Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Simply Jane Workdesk!!!

***WARNING: PICTURE AND LINK HEAVY***

Okay. I don't know if I've told you lately, but I have the MOST AMAZING HUSBAND EVER!!! I was very sick for Valentine's Day, and so I apologized that we wouldn't be able to celebrate. I apologized for not getting him a gift and only doing his 14 Days of Valentines, and told him to not worry about getting me a gift. Well, he bought me something--it just came late!!!

My DH knows how much I adore the Paper Trey Ink set "Simply Jane." Guess what he got me?! Yep--my new favorite set!!! It's what's on my work desk today!!! I won't show you my whole desk...it's a bit of a disaster zone. BUT, let's take a look at my Valentine's gift!!!

See!!!~

If you want to know what's on others' desks, hop on over to the What's On Your Work Desk? challenge! AND if you want to check out this amazing set and OTHER fabulous sets--hop on over to Paper Trey Ink! :)

Now, what kind of a post would this be if I don't show you what I've made with this fabulous set?! I've made a few cards--but I'll spare you and just share two with you tonight. ;)

The first one if for the JUGS color challenge this week, this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge, and the Paper Sundaes birthday challenge. It uses my favorite punch technique--shadow boxing. You punch out the shape you want on a panel, pop it up with dimensionals, and punch out an image with the same shape and put it into the slot. It always looks great! I've also been seeing cards around blogger land that use a die cut shape cut out of a one layer card with flowers stamped around the cut shape as a frame--I've wanted to incorporate it into a card, and so I've used this idea on the card as well. :)



Here's the card~

Details~




The second card is for the Really Reasonable Ribbon brown and pink plus ribbon challenge and the Paper Sundaes birthday challenge again. :) I made the ribbon flowers using a tutorial found here. I don't have a whole lot to say about this one--quick and simple and oh so pretty! :) Oh, the polka dot paper LOOKS black and white, but it's really dark brown and white. :)

Here's the card~

Details~



Oh my gosh, I am SO in love with this versatile set!!! What do you think of the cards? Tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly! Happy stamping! :)

19 comments:

Karen said...

Great stamps and I love your cards, they are both gorgeous :)

Happy WOYWW and have a great week, Luv Karen xx

jill said...

Wow stunning cards, & if i have to choose between the two it's the one "it's your day "
Happy crafting

Jacqueline said...

You lucky lady Mynnette - that's a fabulous stamp set and your cards are stunning. I love the framing of the sentiment in the first card and all the beautiful colours you have used - Jacqueline xx

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mynnette! I didn't think I wanted Simply Jane... you've started me thinking otherwise!

Gwen said...

Love those retro feel stamps and your cards are very pretty:)
xx

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful cards -- but I especially love the 1st one with the roses around the frame! What a great idea -- so very, very pretty!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, I love the ribbon flowers!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
Hugs
Kat x

May said...

STUNNING cards!!! your DD has wonderful taste in stamps, Beautiful, Hugs May x x x

Lisa said...

Very pretty cards Mynnette! And what a sweetheart your hubs was to get you this THOUGHTFUL gift!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls.

Ginny said...

Your card for the JUGS challenge is EXQUISITE!!! It's like a masterpiece. I can't say enough about it....it's just one of the prettiest cards I've seen. I never saw one where the flowers are stamped around the negative image of the die cut like that, but WOW! Your second card is beautiful also. I'd like to check out that tutorial for making ribbon flowers. Great job on both cards!!

Ginny said...

Both your cards are exquisite!! The first one really jumped out at me...it is one of the prettiest cards I've seen. WOW!

Vicky Hayes said...

Your clever DH definitely knows the way to your heart Mynnette! I love what you've done with the set.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous cards and gorgeous stamps too! Hope you enjoyed this week's snoop around the creative desks for WOYWW. I'm still nosing, I know it's Friday, but I will get to everyone! Take care Zo xx 81

scrappymo! said...

Lovely cards. The first on is my fave. Your stamps are great!

Catie Cuddles said...

Superb cards and adorable stamps... What a lovely hubby!

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful designs and colors!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon~!

mommyof5kidz said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

mommyof5kidz said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!