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22 June 2010

Gettin' Back in the Groove

All righty, then, I'm pretty sure the internet snafu is taken care of. Isn't it funny how we come to depend so heavily on such invisible forces?

I have two cards for you today. Here's the first:

I must say, this one gave me fits. Well, not this card, but the "plan A" version of it, which is not fit to print. You see, this card is for the 50th anniversary of a friend's aunt and uncle. The uncle is a retired Russian history prof, and the pair are visiting Russia for their anniversary. Isn't that sweet? The Russian flag is white, blue, and red -- sounds familiar! So my challenge was to make an anniversary card that used those colors but didn't look like I should run it up the flagpole for Independence Day. My first attempt used the same sentiment and flower-stem image (both from PTI's Everyday Button Bits), but it turned into a swirly, buttony mess. So with plan B here, I Kept It Simple, Stupid. Added flower images (from Green Thumb) instead of buttons, classed it up with some bling, etc. It also weighs a good 2 pounds less. I'm satisfied.


This card, on the other hand, was a pleasant breeze. This is for the same friend to send off to Germany to friends who've just found a new home. It had to be flat and relatively light for mailing purposes, so I went with a cute little scene, pieced together in fun colors. I also finally broke out Good Neighbors, an SU Sale-a-Bration set that hadn't really seen ink yet. The sentiment is from PTI's Daily Designs Sentiments, which is quite the handy little set. Blue paper is from their new 8x8 pad -- Ledger something-or-other? It's too new for me to remember names :). Love their cloud dies, too! The grassy knolls are cut from my Nook & Pantry pad -- Basic Grey, of course. Cute and flat and ready to send!

It's nice to be back. If I get a few moments, I might post again tonight...who knows?  Have a delightful evening.


Meg said...

Glad to "see" that you're back, Angela! I felt the same way last summer when upgrading our interwebs meant day-long outages. I went through definite withdrawal!

Love both of these cards! The flower one is perfect--I think the bling is better suited for an anniversary than buttons. Love how you used it to highlight the sentiment, too, and love that cute punch accent!

Your new house scene is just adorable! I think that PTI patterned paper you used is going in my cart for the next order. And I super-impressed that you lined up the green lines (but opposite direction)! Great work, I hope your friend (and her parents and her friend) enjoy them!

Emily Leiphart said...

Great cards, Angela! Glad your internet is back up and running. :D I can't wait to get my eyelet die now and you've inspired me to use Good Neighbors again. It can be addictive!

Heather T said...

The cute flowers and bright colours in the first card make for a very cheery design and I love the clever use of patterned paper in the second one.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Angela, LOVE this! Well, for starters, what a great set that is and I'm glad to be an owner of one.
I think the dp you chose for the hill is PERFECT. And the simplicity of one house on the hill is just right.

Thanks for commenting on my blog, on the red white and blue one layer card where I mentioned my brayering stinks. It truly does, but thank you for being supportive!