Saturday, February 23, 2008

Inspired

What inspires you? For me, it's having someone special to create a card for. I especially like making Birthday and Thank you cards. Birthdays, because it's fun to bless people with a one-of-a-kind card on their special day...I think people really feel special when they know you've taken the time to create a card especially for them! And Thank yous, because creating a handmade card always feels like such a personal way to express gratitude. This weekend I had 7 special people in mind as I was creating 2 birthday and 5 Thank you cards. Another thing that really inspires me is a good sketch....and guess what? I had 2 great sketches to work with! I'm going to show you the Birthday cards today and a couple of the Thank you cards tomorrow. For the first card, I used Julee's Poetic Artistry's Mojo Monday sketch25. For the second card, I used Beate's weekend sketch36!! Thanks girls, both sketches provided plenty of inspiration! Just click on their names to check out those great sketches.


I'm still enjoying the Merci SAB set! I can't get over how much I like it. Sometimes a stamp set will just surprise you like that! Hugs & Wishes is such a great all occasion set. I don't know what I ever did without it. I used the Spring Fling DP for both cards. I really like the soft, pretty, springy colors in that DP collection.

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Supplies for the first card~

Stamps: Merci, Hugs & Wishes

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Spring Fling DP

Ink: Brown Stazon

Accessories: SU Markers (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery & Old Olive), Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Love & Happiness Rub-ons (SAB), Pewter brads, 1/4" polytwill brown ribbon, Ticket corner punch, Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Sakura clear stardust pen

Supplies for second card~

Stamps: Merci

Paper: Barely Banana, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Ink: Brown Stazon

Accessories: SU Markers (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Barely Banana, So Saffron, Certainly Celery), Word Window Punch, 1/2 & 3/4" Circle punches, Banana brads, Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 1/4" gg ribbon in apricot & pink, Sakura clear stardust pen, Love & Happiness Rub-ons (sentiment)

Enjoy your evening!

16 comments:

Jackie said...

What inspires me is people like you that are so creative! I love the layout on both of those cards and it is something I would not have thought of myself, really. Great job!

Lastel said...

Beautiful cards , love them both !

Jo said...

Two beautiful cards......beautifully coloured images and gorgeous paper :)

Pam Speidel said...

Both of these cards are exceptional! I love your style ~ YOU are an inspiration to me! Smiles, Pam :)

StampMom said...

I love both cards but especially the coloring and glitter you did on the butterfly of the 2nd card -- you are SO talented! :-)

Heather said...

WOW! These cards are incredible!

pescbrico said...

You are making amazing things with that set!!! wow!

Anonymous said...

These b/day cards are lovely. The ladies who'll be receiving them are quite lucky. TFS!
Sheila

Alexandra said...

Beautiful cards Nancy! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jackie Pedro said...

Nancy, I LOVE both of these cards...You gotta love Jen and Beate's sketch challenges!!

nancy littrell said...

You did use Spring Fling....I thought so :-) Love both of your gorgeous cards. Katie will just LOVE her very special card from her mommy! TFS

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love all the sparkle.

Patty W said...

Oh my good golly...those cards are GORGEOUS !!

I can't even pick a favorite! They are so pretty and I just love the colors on both of them.!

Wow...BEAUTIFUL !

Jennifer R said...

Man, you keep pumping these out. Gorgeous cards..just love all the ideas you have for this Saleabration set. TSF
Jennifer, calgary, aberta

Jill said...

That top card is the cutest one yet I've seen with that set!

Amanda G said...

Both are beautiful!