Monday, May 31, 2010


This week's challenge at PPA is a sketch challenge by Margaret Moody.  I don't usually make square cards, and I could have made my standard 5.5" x 4.25" card, but I decided to make a 4.5" easel card.

I made an anniversary card for some friends who have been married for 37 years this Wednesday...that's a long time.  I thought that this sketch would make a great anniversary card.  What do you think?

Here it is standing up:

I hope you can tell where the card starts and the background ends.  I used Stampin' Up paper; Whisper white and Summer Sun c.s.and Night and Day dsp (I used 3 different patterns).  I used Summer Sun ink to color the pattern for the butterflies...cut with my Big Shot.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

CSCC #80

I haven't done a challenge or posted on my blog since April.  May is almost over ...what have I been doing?

The ladies at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge have been moving along, though.  They're up to challenge #80, and they have chosen "Becoming Jane" for this week.  Such a beautiful movie.

We were required to use flowers and pearls.  My inspiration from the movie was Jane's sister Clarissa.  For a party she wore a pretty pink dress with a ruffled neckline, and her pearl necklace.  She was engaged to a man that she loved very much, but he went to sea and never came back.

The sentiment is also appropriate for Jane who fell in love with a man who could not marry her and keep helping to support his family.