Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Friend's October Birthday!

This is a very busy month with all the friends and family birthdays and the Halloween holiday ~ all great excuses to have to make cards!  I have 18 different cards that I must make during the month of October, and only 7 of them are Halloween cards!  The only month that comes even close is December when I have to make a total of 37 cards, and 35 of those are Christmas cards.  As a result, I have been very busy, but enjoyed every minute of it.

I just found out that a friend, who has become an even better friend in the last year as we began cropping and cardmaking together, is having a birthday.  My usual modus operandi that allows my creative juices to flow more smoothly is if I know things about the person I want to make the card for, then it seems to speed up those juices for some reason.  Does anyone else operate this way?  Probably not, I find I'm usually "strange."  What I found was this person likes flowers and gardening, so that is the direction I went.  (For future reference, I found out she does not like tea or coffee, but does like soda. . .all good tidbits to know!)  

I had a little card kit I had not made up that my sister (remember her ~ my cardmaking mentor:  Heidi Gonzales - My Lil' Scrap Corner) had designed last spring.  As you know from previous posts, many times I change a few things, add embellishments, or tweak kit cards a bit to make them more "me," but usually, I find I can hardly improve upon Heidi's designs.  I love this card's design, and it follow Heidi's typical, "you don't need to change a thing" style.  I designed the inside to coordinate with the outside and added my little verse to finish it off.  I hope Charlene likes it as well in wishing her a very happy birthday!

Recipe:  SU stamp: Bloomin’ Marvelous (2013 SAB-sentiment). Papers: SU cardstock-Night of Navy, Old Olive. WRMK Feelin’ Groovy dsp: Stripes, Stripes back; Retro-gold. SU canvas. PTI die: Tag Sale #6 (tab/tag). MFT die: Rolled Daisy. WRMK Deco Corner Chomper.  EK Punch: Fancy Photo Corners (inside). Colorbox Chestnut Roam Ink (edge distressing). Brown burlap. Olive felt. Pumpkin Twill trim.  3/4" brown button. MayArts hemp twine. 

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