Monday, September 5, 2011

Black & White and Read All Over

Hello, stamper AND reader friends! I hope all my friends here in the USA and in Canada are having a relaxing Labor Day holiday! I have been stampin' up a storm today! So, without further ado, I present the two challenges I am submitting these cards to: CAS-ual Friday & The Play Date Cafe!!!

I was SO excited to get to make cards that were black and white with a splash of red for this PDC challenge and when CAS-ual Fridays threw in the book inspiration thing, I was totally excited! So, I have made three cards. Because I read. A LOT. And this was REALLY fun!

The first card that I made was inspired by the Grimm fairy tale of Snow White and Rose Red.

Here it is~

I stamped the wild rose image in Real Red and then added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to them as "snow". I like the sentiment because Snow White and Rose Red loved many things and therefore had a full life.

My second card is inspired by a contemporary work of adult fiction entitled "The Wednesday Letters" by Jason F. Wright.

Here it is~

In this book, children return home to take care of the family house and possessions after their parents pass away to discover that their parents wrote each other a letter every Wednesday. And the letters hold a secret that their parents kept from them. That's all I'm telling you! I added the dazzling diamonds glitter to the hearts on this card. :)

My third and final card is inspired by the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

Here is is~

This book is one of my absolute favorite books of all time. I chose then sentiment because Atticus Finch states in the book that, "[Other people in this town are] certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."

Thanks, ladies for two fabulous challenges--I thoroughly enjoyed them!!! :) I hope my little post has inspired you to either create or read today! Happy stamping and happy reading!


Lisa said...

Wow Mynnette you've been a busy lady! This trio looks super! Love the little mailbox image! I just bought postage stamps with Atticus Finch on them :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow, girl! Look at you go! Such beautiful creations! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Mynnette said...

Thanks, ladies! :)

Karen B. said...

An absolutely fantastic array of card! Each uses similar elements but wow, you've really shown your diversity in stamping. Thanks for playing at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!