When I chose these Collage Press- Fresh papers for my featured product this week, I knew that I really liked them, but the more that I play with them, the more I truly LOVE them. They are so beautiful and the mix of patterns and colors is PERFECT!!! I have seen that this same line is available in a mix of pinks/oranges and I simply must get some...so if you know who stocks the orange version, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!
I have several new projects to share. The first is a simple Thank you card using this weeks Card Positioning System Sketch.
I need to add a quick note here about cards. I have always been a cardmaker and for the last several years, I have worked for several of the UK magazines doing LOTS of cards. As a result, I was seriously burnt out with the cardmaking and creating cards was becoming much more of a chore rather than something that I enjoyed. BUT that has completely changed recently after the discovery of all the card sketch sites like CPS. Having the freedom to create a card purely for the fun of it (without having to worry about the layout) has rejuvinated my ability to make up my own card layouts again without stress. I am even starting to create my own card sketches, but I will share more about that later. ;)
The only stamp that I used from the Purple Onion Flea Market stamp set was that little pin stamp, but I think that it adds so much to the card.
This second project is a layout of my brother's puppy, Daisy. My SIL, Kara, took this fabulous photo. If you live in West Texas and love your pets, she is the photographer to call because she takes beautiful photos!!! I didn't use any of the stamps on this layout, but looking at it now, it still seems to be missing something so I may revisit this layout in the near future.
Finally, this last project is Shannon Allor's circle journal. This cj has been missing for the last 7 months and finally found its way to my doorstep last week much to all of our relief. Her theme is "Peepers" and all the entrants in the journal have incorporated a photo of their eyes as well as a quote. I found this quote and LOVE it simply because it is so true!!
"Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?" ~Leonardo DaVinci
Knowing the magnificent things that DaVinci created, it is amazing and even a bit reassuring that he had issues with this too!
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