Which ALSO meant that I actually have time do work on something other that design team commitments. BRING ON THE CHALLENGES! :)
The oh-so-fantastic Darnell is hosting her NBUS challenge again and I went rummaging around to see what stamp sets I had in my stash that hadn't been inked up.
Whoa... looks like I have my work cut out for me!
I decided to start with a brand new Verve stamp set, Forever in Our Hearts.
I ordered this set because I was blown away by the beeeeeautiful sentiments, especially the one on this card.
I've seen many a sympathy stamp set, but I haven't found one that takes on the anniversary of a sad thing. I never know quite what to say on these occasions, but this sentiment encapsulates it perfectly.
I'm going to link this design up to Sisterhood of Crafters "Ribbons" challenge.
Both of my cards were inspired by the Viva La Verve sketch:
I was so engrossed in the lovely sentiments (and so short on sympathy cards in my stash) that I decided to make another design, too!
This one is more pastelly in tone and I love how the palette takes over the somber sentiment.
I'm going to link this card up to Allsorts - Use at least 2 dies
I am feeling SO much better now that I got a little crafty time under my belt... but I also just realized I only knocked out one of my NBUS sets. Whew!