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Flowers, an Apron, and a Cat!

Had a week off from most my DTs so I played around a bit the last few days:

Played in the Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge last night which included specific colors (lavender, purple, green and blue):

Used some older SU! Flowers and some punched and twisted MS hydrangea punched flowers. Another Birthday card done so I can catch up on another late birthday!

Here is a bit different card - it is a prototype actually:

I work at Rheem Manufacturing (Water Heater Division) and my group mainly deals with The Home Depot. I need some Thank-You cards for work and thought this would be a good concept for them. I did this symbol with a pen (I know that is obvious) and will need to do future ones with my computer. I will also use black or white ribbon on future ones because the oranges on this clash a bit. I am still playing around since I will probably make about 20 of these (give me any suggestions you have!!!). Wouldn't this be great with a little gift card in the pocket?

Also caught up on a two SCS challenges - last week's Sketch Challenge and the Teaparty Challenge from two weeks ago. I needed to catch on the Teaparty challenge especially because it involves a friend's son. For his birthday, he requested cards to give to kids in a local hospital. He spent a lot of time in that hospital and feels connected to the children who have to spend their birthdays and holidays there - isn't that the sweetest! The challenge was to make a funny children's birthday card. I used the kitten image from Enid Barnes (available HERE from Squigglefly). Inside it says "but the dog ate it - I promise." Corny I know but I was channeling corny on Sunday!

Hope your week is going well so far! Hugz!!!!


  1. Two great cards Nancy. I am partial to the kitten card myself. I worked for a short time for Home Depot and that is a good representation of one of their aprons. Fine work.

  2. Busy lady. I love all three of these card. I like the simplicity of your first card - that embossing folder is one of my all time favorites. Your second card is the perfect card for your co workers. I have no suggestions, I like it just the way it is. Your last card, you all corney I call precious. That little kitten's innocent face along with that sentiment inside is perfection. Have a fun day.

  3. Terrific cards and each one is so special! Love the background papers you used for the cat especially!

  4. Three fabulous cards Nancy, I love the delicate flowers on the first one and your kitten image is absolutely adorable, such a fun sentiment as well.

  5. Three more fantastic cards. Love the embossing folder you used on the first one and all the layers on the last one (love your paper choices too). The apron is such a great and creative way to say thank you. Love it.

  6. WOW! You are on a roll Nancy! All are fabulous but LOVE that white birthday card ... the little purple flowers just POP! Hope you're having a nice week!

  7. All of your cards are so great Nancy. I love the first one - so pretty and delicate looking! The sentiment you used on your cat card really cracked me up - love it!

  8. All three cards are great! Each one so unique and special! (all of your cards are) Really like th Apron card! I think it's perfect just the way it is. And your third card will be loved by the children receiving it. You are reminding me that I made some cards for that challenge too, just didn't get them in the mail yet...Must try and get to the post office...

  9. Cute, cute, cute cards. I especially like that sweet little Kitty face.


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