I was inspired by this card by Linda of Catered Crop (also a fellow ECG DT member). I started with the simple idea of CASEing her card...did a little coloring and cutting of the Eat Cake Graphic image, then picked out some fun papers. Then I saw the tree sticker. And the flower stickers. Hm....the top right seemed a little bare. So I added the "true friends" sticker (I think from a K&Co sticker sheet). Well, that seemed sad by itself, so I kept adding more. Too much more? Never!
In order to balance out this moreness, I made a CAS thank you card-my friend wanted a couple for her husband to use to thank some close friends after the passing of his father.
I versamarked the flowers from Wplus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes onto PTI's Ocean Tides and clear embossed them. Then I tried out my distressing inks some more--this time using Vintage Photo. I also stamped the sentiment (from SU's Upsy Daisy) using Vintage Photo.
As promised last week, I have some photos taken with our new camera (Panasonic G1) to share. I am in love with this camera. It is so easy to use, takes fabulous photos in any lighting (the thank you card above was taken at night in my kitchen, which has both fluorescent and incandescent bulbs--but look at that gorgeous color!), and has some sort of awesome rubbery finish that I could pet all day.
Here are some photos I took at Denver's botanical gardens:
Same photo, cross-processed in Picnik:
Finally!, this year I'm going to try recording my book reading on here, just so I can remember what books I've read and also let you know of any must-reads.
Book #0: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron Technically I finished this book on December 29th, but it's so good I had to mention it. There are PIPs (pets-in-peril) and you will need your hankies, but, oh, the warm furries!
Book #1: The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz I have devoured all four books of the Spellman series all in the past two months. They're a great vacation read, kind of like Veronica Mars ten years after graduation.