Friday, March 12, 2010

March Singles

Happy TGIF friends! Hope you're ready for a wonderful weekend!:) We've got a few fun things planned, but not too much...and I've got to admit, I {love} weekends like that! I've got a couple of things to share today. A few days ago, I received my March singles from LAD. Let's just say that I love them! Are you surprised!?

With Easter being just around the corner, I was really happy to get such wonderful stamps to work with! I love the new beginnings of Spring time, the celebration of Jesus Christ, everything fresh and new! These sentiments inspired me. I have made these cards with intent to send them to a few special people in my life. There are a few people that have helped me to want to draw closer to Him. They follow the example He set, and they have helped me want to be more like Him. So, these cards already have homes to go to...and I can't wait to get them in the mail!

For this first card I wanted the focus to be on the sentiment...and I had this idea...and I really like how it turned out! I wanted it clean, focused and elegant. I used my Flower Fusion sizzlet from SU to cut the flowers and then mash them up a bit and put them together with chestnut brown brads from AC. The leafs-very subtle-are made from the Little Leaves sizzlet from SU, cut from New Leaf cardstock from PTI. The sentiment was stamped with chocolate chip ink.
This second card used something I've had in my stash FOR-EVER! Those large white flowers are a Heidi Swapp creation and I've had SUCH a hard time using them! I've pulled them out plenty, but they really get me churning! I think I like how the use of them here turned out. I didn't fold the flower, I cut two large blooms in half, and then layerd the 4 layers on top of each other. That made a large difference, cutting them in half instead of just folding them...crazy huh!? My patterened papers are from MME, the Love Me Do collection. I used my corner chomper on two opposite corners for a fun little detail. I attached my flower, and then added my sentiment with dimensionals. I used chocolate chip cardstock to mount my sentiment.

I hope you are enjoying the budding of trees, the chirping of birds, and the rebirth that the wonderful earth is going through...such a wonderful time of year! Thanks so much for stopping by! Make it great!!

6 comments:

wendyp said...

i have quite a few of those Heidi Swapp flowers too in my stash. LOVE how you used them!!! I'm going to have to try this on a card!

Courtney Baker said...

I am so enjoying it! And I'm so enjoying these cards! Such great sentiments! I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated!

Allison said...

These cards are so beautiful. Love that the sentiment is the focus!

Deanna said...

Beautiful girl!

Tiffany said...

So clean and pretty, isn't it great to use up goodies in our stash that we haven't seen for a while! Love Heidi Swapp products!

Taylor said...

just gorgeous - love the clean elegance!