Something different and something simple… and more!

Hello My Friends! Thank you so much for telling me about your cards! I really enjoyed reading it! I also found something new from your comments – don’t stamp a sentiment, but to add it later! I think that is a very clever idea! I wouldn’t even think about this! But because of you, I now will do it too! 

Yesterday was a very special day for my husband and me. 4 years ago we became wife and husband! Not so many years together yet, but they are very dear to me…

 Several days ago I was speaking on the phone with my friend and she asked if I would have a time traveling machine, would I repeat the same life with my husband or I will chose another life? I couldn’t answer that question at that time; I took it so serious. But after thinking I can tell the answer: Yes, I will return to the same time and I would like to live the same life with my husband. And I know why. Before Ken I didn’t know the real meaning of the words as love, friendship, trusting and many others. But with him I can feel these words. I feel that I know Ken all my life; I can’t even imagine how did I live without him… I know it sounds crazy, but even one day without him is like one year… One day I will tell you how we met each other; it was very romantic!  I can tell honestly that Ken is my second half, and I am so glad that we found each other!

Thank You So Much

Thank You So Much

Sorry for my sentimental talking. Back to the card making world! Today’s card is very simple! But I like it! This time I used a Gina K. Designs stamp set  Whatever Floats Your Boat. I stamped the image twice and then cut the window door and attached it from the other side. This cute little giraffe was colored with two Copic markers (I have a small set that my friend gave me as a gift) and with Prisma colored pencils for the spots and background. 

My inspiration for this card was a First Sketch For the New Year from Jen del Muro. I think that this sketch is perfect for the stamp I chose! The papers I used are from DCWV. I like the DP (The Green Stack) that I just bought. It is 70% recycled paper and the patterns are just so darling!

I added sewing (as usual), faux stitching, yellow cotton twine and a button. The twine is threaded through the button and attached to the holes on a blue panel. Little brads are like anchors for the twine.

That is all for today! Thank you for stopping by and reading!

And thank you so much for all your comments! 



Вот такую простую и незатейливую открытку я сделала сегодня. Просто сегодня захотелось сделать что-то непохожее на мои предыдущие открытки. Идея родилась сразу же после того как я увидела скетч на блоге у Jen del Muro. Идея-то родилась, а вот реализовывала я ее очень долго. Сначала мне показалось, что моя задумка слишком проста, а потом я вспомнила выражение:”Краткось – сестра таланта.” Нет, нет, нет, не подумайте, что я считаю себя талантливой, напротив, вовсе даже так не думаю. Просто это изречение я пыталась преобразовать в открытку. Иногда, дизайн открытки может показаться очень простым, но в этой простоте можно найти изюминку. Мне кажется, что изюминкой здесь является пуговичка и веревочка, которую я продела через пуговичку и закрепила с помощью гвоздиков-“братс”.

Штампик Whatever Floats Your Boat, который я использовала, от компании Gina K. Designs. В оригинале рисунок штапика с одной створкой окошечка. Чтобы сделать две створки я отштамповала рисунок дважды и вырезала вторую створку, повернула ее и приклеила. Конечно, не могла не оставить без внимания швейную машинку и прострочила вокруг прямоугольников. А вот на бумаге голубого цвета я добавила ненастоящую  машинную строчку. Для этого я просто проколола дырочки и соединила их белой гелевой ручкой. 

Вот, пожалуй и все! Спасибо, что заглянули ко мне! И большое спасибо за комментарии! 

Всего Доброго,


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19 Responses
  1. Sue Kment says:

    Love this card Elena and can’t wait to hear how the love story began!

  2. Theresa says:

    Elena, congrats on your anniversary! I am so glad you found your true love.

    Gorgeous card! I haven’t inked that set up in a while. The giraffe is so cute! Love what you did with the sentiment! So clever!

  3. Darling, darling, love your colors.

  4. Maria Matter says:

    This is too cute! And you’re right, Jen’s sketch is perfect for this image!
    Blessings, Maria
    Happy Anniversary! So glad you have each other…what a blessing!

  5. I look forward to hearing how you and Ken met, and it makes me happy to hear your confidence in your love and choices! Your card is adorable!

  6. Rita says:

    Happy Anniversary Elena! This card is awesome! I luv the wood background!!!

  7. malieta says:

    Happy Anniversary Elena!
    Your card is adorable! I love your beautifully colored image and the sewing is awesome! In my book…simple is good:)

  8. Wendy says:

    Love it Elena a very clever idea
    Wendy x

  9. Miss 376 says:

    Another beautiful card. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, have a lovely day

  10. Andrea says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and Ken, I hope you had a wonderful day. Your card is so cute, the giraffe is adorable and I love the design of your card

  11. wendyp says:

    Adorable!!! Love that wood pattern. I’ll have to keep my eyes out for it.

  12. Очаровательная открытка,так мило и нежно.Спасибо за поздравление с православным Рождеством.

  13. Shirley says:

    I love this card! I think the card is beautiful and cute at the same time. What a really beautiful giraffe!

  14. Lisa says:

    Oh Elena this is adorable I love it, love it, love it!!!

  15. Gvendalen says:

    Леночка, очень замечательно полчилось!Такой милый домашний жирафик.

  16. Ida says:

    Super Sweet Card…Love the way you did the windows and wood grain background. – Sorry I missed sending Anniversary greetings. Look for my e-card….
    I’d love to hear how you met your husband. Hugs and Best Wishes

  17. А мне кажется, что изюминка в самом обыгрывании штампика. Ведь этот жирафик довольно часто встречается в блогах, но здесь он выглядит, просто, очаровательно. Может дело в подборе и обработке бумаги? Эту открытку я сохранила в свой папке “Вдохновение” Большое спасибо, Елена!

  18. Aija says:

    Looks great Elena, so sweet image, have not seen it before!
    Layout looks so great. I have been busy doing my DT works and have not got time to visit on blogs. Have a nice weekend!

  19. Happy Anniversary!!! I really enjoy reading your stories, and I look forward to hearing the one of how you two met!!

    Another fantastic and wonderfully creative card! Love how you incorporated the different papers!
    hugs, Jami

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