Lesley has another fun sketch for everyone at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I know one of my blogging friends, LeAnne, will appreciate at she loves sketches and cards with any element of 3 in them! :)
After seeing this awesome card by the super-talented Jenn, I just had to pull out Circle Circus and use it this week. She's so inspiring, so be sure to go check out her blog. I've been wanting to make some cards for younger girls, but I don't seem to have any stamps that work for that! I decided to try a girly card for this one and I hope the brown and pink work for that. I do have to say thank you to my friends Marla and Mindy who have been so helpful to me lately when I'm struggling with my cards. They are always up for offering suggestions and encouragement and I love them. Demo sisters are the best!
This was one of those cards where lots of things go wrong, but I still like how it turned out. I used Early Espresso for the card stock and buttons, but I somehow grabbed Chocolate Chip ink for the stamping part. Does it show too much? I was exhausted and done that day, so I decided to just let it go. I also stamped a nice Chocolate Chip circle right in the middle of my Blushing Bride ink pad. Have you done that? I'm trying to figure out if it will recover or if I should get a new one. I love that color and plan to use it even when it retires.
I hope you're having a wonderful week. I finally felt rested enough to go see The Hunger Games. I fell in love with the books last year and was so excited for the movie. No other plans for the week though. Next week has so much going on that I'll take a restful rest of this week. I have my April doctor's appointment complete with the 1 hour glucose test on Monday. Fun, huh? I hope to go to Babies R Us and Target to finish our registries afterwards. Then there's stamp club on Friday and Easter on Sunday. Busy, busy! My mom is coming down on April 24th, so lots of cleaning to do before then too!