Friday Morning: Edited to add: Based on emails and comments received apparently my card photos did not upload for my last two posts. I have tried several work-arounds with no success. I checked my photo storage and it is adequate in Picasa Web Albums so I am hoping that maybe the problem is with blogger/google? I am hoping to get this post updated with the photo asap - thanks for your patience!
Friday - 2:54pm: Finally found a message on a help board with a workaround. Apparently the problem is only with uploading photos using "Internet Explorer". I switched to Firefox and presto - I was able to upload them. Ahhh! Computers - I have a love / hate relationship with them! LOL!!! Thanks to Dawn for letting me know about the problem! I thought I would let you all know what occurred in case anyone else is having a similar problem this week with Internet Explorer and photo uploads in Blogger.
NOTE: This post has been updated since it was originally posted...a second card was added on Friday afternoon....
Here with a card for the January 2013 Cloud 9 blog hop. I just loved the inspiration photo:
And here is my first card attempt at a fairly CAS card:
I used a silver gelly roll pen to outline the insides of the small stars surrounding the negative die cut and I used carboard to outline the star. In order to fit the YOU on the bottom of the card I had to have the top star covered by the die cut and I wasn't completely satisfied with the outcome. I am out of time for tonight but I will probably make a second rendition of this card tomorrow. Time to put my little one to bed tonight...
I went back to the drawing board and created a second card using smaller star dies and a longer card size...
I couldn't decide which direction to do the banner. I think maybe the straight one mirrors the sentiment at the bottom of the card better...but here is a picture of it the other way too...
Maybe less of an angle? Does anyone else second guess themselves - especially once they start taking pictures and looking at them?
On this second card I added some washi tape along the bottom of the card to help ground the sentiment.
I am thinking about giving this card to Tim's amazing teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week in May....once I settle on the design I like best.
Thanks so much for taking a look! I am off to take a look at everyone's cards! So fun!
Cardstock: Oatmeal, Black
Stamps: Super Star - WPlus9
Ink: Kraft, Black
Other: Gelly roll pen - silver; scissors, star dies, glue, corner chomper, washi tape