Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flower Card Set

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  It's been a busy Spring Break over here!  This is our first Spring break with a child in school so it's all learning!  :>  Lots of fun things for the kiddies but it results in a tired mommy!  So thankful my little one still loves to nap since I can get some rest too!  Thank you for all your sweet comments regarding my citrus card!  I think it was the shades that bothered me.  I will have to give citrus a try again.  You are all so kind!  

Today I have a card set to share.  My goal this year is to make a card set a month and I missed February!  Oh well at least I did make one this month.  I want to be able to give card sets as gifts for friends and especially at the end of the school year to all the teachers!  I've noticed that my friends love receiving my card sets as gifts but when I don't have them ready I don't have time to make it for them!  Buying gifts is easy, giving one that I made is so much better.  I encourage you too to start making card sets to give as gifts, you will be surprised by how much they are appreciated!  

The talented Joy is having her first challenge of honoring someone!  There are so many crafty wonderfully talented ladies out there, I choose to honor Tami Hartley.  With being a Hero Arts hostess I "talk" to Tami all the time and she is so kind and wonderful! It's a pleasure! And she is crazy talented too, I always enjoy seeing her creations!  And I always am so inspired!  Last week on the Hero Arts blog her cards were so inspiring!  I especially loved this one and was inspired by it for my card set!  Here's my set:




It's so hard to figure out a good way to take photos of a card set!!! I made these all in one evening!  Making card sets can be daunting so I try to go with the same design.  I made them a bit different by changing the flower color choices.  I loved Tami's card but made it my own by: using three flowers instead of one; having it one layer instead of layering the big flower (and makes it faster); using perfect pearls for the flower centers and dots, this was also pretty fast; and instead of stitching using the ric rac die cuts (this was also faster since I had these precut from something else!)    My friend suggested that I give this to my daughter's music teacher, so I just might! 

I had the pleasure of meeting Tami at Scrapfest 09 and having dinner with her and other HA artists and flickr members.  Tami is just as wonderful as you think she is!  So Tami thank you for being you!  And for being so inspiring!  I hope I've honored you well!  You are part of what makes being a hostess so great!!!!! :>  Tami I hope you and Kelly come to Scrapfest this year again!  :>

14 comments:

Dawn said...

Lovely set Anita. What a great idea to make a set like this to have in your supplies.

Joy said...

Gorgeous set of cards Anita..love the colour combo and such a great idea to get them organised early on in the year so that you are prepared...I am sure Tami is tickled pink at the thought of being honoured...she is such a sweetie as are you...thanks so much for playing in my first challenge..hugs!

joy said...

Who wouldn't love to receive a gift like that?? So pretty - I agree, it would be a nice gift for a music teacher.

Kelly said...

LOVE this set. The colors are so pretty and I love your interpretation of the original. Three flowers works beautifully here. I like the pop of color that the rick rack provides too. IS that music paper or did you stamp that? LOVE it! That would be a perfect set for a music teacher... subtle music theme for her career, but diff sentiments to use for so many occassions.

Robin K. said...

I always love seeing your card sets Anita! What a great idea to make one a month so you always have some on hand to give as gifts! This is a great design that would be perfect for a music teacher. And what a nice tribute to sweet Tami :)

Sharon D from Canada said...

What a pretty set, Anita - wonderful take on Tami's card! I love the colour combo you chose too!

Tami H said...

Wow, what a sweet surprise this is...I am touched! Thank you so much for this honor, Anita! Absolutely LOVE everything about the cards you've created! So fabulous! Looks better with 3 flowers. :) I'm so happy to have met you and hope we'll meet again one day. Hugs to you and thanks again!

CinnamonSally said...

Anita this set is fabulous, and what a great idea to start early. Its a wonderful take on Tami's card.
Hugs
Sally

sheila said...

this is such a great set of cards. I really like them and think that you photographed them really well! I love the softness of the back ground and the kind "retro" color scheme :)

Barb said...

Fabulous set, Anita! Love the design, love the colors and love those Perfect Pearls!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful set, Anita! great design and colors!

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful set! I love that color combo! Red and aqua always makes me happy :)

Sanne said...

Sush a gorgeous set of cards - love the colors Anitta!

Chan said...

This is such a fun, fabulous set of cards, Anita! :o) The person who receives them is going to LOVE them!

 

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