Hi there friends! I've been so crazy busy that I haven't had much time to craft lately. I am in the process of making a mini book for one of my besties who just had a sweet baby girl. I'll have to wait until I get pictures to share it though ;). Anyway, today I wanted to share the card I made for the Cas-ual Fridays CFC Challenge #13. I've been wanting to try a 4X9 card, so I was definitely up for the challenge!
I've been kind of disappointed in myself that I haven't participated in more challenges. I really want to, I've just been going through a lot personally. My boss actually passed away a few weeks ago and it's been really hard on us all at work. We've all been there a long time (11 years for me) and we're very much a family. We're together more than we are with our families. Anyway, it's just taken such a toll on my creative juices. I'm so sorry, I don't want to depress you too, here is my card (double click for a larger view):
I was inspired by something I saw online (using a bunch of punched vellum circles to make a cloud and colorful raindrops). I thought I had bookmarked it, but apparently I didn't :(. I was also thinking about the current Lawnscaping Challenge when I was creating this card. This challenge is all about distressing (but I am not entering this one over there).
Anyway, to create this card, I started with a 4X9 Neenah Kraft Cardstock base then I punched 2 different sizes of vellum circles (from scraps that I saved long ago) and crinkled/inked them up with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I adhered them using Glossy Accents and added "Prima's e." Gems to them. Then I used a Colorbox Catseye inkpad and my new My Cute Stamps' "Cheer Up" Stamp Set to make the rain. I actually cut apart the rain drops to make them easier to use. The inside of the card said "Sending Hugs" - one of the sentiments in Lawn Fawn's "On the Mend" set.
Here are some closer-ups:
I used the "..." and heart from the Just My Type Two Lawn Fawn Set to a fun little sentiment on the outside of the card. The cute Owl is Hero Arts - I love this owl. It's popped up with a foamie, and the Umbrella is from the $1 section at Michaels ;)
I made it for my boss' wife. I'll give it to her at his Memorial Service :(. She's so strong, but it's been really hard for her. I can't imagine loosing my husband, we've been together 16 years... they were together 50!! It must feel like part of you is gone too. We've been keeping her close - having "pot-luck lunches" every Thursday at our office, we've all been taking turns cooking and everyone brings stuff. It's been good for all of us! Anyway, thanks for listening to me go on and on today - and for thanks peeking at my card ;).
P.S. My friend Christy is having a Blog Candy giveaway!!
Go check her out. If you don't follow her already, you totally should!!! She's an amazing cardmaker, and so inspiring!!!
That's all for me. I hope you have a great day!!!