Finally got Jason's anniversary card done, only 2 days late, and I was quite pleased with his reaction! I told him it takes time to create a work of art. Here it is minus the sappy note I wrote inside:
Is this a gate fold card? I couldn't get it to stay closed for the picture! Here's the inside:
He really liked the colours, and said it was his favorite card yet! I used the May Stamp of the Month from Creative Accents (by Hampton Art) to make the front panels, clear embossed with turquoise ink and brayered with black. I used the same technique on the label cut with a new Page Maps Spellbinders die. I traced the heart with an old yellow die cut I had, then inked up a canvas Prima key - get it, key to my heart? On the inside I just used some more of the beautiful BoBunny paper.
And I thought I'd add a couple pictures of my first commission! Jason's boss turned 50 yesterday, and they were planning a surprise party for him but didn't know what to do for a card. The receptionist gave me this cute picture printed from somewhere, and the rest I made up as I went:
Well, I went for my first run on Wednesday night, and I'm really feeling it in my hamstrings today! I'd be tempted to skip tonight's session, but I've paid my fee and feel obligated to get my money's worth! See, this is how my mind works, and I knew there was a reason why I signed up for this running clinic. It should be the kick in the pants I need to get me motivated long term. Here's hoping!