May 03, 2009

WOJ # 28 Stars and Stipes and Sketch Saturday # 49....Congratulations on your graduation!

Well, I had a fabulous time yesterday at Cathy's house scraping and stamping with Cathy, Dana, Michelle, Rita and Anna!!! We had a great time yackin'. Unfortunately, I didn't accomplish a lot...ummm...I made one card in 15 hrs but I still had a great time and I think I rolled in around 1:00 a.m. this morning!!! Definitely a really fun way to spend National scrapbooking day...with friends, smile!!!
So It is May and do you know what that 2 month (May and June) stint as GDT for WoJ has started along with Malin and Lacey! I am sooooo super excited! I still can't believe it...YAY!!!! I think I need someone to pinch me again! I went and visited Katharina's blog and my name is there on the sidebar...YAY!!! So, I thought I would prime the creative juices by playing along with this week's challenge over at the WoJ Challenge blog! The challenge is Stars and Stripes and I used this week's fabulous sketch at Sketch Saturday for the layout!
I was asked by a co-worker if I could make a graduation card for her niece who is graduating from Gallaudet University, the only Liberal Arts University in World for the Deaf, in Washington D.C.!!!! So, this is what I came up with and I'm really happy with how it turned out! I hope she likes it!

I made a 6x6 cardbase from black cardstock and used this fabulous Scenic Route paper that I have had in my stash for a while. Yes I was hording! How perfect stars and stripes right in the pattern paper and I love the colours! I cut the mat on my Silhouette by resizing a tag GSD file and then cut the open scalloped border on my Silhouette too!
I stamped "Melinda Reading A Book" on Prism Simply Smooth cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her in with my Copics. I cut her out with my circle Nesties, embossed it and then used the Nestie as a template and sponged the background with Distress inks! I did the same with the tag and the sentiment stamp is from My Favorite Things.
I added a few Primas with BG brads and some yummy American Crafts ribbon a little Shimmerz on Melinda's wings and the flowers for a little sparkle!
I decorated the inside too and I used the stack of books from the WoJ accessories set and did the same process as I did with the front image. I printed the inside sentiment on the computer..."Shine like the star that you are! Congratulations on your graduation"
This was such a fun card to make but when I first saw this sketch I wondered how in the heck I would make the half circle/rectangle mat thing but it did finally come together thanks to my handy dandy Silhouette, smile!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek and thank you so much for all the lovely comments. I do really appreciate them all! Well, I hope you have a good week!

Oh, I thought I would leave you with a couple picies from yesterday!
(Anna, Rita and Dana...Michelle and Cathy must have been Camera shy,smile)

Look at all that combined stash,lol!!! Also, want to give a shout out and big thank you to all my friends yesterday! They so kindly bought cards to support The Canadian Hearing Society! I have raised $305 dollars for CHS!



daisy said...
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daisy said...

hi tara

the card looks amazing hope you'll have a lot of fun on your whiff of joy dt!


Unknown said...

good morning,
your card looks very lovely!


annemarie said...

oooh your card is stunning
have a nice day

hugs Annemarie

Kim Piggott said...

Tara I am so looking forward to your gdt cards for woj!
Love this one it is just so beautiful! Love your image and your paper and detail so pretty!
Wow you all look like you had the best time. I thought of you taking all your supplies hope you managed it ok!
Have a great week!
kim x

jenny said...

Stunning card, I love how you sponged the background and the papers and all the details are gorgeous x
I just used this stamp for the 1st time yesterday!! Not half as good as yours though!!


Anonymous said...

Sure looks you all had great fun!!
Hugs, Marlene x

strawberry fields said...

A fabulous card! Looks like you had fun crafting with the ladies! I always love the music on your blog too :)
Love Fiona x

Sorry I've been MIA....I've had a difficult pregnancy but am slowing getting going again with crafting :)

June Houck said...

This card is fabulous! I love the image and the stars and the inside and...

Tab said...

Oooh super delish card hun! Love the colour combo and those papers are gorge! Fab start to your WOJ GD post, you'll knock dead hun!
Looks like you all had a fab time, wow look at all that stash!
Hugs Tab xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Rach said...

awesome card Tara,
beautifully made hun.. can't wait to see what else you are going to design with your woj stamps.. welcome aboard.. huggles Rachx
oh and thank you for playing along with us this week at whiff of joy challenge blog. hugs rachxx

Kim said...

YAY Tara it's time for you to create for WOJ! AMAZING!!! I am so excited to see what you create during your time at Guest Designer! :) Gorgeous the colors and the paper! Fantastic card!
Hugs~ Kim

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous card Tara, just love the image, and your papers are lovely too, also loving that black and white ribbon. LOuise x

patzi said...

What a beautiful card ,l love the stamp and colours.


Annika said...

You really have an amazing knack for mixing colours and patterns, gorgeous card!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Tara!! It looks liek you had a great time!!

Have fun with your WOJ GD spot, I can't wait to see your creations!

Hugs, Kelly

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card and super fun color combo, Tilda is adorable!

Hugs, Kelly

Sandra said...

Wow Tara... what a beauty. Looks like you had lots of fun too.
Can't wait to see what you make for your WoJ GDT. You rock!
Sandra x

Ila said...

This card is So Beautiful!!...Congratulations on being GDT!!...its no wonder...Your creations are all Gorgeous!!..Hugs, Ila


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