Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring is in the Air

I've been working on some cards for upcoming market.  This is one of them.  

The base is Very Vanilla followed by a layer of Very Vanilla.  Then, I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip Co'Ordination paper and ran it through the Big Shot using the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder which was lightly sanded.  

The Typeset Designer Paper was daubed around the edges with Kiwi Kiss.  This is a color I rarely use and I am quite happy with the color combination.  The dress was cut using the Dress Up Framelits with the Bella Rosa Designer Paper. I wrapped that up with Stampin' Up Ribbon Originals from my stash and made a flower using the simply pressed clay with the blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Mold.  Once the flower was dry I daubed that with Kiwi Kiss to give it a little texture. 

Hope you've enjoyed viewing this card. 

Until next time! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Random Act Of Kindness

This year I decided that I would do 1 Random Act of Kindness (RAK) every single month.  I won't necessarily seek someone out, it will just happen when I think it should.  Here's the story for January. 
I've been on Facebook quite a bit as of late.  I'm in a few local chat groups.  Earlier this month a Mom posts about her child being robbed in the bathroom of a mall.  No fears, the child was not hurt.  The little one left her purse behind and when she realized it 2 minutes later the Mom and daughter go back to bathroom to discover that the purse was there but all that was inside had been taken. 
From the written post is was obvious that the Mom was not seeking monetary compensation or anything of the like.  Her frustration and sadness for her child just leapt off the screen.  I asked her to send her address as I wanted to do something for her precious little one who happened to be at the mall spending the gift cards that she had received as gifts on others.  That in itself was inspiring. 
I haven't made a card for anyone under the age of 20 in so very long I wasn't sure where to begin.  I keep a binder that I call "punch art" and came across a giraffe and the card below took flight.

I used quite a few Stampin' Up punches and the fringe scissors for the mane.  The background you see on the Daffodil Delight cardstock is a retired background stamp called Leopard.  I stamped it  several times before I layered it with Early Espresso and patterned paper from my stash.  To me it looks like the spots on a giraffe. 
I can happily tell you that the little girl loves it and her Mom tells me that she was carefully inspecting it so that she could copy it.  Best. Compliment. Ever.
Make it a real special day today and make someone smile.
Until next time!