Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sketch ideas

This card was made because an uncle of mine is in the hospital and not expected to make it. He is 90 years old. I've made another sympathy card for my mom to give his family. Check out a couple of new cards on my stampingcarol.com site. The link is in the left column or do a highlight, copy, and paste. This card uses Sands of Time SWIC and the Forget Not set. I stamped the trees on the ivory cardstock and again on different patterns in the Sands of Time pack. I cut out the trees and used a black marker to edge the trees before attaching them over the images on the ivory cardstock. The text is from a retired set called Rose Sympathy but you can use a text stamp from the With Sympathy set. The ribbon is from a package that we no longer carry but use any sheer 1/4" ribbon that coordinates with the paper you choose to use. I seen this layout on PaperWings, the link is in the left hand menu.

Here are 8 different sketch ideas for cards. I hope to give each of these a try this week. Anyone with me? Send me an email with the card attached and I'll add it to my blog with your name. Challenge ends May 1.

Mom gave me a paper about One Day At A Time:
The most useless thing to do..............................................Worry
The greatest Joy.................................................................Giving
The greatest Loss..........................................Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work.....................................Helping others
The ugliest personality................................................Selfishness
The most endangered species.......................Dedicated Leaders
The greatest "shot in the arm"..........................Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome......................................Fear
The most effective sleeping pill............................Peace of Mind
The most crippling failure disease..................................Excuses
The most powerful force in life.............................................Love
The most dangerous pariah..........................................A gossiper
The World's most incredible computer.....................The brain!
The worst thing to be without.............................................Hope
The deadliest weapon................................................The tongue
The two most power-filled words.......................................I can
The greatest asset................................................................Faith
The most worthless emotion........................................Self-pity
The most prized possession.........................................Integrity
The most beautiful attire...............................................A smile!
The most powerful channel of communication.............Prayer
The most contagious spirit........................................Enthusiasm
The most important thing in life.........................................GOD

Also today is my SBC (Sister By Choice) Sandi's birthday!!!! Hey, girlfriend, your card is in the mail!!! I hope she has a wonderful day today and I miss her very much (she's back in Lusk, WY where we moved from to come here).

Well, I have my last class today and 11 ladies signed up! Since so many are snowbirds and many have already left to go north, I am amazed I have this many. Today I am teaching 3 techniques: Smoosh N Rub, Tissue Paper Dyed backgrounds, and Spotlight Stamping. Also will be showing how to index and mount our stamps. So, I better get stuff loaded and go get dressed!

Happy Stamping!

2 comments:

Annie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and how you did the inside of the trees. TFS!

Connie Paxman said...

Love your blog and beautiful samples..especially all the sayings.Great for scrapbooking.
connie paxman