Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thinking of You and Thanks So Much Cards

Happy Wednesday to you! 

Today, after I did a little housework, I decided to work on some cards. I'm sharing two of them, but I made three. I sewed on the third one I made, but decided that I really need to go back and try again with the sewing as I think it looks horrible (Methinks zig zag stitching and I don't get along too well). I just didn't have time to go back and do it again today.

I was completely enamored with the card Barb shared today on The Buzz. And I decided to case it, but with my own little twist. For my birthday, my friend, Kelly, sent me a Michael's gift certificate and my brother, Jim, sent me a check. I combined the two to purchase the Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge (on sale, whoohooo). I wanted to use it in my thank yous. This is what I came up with for Kelly.
I used DCWV's Linen Closet paper and a bit of Twilight ink (CTMH). I finally got to use some of the lace I picked up in Sioux Falls. Adding the little pearls finished the look I was after, I hope.

This next card is my version of one I saw on Pat's Just4Fun2 blog here. I really like how the black pops off the white.
I used a Hero Arts stamp and some ribbon from my stash that I purchased at Michaels a long time ago. The Thinking of You is from a Verve set. I originally stamped the sentiment onto the card, but wouldn't you know, I stamped it crooked! So, I covered up the boo-boo.

I was kind of bummed when I realized I needed to clean up for the day and go pick up the girls.
Oh well, I know I can go back to it another day...maybe tomorrow??

Do any of you watch America's Got Talent? Tonight is the finale, where they will announce the winner. I've really enjoyed it all season. That talent has been super and varied for sure. All 4 of the acts in the running are very, very good. I suspect the 10 year old opera singer might win as she has an absolutely gorgeous voice. She sang Ave Maria (spelling?) and gave me goosebumps. Up until last night, I thought Prince Poppycock might take it all, but I do believe he blew it on his final performance. Michael Grimm, who sings jazz/blues, is also very, very good. He sang great last night. Fighting Gravity has such a unique act, too. I can't imagine how one goes about selecting a favorite because their talents are all truly unique. I hope I don't miss the finale. They are starting it one hour earlier and wouldn't you know, we have a school function to go to that ends at the time the show starts!  I don't have a DVR and our VCR doesn't work well, either. I'm sure they won't announce the winner until the very end, so I shouldn't miss that part.

Okay, that's enough from me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I sure appreciate the visit.



Kim Burmeister said...

Very pretty cards, Jeanne! I think you put your gift card and money towards a great buy.

I don't watch America's Got Talent. I don't get the remote until 9 p.m. around here. Then it is mine until I go to bed. Mine...all MINE!

Sharli said...

Wonderful cards Jeanne!! It looks like you're back on a roll with card-making!! LOVE the black and white one - it could be a lot of occasions! Very classy!

I hope someone lets you know about the winner!


Laurel said...

Beautiful cards!

Alanna said...

Both cards are so beautiful Jeanne. I'm so glad you found some time to craft. That Cindy Loo cartridge looks like a fun one.

Carolyn Christie said...

So happy to see you crafty again. :) Beatiful cards.
I watched that show sometimes, I did happen to see that 10 yo sing. WOW another Susan Boyle... 40 years younger.
Do you practice zig zag on cs? That way i can choose the size stitch i want to use before i use it on my card. Thought it might help. :)

Kathi C. said...

Gorgeous cards. I love 'em both!

Barb said...

Your cards are beautiful, Jeanne. And thanks for the 'shout out'.