Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Do not adjust your computer monitor! Yes, you really are seeing a midweek post from me! My poor neglected supplies got dusted off this past weekend to make a graduation card for a very special young man, my nephew! I have plans to clean up my crafting table this week so I can actually find everything again and be productive. Wish me luck! I would have done this already, but the weather has been beautiful here and I've been working in our little garden and planting some flowering bushes while I can.
My nephew also graduated this past weekend so it's been a little hectic here. He is such a kindred spirit and we are often partners in crime in driving his mother, my sister, crazy! She is a little concerned about him going off to college in the fall, but I know he will be amazing and can't wait to see what he accomplishes in his life. He is very intelligent, loves to read, and has a wonderful sense of humor. Did I mention I think he's very special?! But enough of that, here is his card...
Apologies in advance for the picture! It was very overcast when I took the picture and I couldn't get a good shot. I had the hardest time putting this together! Every patterned paper, ribbon, and embellishment that fit the color scheme seemed too girly to me. I wasn't crazy about the dotty paper, but it was the least girly I had in real red. I actually took the star buttons from DD#1's stash and colored some white bakers twine with my basic black marker. I think I'll have an easier time with my niece's card next week.
I want to take a minute and send a message to any blogging friends who were affected by the recent tornados and storms. My heart goes out to the families dealing with such loss and devastation. I can not begin to imagine what that feels like. My family is keeping all of you in our prayers. Hugs!
I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week and that you find some time to be crafty too!
Card Recipe: Cardstock-whisper white, real red, real red DSP, Ink-black stazon, Stamp Set-Blue Ribbon, Accessories-chevron folder, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, basic black grosgrain ribbon, bakers twine, star buttons (from DD#1 stash)