Happy Saturday everyone!
We have a torrential downpour going on right now. So, so yucky. Jason was really hoping he would get some gardening done outside but I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon! Poor thing is just going to have to wait until tomorrow. It is not too bad though. Izzy and Jason have been having a really good time together. They cooked breakfast and wandered around the house. She is always so, so excited to have her Daddy at home. Of course since Daddy is at home she has been begging him to give Tuxy a bath. I think Jason has almost given in, but every once in awhile I do still hear, "If you want Tuxy to take a bath Izzy, just stick him outside!" LOL! Here is a picture though of her enjoying the outside the other day!
Well I have two projects to share with you today! I have been having a great time playing with my digi images from The Greeting Farm. You know how much I love them. It is just so awesome that you can manipulate their shape or layout!
My first card for today is a card I made for Easter. (Told you I was stocking up!) I really like the pastel colors of Easter and decorating eggs so I decided to include that theme into my card. I used last week's Sketch For You To Try by Jen Del Muro for the layout.
Isn't Anya so sweet hopping along the bunny trail? I just love the look of joy on her face! Too, too cute!! Anywhoo, I started this card by printing off Easter Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Following Jen's sketch, I layered on teal and lavender card stock along with some DP from Making Memories. I created my sentiment with some teal, lavender and white card stock I stamped with an alphabet set I got at Michaels for a dollar and some butterfly brads my mom got for me! I finished my card off by tying on three ribbons using some perfect plum ribbon from Papertrey and added a teal prima flower with a felt button and ribbon on the side! I am so mad at myself though for not getting more of those felt buttons! I just love, love, love them!
My second card I want to share today is kind of special and one that I really like. That usually doesn't happen because I have these grand ideas for cards in my head but it seems like they never turn out the way I want them too! But this card came pretty darn close. I have been wanting to make a Cubs Vs. Cardinals card ever since I first saw Baseball Ian. Here in St. Louis the Cubs are our number 1 rival. Cubs games are always sold out and super hard to get tickets too! Well Jason is really getting excited for opening day on April 6th and I really wanted to make him a card that would get him even more in the mood for some baseball! So without further ado, here is my Cubs vs. Cardinals card!
The sentiment on the inside will say, Completely, Useless, By, September! Get it, spells Cubs! LOL! Sorry all you Cubs fans! Do you recognize the layout? It is the first sketch challenge over on the Club Anya site! I couldn't resist, the two circles screamed baseballs to me! I started this card off by printing off two Baseball Ians by The Greeting Farm, one of which I flipped in my photo editing software, and colored them in with my copics. For the emblems on their hats, I simply printed off the logos on the computer and cut them out and pasted them on. Then, following the sketch, I layered on white, red and blue card stock along with paper from Creative Imaginations. To create the baseballs, I simply cut out a circle, cut it in half and added red "stitches" with my red pen. To complete my card, I added my two players, printed off my sentiment and placed it on a ribbon tag I cut out with my nesties, laced some blue ribbon through it and placed two star buttons in the corners! Jason really liked it and I am so glad!!!
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today! Hope the weather is much better wherever you are! Oh and I am such a horrible friend. I forgot to say that yesterday was my amazing friend Heather's birthday so make sure you swing by and give her some birthday greetings! Smiles!