Around here, there has been a lot to celebrate this week! Yesterday I received my official offer letter from the FAA! I'll soon be controlling the skies again! (Don't be scared!) I was an air traffic controller in the Air Force for 9 years and I'm so excited to be doing it again. (Jen Timko and I have joked that she "stamps on the fly" but we don't think "stamping in the control tower" is a good idea!) But the job is certainly something to celebrate! :)
And then there is the obvious celebration tomorrow - Mother's Day!! I have been a mom for a little over 4 years. No job is harder than being a mom. Not even separating airplanes! But there is so much joy and love that fills my heart. It's a hard job, but it is so rewarding! I love my three boys so much! They've been such blessings to me and my husband. Eli is 4, Andrew is 2 and Sam is 10.5 months. This picture is from last September but it makes me smile! I though I'd share it with you! Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers reading this! Hope you feel special and are celebrated today!
So speaking of celebration - I decided to make a celebration card to go along with the sketch for the TGIF Challenges second challenge. If you haven't heard, there's a new challenge in town and it's packed with a talented design team. Go check it out!
Here is the sketch for this week:
And here is my take on the sketch:
The sponged banners were my inspiration for the card. I recently finished an order for custom birthday invites and ran the banner framelit through my bigshot 86 times! Needless to say, I had many pieces of card stock lying around looking like stencils and I thought "this will make the perfect background".
A dauber and some Lost Lagoon ink and there you have it!
For the sentiment I combined two sets - A Dozen Thoughts and Project Life-Remember This. The PL framelits fit the sentiment perfectly. I also added silver glimmer to the stars on the sentiment to give it a little extra bling :)
For the inside, I just added some scraps and stars. The blue pieces I found on the floor. Am I the only one who does this?? Lol! My mother-in-law says I save too many scrap pieces!
(Now you see why Linda!) :)
Thank you for stopping by! Hope this week gives you something to celebrate too!
Happy stampin' :)
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