Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CPS218 Sketch - thanks so much

Family is so very precious.  As we get older, so do our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.  My aunt, on my father's side, has always had a special place in my heart.  She took care of me for awhile when I was a little girl.  She has never, ever forgotten my birthday even though we rarely see one another.  

This year, I thought I'd send her a thank you for my birthday card and gift using a photo she took of me wearing her sweater.  She's also responsible for the "bowl" cut on my bangs...I mean literally.  She put a bowl on my head and cut...oh my gosh...

At any rate, I used the Card Positioning Systems sketch218 for my card.  I've flipped the sketch.  I tried to make it a little bit modern...polka dots and the dots down the side and a little bit vintage, the Life's Portrait DP from Webster's pages and the scalloped oval to go with the vintage photo.  I did some light distressing on the edges of the dp before sponging with Smokey Shadow ink.

I hope it makes her smile..she will be 80 years old this year.  I think she was about 25 when that photo was taken.  Time, precious time.

Paper - PTI Hawaiian Breeze, Black, Webster's Pages Life's Portrait
Stamps - PTI Tags for Spring
Ink - Versafine, PTI Smokey Shadow
Accessories - SU 1/2" & 3/4" punches, Spellbinders oval, scalloped oval dies, photo reduced to 60%

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WOYWW102 and a May Arts Tutorial

What's on my workdesk...not a thing!  I spent the afternoon clearing it off of bits and pieces of projects so it's all ready for more projects...DH is off today so I won't be in here until this evening.  Be sure to head on over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what on the other work desks of the world.

In the meantime, I have a quick and easy gift tutorial for you over at the May Arts blog.  I'm on a thrifty gifting kick....between the price of gas and food, gift giving has got be a frugal affair.

Here's a sneak peek:

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