Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a great weekend.
It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us.
These colors are perfect for back to school - but I wanted to go a different route and make an encouragement card instead and I dedicate this cute duo to my bestie - Pammie.
Of course, I needed a sketch to go with the colors - and found it across at Freshly Made.
I used some new goodies to make this card - one of them is a modern leaf background that I created using a new die-cut. I die-cut a piece of cardstock and used it as a mask. I then used my Clarity brushes to add some Daffodil Delight over white cardstock. Once that was done, I cut a piece of Neenah white card stock and stamped my two little birdies on top. I then colored them and added a black line to make them look as though they were sitting on a wire :-) I stamped the sentiment and mounted the bird panel and the sentiment with dimensionals..... oh..... and.... of course! add some shimmer and shine.
Here's my card:
I hope you will play along with us this week - we can't wait to see what you create. Looking for some inspiration - look no further than our design team:
On a personal note:
Long hours again this week and the couple of hours that I have had spare have been watching and supporting the Olympians. What an amazing group of young women the US gymnasts are. Talented, dedicated, athletic, supportive and all round - awesome. I also loved that they were talking and giggling like a group of young girls should. It's also wonderful to see countries suddenly blossom and deliver a medal where none has ever gone before.... Take Fiji..... A small, tiny island at the bottom end of the world (well... I suppose it depends on which end of the world you are in :-) ) But for us... it's way, way away! How awesome was it that they beat the Brits at Rugby and won a gold medal. Heck... England was the country that invented Rugby! Go... Fiji!
Today, whilst I was making my card for the challenge this week, I watched a young Puerto Rican woman - Monica Puig - beat Angelique Kerber - the #2 ranked women's player in the world. She played with grace, composure, strength and single-mindedness. She held her head - and her game and became the first Puerto Rican woman ever to win an Olympic medal - and the first Puerto Rican to win a gold medal. Apparently Puerto Rico had come to a virtual standstill as people gathered anywhere they could to watch this woman try to make history.
It's these amazing feats - that keep me coming back to watch the Olympics - and I apologize for not updating my blog this week.... but the Olympics were calling and took over the few spare hours I had - and I bet there are lots of you out there that were doing the same:-)
I have a couple of photographs for you....
Everyone ready to say awwwwwww - again :-)
Mommy has done an amazing job of bringing up her little babies.
I was thrilled to see the return of a couple of the Monarchs that we released for Lou's birthday. Isn't he gorgeous:
I will be back with another card tomorrow - I promise. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight - including my dearest Pammie.
- Inks: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point (well... matching Copic colors for everything except the Daffodil Delight)
- Stamps: Rise & Shine - Fun Stampers Journey
- Die: Layered Leaves - Fun Stampers Journey