Friday, January 31, 2014

A Friday Duo

     Here it is, Friday again!  I have been working on things, this week, but just have not been adding to the blog.  The week to come, has the promise of 3 more snow storms, so I am sure that I will get lots of playtime.

 
      My first card is for the Friends with Flair post, over on the Unity Blog.  This card uses the September 2013 KOM.  I needed to create a card for a friend's husband who slipped on the ice, and broke both legs in multiple places.  My friend just retired the week before Christmas.  Guess we know what will be keeping her busy, huh?  I feel so bad. :(

     The designer paper is from the Yearbook Collection, from Studio Calico.  My image and sentiment are stamped with Memento inks in Toffee Crunch, and Pistachio.  My die cut clouds and birds are dies from Memory Box.  There are brads, and twine for embellishments.

 
     The second card, is for Timeless Tuesday # 256, over at Flourishes Blog.  We are asked to use the Pantone color of 2014, which is Radiant Orchid!  Now that is what I call a powerful color!  This was created with mostly scraps.  I used punches from EK Success, and SU!  Coloring is done with Copics, I even broke out an embossing border.  There are ribbon ends and the last of some gems, that I got to use up!
     As for my stamps, I used a Flourishes set called Pinwheels and Popsicles, which I recently acquired.

     That's it for right now, folks!  If you are a football fan, I am sure you will have a fun weekend.  Me thinks I will be the lady in charge of snacks.

21 comments:

Olga said...

both are gorgeous cards!!!!! I didn't get snowed in which is good............glad I didn't get as much of the white stuff as yall' did...........

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Your first card is just beautiful I love those birds and clouds. The second is as cute as can be. Pinwheels are one of my favorite thing to do with little kids, I think my kids and all my grandkids have received them for many summers in a row.

Dr. Ivy said...

Wow, broke both legs in multiple places, how awful. The card will lift his spirits. Both cards turned out great.

Ruby said...

Lovely cards. That is too bad that he broke his legs. Your friend will be so busy. Does she craft. She may need it as a way to relax. Perhaps you can get her into the stamping.

Patti P. said...

Hi Mary Anne, what beautiful cards. I love that scene you have created. What a great tree image. That orchid is a vibrant color, but you did a wonderful job using it, love the green with it.
Hope you are staying warm and safe. hugs.....

Sue said...

Hi Mary Anne, love a two-fer. Little birds on your feel better card are wonderful. Such a nice card will make anyone feel better. The pinwheel and those bright colors are a wonderful change from this cold winter, love it.

Hugs
Sue

jimlynn said...

Yikes on more snow headed your way!!! That's gotta be getting a little old by now I think! Stay warm.
Love the colors on the second card. They pop off the page - so very pretty.
That first card - sensational!!! Love all the different elements on this.
That poor guy to have two broken legs!!! OMGoodness......yep, I guarantee his wife will be busy.
Lynn

Carol L said...

Two more winners, and I absolutely LOVE that orchid color! It looks beautiful on your card and I love the embossed buttons! Snow, snow go away! You need to head to Califor-ni-A!
You didn't know I was a poet didja? :)

Angeline Choo said...

Both cards are beautiful !! Love the stamps you used!

Irish Cherokee said...

Great feel good card. Will definitely help to cheer him up. The second card certainly an eye opener. Nicely done.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Both card is pretty. I love your pinwheel.

Donna Hanley said...

Mary Anne, both cards are very sweet and thoughtful. I love the scene in your first card and I do hope your friend's husband heals quickly. Your second card is so bright and cheery. I guess you can't do anything but hunker down and ride out the storms. We'll get them after you I imagine.

Gwen said...

Great cards, especially love the first one. It has such a great charm to it and your friend and her new full time job will both appreciate it!

Corrie said...

Great cards and I love those stamp sets

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

oh my gosh, BEAUTIFUL... I love that first card although the second is very pretty

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Beautiful cards. I love the clouds and the wonderful scene you created with your stamped images. Thank you for sharing.

Allison Cope said...

OH wow Mary Anne! I love what you did with the purple - so fun and bright and happy! Beautiful cards. Thanks for playing along with our "2014 Pantone - Purple" challenge at Flourishes this week!

Rachel W K said...

oh my gosh im so sorry about your friend! your cards are gorgeous and the shading is so pretty
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Donna K said...

Very pretty cards! I really like that purple bow! Your get well card is wonderful, I do hope your friends husband recovers quickly. I'm sure your beautiful card will help.

Miwa said...

Fabulous cards! Hope your friend's hubby has a quick recovery and the coming storms aren't too awful. Stay warm!

Cheryl said...

My gosh...both legs! I'm sure he (and his wife) will enjoy that beautiful card! And, the purple card looks amazing! I love the color combo! Thanks so much for playing along with us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!