There is a special suprise at Page Plans this week: all the DT uploaded a card AND a layout sketch! So here are my two. I truly love this tall card, but usually shy away from them because of all the open space that tends to happen. Well because of all the great elements in the sketch, I was able to fill it all up and probably wouldn't have thought about all the ways by myself. I added cuttlebug embossing for more texture on the bottom portions. This card showcases the Paper Pretties Stamp of the Month for August (you can get it early if you sign up for the club) called Howdy Girlfriend. I just realized I didn't put a sentiment anywhere. Guess sometimes you fill up the whole card and it's forgotten. I can always add something to the inside and let the front image & details speak for themselves.
I believe I should start utilizing the layout sketches out there more so I can actually get some of my scrapbooking done. This was great because now I have a cute page to send my sister of her precious little girl learning to drink from the water hose. In the first picture you can see she is helping to water the flowers with her Nina Andrea & Nino Micky and was getting all wet! Then, he decided to show her how to drink from it and boy can you see the excitement!?!? The Joys of being a kid, finding delight in the little things. How do we lose that over the years as we grow up? I always want to find joy in the little things. She is a joy to me for sure. Just hearing her little voice yell, "love youuuu" on the phone makes me smile on the inside and outside!! I remember there was a time she just listened to me on the phone and now she is talking to me. It's priceless. I used my inspiration for this card from Week #1 Color Throwdown blog.
Stamps: Paper Pretties Howdy Girlfriend
Cardstock/Inks: Palette Burnt Umber, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Hemp twine, Large pewter eyelets, fire circle rhinestones, cb embossing folders, small star punch, brads, metallic rub on paste
Scrapbook page details:
Stamps: Fresh Cut Notes,
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel, Basic Grey Infuse
Accessories: Primas, Thickers, Pink Taffeta ribbon & brad, clear rhinestones