Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Night Writes

Hi, everyone,

Thanks again to everyone who visited, left comments, and/or started following Scrapping with Purpose during last weekend's OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop.  It was wonderful to see all the amazing cards that will be going to our troops and their loved ones!  :)

A special thanks to Donna for letting me know my word verification was on. Sorry about that.  I had no idea! I'm a real neophyte when it comes to this blogging stuff, but I think it's off now. If not, please let me know. :)

Work's been crazy busy. So, I only have one card to share.

CFC54: Gratitude Fit for a Man

This week's Casual Fridays challenge was to make a masculine card from designer paper. My original plan was to use Mojo Monday Sketch 243 to make the masculine thank  you card below.

Paper: Moxie VIP Father, various card stock; Sentiment: Hero Arts Gratitude; jute
  • First, I decided to try the second design, but make the card rectangular to meet OWH's preference for A2 cards. 
  • Recently, I've been having a love affair with deep navy and jute for my Any Hero cards. So, I chose the flip side of Moxie's VIP Father paper --thinking it would go great with a navy background and a strip of jute. 
  • Then I thought the small rectangular gratitude sentiment would be perfect with the jute. That's when I made the decision to not cut out the "V". 
  • That's when I decided to scrap the sketch circle and tiny square elements. Guess I just have to much CAS  in me for my own good!
  • Next, I tinkered around with some card stock possibilities to pop the dp and sentiment. 
  • Finally, I added the punched out circles to tie in the mustard card stock behind the dp and bring attention to the sentiment.
I was pretty pleased with the result -- and I received hubby's stamp of approval! This card should make a nice addition to my next OWH shipment!

Think I'll post this at CAS-ual Fridays and for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Thank You Card Challenge-- but, probably not Mojo Monday.  :)

Parting Thoughts

I'd like to share a concern that came from a card I started for Julie's Blog Hop Bonus Sketch.


When I showed the card below to hubby, I could tell he just didn't like it all. I knew it still needed a little something else, but not to the degree I picked up on from hubby. He eventually told me about gold star moms -- military moms who have lost a son or daughter. He really didn't think the paper I was using would be appropriate for a family member to receive. 

Paper: Signify Pink's Pages of Honor :); Ribbon: the last of my gorgeous Michael's clearance ribbon :(
I immediately e-mailed Sandy to get her perspective. Sandy said that our heroes are happy to receive such nice cards and don't think about the gold star aspect. So, I'm going to add a little more oomph and write a note to one of our heroes. And, I wanted to share this concern -- and solution. :)

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!


Sherry Hickey said...

Handsome card, Sybrina! Enjoyed your post.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love these, especially the first masculine card - wow!

Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!