Friday, July 24, 2009

You're only a kid once....

I was chatting recently with a fellow Etsy seller I met on the forums over there. She told me she was looking for a birthday card for her sister. I don't think I've EVER done a card by request. I've duplicated my cards.....which for the record I don't enjoy...lol...but I don't think I've ever had someone list a bunch of elements that they would like in a card. But....after seeing how much she was offering me to do it....I decided I was up to the challenge....lol!

She said her sister is older, lives in Florida, loves tropical colors, loves ric rac (which she said she calls "rickarack").....& is just one fun loving woman! I went back & forth on which stamp I should use....we perused Amazon together....& she decided on a stamp that of course I didn't have. You know what? She bought the stamp for me!! She decided this was THE stamp that must be used on this birthday card! So after receiving the stamp.....reading over her requirements again....& spending a lot of time thinking....this is what I came up with....




It ended up being really fun to make once I had the idea in my head. I knew right when she told me the colors to use that I would use Basic Grey's Urban Prairie paper. I also used SU's Kiwi Kiss & the turquoise layer is DCWV. I colored this hip lady with Prismas & gamsol.....popped up the surfboard after clear embossing it.....sponged the water, sun & clouds....& added real sand. I punched some flowers....added some pearls....& some "rickarack", lol. For the finishing touch, I stamped the little starfish, cut it out with my Nesties & attached it to the flowers with some floss.




This fun granny is one of those little Inkadinkadoo clear sets. I swear she reminds me of my grandma!! She used to visit Florida every year for 2 months with her sister & BIL. Anyway, the sentiment that comes with it, which I stamped on the inside, is "You're only a kid once, but you can be young for a lifetime". I'm happy to report that my buyer LOVES it!! Whew!!! Not sure I'll do too many more custom orders....this was stressful!! LOL!!

Tomorrow is lots of work in the garden, then tomorrow night we're heading to a minor league baseball game. It's an hour away, but so much fun. We go every year with the Cub Scout pack....this particular game has fireworks afterward & they are FANTASTIC!!! I will be back Sunday with my card for the High Hopes challenge!! Thanks for visiting!!!

14 comments:

Dawn B. said...

So glad to see you back in your stamping room. How fun is this card. I love her bun. Made me laugh. I am so glad that she liked it. How could she not. Super job...Have a fun time at the bb game..

Lacey said...

Awesome job! The image is so hillarious!!
~Lacey

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Michelle! Love your card!

Sandra said...

Hi Michelle...this is such a fun card,love the image and your choice of backing paper is just perfect!and real sand!lovely work and i bet the she loved it!,
San x

Tammi said...

Fun and so cute Michelle! I can see my grandma doing this, lol!

Karen J. said...

Fantastic card..the grannie is hilarious.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome!

Tab said...

Fab card hun, love the image and the colours and papers are yummy! Love what you did with the ric rac.

Have a fab time at the baseball, so like so much fun!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jeannie Phillips said...

oh this is just too cute...so funny I love it...made me happy
hugs
Jeannie

dolcreations said...

Michelle this card is just to cute! That image just makes me laugh. What a great job you did! I love the clouds!
Have a fun day tomorrow!
Christine

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Michelle.
Love that image, too cute!!
Gorgeous papers and colors.

Karen x

Ila said...

What a Totally Fabulous card!!...The image is a hoot...and the papers and rickrack look great...Have a great time at the BB game!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Hahahaha!!! How adorable is this card?!?! I love it!!! Granny is one cool chick!!!

I also wanted to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog, and a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you for reaching your year mark too:o) Time sure flies by when we're having fun!!! Best of luck at the blog candy:O)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Valerie said...

how cute is this image! Lovely card!

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