene said...

Awesome cards as always! Love how they're totally opposite from each other and yet you managed to make each perfect in its own way! Love the colors on that motorcycle as well!

Risa said...

Hi Alex,
Both of your cards are beautiful in every way! Have fun at the waterpark and have a beautiful and safe holiday weekend!

Debbi said...

I love the multiple layered border punch, it always adds so much!

Rose Ann said...

These are fantastic, Alex!! The masculine one is so perfect and I love your punched strips!! The second is so pretty and summery!! Sorry for the reason to make them. Tough times for sure!

So glad you found your patio furniture!! I'm sure you'll enjoy!!