City Crafter Week #159 One stamp 2 ways

Hi Friends! This week Kirsty is our hostess at City Crafter!!
and she picked the theme:
 One stamp two ways (create 2 projects with the same stamp) !

 For my 1st card I embossed the stamped flowers and water colored them in

And for this second card I just stamped the flowers with ink and cut them out...very easy!

Sorry I've been MIA....My daughter was due to get married in October. They decided they are tired of the long distance commuting and eloped Saturday!!! I spent the weekend in beautiful Lake Tahoe and the weather was perfect!! And I have never seen my dear daughter so happy!!! Pictures to follow...after I find some time to edit :-)

Lake Tahoe

Colleen is our fabulous Guest Designer this week! Please stop by her blog and give her some love :-)
And be sure to stop by City Crafter to see what the other wonderful designers have made!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day, I sure did!!! Hugs, Char


Ros Crawford said...

Can't wait for the rest of the pictures ... Yay! for your daughter ... just go and do it!
Love both of these cards ... such a pretty stamp and both cards put together in your wonderful way!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hi sweetie! No need to apologize, I was MIA too and you had a very good and happy reason to be gone :) I'm so happy for you all, your beautiful daughter looks so happy.
Your cards are both gorgeous! I love the colouring you did and the embellishing on the first one and the yummie bow of the second is so beautiful.

big hug,

Sue Lelli said...

Smart kids! What a FUN time! Can't WAIT to see the photos! LOVE your two cards! The sweet embossed BG is my FAV! FAB colors, too!

Maria said...

Wow, Char! Gorgeous cards! What a lovely stamp used two ways, so creative! And, congratulations to your daughter...yeah for LOVE!:-) She looks very happy! Looking forward to seeing the photos! Take care, hugs!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just love how you've taken these beautiful stamps from a background to a focal point! Such a great challenge! And a huge congrats to your daughter! So fun!

Sandy said...

Hey Char - beautiful cards - beautiful daughter. I can't wait to see the pictures!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Char!
It sounds like you've had quite the week-end!
Congrats on your D.D's wedding!
Love your cards ;-)

Kristi said...

Sweet cards! Congrats on your daughter's wedding,she's lovely!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hello Char! Well, congratulations to your daughter and her new hubby! That is some exciting news. :)

Your cards are sweet, with those Mary Engelbreit-style flowers. Always loved those kinds of homespun flowers. :)

Thanks a bunch for having me as your guest this week!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, they eloped? How fabulous, and what a beautiful spot to get married in! Congratulations to everyone. I know you are SO happy, Char!
Love your gorgeous cards! Both so sweet and pretty, and totally showcased the stamps. I love the embossed watercolored background to pieces!

Regan said...

wow...super congrats!
love both cards!

~Tammy~ said...

Well big congrats!!!! That is happy news! I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

Your cards are gorgeous! What a fun challenge. I am finding it hard to create one card for assignments...let alone a double duty. :-) You always inspire me!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your sweet creation Charlene, and congrats, your daughter look so pretty!

Emily Keaton said...

These tiny cards are so VERY sweet! I love the two different looks with the same stamp. CONGRATS to your daughter and her new hubby!! She looks GORGEOUS!! (and happy!)

Benzi said...

Oh, what a surprise that must have been for your daughter to elope. I guess that means you won't have to plan a huge wedding. You can relax instead. LOL Great photos.

Love your sweet cards...pretty ribbon and I really like the button/burlap treatment on the first card, too.

Sasha said...

Oh! How exciting, Char. I wish your beautiful daughter and her husband every happiness.....and you, too!
Your cards are so very pretty! xx