Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy card, sad card

Hello blog land!  Today I needed an anniversary card for my Aunt and Uncle who will be married for 62 years this weekend, but I also needed a sympathy card for the family of a wonderful man who passed yesterday.  Here's what I came up with:


For the anniversary card I used cardstock from the Garden Party stack from DCWV and trimmed it with a Martha Stewart punch, then added some ribbon from Papertrey Ink and finished it with a stamp from The Stamps of Life.


I wanted to keep this sympathy card simple - I used the same DCWV paper stack and ribbon as the card above, but this time used a Stampin' Up stamp from an old set.  I like the different shades of browns and cremes.

Yesterday someone left a comment that they liked scrapbook layouts more than cards and that reminded me that I really need to get back to work on my youngest daughter's scrapbook.  I love making cards, but I really love scrapbooking. When my two oldest daughters graduated from high school, I  made them scrapbooks of their life up to that point.  I had 5 years between kid #2 and #3 to get started on the last scrapbook, and somehow I've gotten side tracked a bit.  Not only is she out of high school, she's out 2 years already.  How'd that happen?  I have only 4 pages of her book done......shame on me!  So my first goal for 2011 is to get back to Sara's scrapbook and have it done by.....soon.  Definately before I have to start making scrapbooks for my grandkids someday:)

4 comments:

~ Kendra ~ said...

Very elegant cards! Love them!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Operation Write Home!

Yolanda said...

Wow! 62 years. That is great. Like that clean, simple and beautiful.

helloholley said...

these are both very beautiful and elegant cards!!! So sorry about your friend's passing. Congrats on your Anniversary too! ;)