Saturday, July 26, 2014

Inspired by Kay Cards

Hi There!

I know! Long time no see...again. I could give you all kinds of excuses, but I won't. We did go to Sioux Falls, South Dakota the week of  July 4th. And on July 8th my dad came to visit for a week. Fun times for sure. The girls were so happy to see their Grandma and their Grandpa practically back to back. Mostly though, my mojo has gone missing. And rather than work through it, I've been kind of avoiding the craft space. The few times I've gone in and sat down, I have been supremely frustrated because I didn't like anything I created.

Have you ever gone to Kay Miller's blog, My Joyful Moments? If you haven't, you really should. She creates wonderful clean and simple cards using a lot of different dies.  Her creations simply make me smile (and wish I had some of the really neat dies she has in her stash). She tells me she cuts stuff out and plays with the pieces to come up with her cards. I figured her cards could give me some much needed inspiration.

So, I sat down and  tried again yesterday, armed with some new resolve and a new to me Anna Griffin die called Flourish Scroll. Which works wonderfully well, by the way. As intricate as the cut looks, it popped out wonderfully with some gentle poking through the holes provided.  :)

I was inspired by two cards that Kay made:
This one~

And this one~

And here's what I came up with~

These were made mostly with dies. The flowers being really old Cuttlebug dies (like from not long after the machine came out, if I remember correctly). The swirls on the top card are Sizzix dies from several years ago. The doily is a Martha Stewart piece. The leaves and small flowers and the centers are punches. The cardstock is American Crafts and the flower center gems are Paper Studio brand from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment is from a CTMH set called For Every Occasion. I popped up the big flowers for dimension. Aside from the top card's swirls being crooked (and not fixable as I used liquid adhesive), I'm pretty happy with what I created this time. Yay!

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you, Kay for the beautiful inspiration!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Laurel said...

Such pretty cards! I love how you used her inspiration!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Clapping wildly for you, Jeanne! I'd say Kay brought back your mojo big time! I absolutely adore her and her brilliant card art! I think you should be very happy and proud of these two CASE creations you made ala Kay! I hope to see more of you on the blog now!! Hugs, Darnell

KayM said...

Oh you sweet thing! Thanks so much for not only mentioning me, but showcasing my cards too! Your cards are absolutely beautiful and even though they were inspired by mine, they have the unique and fabulous Jeanne touch to them! I love the colors you chose and the awesome dies you used too! Lovely work my friend! :)

Alanna said...

These are so gorgeous Jeanne. I really like all the layered dies and that fun green scroll die.

So happy that you posted some of your fabulous cards!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Very pretty Jeanne! I'm just back from my trip and need to. See what else I missed!

Barb said...

Gorgeous cards, Jeanne! I love the color palettes on both cards. You are rockin' those dies, girlfriend!

I hope your mojo sticks around for a while this time. *wink*

Barb :)