I must say – I think that the samples I have to share today are my favorites for this week!  I made both of these cards as Valentines…..not because the sets are at all Valentine related – but they just fit for two of my guys!  I think you will love both of these sets!

First up I have Live Life Loud by Tami Mayberry!  This is such a cool set!  And since my Alex is now playing the electric guitar – it was just PERFECT for his card!  I love the grungy style – so much that I even dug out my black embossing powder to make it really stand out.  And I hate to emboss –  all that gritty mess!!  But it turned out just how I envisioned  it!  Alex loves black and green so here is what I came up with for him!

Next up I have Christ is Risen by Nina Brackett!  Now I totally went another way with this set than the Easter theme it was intended for – which just shows how versatile it is!  This was my Valentine for my wonderful husband, Matthew.  I tried to tone down the girly bits…..but I did have a few rhinestones, some black glitter….and seam binding for a bow.  But it is pretty cool looking, if I do say so myself!  I think you’ll love all the options available with this set!  I used lots of Tim Holtz distress inks on here as well as Cranberry Tart Pure Luxury and some Graphic 45 paper…..

Be sure to stop by and check out all the other Design Team blogs for more gorgeous samples!!  And join us over at Stamp TV Thursday, 7-10pm CST for the Release Party!  You will find all that information {HERE}!