Like Shannon's cards, Joan's cards will sell very quickly! Allow me to share a few of them.
First up, here's the fun abstract art piece she sent to me. It's already on my inspiration board.
|This high-energy card makes me so happy! Plus,|
the use of black with bright, happy colors
masterfully anchors the design.
|Joan's use of color here is outstanding. Instead of a crisp white|
background, she softened the whole effect with a buttery card base.
The blues and greens are so serene, and the sentiment
placement is brilliant design work.
|The softness on this sympathy card's background|
provides a comforting setting for a very simple
sentiment accented with two fronds. Love how
the pastel softness contrasts with the crisp, clean font.
|Joan made two versions of this card (the other in|
soft teal). The gorgeously subtle texture of the
cardstock carries this simply perfect card!
|It doesn't get simpler than this...or more beautiful. The die cut is backed|
with a lovely mauve. The effect is so feminine and pretty!
|Again with the black! Joan is inspiring me to use more|
black in my designs. The loose coloring of whimsical flowers
lends a fabulously happy feel to the card. And there's
shimmer on those flowers! It makes me feel better
just looking at it!
|These balloons have a delightful shimmer to them|
(perhaps Wink of Stella?) and the rustic twine
bow is just the right foil for all the colorful shine.
Thank you, so much, Joan, for donating your beautiful cards to Karen's Card Shop.
After MUCH debate, our puppy has a name. We finally used Daisy as a tie-breaker. She drew a folded slip of paper from a bowl, and after Nick retrieved the slip from Daisy's mouth, the pup had a name.
Allow me to introduce...Cooper.
And yes, I will call him Super Duper Cooper. Or maybe Bradley. But Cooper he is.
Between Shannon and Joan's generosity toward Karen's Card Shop and that perky pink tongue, I'm a very grateful woman.