With new stamps to play with arriving Wednesday, I was eager to play, but so eager my brain couldn’t focus! So, I turned first to the Split Coast Color Challenge for the week (CC799), then found some lovely samples online… several of which I hope to try my hand at eventually! However, I settled on one, and chose to CASE this lovely card by Wendy Cranford – two for one?! Now, we’re talking. Because some times you just want to craft, but you can’t think of how to get started!
When I started these cards, I did not know who, or what, they were for. I had them pretty well finished up Wednesday night before bed, but with a new book calling my name and the sky growing darker, I put it aside with still the sentiments and recipients undecided.
But I did have some friends out my window:
I awoke Thursday morning and realized I knew Who could help me with the final decisions for the design, and said a simple prayer to God as I began my workday to please help show me who and what these cards were for.
By evening, I received a phone call, as I finished gluing pieces together, that one of my mom’s oldest and dearest friends has just received a scary diagnosis. And the first card found it’s home.
The second card is a lighter, more cheerful occasion – the wedding anniversary of a wonderful couple who I had the privilege of working with for four years and miss often!
Glitter, of course… though it was hard to capture it (and the true color of the embellishments) on camera. 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today – you make my day when you do! 🙂
This card can also be found in my gallery on SplitCoast; “recipe” below includes keywords specific to SplitCoast Stampers challenges.
|Title: CC799 Forever Ferns for Friends
|SCS Keywords: CC799,
|Stamps: Forever Fern (Stampin’ Up)
|Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bashful Blue (for Balmy Blue), Soft Seafoam, Gray Granite
|Paper: Coastal Cabana, Bashful Blue (for Balmy Blue), Soft Seafoam,
|Paper Size: A2
|Technique: Split-Card Technique, Die cutting/embossing,
|Accessories: Forever Fern dies, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen