Friday, June 29, 2012

Eagle Scout Achievement

This card is for a very special young man who has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  His Court of Honor is tomorrow.  He's a great guy who has worked long and hard and overcame some big obstacles to get here.  I am so pleased for and proud of him.  When I was trying to come up with a card for him, I ran across some word art about scouting on Pinterest.  Then I remembered THIS post from by Kim S of Joyful Creations With Kim and how much I loved her word cloud creation for the Confirmandi in her church.  I went to the link she provided and it all came together from there with the help of Jen's Deconstructed sketch for this week.  Inside, the sentiment is from PTI's For the Graduate: Dreams Believed are Dreams Achieved.  Perfect for this occasion.  Thanks for stopping in today!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Jenny!

CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week is to use acetate or vellum on your project.  My clouds and top of the water is made with a beautiful piece of vellum I took from a card I recently received.  This birthday card is made with love for my good friend Jenny who lives in England and whose birthday is today!  I hope the real thing got to you today Jenny, but in any case, have a smashing birthday!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

You & Me Forever

This card is born of a combination of challenges and a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial. Retrosketches for the layout, Paper Players for the colors and SCS for the bow. I am skidding in at the last moment for Retro Sketches. I loved this sketch, the colors came together and the SCS tutorial on tying a bow came in handy.  Thanks so much for visiting today.

Stamps~PTI Tranquility Trilogy, Love and Marriage.
Paper~SU Melon Mambo & Basic Gray, PTI White.
Ink~SU Melon Mambo, Memento Pear Tart & London Fog, VersaFine Onyx Black.
Accessories~SU Top Note Die, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Lifestyle Crafts EF, Basic Gray 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Flourish of Thanks

This card is the second version of the original flourish-y card I made for this week's Less Is More challenge, which is to make a one layer card with a flourish.  I was so happy with the first card I came up, but it ended up with very little white space, so I went to plan B. I'm not sure whether my double embossing looks weak or wonderful. I probably should have applied the black over white but would have had to switch the images. I had to laugh when I uploaded it and saw that it has the same color scheme as the LIM header, which is pretty flourished!

Thanks for coming by to take a look. Have a wonderful day.

Stamps~ PTI Background Basics : Farm & Barn, Turning a New Leaf  & Botanical Silhouettes, Verve Kindred Spirits, SU Elements of Style.
Ink~PTI Fresh Snow & Classic Kraft, SU Basic Black Craft, VersaFine Onyx Black.
Supplies~Black Sharpie, SU Clear Embossing Powder,

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Life Is Good

My creation for PDCC135 sprung from the wonderful blue door in this inspiration photo.  My mind was already in beach mode and as soon as I saw this photo, the little cabana from Wilson Designs' Teeny Bikini popped into my head.  I used PTI's Farm & Barn Background Basics to apply a fine woodgrain to the door and I went from there.  After two more school days I can go to the beach pretty much whenever I want until September. Life is good.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps~Wilson Designs Teeny Bikini, PTI Background Basics: Farm & Barn, Background Basics Medallions, Back Pocket Basics.
Ink~PTI Hawaiian Shores, Canyon Clay, SU Pacific Point, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black.
Paper~PTI Canyon Clay, Hawaiian Shores, White, Neenah Solar White, SU Pacific Point.
Accessories~Dimensionals, Quartet Cork Crafe Sheet, MFT Die-namics Catch A Wave, PTI Back Pocket Basics Die Collection, Taylored Expressions Clouds Impression Plate.