Sunday, August 24, 2008

I Made Two Cards Today!

And if I could jump up and down in excitement I would! Ü

Unfortunately two cards (with minimal stamping) is all that I could handle. It wasn't too bad getting out to the room (yea), but my right hand is balking at gripping things well. I didn't even think about that when I decided I had to try to create something. I had to use my left hand to aid the right hand to do what I wanted it to do. So, until the nerve heals I don't know how much I should actually stamp. Boo hoo, sniff sniff.

Anyway, here's what I made:
How fitting that I should make a Kathi Card, huh? She inkspires me SO much. Here's her version. She made this card the week after I broke my ankle, so it's been a while that I've wanted to make this one. Hey, Kathi, I broke down this morning and picked up the paper pack at Walmart while I was grocery shopping (in the motorized cart).

Credits: Martha Stewart dp from Walmart (Woodland Beauty I think it's called), Black textured cardstock (Hobby Lobby), Black ink (CTMH), White grosgrain ribbon (Dollar Tree), Black satin ribbon (Michaels), red and black brads (my stash, but probably Hobby Lobby), red flower (Prima), Just Blooms white flowers, leaves(CTMH), red jewel gem (Hobby Lobby), Cuttlebug, Circle and Scallop Nestabilities.

This next card is my version of this one on Treasure Oiler Designz. I loved her red butterfly, but I don't have that paper. So I chose to use my K&Co Berry Sweet dp. The butterfly was stamped once on the circle and once on a scrap and cut out(not very well-don't look too closely). I added the pearls because I've been seeing the look on other butterflies and liked it. It's a pretty straightforward card, I think. Oh, I corner rounded the white Just Because.
Other Credits: stamp set Fluttering By (Verve), Summer Sunrise cardstock, ink (Papertrey Ink), pink brads (my stash), Cuttlebug and Nestabilities.

It felt really good to get out to my room. Thanks for visiting!


stampmonkey said...

Yay for you, Jeanne!!! Your cards are both so pretty (like always)! I'm sure you loved getting your fingers inky again after so long a break (I should be making a card instead of blurfing). Hopefully your hand will be back to normal for you soon. tfs

Barb W said...

Welcome back, my friend! WOW! Your cards are beautiful! I see your Nesties at work here, great job! The flowers on your first card are perfect and the pearls on the butterfly on your second card add a VERY nice touch. Thank you for sharing and I'm glad you were able to get out to your room today. Can we expect another treat tomorrow?

Take care now.

Kathi Carlson said...

I'm so glad you braved the terrain and made a trip to your craft room. Your cards are beautiful. I saved the photo of the bottom one to try myself one of these days. Yours must be prettier than the original that I missed it!!! I'm glad you found the paper, too. No, I'd best go clean up my corner, so that I don't break a bone trying to get into it - it's that bad . . . Take care and thank you for sharing!

Clearly Inspired said...

Wow! These are so pretty! I am glad to see you are back to creating! I can't wait to see what you have for us next.

Angela2932 said...

Oh, wonderful! I think you needed your room and your cards and getting to tap into your creativity again! How's your hand coming along now?

Jamie Martin said...

Love both cards! The colors and layouts are really nice :)