How's it going? I hope you had a great weekend, hopefully, filled with lots of crafty time. My house was filled with teenage gossip, laughter, and snacking. All of my daughters friends who stayed with us over the weekend, call me mom, and I wouldn't have it any other way. It is a bit like herding cattle though, at times. They had me running in all different directions on Friday night. Fortunately, they were at the pool for most of the day on Saturday, and then the mall on Sunday. Thank goodness for small breaks in the action. I'm getting old, and my body told me this on several occasions throughout the weekend. lol I'm glad everyone had a great time though. School started today, and my daughter was more than excited to go back. I'm lucky that my child loves school. I have a feeling this year is going to be a great one. Can't believe she's a sophomore already though. Wow!
Anyway, onto why you're here, right? I have a new card to share with you for our latest House of Cards challenge. This month there is a sketch, and this weeks challenge is Classic & Elegant. For all of the details, click HERE.
I have lots of birthdays coming up this fall, so I wanted to get a head start on the cards for everyone. I was able to get a few cards made for my stash, but mostly I made birthday cards for specific people in our family. I really like how this card turned out. I used a page from an extra bible we had in the house. I just randomly tore one out. I stamped the leaves on it in two different colors of green and then double matted it in white and blue, which you can't really see that well in my photo (sorry). I then used my handy dandy distress inks and Nestabilities, to create the sentiment, then added a bit of twine and was done. Also, I outlined the inside of the Nestie while the paper was still in the die, for added dimension, but you can't really see that in this photo either. In real life it's really cool and sparkly. I hope the recipient of this card enjoys it. I tried to combine many things I thought they'd enjoy.
I've combined the following challenge in my card today:
Sieze the Birthday - Always Anything Goes (Birthday related)
One Crazy Stamper August Challenge - Birthday
Just For Fun Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Colors of the Sea
As always, the other cards posted today are stunning! I do hope you'll head over to see them, and maybe get to play along with us this week. I'll be back with another something crafty soon.
Enjoy your day!