I was back up at the campgrounds again this weekend, and the weather was lovely. Lovely enough to spend lots of time outside, playing with the grandkids, visiting with the neighbors, and enjoying a nice bbq - smoked ribs that my daughter made for our Mother's Day dinner.
I spent some time stamping in the evening. I had to get a birthday card done for my son-in-law before we celebrated his birthday Friday night. Then I went to work on the cards for my daughters for Mother's Day. I started with a card challenge to get me inspired, and that's the first card I am sharing today. I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #122, but I flipped it upside down a little. Then I used the colors from the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #139 to use Black, White, Turquoise and Orange. (Opps, this was supposed to be a birthday card for the challenge.) I was excited about the color challenge, but the big challenge was to come up with some paper that I could use from the limited stash that I bought with me to the trailer. I did manage to come up with the right colors from several different lines of DSP. and I decided to use my hexagon punch and create something fun. The cue at CAS-ology challenge was to use a SHAPE. I love playing with the hexagons. I guess its the wanna-be quilter in me. After dinner on Saturday I decided to take my cards outside and snap some photos with them. I love playing with places to take the photos, and include a little bit of the beauty that I am surrounded with out in the woods. You gotta love Wisconsin in the spring.
I thought I would give this card to Smita (sorry it's not getting there before Mom's Day. I also want to share the cards I made for the other two girls/moms in my life. Playing with all the paper is so much fun, and I love the Moonlight DSP paper stack. It's too bad that these papers have to retire, because I always seem to hoard my favorites, and then come May I scramble to use them for projects before they retire. I really have to get over the hoarding and make some fun instead. I used the Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey colors for the card for my daughter Laura. I had snapped this photo to send to my friend, Debby, to show her what I was working on at the trailer while she was working at her computer doing "work". Unfortunately I gave it to Laura before I got a chance to photograph it outside, so you see the simple version here. Then, continuing to play with the Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey theme for my DIL Melissa, I made another sunburst card. I had known earlier in the week that I wanted to make a sunburst card, and it had been so long since I made one that I had to go online to search the directions again, and I found so many beautiful examples that I just had to play around with a couple different versions. Now I have a whole bunch of ideas PINNED, and you know I will have to make some more soon. I used the Crazy About You and And Many More stamp sets for all of the cards. Hope they don't notice that I called them all "best mother ever", but I have to say its true for all of them. They have given me wonderful grandchildren. But, in the meantime I have some other fun cards that I made this weekend to share with you, so come back again later so see what I've made. BTW, Happy Mother's Day to all of you.