Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Two Cards For Two Challenges...

To begin, I feel compelled to dedicate this post to Kat - thanks for calling me out! (*wink*).

Today's cards are in response to two sketch challenges - the card on the right is based on sketch #48 at Card Patterns and the card on the left is based on a sketch over at Mojo Monday . Both of these sites are great for the card maker who may be in need of a gentle prod to boost creativity and/or productivity.

Vancouver is enjoying a very mild winter right now and Spring is peeking out all around in the way of budding trees and shrubs, and once-dormant bulbs shooting their green tips up through the dirt. This is not good news for a city that is set to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in two weeks, but selfishly, this is great news for me! Aside from the fact that there are multitudes of reasons to love Spring, I’m just very glad that I can photograph my cards outside. I am still struggling to get good lighting with my indoor photography. Plus, I must confess that there is not a decent backdrop to be had inside my house because my housekeeper has been letting her duties slide badly these days (that would be me!). One of my favorite quotes of all times (from the fabulous Phyllis Diller) is a rather apropos way to wrap this post up...

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.”


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jill .. love the Phyllis Diller quote ..

Winter Olympics .. we'll see won't we - just hope you don't get freezing weather and lots of snow to nip the buds on the trees.

Sounds balmy though - the two cards look great .. those sorts of raised cards are good for the elderly, people with poor feeling etc .. blind people, etc .. - thought about that market?

Bye - Hilary Melton-Butcher
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whoistracy said...

These are adorable Jillian! Love that tiny circle card- I never make enough shaped cards these days.

Amy Liz Schultz said...

great cards! So much blue but it is perfectly balanced :)

BonnieRose said...

these cards are gorgeous!


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