Friday, June 24, 2011

Don't Faint!!

I know it's been quite a while, an eternity for me, but I am back with two different cards.  I thank those of you that noticed I have been missing and took the time to ask about me.  I'm OK!  My long absence can be explained mostly by a sudden disappearance of all desire to stamp!  Can you believe it?  I never usually lack the desire to stamp.  In any case, it might have been related to being quite busy with all things related to the end-of-the-school-year and also a very busy ball season. 

I really have been trying to get back to it, and finally managed to squeeze out these two cards one day.  I would've continued stamping if life hadn't intervened again.  I used the sketch from the Clean & Simple blog (FTL145) as well as the CAS challenge on Splitcoast to do a tall & thin card. 

I used papers from the old Hostess pack of 6x6 In Color patterns.  The center rectangle is made with vellum so the patterns peek through. 
 Next is an anniversary card.  Can you believe I used vellum again?!  The only two cards I've made in months and I used vellum for both!  The flourish on the front is actually embossed in white on the underneath layer.  I wish I would have made this a wedding card because I need one for tomorrow!  If you recognize the sketch for this one let me know because I wrote it down at home and am away right now.
Here is the inside- another surprise that I took the time to do the inside.  And I like it! 

Well, I hope you didn't faint seeing that I've stopped for a quick post.  I am hoping to stamp more this summer but no guarantees of how often and when. 

Thanks so much for sticking with me!  Hope you are having a great summer!