Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!


Man oh man was last week a crazy busy week. Thankfully I got a chance to take a breath over the weekend as the boys didn't have too much going on...that said this week is going to be crazy busy too with lots of week night activities and an overnight show choir trip for the weekend. I'm going to have to remind myself to go to bed early!  

On Saturday night, I made five cards and all five are already in the mail. This one is for my gorgeous niece, Elizabeth's, 20th birthday.  She loves the color green so I knew I had to include that color in the card. I used the technique that Laura Bassen showed in her video, but since I didn't have reinkers I put three different colors on a craft mat and sprayed a little water before inking my stamps.  Love the end result!  I'm entering this card over at CASology.  

In other news around our house, Pat is remodeling our basement...we had a pretty big bar in our basement and we never use it...so he took it our and is rebuilding the back corner.  Here's a picture of him in action on Saturday night.  I'll be sure to post after pictures when he's finished!






16 comments:

  1. Your niece is going to love her card...fun polkas!
    can't wait to the see the after pics of the basement!

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  2. Very fun polka dots, Lynn!!! Your niece is going to love it!
    Have fun renovating. :)

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  3. All those busy days filled with activity and you still find time to "play." Good for you, Lynn! It definitely keeps us sane, doesn't it? Lol! Love your beautiful card! Gorgeous colors and results! ♥

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  4. Love the different coloured polka dots, Lynn! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  5. This is such a cool card for Elizabeth Lynn! The polka dot background is fantastic. We have a bar in the basement we had to have and rarely gets used! hank you for sharing at CASology this week!

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  6. This is just delightful! I love the color choice for this design! You have interpreted Laura's technique beautifully! And wow, your basement is going to look GREAT after Pat's hard work! Good for him!

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  7. I loooove green too so this card has me grinning :) Love the dots and your niece is sure to love it. Go Pat - can't wait to see the finished product!

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  8. Cool bg and adore the enamel dots and thread combo x

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  9. This is a beautiful card! I love how you improvised for the technique and it came out so gorgeous! I have an Elizabeth and her favorite color is green too.

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  10. What a gorgeous card. Love all the different variations of color. I'm sure your niece will really love it, and will probably wonder just how you did it! Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  11. Such a cool and fresh background, Lynn ... the thread and enamel dots are fabulous behind the sentiment! Anita :)

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  12. I'm going to have to look up that technique because the card rocks! Love those polka dots! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  13. Honestly, I don't have any buttons... love the little extra pops... and I'm a fan of the string look. Fabulous card, mailing birthday cards doesn't seem to be at the top of my to do list. But-- the Instagram class last night was fun-- I actually know what I'm doing :)

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  14. Oooo! Love that background! Such a playful design! Good luck with the remodel!

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  15. Great colourpalette! Love the circles! Great that you are changing something that isn't used into something else... Hugs, Gerrina

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