Sunday, February 28, 2010

Last Day of Sneak Peeks!!

Hope you've been enjoying all the sneak peeks you've been seeing so far. The best part is, there's more today and tonight at midnight you get to fill up your shopping cart with them!!!!!!! These next two cards are with a Laurie Wilson called Scenic Trees. I love solid stamps and talk about a variety of trees to choose from!!!!! For this card I wanted a bit of a tropical feel, because I'm sick and tired of the snow and cold (on a side note, hubby and I were up late last night not only shoveling the driveway, but also putting back together our mailbox. Someone slid down our street, hit our mailbox, then just drove away! Upsetting for sure!). I went Crushed curry, Melon mambo, and Basic grey for my colors to coordinate with these really cool brads I found in my stash. The card measures 4 x 6.
As this verse says, despite all the ups and downs we all have in our lives, we should always give thanks to our Lord. I find I get caught up in all the stresses that life brings us, often brought on by myself. But once I take a moment and whisper a little prayer, I feel that heaviness lifted and I can see more clearly. A very simple card indeed, as I limited the layers I so love to do. And I pulled out my hunter green cardstock that has to be 5 years old, if not more. I just don't go for it much. The argyle embossed layer I sponged with white craft ink and stamped the tree a second time without re-inking. Clean and simple. For more fabulous inspiration, check out these blogs and be sure to leave a little love:
Another beautiful value verse Lori has created, Psalm 37:3-5. I had a stack of these die cut butterflies on my desk and that's was the inspiration for this card. Colors include Rose red, Pretty in pink, Basic black and Cameo coral. The DSP butterfly was cut out of SU's Rasperry Tart. The verse worked perfectly in my long rectangle nestie. Then, believe it or not, I felt the need for some sparkle so I laid two strips of sticky tape down and covered them in glitter. Just the right pop this card needed. That and the strip of pearls to glam up the butterflies. The two smaller butterflies I punched out using my Martha Stewart punch, popped all three up, and bent up their wings. Thanks for stopping by. More samples with this verse can be found here:

5 comments:

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Linda, these cards are just beautiful! I love the ribbon on the first card. The butterflies with the pearls are also just beautiful! Great job girl!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Gorgeous butterfly verse card, wow I just lovee the sweet accents on it! The gray/pink/yellow palms are very cool, what a unique color combo and it works! Awesome!

Heather said...

All three of these are absolutely wonderful. I love the color combos you used! Gorgeous cards!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are wonderful! First GREAT layouts on all three of these and your butterflies on the scripture card are AWESOME!

Cassie said...

Wow, Linda, these are all gorgeous. I'm lovin' the shadowed looked to your second tree card, and the colors to your first are fabulous. You showcased the sentiment perfectly. . .very beautiful ;D