Saturday, January 26, 2013

Combined Challenges

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope y'all are enjoying your weekend so far!

Life has been keeping me busy the last 2 days so there was no stamping for me. :(
Today I planned to spend the day making some cards and catching up on challenges. I sat down about 25 minutes then the hubby asked if I wanted to check out a local store and of course, I could not say no!
2 hours later I made my way back to finish up and get it posted, so here goes!

I have combined 2 challenges today to make a Sympathy card for a friend who lost her father this past week. I don't see her much anymore since I don't live in the same town anymore but I wanted to let her know we were thinking of her durning this difficult time.
The Freshly Made Sketches and the Dynamic Duos Challenges were a huge help in getting a card made today. I'm so thankful for these challenges!!

 This Mixed Bunch set seems to be calling my name here lately and I suppose that's a good thing! I had it since it came out last year and only started using it! LOL Guess you could say i'm a late bloomer! :)

I didn't do so well with the flag that's on my card that is on the original sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I am SO not good with making them. I played with this one for about 15 mins then I said phoooey and chopped them off! 

FMS#70 & DD#37 Card:

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Blossom Punch, SU Square Lattice EF, 3/4" Circle, Vanilla Brad, 2 Sided Tape

Love this card because it says what I want it to say and also because it's very mail friendly!

Well, that's all for today!
Hubby has made a pot of homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for supper tonight!
 It smells so good and it's the perfect meal for this very cold evening!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!


Jen said...

This is so pretty. The embossed layer adds some great texture and sets off the flower so well! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Bonnie said...

Perfect sympathy card, Wendy! And you know I love a card that's easy to mail!

JD said...

I'm sure this beautifully made card will bring your friend comfort. Great job with both challenges. Wendy.

Carol L said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful card expressing your thoughts! I LOVE the sentiment and especially that gorgeous flower. We both made sympathy cards with this sketch!

Have you ever tried to make your banner with a square punch? Put a pencil mark where you want the point and line that up with the point on the punch, centering the lower portions. Practice on scraps and before long you'll be a pro :)

Karen Day said...

SO lovely, Wendy! Great take on both challenges, and a beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

Vicki B. said...

So pretty Wendy, I love this color combo for a Sympathy card! Thanks for joining us this wee on the Dynamic Duos!!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is beautiful, Wendy!!

Kim S said...

What a perfect use of these colors!

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This is a beautiful card. And the flags are difficult and not very elegant and your card is elegant.

Rita said...

Such a lovely sympathy card. The neutrals work perfectly for the occasion. Thanks for playing with my sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jen Timko said...

This is lovely!! I'm sorry you need this but it is sure to be appreciated. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Sue - said...

A perfect sympathy card

Erna Logtenberg said...

It's beautiful ! Thanks for playing at the dynamic duos!