Sunday, August 28, 2011

What a beautiful day we had here yesterday.  I love the warm sunny days of summer...especially when they aren't humid.  I managed to spend a few hours out in the yard trying to keep my flowers looking nice, but I must say my garden is definitely feeling neglected this year!. :(  At least it's still producing the veggies we planted and hasn't gone on strike!  I think tomorrow I'll be picking and freezing more corn.  But I still want to have a few more ears of corn on the cob for supper...yummy!  
Now on to today's cards.  They were inspired by two different challenges.  I've been following the blog 4 Crafty Chicks for awhile, but don't think I've entered one of their challenges before.  Not sure why I haven't, but I really liked the colors they had for their next challenge and started thinking about what I could do with it.  Then I saw the design for The Friday Mashup and an idea popped into my head that would work for both challenges.   I love it when that happens! ;)  

Just a close up of the first card I made...

...and a look on the inside.  Every now and then I like to use the stamp a second time before I clean it off.  It's lighter and makes a nice background that can be stamped over with a saying, or even written on when you're just sending a note.

And my second card.  I needed to get a birthday out of one of these.  It's my niece's birthday in a few days and I thought I would send this one to her.

On the inside of this one I stamped the saying over the muted picture.  I must admit the pic doesn't look as nice as the real thing.  The picture is making the petals look a little funky.  Oh well...

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Inspired by Nature & On Your Birthday
Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Wild Wasabi
Punces:  Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle & Word Window
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Ribbon:  5/8" Grosgrain in Marina Mist (retired)
Jewels:  Basic Pearls


  1. Sara your cards are gorgeous!! I just love this daisy stamp and the soft way you have shaded it. Very very pretty! Great that you combined the two challenges too!

  2. Hi Sara, so lovely to see you again at the Friday Mashup. This card is just beautiful, love the details you've added that just make your card POP rather than overwhelm it. Gorgeous colours and I absolutely LOVE the faded image inside the card.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. Thanks for playing the Inspiration Photo Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  4. This is STUNNING Sara! You are so talented. I love the daisies and the embossing together! Great colours too! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  5. Wonderful cards, you did a great job combining challenges! The embossing over the flowers is just fantastic, I really like the whole look it creates!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  6. I really like how you stamped the sentiment over the faded flower on the second card. Your color combo is gorgeous and you paired both of these challenges together great! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week. It's always great to see what you create each week.

  7. Oh, what a great use of those colors and the sketch! The stamp off flowers are a nice touch too!


Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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