Saturday, August 1, 2009

Two Cards I Sent This Week

The first card I sent this week was to a friend that lost her mom. I have never made a sympathy card before. As I was making the card it hit me that if I have never made a sympathy card, then I am not send enough cards! I am going to make an effort to send more of the cards that I make. I might regret making it public on my blog because I always want to send more cards and somehow life seems to always get in the way! To keep me accountable I thought I would have a Saturday morning post each week called "Cards I Sent This Week". We'll see how it goes. The first card I sent uses a set that retired out of the last TAC catalog called Rose Garden and a sentiment from the current set called With Sympathy. The layout was inspired by Heather Scott's Monday sketch challenge. I shifted the layers to the left for more drama, but I am confident you can see the sketch there.

The next card I sent to a friend who was on my mind. She had some surgery and I wanted her to know that I had been thinking about her and praying for her. Don't be surprised if you see this card in my Fast and Fab Five Class in September! Since the card was so fast I thought it would make it even more fabulous by embellishing the inside. After all, I had some time on my hands when I was done with the outside. It's hard to see, on the inside view below, but I pierced a row along the bottom inside the card too. For this card I used the Penelope Soar With It collection papers and cardstock, Bitty Blooms, and Scrappers Floss. The stamps are from Fishy Friends. I LOVE the set. The solid images make it easy to make fast and fab cards! I used my Score-Pal to make the embossed lattice pattern on the card base.

I need to get going now. Max took the day off so we could do Cornfest together today. I can not wait to spend some time with him. I'll be back in a day or two with some more fast and fab cards for you to preview. Thanks for stopping by!


Lilly☮ said...

those cards are really beautiful!
great job:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Risa,

G is so big and so very cute!

Also, love your fast and fabulous card. I see I'm going to have to get Fishy Friends on my next order!

Have fun at cornfest...

rita w

Kim said...

Super Cute!