Saturday, June 29, 2013

For My Deer Friend!

Yay!  I stamped today!  I haven't stamped much lately because I got new glasses earlier this month and I have been having trouble with them.  I was fitted for contacts at the same appointment, and over the course of several attempts to wear them, discovered I am allergic to contact solution...thankfully, there's an alternative that I have been able to tolerate, although I can only wear them for short intervals.  Let me just say, I'm sure not taking my vision for granted these days!

I have boxes and boxes of cards, but when I was invited to write some letters of encouragement for one
of the participants of our church youth group's mission trip, I wanted to make something new.  I came across the Paper Smooches Sparks "Picture Perfect" challenge which inspired the two cards I'm sharing in this post.  The thick and thin stripes on those crayons in their inspiration photo  caught my eye.  They form the foundation of the layout on both cards.

Although they look kinda different, they both also use prints from the same designer paper pack.  The scribbly style of the floral seemed to go along with the crayon theme.  I used alcohol markers to color the images, fussy cut them (yep, made me cross-eyed in these wacko glasses so don't look too closely!) and popped them up on dimensional adhesive.

My second card has sparkly Stickles clouds, and a big red grosgrain bow.  

Paper Smooches Happy Camper and Metropolis
My Mind's Eye Remarkable designer paper
Spellbinders' heart die
MS grass punch


  1. These are both SO cute Deb! I hope your glasses/contact situation is getting better!!

  2. Both of your cards are beautiful! Hope you will feel more comfortable with your glasses.

  3. What clever takes on the inspiration photo in selecting the thick/thin lines! Your cards are delightful! I know the frustration of eyesight, as I'm super near-sighted (my contacts are -10!!) but I'm reaching the point where I need to use reading glasses over my contacts to see closer. Gahhhh! You'll adjust - no worries! Again, thank you for the day-brightening cards!

  4. I love the play on words in that first card and the second card is lovely too!

  5. OH NO! I have never heard of anyone being allergic to contact solution! WOW! I'm glad you found an alternative!!! And I'm so glad you were able to get crafty again:)

    LOVE these cards! I love that little deer-- precious:) And that cityscape is FAB! Great job! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with our Picture Perfect challenge! I hope you join in the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge this week-- it's a sketch:)