Sunday, August 17, 2014

Woman, Without Her, Man is Nothing ;)

Hi Stampers!

Here's a quick card I created for my friend Cathy, whose boyfriend I blogged about yesterday.  The past nine months have been killer for both of them, getting ready for the art show.  I hope she had a good long rest today :)

Funny the time frame on that - this was his "baby" and she sure carried it along, offering a shoulder, an ear, whatever it took - but most of all, her heart.  Seeing the two of them together on Friday made me smile.  The event was his, and he had the spotlight of course; but she possessed the quiet grace to simply "be there", making sure everything ran smoothly and just letting him shine.  Did my cynical old heart good to see these two soulmates together in their creative element.  Anyway, here's the card I made for her today:

 
I wanted to make her card similar to his, but reflect something of all the work she's done over these past nine months.  Cathy is a sunshine-y soul for sure, and I hope it indeed comes back to her.  She's a talented musician in her own right, a wonderful music instructor, a bad-ass singer who fronts a cool rock band, a terrific mom, a devoted daughter, and a loyal friend.  The sentiment inside reads, "Fabulous is What You Are" - perfect!

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hey Now, You're a Rock Star

Hi Stampers!

My friend Cathy's boyfriend had his first art exhibit yesterday, a lifelong dream come true; and I had fun behind the scenes helping to schlep stuff around.  He's also big in the music scene, so it seemed like a good time to bust out a new stamp set, Be the Star & my new Stars Framelits to make this "Congratulations" card for him, which I'll mail out on Monday:

VERY hard to see in this photo, but I used our new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for the mat and the smallish stars.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE using White Craft Ink on Basic Black cardstock for that chalkboard look, too; and popped up my cut out stamped star images with some Dimensionals.  Blackberry Bliss for the card base will pick up the pale grey/purplish wall color in his studio nicely, if he chooses to prop my little card up in there, too.
 
I forgot to snap a pic of the inside before I wrote a note & sealed it up, but I used a stamp from Work of Art as a sentiment inside - "You're a Fabulous Work of Art" - seemed appropriate for this super-cool artist of many media and talents :)
 
I think he'll enjoy it.

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