Note to you who host challenges: please put an end TIME along with the date. People lead busy lives and for some, if there wasn't a last minute, there'd be no minute at all. Oh, and if you come to read my blog to hear nothing but positivity, you should know one of my fave quotes is "If you can't say something nice, then come sit by me." What you get here is REAL. Warts and all. Haha - trust me it could be much worse. Just laugh - this is my way of venting, 'tis all.
Note to File: solve my problem about card recipients (often loved ones) who never even acknowledge they receive what I sweated 4-8 hours to make for them even if it includes a check, and how I'm thinking about an
Anyhoo, now that that's done, on to the Easter Card Parade! A couple of these cards were made for challenges and I have to make sure to note that (Lord help me! lol). So, I will do those first, how is that for a plan? :-)))
Fripperies and Butterflies Monthly Color Challenge, where she posts a 5-color palette and you have to use 2 of them. I use 3 - both greens and the light pink. I did not use the 2 purples. I used a free F&B image. The blue background is a piece of watercolor card sprayed with Sailor Blue Ranger Colorwash. I used a Spellbinders Botanical Swirls cover plate die to cut the green layer and the rest are paper scraps from my Black Hole of Stash (heretofore known as BHOS). Oh, and the top pink strip was a Fiskars punch, I think. (I say that because I no longer see it on my punch wall and I'm thinking it was the one that kept sticking no matter what I did so I File 13'd it.)
TJ Emboss Or Die CD. I used a Darice Bunny embossing folder, cloud punch, a Sweet n Sassy grass die. And yes, I'm using more ribbon! (The BHOS is full of it and has been procreating I suspect.)
Twisted Papers, sentiment from EKS/Image Tree, Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 2 label die and very old paper from Rusty Pickle. More stash-bashing ribbons! teehee! Two ribbons on one card, I'm on a ribbon roll. ;-)
Skipping Stones Designs rabbits and sentiment stamps, Spellbinders Labels 10 dies the old Rusty Pickle paper (and I cut the dies out of some 6x6 Kaisercraft Tea @ Elsies paper). Ribbon and flowers found in my BHOS.
Well, that about wraps it up. Thanks for staying for the parade (and the preamble - haha). The good news is, not another holiday until Mothers Day! The bad news is, no rest for the weary.... lol. Hope you had a blessed Easter and have a great week!