so I could not stay out of the craft room today after all. The Verve March Release Challenges were calling to me. So, I started with the first one - clean and simple, with flowers.
I must confess, though you rarely see them here on my blog, my favourite style of card is Clean and Simple. I think it is because there are just SO many beautiful sentiment stamps out there (and trust me I have quite the collection of stamps). This one is from Verve's Hundred Hearts Set.
When you combine a lovely sentiment with some gorgeous papers (love this burgundy dotted swiss from my February PaperCard kit from PaperWorksCo) and a fancy embellie (a water lily flower from Martha Stewart and a glitzy button from my stash), you can make a fairly nice card, fairly quickly. Mind you, this card is about an inch thick so it won't be going in the post - I don't know if it will even go into an envelope when I give it to my sweetie. I think I will be saving it for our 10th anniversary of being together in May.
By the way, I took the Copic plunge. Not only am I on the wait-list for the class here in Ottawa, I decided to buy my first set of Copics. Since I had no idea what to get, I went to the Magnolia-licious site and bought the Magnolia Sketch Collection #1 - that's 35 markers plus a blender. I know, go big or go home. I figured that until I get used to picking my own colours, having someone else put together a set is a good idea. Plus, I would like to practice a bit with them BEFORE (fingers crossed) I take the class. Boy, it will be a real let-down if I don't get to take it. Anyways, I guess my markers and my class will be my birthday gift to me this year.