Saturday, September 06, 2008

K.I.S.S (Keepin' It Soooo Simple) Saturdays

Can you believe this card has FOUR layers? Or would you consider it three? Either way, I know multi-layer cards are not typically considered "simple" cards, but I really thought this one, with it's tiny layers, absolutely qualifies for today's K.I.S.S card. Notice the lack of designer paper...I think that alone makes it a simple card!

I started off with a piece of kraft cardstock. The stamp set I used is from Verve and is called Grateful Elegance. See the Whisper White filigree design at the top and bottom of the card? That's one stamp. I colored in the little diamond area with a black marker to make it stand out a bit more on the kraft cardstock. The filigree square design in the middle is also another stamp. Again, I filled in some areas in the filigree with black ink to make it stand out. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Kiwi Kiss cardstock and mounted on black cardstock. Finally, the little flower is actually two different sizes, each stamped with Whisper White ink, cut out, and mounted together with a silver brad.

Seriously, can it get any simpler? I hope you think this looks easy too, because it was! That's why I picked it to show you today. I am really starting to fall in love with Kraft cardstock and Whisper White ink. It's soooooo, primitive. I'm not sure why I love it, but I do.

Yesterday was such a busy day! We had lots of things to get done before Youngest Son's football team. He is on the 9th grade B team. That's where all the littler guys are. Well, most of them. There are SOME bigger guys on his team, but not many. That's the problem with this age...some boys have gone through puberty, some are just starting. My son is just starting. To show you the difference at this age, here is a shot from his game last week....

Yep, that's my boy on the right, standing next to one of the monster boys on his team! I am happy to share, however, that my little studmuffin had TWO interceptions in last night's game!!!!!!! Woo-hoo! The bad news is that we missed the first one. He told us the game started at 4pm, but it actually started at 330p! So we missed his interception and 50 yard run to the 9 yard line! Grrr. But at least we got to see his second interception, right?

After his game, we stayed for the first varsity home football game. We got to see Eldest Son march for the first time this season, which is always a treat. The weather was fabulous. We've been staying pretty cool here, in the 60's, so that was fabulous! We were packed into the stands like sardines with the rest of the parents, so I didn't get too cold.

Well, it's time to sneak some stamping time in this morning. I am hoping to hang out all day and finish up some design team work. Hubby works most of the day, so it should be pretty peaceful around here. The boys will just hang out recuperating from their first week back to school, so I'll have some time to myself. Yay!!!!


p.s. Be sure to check out the Verve Forum over at SCS for Julee's OSW (One Sheet Wonder) challenge going on right now! She's designed a template for you cut up one piece of 6x6 designer paper to make 4 cards (she's giving you the sketches too!)!! Two random winners will each win the entire September stamp release (that's a total of $63 worth of new stamps)!!!!!! Please check out the specific OSW thread for more details because I don't want to screw them up here by leaving something out, ok? I will be showing you MY four cards later this week because I made them using all the new stamps, so I can't let you see them yet, tee-hee!! Stay tuned!


  1. Woe! Outstanding card. The colors are absolutely striking!

  2. WOW is right! This is fabulous!

  3. Beautiful card, Amy! I just love the white on kraft, and the black details really make it pop. Just fabulous.

  4. Wow your blog brings back such memories!!! Go Lakeville!!!!

  5. asela7:13 AM

    Love it! And the football pic is awesome...

  6. Isn't it amazing how big some of those guys are! My DD is 9 and once a year our school dance line (Champlin Park HS) does a thing with the little girls. When we go to the game to watch her I'm amazed at how big the players are. I don't remember them being that big when I went to school!

  7. Elegant and beautiful card, it inspire me to use a stamp that I didn't know what to do whit her.


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