Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dreams Achieved



I am so excited about this card.  I needed a very special graduation card for a very special young woman who graduates from High School in suburban Chicago on Friday and is heading to Fordham University in New York city in the Fall.  She has had a rough few years that include the loss of her beloved dad.  I will have the honor of attending her graduation with her mom on Friday.   

I just got this fabulous New York stamp set from Artemio with the help of my dear friend Jenny.  It's a Belgian company for which I could not find a US resource.  It arrived just in time - I leave tomorrow for Chicago.  When I saw the I Spy Sketch Challenge for this week, my design immediately fell in to place.  Inside are two metro cards that Ellen can use to ride the subways in NYC.  I just love the way this all fell together, and I wish Ellen the most wonderful adventure in New York and every success in her endeavors.  She is one special person!!

Thank you so much for stopping in.

15 comments:

Joyce said...

I just adore this card--I love everything about it. I am a total NYC junkie, and every stamp on your card is one I need! Congratulations to your young friend--to be starting out in the best city in the world is a wonderful thing, and I wish her every possible success. Now, I want to go back to New York, and this time make it into the city!

Jenny said...

Oh wow..... I love what you've done with the stamps Steph.
I love the chequered taxi border and he clever speech bubble :0)
What a special card for such a special person.
Jenny x

LeAnne said...

Steph, this is AWESOME!!! Even if it didn't have such a great story behind it (which makes it even better) it would still be a fabulous card!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

OMGoodness!!!! Love, love, love this card!!! Great take on this week's Ispy Sketch!! Phenomenal. Thanks for playing with us at Ispy Sketches.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOOOO clever! LOVE the use of the stamps with the sketch! Great card all around! FAB!

Christine said...

What a great card! I love it!
Hug
Christine

Vickie Z said...

Love your layered stamping....perfect! What a wonderful use of the sketch. Fabulous! Thanks for playing at I Spy!

Kim Teasdale said...

*Swoon* Love it! Fantastic card and I love that you created a New York street scene! Thanks so much for playing along with the iSpy Crew this week :D

Kim Teasdale said...

Congratulations on being this week's Top 2 Winner over at iSpy Sketches! :D

CJD said...

I love this card and you!!!

Ellen's mom!

Aileen said...

Love your New York card, it's very exciting! x

Arlene said...

WOW, this is truly brilliant! Love your creativity! :)

Dena J said...

This is really the most beautiful, creative card I have seen EVER!! I love it. And Best Wishes to the graduate- I spent five glorious years in NYC. Hope she loves every minute of her adventure there.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is fabulous Stephanie! I like the linear design and those taxis are superb. I hope graduation day was wonderful!

Jen W. said...

What a fun graduation card!! Love that there are no diplomas or hats in sight! LOL! Can't believe it's taken me so long to check out your blog especially after all the good things I've heard from Jenny. :) Can't wait to explore some more!