Saturday, August 30, 2008

A card for a homesick friend...

My friend Dawn (flowergal36 on SCS) recently moved from Illinois to North Carolina. Although we've never met we've become good friends. She's all settled in her new home with her husband & son, but she is terribly homesick. She had really liked a card I made for one of SCS's sketch challenges a while back using Stretch from High Hopes. So I made her one with the same image, same colors, a little bit different layout. She received it the other day, so that means I can share it with you here:


The Cuttlebug Mosaic folder is perfect for this adorable giraffe!! I used Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa papers. I colored Stretch with pencils & gamsol, cut him out & popped him on dimensionals. Colored & cut out the leaves (also from High Hopes), added some brads & sent it to its new home!! I'm so glad to hear she likes the card, & hopefully I put a smile on her face. Thanks for being such a good friend, Dawn!!!

What are you all doing for Labor Day weekend?? Today we are visiting with my mom, & hopefully the rest of the weekend we'll be working & playing outside. It's supposed to be beautiful here, sunny & in the 70's so we are going to take advantage of that!! The cold weather comes much too quickly in Wisconsin & we need to spend the weekend playing before school starts on Tuesday!!!

20 comments:

Sue said...

This is as cute as can be...your friend will love it and I am sure it will cheer her up!

Traci G said...

This really is the CUTEST!! It would put a smile on anyone's face!!!

KraftyKerilou said...

Hello Michelle..This is one CUTE CARD! I love how you embossed, and I love the color combo. Hope Dawn feels better soon, and not so homesick after getting your card. You are so sweet!
Kerilou

Heather said...

I love this card! Especially the embossed background - it all works so well together! Oh and I like the background - I was impressed by the amount of options the site gives - and that it's free of course :)

Jeanne S said...

Wonderful card Michelle! Love all the texture!

scrappinmominky said...

Very cute card. I'm sure it cheered your friend up. I haven't seen the mosaic cuttlebug folder but I will be looking for it now. It looks great.

Heather

Amy said...

haha he is so sweet! I really need to use my embossing folders... I NEVER, EVER do. Some I haven't used once yet I am alway compelled to buy them.

ANGELO said...

Hi there! I love your giraffe-card! That's a card that makes me happy!

My background is pretty new and it was the first one on the list. I just had to have it when I saw it so I didn't even look at the other one! :) If you follow the link in my blog they might even still have it.

KAT said...

Adorable - love all the texture in the background from you CB folders!

kerianne said...

This is the most adorable card! Love the use of the CB, and the layering and that giraffe...too cute!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a precious card. I'm sure it will put a smile on your friend's face. Wonderful coloring!

paulssandy said...

Hi Michelle...this little guy is just the cutest. You are so right in how well the mosaic embossing goes with the image. She must have LOVED the card. I really like how you colored him in, too.

Beedubya said...

Great card. What a nice gesture to a friend. I'm sad to say that I stayed inside today. It was beautiful outside but i had a tonne of house work to do before I start back to work after a long summer off. We'll head out for a walk and an ice cream after supper though...

Tammi said...

How can she not love it, it def. put a smile on my face...cute card! And yes, that CB background is perfect with that image.

We went hiking and kayaking this weekend, wish we didn't have to come home so soon! :) Glad your weather was nice.

ginapier said...

This card is adorable! You have an amazing blog! I love your work!

Dragana Skoro said...

Lovely card. Everything about it is so cute...

Dianne said...

Hey Michelle!
Hope the first day of school went well! Your card is so cute, as ALWAYS!!! It will definitely put a smile on her face!!
Instead of weeding, I chose to stay inside and cut out those darn candy corns :) What was I thinking!!! Hate to see the summer winding down.
Also thinking good thoughts for you and hubby this week. If I remember correctly, his surgery is scheduled...
Dianne

Crafty Wanderings said...

Ooooo That's soooo cute - I'm sure your friend will love it!

Valerie said...

She will LOVE it...I know I do so detailed and SUPER cute!

Lorraine said...

adorable. the cuttlebug bg is perfect with the image! I never heard of High Hopes Stamps. i've got to check them out! tfs

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