Saturday, September 8, 2018

Two Easy Cards

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I have two easy cards for you today...I spent some time in my stamp room today (instead of doing chores, I am such a procraftinator!), and the first one is for Dana and Wayne's first anniversary, which is tomorrow:

Blessedly, the weather last year was very cooperative; if they had gotten married this year, they would have needed umbrellas just like Kelly!  I used the FMS sketch for this one by Jen, it's really clean and simple, which was perfect for what I wanted:

Dana likes purple, so I used some Highland Heather as my card base and layered it with some pretty heart-embellished SU vellum from several years ago.  I heat-embossed a sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet and added some gold diecuts:

Sadly, my second card is for a close family/church friend who has been battling health issues for several years; he came home from the hospital last night and passed away early this morning.  We know it is a blessing, as he was in a lot of pain, but we still miss him!  The sketch from Sketch Saturday gave me a chance to use some pretty papers from Share What You Love:

And here's the sketch:

I already had a Mint Macaron card base cut and scored, so I layered my DSP on a Petal Pink mat and adhered them.  The beautiful velvet ribbon from the Holiday Mini matched nicely, and I colored a pearl with a Light Pumpkin Pie Blend marker and adhered it for just a little extra something:

My sentiments, inside and out, are from Flourishing Phrases, stamped in Soft Suede, and I added some leaves from Perennial Birthday, stamped in Soft Sea Foam:

Hope you have a blessed day, thanks for popping in!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge too!


Kampin' Karen said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year already! They will like their card. It's beautiful in its simplicity. Eden has gotten big!

Joanne James said...

Dana will love he anniversary congratulations card LeAnne - it’s gorgeous with those touches of gold and the soft vellum - and a little purple sneaked in too! Sorry to hear about your friend - sending thoughts and prayers to you and his family.

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats to Dana and Wayne on their first anniversary!! They are going to love their card Leanne, it's just lovely. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. The card you made is wonderful and will be greatly appreciated.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Dana and Wayne will love this card! The gold hearts are a special touch. I'm sorry that you needed a sympathy card, but this is beautiful and I'm sure the family will be comforted by your kind words. <3

Amy O said...

These are both beautiful cards, LeAnne! And I will have to remember the term "procraftinator". It describes me to a T.

dj said...

Great use of pattern papers...perfect for our sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday!!

Jen Timko said...

The Heather with the gold is really lovely. What a sweet card for their anniversary. And I'm terribly sorry you needed your second card. Heartbreaking for the family and I'm sure your kindness will be appreciated. Always happy to see you at FMS!

Joanna Moore said...

It's always so hard to lose a friend (even when it's better for them to go) Your card is so lovely in it's simplicity. Thanks for sharing both of your cards with us over on Sketch Saturday.
~Jo, SS-DT