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Thursday, September 5, 2013

sketch adventures

One of my coworkers is a beekeeper, and when we see each other throughout the week we usually chat about our beekeeping adventures.  He and his wife are also just starting an even more exciting adventure with the birth of their first child!  I wanted to make a card that would be unique, and I found just the sketch at Seize the Sketch:
stamp sets - Backyard Basics, Express Yourself (hostess), Six-Sided Sampler; ink - Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush; card stock - Blushing Bride, Whislper White; punch - hexagon; 5/8" organza ribbon - Whisper White; Big Shot with Backyard Basics framelits and Hexagon embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals
Not only handmade, but totally unique - they're not likely to see another card like this, ever. {grin}  Which is only fair, I think, since their daughter's name is very unique.

I also wanted to get one more Christmas card made for my self-challenge (how many consecutive days can I make a Christmas card). I found this awesome card on Pinterest earlier this week and really wanted to CASE it.  When I clicked through the link, I found it was a challenge card in the Operation Write Home, Labor Day Weekend Virtual Card Making Party! and the link-up is still active - woohoo!  Here's my version:
stamp set - More Merry Messages; ink - Riding Hood Red (retired); card stock - Riding Hood Red (retired); Whisper White; designer series paper - Christmas Cocoa (retired); Big Shot with Lacy Brocade embossing folder (retired)
Tonight's card (#13) is the final installment of "keeping up with Christmas adventures", as we're heading to Milwaukee tomorrow afternoon for the Frank Mots Family Kite Fest.  I didn't plan ahead to take card kits with me, so there will be no card making in my little section of Veteran's Park.  If you're in the area, stop by at the bubble machine to say hello, though!

1 comment:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Two very pretty cards!!! Hexagons are a huge favorite of mine, and that retired Christmas DSP is probably my most favorite! Loved how you used both!