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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ruffled Blooms

This was one of my submissions for the Stampendous! BlogStars Guest Design Team.  This card was difficult for two reasons....I find it tough to make "clean and simple" cards since I like to layer on the ribbon and buttons and patterned paper and bling.  Plus, it's always hard to make sympathy cards, especially when you're making them for a specific person.  This one was for my friend, Larry, who recently lost his Mom.  Larry was a really close childhood friend of mine and his Mom was a really special lady, who always had great advice to share.  They live in Texas, so this was my version of "The Yellow Rose of Texas". 

Inside I stamped "Comfort", "Strength" and "Peace" from the Encouraging Words stamp set.  The flower is Ruffled Bloom - I love this flower and reach for it often.  Here's another version of the same card made for a friend of the family that is battling breast cancer.

I'll have more to share with you next week, I've been brainstorming and sketching today, and have a few ideas to get inky.  I also went to JoAnn's and Archiver's today and got a few new stamps to get inky.  Can't wait to play with my new goodies!

It's raining here, I hope it's brighter in your corner of the world.  Take time this weekend to get inky!

recipe:  stamps:  Stampendous Ruffled BloomStampendous Encouraging Words;  paper: The Paper Co.; Prismascolor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons; ink:  Tsukineko Tuxedo Black; Crystal Stickles

1 comment:

Geny said...

Pretty pretty card, love that flower!