Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Creating...



Hello there...Oh how I love creating...yesterday was a quiet day around our house so I spent quite a bit of time getting inky.  My first card is inspired by the new PTI set Maile Belle's has coming out called Grand Ampersand.  I love the set, but wanted to see if I could make a Christmas card without buying the new set (and I may have had other things in the cart from PTI!).  So off I went. This was made using a few PaperSmooches sets.  Love the end result.  Look for more cards similar to this one in the near future.

My second card (I apologize for the very blurry photo) is a set of thank you notes I made for Pat's mom.  Her friends and family have already reached out to help with Henry's recovery so she'll definitely be in need of thank you notes.  I love one layer cards...perfect for mailing.

Ingredients:
Christmas card:  PaperSmooches Christmas Sampler, We Connect
Thank you card: PaperSmooches Calico and Many Thanks

15 comments:

  1. These both rock! Love the awesome use of the ampersand on the first card and the 3 pieces of patterned paper on the side look so cool! The second card is perfect - so sweet and heartfelt.

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  2. How fab for you to have some quiet time! And you spent it well. I do like your thank you cards and if I remember rightly Pat's Mum likes blue??

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  3. I love what you did with your patterned paper on your first card!!! Fabulous!

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  4. Your cards are so lovely... Making a note of that lovely left side panel of the first one!
    {your earlier comment meant A LOT to me... thanks so much ♥}

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  5. Love how you took Maile's layout and made it work with paper smooches stamps! It looks really cute!

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  6. eek! You CASEd that card already! Wow, you're fast! It was one of my favs from the release :) LOVE how you made it into a Christmas card...have I started calling mine yet? ;) Darling and thoughtful set for your MIL...I know she will love it and the thought put into it :) ox

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  7. Both so pretty! I especially enjoy the treatment you gave to the ribbon on the first card Lynn!

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  8. Way to use what you've got for the first card and just love the thank you cards. Trusting your FIL is recovering well and what a wonderful card for your MIL to say thanks to those who are helping out :) Two great one layer cards!

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  9. Both fabulous, I love how you used the washi on your first card, that inspires me to do the same. Beautiful blues on your thank you card!

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  10. Fabulous cards, I like the panel in the first one and the colors of the second, so subtle and soothing :)

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  11. I love the ampersand card with it's funky border. I'm trying my hand at one layer cards but not doing to well. Yours are lovely.

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  12. Love both cards Lynn. The holiday card is awesome. Hope your FIL is feeling even better today.

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  13. Your cards are gorgeous, even more so in person!! Thanks!!

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  14. LOVE BOTH! The & is so BIG right now in trend land!

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