April 6, 2010

Forever Sisters

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope you had wonderful Easter weekend among family and friends.  We had a very relaxing weekend around here.  On Sunday we went for an Egg hunt at the wildlife park with my dad and then we went to dh's parents place for a wonderful meal. My grandma, uncle and cousin dropped by for a visit as well.  This weekend I also managed to get my fair share of cards done and I've done up a few for the new Embellish Magazine publication call.  I'm going to finally risk rejection and submit a couple for publication. This is a big stepping stone for me.

Anyhow, here's a card that I made for the current Cinema Saturday challenge: Sense and Sensibility.  The added challenge was to create a CAS card....something I really don't do often enough.  Off to the Clean and Simple sketch blog I went and then rummaged through my paper.  I tried something with the Look Up set from Practicing Creativity that I've been meaning to do since I got it.  I stamped and cut the medium sized balloon image to make flower petals.  What do you think?  Pretty handy since I have only a couple of flower sets.  Ideally I wanted the card to POP with an orange background but then I decided to leave the colours soft and gentle like the cinematography in the movie.  This card makes me laugh because it's a pretty way of telling my sister that she drives me crazy but I love her anyhow.

Sense and Sensibility is one of my favourites and I can so relate to it.  Just call me Elinor, the older more sensible of the sisters and my younger sister could very easily pass as Marianne.  My sister is often dramatic and sensitive.  We are so opposite that many times we can have a hard time understanding each other and it doesn't help matters that I've had 8 more years of life experiences than she has.  And it's funny how the things that often annoy me, I usually admire about her the most.  I came across this sisterly quote and had to laugh.  I don't think you need a sister to understand that fine line between affection and annoyance.  Anyone who has ever loved can probably understand that....but, for me, having siblings made me understand it sooner :)

I'm posting a couple of samples of other things you can do with the Look Up set...just in case you haven't thought of about these options or you have but haven't gotten around to trying it out yourself to see how it looks.  The flowers are made of the smaller balloons and the stars are made from the banner flags.  I have to say this is one of the most versatile sets I own.  I can think of more things to do with this little set than I can with a pile of wood mounted stamp sets I own.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulously awesome day!

Paper: Lemon Tart (PTI), Whisper White, Old Olive dsp
Ink: Bashful Blue
Stamps: Look Up (Practicing creativity)
Accessories:  Lemon tart button (PTI), large corner rounder punch, blue rhinestones, linen thread, computer and printer.


  1. WOW!!! Balloons made into flowers???!!! Get OUT! That is pure genius and the effect is beautiful! What a lovely CAS card you have created! And that quote is awesome - totally had me smiling! Beautiful card, colors and sentiment dear Laural-Lee!!! Its always so much fun to see what creations you come up with!!! You so Rock!! Thanks for playing along with us!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)
    PS - I am Elinor too :) (although, I do have moments of Marianne :)))

  2. This is lovely...nice CAS design!

  3. This has got to be one of the best posts in the entire world! Just love your card and colors and quote! And showing your ideas for Look Up for everyone (like me!) to try is true sportsmanship. I love love love your flower on the card. And surpassing the fear of rejection to submit? I thought I was the only one left that hadn't done that? I submitted and didn't get accepted, but I'm keep on keeping on. Glad to hear that you had a great holiday as well.

  4. Love the colours and sentiment...fun to read the inspiration behind the card :) I have some extra sisters if you need any more!! LOL

  5. Wow.. wow!!!
    Love the flower from balloon!!! wow:))
    and the quote... had a huge smile myself... c'cause I do not have a sister... do have brothers:))))
    but I do understand:))

  6. You are GENIUS! Seriously inspired card, Laural =) And that quote is sooo understandable - especially when you have a sister! Lovely creation...I'm sure she'll adore it.

  7. love it! all of it! esp. the sentiment! I am the youngest sister of 3 kids. And I know both my bro and sis wanted to wring my neck a time or two, but they don't realize how many times I wanted to wring theirs! :O)

  8. What a clever way to make a flower!! Great card!

  9. fabulous love the balloon flowers

  10. Oh my word ... BRILLIANT. I'm off to tweet this!

  11. Wow! You are so creative!
    Very clever ideas! :)

  12. I love it when you can change a stamp into something else the balloons make a gorgeous flower.