One thing about my friend (and hairdresser) Sarah – there’s always lots of laughter! She is very fun and friendly and good at making people feel good. Which is useful in her profession.
Sarah got married at the beginning of May, and I failed to send her a card in time for the day (sorry, Sarah!) – but I took her one a few weeks ago when I saw her to get my hair done. She actually didn’t mind because it prolonged the celebrations, getting cards a few weeks later 🙂
I made the card using the (sadly now retired) Love and Laughter stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I’m sad this set retired as it was really good for quick, clean and simple wedding cards like this one. I will not be letting go of my set for a while!
What do you think? Sarah really liked it, and so do I because it is simple yet effective. There are many styles of crafter out there, but I am learning (slowly, slowly – it all takes time!) that I am a clean and simple type of crafter. I’m not keen on tons of layers, or frilly bits, or techniques that take ages, or vintage or grungy (though there are some things that appeal to me). So you’ll see on here that most if not all of my cards are “clean and simple”!
This card has a pearlised card base (similar to the Shimmer Cardstock, but I’m using up my supplies from other companies that I have had for years!), and then some Whisper White and Real Red cardstock, as well as some Real Red ink. Cut the shapes with the Labels Collection Framelits (also sadly retired), and stick it together with some Snail Adhesive Tape Runner and Stampin Dimensionals, and you’re done! I added a trio of Basic Rhinestones in the top right corner, just to balance out the left-heavy design, and I think it looks pretty good. The light wasn’t brilliant when I took the photo, but it gives a reasonable feel for how the card came together. It just doesn’t capture the effect of the pearlised card or the sparkle of the rhinestones, but hopefully you get the idea.
In other news, I was a little later to work this morning, because my lovely twins were very snuggly this morning, and I was making the most of that. Cathy Zielske wrote a post a couple of days ago about how her son doesn’t want hugs any more, now that he’s coming up for 16. I think I’d have made the most of those snuggles without having read the post, but it made me a bit more mindful about really focussing on them and enjoying my little people being little and wanting to sit with Mummy and have cuddles and kisses. I smothered them in kisses, and my baby bear still said “no” when I asked him if that was enough kisses!! He shook his head and grinned, so I smothered him in even more kisses, which he was happy with. I love my little guy and girl. There is a lot of laughter with two 3.5 year olds in the house. Some tears, too, but usually more laughter than tears, thankfully.
I plan to be back tomorrow with a card I made for one of the guys at work who seems to be surgically attached to his iPhone! See if you can guess what the theme of his card was…!
Have a great day.