June 30, 2013

Be Strong


How's everyone doing?  I hope you've been able to have a nice, relaxing weekend, filled with crafty goodness.  My daughter left on Friday, for vacation with her best friend, and I've been a total bum.  All I've done is make cards, and eat.  I'll have to make sure to focus more on the crafting, and not the eating though. lol  I've got plans with an old friend who recently moved from Dallas to Sioux Falls, and will be in my area for work this week.  I can't wait to see him.  Should be a blast to kick his butt in a game of cribbage. :o)

I wanted to participate in a few challenges I saw online, so here is what I made for them.

I'm having a bit of difficulty getting good, true to color, pictures up here.  For some reason, everything seems to have a gray overcast when I go to edit them, even when the sun is out.  I am trying a new software, but the pictures seem to look really, really bright to me.  I guess I'll just have to keep trying to work it out.  I made this card for a friend who's going through some difficult stuff right now.  Her favorite color is yellow, so I thought it would be perfect to pair with the gray.  I've had these papers in my stash for a while, so it's good to use some of it up.  I know she'll love the happy mail, and even if only for a short while, she'll be able to smile.

I've combined the following challenges in my card:

Retro Sketches #70 - Sketch
Dynamic Duos #59 - Basic Gray & Your Choice (I chose yellow)
Totally Gorjuss #190 - Wings
2 Sisters #150 - Stripes 

I'll be back soon with another something crafty.  I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to make lots of stuff this week. lol  I hope you have a wonderful day!



Michelle said...

Beautiful, Steph! Your friend is sure to appreciate this thoughtful card! It's stunning!

Enjoy your cribbage! I used to play cribbage against my hubby all the time. Sometimes I won... LOL!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, dear friend! I think the photo looks pretty! Your friend will love the happy mail! I certainly loved mine! Sorry I have been MiA...have had no Internet for seven full days! Thanks so much for making my day! Hugs, and wishes for a great week!

Susie Wittwer said...

Gorgeous card Steph! I love yellow with gray! Cheerful, but so elegant too. I'm so glad you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos :)

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Steph! Fabulous design and colors... Your friend will love it!
Hugs, Tammy

Janet Zeppa said...

Food and crafting do go together don't they!
I love the papers you chose...they are beautiful!
Thanks for playing along at Dynamics Duos!

Christine L said...

CAS and FABULOUS ... love the design of your gorgeous card..

Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss this time.

Christine x

craftyeyes said...

fab card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week, good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Basement Stamper said...

this turned out gorgeous, love that set. Have fun with your friend and great job on the sketch.

wienerhoneymooners said...

ABSOLUTELY goergeous, so RICH and fabulous! What a wonderful card to receive.

CONGRATS on Dynamic Duos WIN!

Have a great weekend!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Steph, for the awesome win from DD for your gorgeous card!!

Susie Wittwer said...

Congrats on your "shout out" at retro sketches! Again...awesome card!