Wednesday, April 27, 2011

*our deepest sympathies*

I can't tell you the number of times I tried getting a better picture of this card. I'm well beyond frustrated, so this one will have to do. Is there anything more difficult than a sympathy card? Ok, masculine cards... maybe. I usually end up choosing nature images, like flowers and butterflies. There's just something comforting and peaceful in them. I kept this card pretty simple, without a lot of layers and patterned papers. I didn't even use ribbon, which is unusual for me. One thing there is a lot of on this card is mistakes, and a ridiculous amount of them. So don't look to close! Somehow I managed to cover them up being the sneaky person that I am. Or more like the lazy stamper that I am. Hopefully the recipient won't notice.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

*balloon girl anniversary*

Yesterday, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law celebrated their 20th anniversary. I'm late once again, but I'm doing better than last year when I forgot it entirely!

Isn't this little girl sweet? She's being carried away by a bouquet of heart balloons, and she's perfect for an anniversary card. I used two of my favorite new A Muse Studio products on this card. I love their crystal clear glaze. I used it to give some dimension and shine to the balloons. My favorite thing about it is that it never gets clogged up at the tip. I also love their stardust finishing spray. It sprays nice and even and gives the perfect amount of sparkle without any globs or blotches.

I hope you're having a beautiful day! So glad you stopped by!