Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Skipping Stones Inspiration Challenge 136



Skipping Stones Design ( http://skippingstonesdesign.com/) had a blog hop yesterday and the above picture was given as the inspiration to follow. Here's my take for the challenge:

Haylee's 18 birthday is Sunday and I thought this would be a perfect time to make her card! Yes, the little girl in the dance outfit is Haylee, at 7 years old in 2002, she danced to Judy in Disguise and had a pair of plastic sunglasses to wear during the routine. It's hard to believe that she's going to be 18 and going off to college soon! Time flies! Anyway, on to my card! I used Best Occasions (BO) Pearlescent Paper Pack for the card and the background of the paper flower. I saw the grey and yellow colors and automatically thought of this paper pack! I've had it for years and am down to 3 pages left! It may have been the first pack I ever bought!! The flower I fussy cut out of My Mind's Eye Bella Bella by Carina Gardner and I attached it to the yellow BO paper with a Making Memories brad and attached to the card with a Recollections 1/2 inch Foam Adhesive Square, "Happy Birthday" stamp is SSD Chic set, the pink/blue star is Basic Grey Life of the Party chipboard, the ribbon is American Crafts Peachy Keen, and the flowers are paper flowers I was given in a swap and I used Golden Rod Ranger Stickles to give them a center & accent them a little! I almost forgot I highlighted "Happy Birthday" and some points on the flower with my Gelly Roll Clear Star pen to make them sparkle!! I wish I could have taken a picture of the sentiment inside, but I highlighted it with the same pen and there was a glare on the pic. The sentiment states that "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never ever the same." I thought it fit perfect for Haylee, because we've become so close as sisters even though we aren't blood and our parents have been married for almost 13 years! You are welcome to try the inspiration challenge if you'd like the challenge doesn't end until Monday, July 16! Just click on the link above and go to the July 10 blog post! TFL! :)

7 comments:

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

Karen B. said...

Your card turned out so beautiful, she is sure to treasure it. Thanks so much for finding inspiration with Skipping Stones Design!

Katie Gehring said...

This is really lovely! Thanks for playing along this week with Skipping Stones Design.

Scrappychick said...

Lovely card and great use of the colors! Thanks for playing with us this week at SSD, we hope to see you back! Cyndi

Wendy said...

I LOVE YOUR CARD!!! Gorgeous!!!

wendyp said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones Design challenges!

Cath said...

A beautiful card using one of my all-time favie color combinations, Amanda! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!