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.

7 comments:

Tracey said...

beautiful Sarah!! I think this one is my favorite of the 3...though I've really enjoyed them all!!! Thanks for sharing!

okiechic said...

This is just lovely, Sarah. (((HUGS)))

Debbi said...

Beautiful Sarah. I'm sure your Mom is smiling down on you and your "simple" creations.

Tracey said...

ok my friend - I've issued you a challenge on my blog. I hope you'll play along!! Stop by my latest post, and see 'the rules' :)

*smooches*

Katie said...

WOW I love these simple ones. I am the same as you, I go for the simple but when I make things (layouts, graphics, etc.), I just keep adding and adding and can't stop! I'll have so many layers I don't know what to do! I love both your styles though :)

Rebecca said...

This is beautiful! Great job with your nesties :-)

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Sarah

Like your designs. Most of us don't do simple, maybe we should, although when finished we always feel we should add something else.LOL