Today, I have been working on a couple of Birthday cards one for a very good friend of mine, Karen that I have know since Jr. High and one for a co-worker, Jill. The first card is for Karen and the second is for Jill. I really like how they both turned out. These are both second trys. All are PTI cardstock, ink and stamp sets. Pretty Peonies, Beautiful Butterflies, and Rosie Posie. Oh and turning a new leaf. I keep forgetting that I have that set. And that lovely Quartrefoil.
This week's Dynamic Duos Challenge Pool Party and Soft Suede. I used PTI's Aqua Mist and Classic Kraft paper and ink. The stamp set and die cut are also PTI's Lovely Layers. This is another birthday card for a co-worker.
I used PTI's Heart to Heart #3 with Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart cardstock. The die cuts are also PTI.
I added this cute little heart after I took the first picture and decided that I needed to take another picture with the heart. I think it adds to the card.
This week's PTI MIM is decorating the inside of your card, which I must admit does add quite a bit to the card. I think when I retire which is November 1st (Yahoo) I will start doing this to my cards that I send out. For the front, I used the Quatrefoil, in Simply Chartreuse and the other color is Raspberry Fizz, along with Sending You and Butterfly Dreams stamp sets and dies. The inside of the card I used Raspberry Fizz Patterned polka dot paper. Hope you stop by and make a comment.
This card is a tribute to my best friend, Colleen of 54 plus years which is the theme for this week's CAS-UAL FRIDAYS Challenge. We have been through a lot together, but this is one of the most serious things we have had to go through. About 3 or 4 weeks ago her oldest daughter Dina a 35 year old mother of 3 young children was diagnosed with lymphoma which is treatable with a 70% chance of recovery. She will start Chemo next Friday. And if that is not enough, Colleen had a biopsy on a spot on her lung, which is also cancerous. She will have some more scans for 3 days this week, but the oncologist thinks her's is contained and it can be removed. We will know more on Wednesday. Pray for her. But she is truly a blessing to me. Such an upbeat person and so generous with her time and such a loving person. I don't know what I would do without her. She also shares my love or should I say obsession for card making. Now, on to the card, I used PTI's Sweet Life and the sentiment is from All About You. The ink is Memento's Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavendar and PTI's Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse. You can access CAS-UAL Fridays blog Here