Retirement me finds myself struggling with balancing crafting and posting. So, I am going to relaunch my "Friday Night Writes" and "Monday Musings". That said, welcome to the first edition of the rebirth of "Friday Night Writes"!
|A Favorite Island View|
The morning began reading a wonderful novel for an hour or so down at the beach. Then hubby and I walked the beach and went out for a quick lunch. The afternoon included a post-lunch nap and settling in on the couch to watch a little of the Masters.
I've recently been thinking of the song "Something Good" from the Sound of Music when Maria wonders what she's done to experience such happiness. I wonder the same thing. The one thing I know for sure is that I'm so very grateful.
Card #1: Child's Play
My first card was inspired by the current Cards In Envy Child's Play challenge and by a card made by Lin at Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center at an Operation Write Home card-making party. When I first saw the CIE challenge, I immediately knew the card I wanted to CASE!
For my version, I decided to use different shades of pink, embossing my circles to create visual interest and texture. The wave at the bottom of the card was based upon the shape of the Word Art text, using a bendable ruler to replicate the shape for the card's layers.
Card #2: thanks so much
My second card was inspired by the current Mojo Monday Sketch. I've started playing along with the Mojo Monday Sketches to force myself experiment with more layers and embellishments than I typically use. Think I'll also link this up to the current Simon Says Stamps Wednesday blog's April-Showers-Spring-Flowers Challenge. :)
The Paper Smooches sentiment was masked off using sticky notes to stamp on two lines. I just don't have the heart to cut the sentiment in half.
My thanks to Leslie and the Shopping Our Stash gals for teaming up with our The Earth Has Music Challenge at Words 2 Scrap By. You have until Monday night to link up a card for SOS #196 and until April 21 to link up a card -- maybe the same card -- to W2SB #16.
Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! Have a lovely weekend. See you at Operation Write Home's Stars & Stamps blog tomorrow and back here on Monday :)