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28 February 2010

K.I.S.S. plus one

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone has had a good weekend. Mine was okay...weather was nicer than expected so hubby put the battery in his Harley and rode most of the day yesterday. His body is telling him that he got REALLY out of shape this winter! *ROFL* Cordell and Devin went outside for a couple of hours for some fresh air - Devin walking, Cordell skateboarding. Aidan stayed in playing games, which meant that I had time to craft. But I didn't. Instead, I worked on adding pages to my blog and going through old posts here, getting them all labeled, and emptying out my e-mail boxes. It was long and tedious, but it's DONE!

Today's K.I.S.S. is a sympathy card for Chris' boss' family. They lost a 10 year old boy last week in an accidental shooting. I used Kraft cardstock, white ink, a white gel pen, and some TAC stamps ("Bless Your Heart"- level A hostess set & "Watercolor Plants").

I used the gel pen & a ruler going around the perimeter of the card, 1/4" in from all the edges.
Two of the flowers out of the set.
I used the gel pen again on the inside of the card, repeating the perimeter outline and I wrote the sentiment "Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time."
Chris didn't like it...his old eyes can't see white on kraft, so it irritated him! I think the family will like it, though...the color combo, to me, is very soothing.

Now for the "plus one." This is a lovely free digital image from Nina B of "Crafting in Croatia." It reminded me of a Nikko blue hydrangea that I once had, so I downloaded and printed it last week. Got a chance on Friday to sit and color it up, then found the background paper from ProvoCraft in my stash, and a green velvet ribbon. Nina designed this in honor of her grandmother and I think it would make a lovely Mother's Day card.
Here's a close-up of the image. I cut it out with my large Classic Ovals Nestie & colored it with my COPIC markers. I did the centers with my buttermilk Atyou Spica glitter pen & used 3 jumbo half pearls from Recollections (a Michael's store brand).
That's it for me. I'm going to print off some digital images that I found the other day, let them dry while I'm having supper, and settle down with a DVD of Doctor Who and my COPICs for the evening. Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!


maddy hill said...

Beautiful Cards Nora , the first is very elegant ,what sad and tragic incident it is for x

I really should sort out my labels - but i just know its gonna be a trying job !
Take care and have a fab monday !
maddy x

nessy said...

very elegant cards ~ beautifully made
vanessa xx

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