Good morning everyone...well, we are at Thursday which means only one more day until a three day weekend. Do you have anything special planned? Any last minute grill-outs? Do you know that I have not been to one grill out this entire Summer! What is up with that? I am going to a grill out next Thursday. I really am looking forward to that because it is a new group that I am joining in on. Everyone else there will know each other and I am the newbie so to speak. This is a small group that I was "matched up" with through my church. I have never belonged to a group like this and so I am a wee bit nervous but at the same time I am very excited. They meet over here on the East-side of Cincinnati by me which is nice being close and twice a month we will all get together. We were asked that if we wanted to bring something as a side dish for next week to go for it...I cannot cook at all. I want to bring something but something that won't poison them all...any suggestions? I'll have to think on this one. I was told that since it is my first time meeting everyone in the group that I do not need to bring anything but I really want to.
Today is a really busy day for me though, I have to go to the Middletown Arts Center to drop off some sample kits for some upcoming workshops. One at the MAC and the other at Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village. I have two other appointments today that between the 3 I will deplete all gas that I just put into the tank yesterday...ughhh.
Cheerful Fern Wishes
Here is a card that I worked on last night
|This is the inside of the card|
I am not entering this card into any challenges, I just wanted to make a card using these fern Dazzles that I had in my stash. Unfortunately since I created it at night, I also photoed it at night and you cannot really get a good look at how shimmery and gorgeous these ferns are in real life. They are made out of a sparkly/glimmering material and are radiant. The stems on the insides are all gold.
White card stock as card base of 5" x 6"
Black card stock
Paper from the Teresa Collins paper pack "Sweet Afternoon"
Paper from Fancy Pants paper pack "Baby Mine"
Stamp from Inkadinkado
Ink StazOn Jet Black
Scotch ATG adhesive
I also created another quickie Christmas card
B&W Christmas Card With Green/Red Accents
The sketch which was the inspiration of yesterdays Christmas card that I made was also the design inspiration behind this one
The color in this second picture is truer to the correct color. I was a bit impatient and took this picture also in the night. The gold accent around the green & black card stock was Eric's idea. He and I looked at it knowing it needed something and we both tossed out some ideas and I liked his best. Even though he didn't come right out and say "Hey Christy, I think some gold Perfect Pearls would do the trick..." he said enough to make me go to the pearls, lol. I thought it just really brought it all together.
White card stock as card base which is 5" x 7"
Black card stock
More white card stock ran through my Sizzix Texture Boutique using a Cuttlebug embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Eighteen (S4-310)
Recollections Cling Stamp
Memento Cottage Ivy Ink
Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Scotch - ATG adhesive
I hope you like these cards & are inspired to create something today! Thank you as always for taking the time to stop by, take care & have a wonderful day!