Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blustery Days


Today is an absolutely incredible day. Bright blue skies. Fluffy white cotton-ball clouds. And a breeze that is perfect for two things - flying kites and drying laundry. I've been having a total love affair with clouds lately. These ones were drawn and cut out by hand (thanks to all my former art teachers) as were the pennants.

PaperTrey Ink has saved me a truckload of time by releasing a fantastic new set, Up, Up, and Away that comes with clouds, hot air balloons, kites, and ... get this ... cloud dies. (insert hallelujah chorus here). No more drawing and cutting for me. WOOHOO!! Now if only I had white felt, I'd be on cloud nine.

For my second card, I used one of my favorite PTI sets Dot Spot to create my own patterned paper. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out because it's a gender neutral card. Even though I used satin ribbon on it. The hammered silver buckle gives it a more manly appearance, don't you think?

That's all for today. Have a blessed one!!

7 comments:

Noora said...

Beautiful..beautiful...both of them..love the colors of the second card, the dot spot lookin reallly pretty!...I just wish the images were a bit larger!

Keva said...

The first card is great, but the 2nd one blew me away. I love the colors you used and the Dot Spot. Not sure i've ever noticed that set..better take a looksie now!

Sue Ann said...

Love both cards .......they are both so beautiful. I really love how the second card makes such a statement with the colors that you used!!!

Kara said...

love them both, especially the first one!
kara

Debbie Gaydos said...

These are both beautiful! And yes, I think the manliness of the buckle definitely offsets the girly-ness of the ribbon! ;)

Amy said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your handmade banner!! That is fantastic!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love these, both of them are very fresh and FUN!!