Monday, April 27, 2015

Just Me!

Last night my son came out of his bedroom laughing.  He had been getting his stuff ready for school for today and part of getting ready he opens up his assignment book to the current week so all he has to do is grab it out of his back pack when he needs it.  What he was laughing at was it seems that his caseload manager (who he has had for study halls since his Freshman year... he is now a Junior) wrote on Thursday of this week that it was her actually said "Mrs MacDonald's 25th birthday" with a great big smiley face after it.  He had no idea that she had done this or when she had done this. He just thought it was neat that she had taken the time to get a hold of his assignment book this year and write this with out him seeing. So he thought it would be fun to take her in a birthday card on Thursday and asked me to make one for him to give her.  We are pretty certain that it isn't her 25th birthday (of course we could be wrong) but to keep up with the chuckle we thought it would be fun to add "25" to the card. So this is the card I came up with for him to give to her.

I used the sketch from Stampavie & More and paired it with The Paper Shelter's Just Me digital stamp.

I started with a square white card base.  I added pink pearlescent chalk all around the edges.  I cut a piece of pink plaid patterned paper slightly smaller than the base and added pink pearlescent chalk to the edges.  I punched a strip of white card stock using a lace border punch, added a piece of pink dot patterned paper and a piece of pink ribbon lace and then added this to the bottom of the card.  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir pens. I decided to cut the image out in an oval instead of the rectangle in the sketch.  I added pink pearlescent chalk to edges before backing it in pink paper and white card stock. I cut around the image using scallop scissors and then added a little of the pink pearlescent chalk to the scalloped edge.  I punched a piece of white card stock using a real estate punch and then made it slightly smaller by cutting it in half using one side of the same punch.  I stamped the number 25 onto it and added pink pearlescent chalk to the edges.  I back that in pink paper.  I then stamped the sentiment "happy birthday" directly onto the edge of the image. To give the entire card a shiny look I lightly added white pearlescent chalk over all the open spaces.  I added 3 pink flowers at the bottom of the image and 2 more at the top.  I added a pink gem to the center of each flower and then 3 more to the empty corner.  I added a mini pink gem to the purse.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sisterhood Of Crafters: Monochromatic

Wags N Whiskers: Flowers

Penny's Paper Crafty: Use Spooled Items

Crafty Gals Corner: Girls, Girls, Girls

Inky Impressions: Punch It

The Paper Shelter: It's A Celebration

Little Red Wagon: Seeing Spots

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

In The Pink: Make It Sparkle

The East Wind: Fibre-licious

Crafty Creations: Seeing Spots

Whimsy Stamps: Color An Image

The Paper Shelter Just Me Digital Stamp

Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set
DJ Inkers DJ Chunky Clear Alphabet Rubber Stamp Set

The Paper Studio The Basics Paper Pad - Pink
The Paper Studio The Basics Paper Pad - Pink Plaid
The Paper Studio The Basics Paper Pad - Pink Dots
White Card Stock

Darice Pink Gems
Studio G Pink Mini Paper Flowers
Brother and Sister White Heart Paper Doily
Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalking Set - Pink 
Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalking Set - White
Pink Ribbon Lace
Queen & Co Pink Mini Gem

EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch
Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch
Scallop Scissors
Fiskars Oval Template

Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
FS2, PP1, PP2, PP3, PP4, PP5, CR5, GB8, GB10


ahlers5 said...

So very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination.

Amy Cohen said...

Cute story!!! I am sure she will get a chuckle too. Thank you for playing along at Penny's Paper- Crafty challenge. Hugs, Amy- DT

Vannessa said...

Very pretty card and I love all the pink. Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge and for using one of our digis this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
The Paper Shelter DT

chanya13 said...

Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Agnieszka DT

Joanne said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is a very pretty card
Thank you for joining us at the paper shelter
Hugs Kelly

Debs said...

Super cute card - love the LO and pretty detailing.
Thanks for playing along at In the Pink this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner! said...

Very pretty! Love the pink and the layers! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a lovely card, that lace is lush! Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Lace' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. We hope you'll come back and join in the fun again. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Marie said...

What a fun charming story and such lovely looking card. Really sweet! Thanks for joining our celebration challenge over at the Paper Shelter. A new fun challenge has now started. :)
Love n hugs

Bettina L. said...

This is so cute. Love the flowers, sparkle and use of punch and ribbon. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and sorry for my a bit late comment. Hope to see you back the 1st for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

Ro Donner said...

Really sweet card! I love all the pink! Thanks for playing along with us at Wags 'N Whiskers.
Ro - DT Member WNW

Steffi Kellner said...

Nice card!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more Challenge!

Hugs Steffi

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Beautitul card. I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Monochromatic" challenge.