Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Musings

Hi, all,

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter celebration with family, friends, and loved ones. Hubby and I attended church services with my father-in-law. Then the three of us met my dad for an early dinner.

So, I only have two cards to share.

OWH Sketch #116

This week's sketch and SignifyPink's lovely paper inspired the Any Hero card below. (I was so happy when my LSS got in more of this gorgeous paper!)

Paper: SignifyPink's Pages of Honor collection; Stamped Image: Stampin' Up!

This week, I was pretty true to the sketch -- but decided to go off-center with the circle since the heat-embossed stars are asymmetrical.

 Before and After

Remember the My Dad, My Hero card I wasn't happy with. Well, I did a little tweaking and am much happier with the new version. 

 Lee Mae suggested adding a gold border around the text to add a little panache to the sentiment part of the card. Great idea! Thanks, Lee Mae!

I also decided to change the sentiment itself so that it consisted of an odd number of words and two different fonts. 

What a difference!  Now that I have the design down,  I have the parts to assemble nine more of these. :)

Parting Thoughts

Looking forward to an all-day crop on Saturday with a friend. Hoping to make a serious dent in the OWH Muscle Card challenge. It'll be a busy week with work, preparing for my friend's overnight visit, and preparing for the crop.  So much to do and only one week to do it!

Hope everyone has a good week. Happy scrappin' to all! 


Linda said...

Great muscle cards! Thanks for sharing. PS I like you font redo!

StampTramps said...

You're so lucky to have friends to crop with! Great group of cards!

Julie said...

Great cards, Sybrina! I love all the layers on your sketch card. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

JoAnn Ross said...

I like the embossed stars and the circle off center on the first one a lot. Also, that's a real improvement on the second card. Not that the first isn't good, but the second version is really great!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I like how you offset the circle - great card - thanks for supporting OWH - hope you get everything done so you can enjoy your crop

Barb Housner

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Sybrina, I like how you embossed the stars and offset the circle. I like the handsome paper too. Wow -- just that little change made such a difference on your second card. Have fun at your crop on Saturday.


Dixie Cochran said...

Love your sketch card!! Like the way you tweaked your Dad card too!

Sarah said...

Great paper! Love how it looks!