WOW! Almost three weeks since my last posting! The time is flying!
Alaska was AMAZING! So good, in fact, that I'm scheming on how I can spend all of next summer up there instead of sweltering down here in the heat. I ended up catching a cold at the very end of the trip and so I was laid up for a few days once we got home. ICK!
My daughter Jess' birthday was smack in the middle of my cruise and I hadn't gotten the chance to make her a card before I left, so I spent a couple of days making this one for her. (I would really love to know the secret of how you talented ladies can get a card made almost every day). The layout for this card was kick-started with a sketch over at The Sketchy Challenges. I swear, I would probably sit and stare at my empty desk-top for days if I didn't have a springboard like that to get me going.
Jess, like me, loves color and this DP by My Mind's Eye pretty much jumped out of my collection and begged to be used for this card. It took me a while to come up with just the right flowers to go with it and I wanted to distress without going overboard. I do like how they turned out, but I broke one of my die-cut machines while making the leaves. :( Birthday Tilda is a new addition to my Maggie collection. Isn't she sweet?
Thank You so much for stopping by! More of what I used to make this card is listed below. Please leave a comment by clicking on the comments link at the bottom of this post. I would love to hear from you. Have a great day and an even better tomorrow!
♥ Laura C.
♥ Laura C.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
The Sketchy Challenges (# 26 Heidy's Sketch)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers (Distress)
Just Magnolia (Summer Colors)
Simply Magnolia (Garden Blooms)
Stamps: Magnolia (Birthday Tilda)
Inks: Copic markers, Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Recollections
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye (Bloom & Grow "bloom" Eye Candy
Dies: Spellbinders (Scalloped Circle, Scalloped Oval & Labels Eight), Sizzix (Branch w/Leaves), Cuttlebug (Paisley), Making Memories (Circle Cutter)
Punches: EK Success (Retro Flower Med.), Fiskars (Retro Flower Sm.), Carl (Sm. Daisy)
Misc From My Stash: Eyelet, Heart Brad, Seam Tape, Buttons, Twine, Charm, Thread