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Friday, October 14, 2011

Another Friday, another FWF!!!

Happy Friday and Friends with Flair to you all! What a beautiful fall we've been having so far, I've been lucky enough to be able to get the kids outside to play at the pumpkin patch, cider mill and petting farm over and over and over again!  My 2 year old daughters favorite part about fall so far is the corn box at the farm we go to.  It's like a giant sand box but with dried corn kernels instead, she LOVES it!!!  Note to self: scrap some of those pics soon while the memories are fresh!

The first card I want to share with you today is actually my first ever attempt at a sympathy card.  I've always been to intimidated to try one and when I needed one I'd just get a store bought one (hangs head in shame).  I was actually pleased with how this came out and it also came together super quick.  Love the Kit of the Months because there are always new stamps and new inspirations to play with!
The patterned paper is grey on grey with little roses by My Mind's Eye.  I inked the edges with some Tim Holtz distress ink.  The butterfly stamp is from Unity's Live What You Love kit.  The sentiment is from Unity's July 2011 KOM.  I pulled out my paintbrush and colored the butterflies with some acryllic paint.  Ribbon and a flower from Prima to finish it off.

The next card I want to share with you is a fall card that I made for Unity's monthly challenge Falling Leaves.  Nothing like getting it in on the last day!  I had a tough time with this one.  I originally had a totally different idea in my head for how this card was going to look but when I finished inking the leaves I hated it.  Thankfully I didn't give up and was able to salvage it by cutting some of it away completely and cutting the rest into thirds and mounting it on cardstock and then onto some pp by My Mind's Eye.  The leaves are also stamped onto a light grid paper by My Mind's Eye.  The leaf stamp and sentiment are both from Unity's September 2011 KOM.  Finished off with some twine tied in a bow.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I wish you all a wonderful fall weekend, time to go out and enjoy some cider and donuts!!!

20 comments:

Jingle said...

These are both such pretty cards!

Marsha said...

Like both cards. Like the layered stamp on the first card a lot.

Joni Kix said...

I love the blog hops because it gets me to really look at the stamp kits. I didn't notice the little "Sorry" stamp in the July KOM. This kit is already on my wish list... now I have another good reason it buy it! :oD TFS

Jennifer said...

Very pretty cards!!! (=

Ruby said...

Very pretty cards.

Linda said...

I Love your butterfly card. great colors.

JPScraps said...

Both cards are beautifully done.

Anne Tussing said...

Both of your cards are so nice! I love the blue acrylic paint on the first one. It's a great sympathy card!

lisa arana said...

Beautiful sympathy card, love that idea with the butterfly stamp. And your leaves card is amazing. Wonderful panel and I love the stamped leaves.

Angela Fehr said...

I love both cards - the fall card is lovely and your first try at a sympathy card looks great! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

jennifer mitten said...

These are both lovely!

Danie May said...

Both cards are fabulous, the touch of blue on your sympathy card is gorgeous and I love the rich warm colours of your fall themed card.

Emily Keaton said...

That's a beautiful sympathy card. You nailed your first attempt! And your leaf card is stunning--so glad you kept with it. :)

shuggy said...

great cards.

Kary said...

Beautiful sympathy card!! Love the soft teal and butterfly. Your second card is gorgeous too. Great job!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great cards.

Rachel B said...

I love the colors in both cards. Very beautiful. The leaves on the second are just awesome!

Roslyn said...

The sympathy card is lovely - those are so hard to do and yet mean so much to the recipient. The fall card turned out awesome as well. Great job at persevering to get a card made!

sharon g said...

Pretty and simple. I like that these days...

Jen said...

Your sympathy card is stunning - great job!