Monday, April 9, 2012

A blank one...

For some reason, I have a VERY hard time leaving a card blank.  I want to slap a sentiment on every card.  As I finished this card the other day, I kept staring at it and using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I layered sentiments all over it but I just came to the conclusion that it was good like it is.  Here is my sentiment-less card...

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I am thinking it will be good for any occasion really!  So that fence die and woodgrain stamp are from Clear and Simple.  The clouds are my hand-cut fun foam clouds I love so much!  I have 2 sizes and they are attached to acrylic blocks at all times.  They just sit on my desk waiting to be used.  lol  I stamped them on a piece of light blue Bazzill.  If you are like me, you have hoards of Bazzill because you started using smooth paper at some point.  But I am really digging the texture of Bazzill again after all this time.  I am definitely going back to that stash and using more and more of it!  So glad I kept it all!  And then the little girl.  I bought her from Etsy a couple years ago so she is a little digi I have had.  I actually colored her forever ago and finally cut her out to make a card with.  She's been sitting on my desk staring at me for a couple weeks and I finally had a chance to use her.  I was pretty proud of my skin blending.  And the polka dots on her dress.  Again, I made her so long ago, I am thinking I couldn't pull this off again!  I need Copic schooling in a bad way.  :)

OK, so the kiddos are off for one more day of Easter break.  I am thinking we are going to find something fun to do.  Or I will make then clean their rooms!  That's fun too right?  ;)

PS...almost done with the first book of the Hunger Games.  Can't. put. it. down.  Why oh why did I start these?  :)

Have a great day!!

16 comments:

  1. cuteness Laurie :) It looks great w/o a sentiment - such a sweet scene!

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  2. This is really cute Laurie. I think that the missing sentiment is perfect. I am on the last book of the hunger games. You are right that it is addicting! The movie was really good too. Can you believe they are a young adult series?

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  3. This is such a sweet card. I think it is perfect without a sentiment. You can always put one inside, when you decide how to use the card. I vote for making your kids clean their rooms. That way, I won't be the only mommy-ogre in the bunch.

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  4. She is just so sweet! You are an incredible artist, your shading and choice of colors on that sweet little thing are just so perfect. Just a beautiful card.

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  5. I know, right! I feel that way about some cards too...the sentiment almost messes up the card. This card is really adorable, Laurie. I love how you made the fence with the woodgrain stamp and you say those clouds are handcut foam (you cut them out?) Those are cute clouds and would you believe I have nary a cloud stamp? Yep, not one!! I really want a whole set with clouds, raindrops, etc. Just haven't bought one yet!!
    Thank you for the kind comment on my blog, Girlie. Really sweet of you:)

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  6. Love this, Laurie. So simple and fresh!

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  7. Oh I think it's as sweet as can be even without a sentiment Laurie! I leave them off from time to time so I can use it for any occasion too! SUPER cute ;)

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  8. Laurie this card is cute as can be. I really like the fence and that sweet little girl. I am a 'mom-orgre', I say clean their rooms. It is so fun and you never know what you are going to find.

    Once I started book 1 of Hunger games I didn't stop until I read all three--in two weeks! Excellent writer. Have fun.

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  9. I don't always add sentiments to the front of my cards either. Sometimes it just doesn't need it and I would prefer to add it to the inside. The sky is so open and really lets the cute little girl stand out! Great card!!!

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  10. She is so sweet! Your colouring is fabulous! She reminds me of my Sage....
    I have my name on the book reserve list for the Hunger Games.... I think I'm 17th on the list... we'll see if I can read it before Christmas...

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  11. You're right--it's perfect without a sentiment. Your coloring looks great, especially the way you finished the grass, and I love the texture behind the clouds!

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  12. lo, I know what you mean, I have that dilemma all the time. I do agree with you...it's perfect as is and this adorable card will be perfect for any reason. :-) Beautiful card.

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  13. it's perfect as it is. so cute!

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  14. Awww, how cute is this! I love your coloring! That purple is beautiful!

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  15. Super CUTE card! Love your homemade cloud stamps! They are perfect behind the fence and adorable girl! ;o)

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