Thursday, January 22, 2009
Mission Accomplished! (This one's for Mom)
I set out to meet a challenge and it is now done. I actually made some "simple" cards! I will admit to liking them, and I will also admit to having had fun creating them. However, I will also admit that I am ready to get back to my "lotsa"! I miss my layers and colors and most of all my bling!! I just find that it's those little "extras" that really make the difference for me. It's funny- I think I like "simple", and when I shop for things, simple is what I am most often attracted to. Yet, when it comes to card making or scrapbooking (especially scrapbooking!) I just find embellishments are where it's at for me! They make it fun- and I guess that's what it's all about in my book.
Anyway, I have learned to think outside my typical box a bit, and hopefully I'll continue to simplify from time to time.
So here is my third and final card for this challenge. This one is actually quite similar to a card I made for my Mom several months ago, but without all the layers and colors. I think I like this one best. The sentiment is my favorite part. Mom just loved it, too. It has been just 2 months since my Mom passed away. I am finding so many things that remind me of her that now take on a slightly new meaning. She so loved the cards I made and sent to her, and I know she would have loved this one, too. She was a great inspiration to me, not only in my card making, but in so many things in life. I will miss her terribly, but am so grateful for all the years I was blessed to have her. And even now that she's gone, I continue to be inspired by her through my many wonderful memories of her. So, this one's for you, Mom! ;-)
Items used for this card are: PTI white card stock; stamp from SU! Garden Silhouettes stamp set colored with SU! markers: Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss and Pretty In Pink; seniment from SU! Refuge and Strength stamp set. Sentiment stamped in SU! Regal Rose classic ink onto Mellow Moss c/s die cut using scalloped circle Nestability die. Ribbon: retired SU! Old Olive organdy.
Posted by Sarah Bennett at 9:27 AM