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Saturday, May 9, 2015

TGIFC02 - It's a Celebration Sketch!

 
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' :)
-Holly
 
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14 comments:

  1. Holly, I have too many things to say! I will start with the first creations... the children, THEY are the cutest :) The photo is amazing which leads into my next point all your photography is outstanding! I am in love with this card, the layers and extra details, added with stars... Don't even get me started on the inside of your card! I LOVE doing the inside's of my cards and get so excited when other show the inside also.

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    1. Wow Teneale! Thank you for your kind words!! I'm so glad you love the card. And I will be honest - YOU are the reason I started adding layers to the insides of my cards. I've followed you for years and was first inspired by you! So THANK YOU :)

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  2. Your card is AMAZING! Happy Mother's Day my friend! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Tina!! And thanks for always leaving me some blog love <3 happy Mother's Day to you too!!

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  3. The stenciled background is such a great idea! What a funmazing card! (Yes, I said funmazing. Watch that blow up. Started here first. #funmazing)

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    1. Is that part of the James Weber dictionary? Yes.. See what I did there? Lol! Thanks James! This challenge page is funmazing too!

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  4. What a gorgeous card! I love it!

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  5. Beautiful use of the sketch. The banner background is very creative - love it! Love your stamp choice and colours too!

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    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! The stenciling might be a new favorite of mine :)

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  6. Oh! I love this card! To use the banners as a stencil was a great idea. Also, congrats on the new job!

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    1. Thanks Kaitlyn! Glad you liked it! And congrats to you too on graduation! Woohoo!

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  7. Congrats Holly on being one of the Honorable Mentions this week! We have posted a link to your card on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/tgifchallenges
    Don't forget to grab your Honorable Mention Blog Button!

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    1. Thank you so much Mercedes!! I will proudly display it :) what an honor :) love the challenge site!

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