Sunday, May 2, 2010

Since I can't get anything else done...

I swear this has been the year of sickness! If you're keeping track at home - headaches over Christmas and into the new year, a really nasty cold, double ear infection, my neck got thrown out of whack (by sneezing! of all things) and now DH has shared his horrible cold with me! Usually he doesn't get sick, but he had to stop taking his daily medication (reacting badly with his liver) and he caught this cold like a day later... coincidence? Yeah, I didn't think so either. THEN we got home from visiting family last night and the boy was ill. Poor little mite, he *so* hates throwing up! Lemme tell ya, this is not the house you want to visit! :P
Ok, rant over (for now....)!
I've had a few things waiting to be posted, mostly they're more along the lines of CAS than my usual style. It is interesting to see your own style morph and change according to what you've been looking at. I have no doubt that I'll be back to wild inky fun soon - but in the meantime:
How's this for mostly CAS? :) The sentiment is from Unity (new at Archivers!) and the flourish is from Hero Arts. Both were stamped with white ink on kraft paper. The ribbon was actually white - but I fixed that with the blending tool and some Tumbled Glass distress ink. If you click the picture to make it larger you'll be able to see that the crystals are a light pink and there are diamond stickles over parts of the flourish. Oh, the special thing about those crystals? They're from a nail art set - they were the only ones I had that were small enough to use on these flowers without overpowering them.
There. See? CAS is callin' my name!
How 'bout another? This card was inspired by something I saw over at Dina's blog - not the actual card, but the layout. For some reason I really loved the way it looked at set out to create one of my own!
The sentiment is another from Unity (they came in the same package, I think there are 3 or 4 more). Besides the kraft colored base, the rest of the paper is from the Linen Closet stack from DCWV. A little bit of cuttlebug embossing on the darker blue piece, some colored pencil and a touch of crystal bling were all that I added. I'm lovin' those sentiments from Unity! :)
Thanks for dropping by! :)


Diana said...

Very lovely. Just awesome. Thanks for sharing and happy Monday in May!

lauren said...

ok, see, i ♥LOVE♥ clean & simple, and i particularly LOoooOOOOve the way you do it! b/c BOTH cards are completely brilliant and totally full of interest...without having TOO MUCH of anything! wow. ok, i think these are the ones i REALLY envy...b/c i can practice blending...but i will never be able to assay uncluttered perfection like this! ♥

lauren said...

ps: forgot to say a continuing, "OH NOOOOOOO!" b/c you guys have soooooo had more than your share of health-based CRAP this year already!!! this is just NOT FAIR!!! ok, so hopefully this means THE WHOLE REST of the calendar year is gonna be illness- free!!!!!!!!!!!!! (arrgh! poor you!)