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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Milestones



I've had a few of my own in my lifetime.... We all have.  Graduations, weddings, babies, birthdays.  They are the special moments in life that give us cause for celebration!  And for cards!  lol  My family, friends, and co-workers know just where to go when they need a card for one of these occasions.  I thought I'd share a couple of card I made this week for two such milestones.

The first is a 50th birthday card for a co-worker's sister.  When asked what her sister liked she responded "anything with a drink!"  Well, alright then!  Let's get this party started!  I selected one of the new Sassy Studio Designs Ladies Night images, Martini Sassy.  Isn't she fabulous?  There are three images in this collection but you can get them in or out of their respective drink glasses.  I've used the image without.  She is colored with Copics, fussy cut, and mounted with foam squares.  I've paper pieced her dress (I'm on a paper piecing kick lately!  lol)  The sketch is the current Deconstructed Sketch (#57).  I just looove Jen's layouts!  I can always find (or create) the perfect sentiment, and I often go to my My Favorite Things stamps collection for this. Both sentiments used here are MFT.  Add some glittered chipboard numbers and it's even more fun!  The papers, apothecary label die, and seam binding are all Stampin' Up.  And of course I added flowers from my stash for good measure! The border punch is from craft maven Martha Stewart.  Plus I couldn't resist adding a dab of glaze to her glass!

 

  The second card is for a high school graduation (another order from a co-worker).  The school colors were black, purple, and gold so that is where my color scheme came from.  I have used the adorable 2012 Grad Boy from Saturated Canary as the image.  I wanted so badly to enter the Saturated Canary guest design team call, but I chickened out.  I saw all the talent that had already applied and got stage fright!  Plus I ran out of time and missed the deadline anyway.  Maybe next time, but I need to brush up those coloring skills first...  This grad is colored with Copics, with a sprinkling of freckles added.

I've used Carly's new sketch at Sketches by Carly (#59) for this one.  Since it was for a teenage boy I kept it free from frill, froufrou, flowers, and all the other lovely embellies that I love to use!  I simply added a Tim Holtz metal corner, baker's twine, and a ticket sentiment I made using the My Favorite Things Ticket Die-namic & stamp set and a sentiment from Stampin' Up's Great Grads set.  The "Class of 2012" is from Michaels' Recollections line.  Scalloped and Classic Circle Nestabilities and an argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder were also used.

 I hope you have enjoyed my cards as much as I enjoyed making them!  I am off to run a few errands, visit the family for the evening, and then it will be back home for more crafting and blogging!  There is a lot going on tomorrow, including the start of the Sassy Studio Designs' Sassy in the City relay and a new Corrosive Challenge!  Hope you'll check them both out!

Happy Saturday!

{hugs}
Regan

13 comments:

Jovan said...

Wonderful cards!

Robin said...

Don't cut yourself short! Your coloring skills are fabulous. I love the freckles you added to this grad. It looks terrific! Your Sassy girl is just awesome. Love the dress. Hugs, Robin

Kim Kelley said...

OMG girl! I wish I had your coloring skills! I agree with Robin DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT! Don't forget you are WONDER-REGAN!!! Both of these are wonderful cards. HUGS

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Both cards are fantastic but the "50 and Fabulous" is out of this world. I love it - the coloring, the paper piecing, the sketch, the embellies. All of it!

Katie said...

Love these Regan! I totally think you should try for the next next Guest DT call at SC- your cards are awesome! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog- it made me smile :) Many hugs, Katie

Dora said...

O wow Regan, these are stunning, both of them I love the first one mostly !!!!! I got a card to do for a 40 year old and you gave me some inspiration that I really needed :D thank you so much ... eerrrm I need some numbers, I think I need to shop awww

Kathy said...

Both are fab Regan. Love the glittery numbers on the first, she will love this special "50" card. What a cute grad card, too. Perfectly boyish, the ticket and corner are great, non froufrou embellies.

Kate said...

Awesome cards my friend. Sorry you missed the saturated canary GDT call. I know you really like them too.

Hugs,
Kate

Julie said...

What great cards! Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly
Hugs,
Julie

Ellis said...

Beautiful birthday card you made and I like your graduation card too! =) It's fun to be a part of the relay!
Hugs, Elenor

Ruza Rebel said...

Awesome cards! Your take on the sketches are spot-on! ;o)

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Love your cards Regan!! I especially like the one for the 50th birthday!! So creative!! Great take on the 2nd one of our sketch at Sketches by Carly. Thanks so much for joining us this week and hope to see you with our next sketch. Have a great day!! Gloria

Jacq said...

Hi Regan,
Oh this is just Fabulous!!! Love this Graduation card. Love the Saturated Canary image ( the added freckles look simply fab ), the dp's, the colour scheme is just perfect. Great job with Carly's Sketch. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Sketches By Carly and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining in with us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx