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4.03.2009

Fast Friday Spring Birthday Card


Hey there everyone! I'm doing really well because it's FRIDAY! Today's card is a Fast Friday Card! I made it very quickly and as you can see on the instructions below, it only takes 3 steps! One-layer cards are great because they remind me of graphic printed cards, but instead are stamped with blood, sweat, and tears...right?!

To be honest, PTI's Wishing You set was not initially on my list, but when it came time to make my monthly purchase, I chose it over another set and boy am I glad. I do not have any flower stamp sets like it and it's so darn CUTE. It's perfect for spring. I even made Easter cards with it. Speaking of my Easter cards, I made 5 last night, so I only have about 2 more to make tomorrow! I should definitely be able to meet my goal! YAAAAAY! It's so hard to make lots of cards in a short time frame because many times I lose my creative mojo. I usually make one card a day (sometimes more on weekends), but that is typically all I can do. I really surprised myself, but I know what helped me...earlier, I sketched some ideas, so when I got into the studio, I knew exactly what stamps to pull out and just started creating my sketched ideas. Most were not completed exactly how I sketched them, but the point is, it got me started so I was not just sitting here and watching TV (Wheel of Fortune to be exact)!

My favorite SU! item purchase this month are my markers! I invested in the entire set and I am SO GLAD! This is exactly what I've been missing. I love how it has a fine tip end and a broader tip too! I'm getting back into doodling, so this is perfect timing! I say getting back into because my very first scrapbook (completed in high school) was done with limited supplies and I used these Painters markers and doodled on pages, creating frames and designs around pictures. I had them in every color M.J. Designs carried (now Michaels) and I know my mom spent a pretty penny on just one marker every time I'd go in that store! Since it looks crazy now, I'm going to redeem myself and make doodling work better for my projects!

Well, I hope each of you have a great weekend! It's Cherry Blossom Festival time here in DC, so you know what we'll be doing...photography! McArthur already went out yesterday and took some shots. Even on a gray day, the Tidal Basin is so photogenic with all of those cherry blossoms! Hmmm that reminds me, I need to do a new cherry blossom card with my Paper Source stamp!

Anyway, I've said enough in today's post! I'll be back tomorrow and maybe with a cherry blossom card!

Card Instructions
  1. Stamp flowers on card front.
  2. Stamp sentiment.
  3. Using a ruler, draw a line.
:: My Goodies {Wishing You a Happy Birthday}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Wishing You
Ink: Stampin' Up-chocolate chip + kiwi kiss; Papertrey Ink-lemon tart + berry sorbet
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-white A2 pre-scored square card
Accessories: Stampin' Up!-chocolate chip marker

7 comments:

Tessa said...

Great colors! Perfect for today, since it's so rainy and gray! We're planning to go see the blossoms this weekend, too! Hve fun!

Tara said...

Oh I love one layer cards and this one is fantastic! I'm also very jealous of your access to a Paper Source store. We don't have one here in Pittsburgh, but every time I'm in DC I head STRAIGHT to Georgetown for some paper retail therapy!

Wendy said...

I can see spring in the horizon, especially after this card! Very pretty!

Heather P. said...

What a fun and cheerful card! :)

Brandy J. said...

Ashley, Brandy here from Paper Crafts magazine. I just found your blog and I LOVE IT! Your cards are so fresh and fabulous...keep up the good work!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty spring card! Love the one layer!

Anabelle said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog. I'm so glad I found your beautiful creations, too. LOVE this card!! Great color combo. And the tree one below is awesome, too. Enjoy the cherry blossoms. I had wanted to get down there this year, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to. Can't wait to see your pics!

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