Well, the un-decorating of the downstairs is almost done. Whew... what a job! Those basement steps seem to get a little steeper and a little longer every year. LOL
I'm here to share a couple of cards made for a few of my favorite challenges. But, first, it's time for a few Thankful Thursday thoughts.
|John Glenn and Annie Casto|
John and Annie Glenn Historical Site
Today, I'm thankful for all the cultural artifacts that allow many of these remarkable people to live on in our hearts and minds. Artifacts such as:
- Prince recordings. I still remember a late-night beginning to run on empty while working on the school yearbook... when we cranked up a Prince number... and got a much-needed burst of energy.
- Singing in the Rain. I can't help but smile from ear to ear watching Debbie Reynolds match Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor step for step.
- talk show footage of interviews with Carrie Fisher. Sure, she's beloved as Princess Leia... but she was one smart, funny lady.
- Photos and news clippings chronicling the life of Senator Glenn and his beloved Annie. I'll be forever thankful for the chance to meet this amazing man.
Card #1: A Gift for You
The card below was inspired by Shopping Our Stash's Shape Up Challenge and Jingle Belles' No Time Like the *Presents* Challenge. What better way to play along than with a Christmas-gift-shaped card?!
- I found a present clip art image, printed out several copies, and started measuring and cutting up dp to create the gift wrapped panels.
- A little inking helped create the 3-D box look.
- Some pretty red cardstock was used to create the ribbon and bows.
- Finally, what package is complete without a "TO" gift tag? :)
Card #2: amazing YOU
This sketch inspired two cards, using ink blocks and a background stamp to create the featured rectangular elements. I used the circular element for my sentiment. On the card featured today, the rectangular array was recreated on the sentiment element. However, I played with the colors in a different way on the card I posted earlier.
On both cards, I love the look of the blended Distress Inks. The colors are just so pretty. :)
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In addition to sharing this at Mojo Monday, I'm going to link it up at the Simon Says Start Afresh and Simon Says New Something Challenges. I unwrapped some brand spankin' new SSS You Matter background stamp and sentiment stamps when making this card and the card shown at the right. :)
Hoping to finish the un-decorating by weekend's end. Then it'll be time to catch up on those household chores that are a bit neglected during the holidays. As Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say, it's always something. LOL How's that for a trip down memory lane. :)
Have a great weekend! As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!