Saturday, May 8, 2010

Two Card Saturday

Hi Stamping Friends!

Well I was gone so much this week, that today I'm stuck home doing laundry and.... STAMPING!  So I have two cards for today.


This first card uses the color challenge from the COLOR THROWDOWN blog.  This is challenge #91.  The sketch comes from TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS.  This is sketch TESC112.  The colors and the sketch are so fun.  This sketch begs for some stitching, but since I don't sew, I had to opt for some faux stitching instead!

My next card is really an invite.  My oldest DS will be graduating from 8th grade.  We started homeschooling when he was in second grade.  After lots of prayers, we have decided to let him go to high school next year (he fell in love with water polo of all things!).  So this is a very big occasion for us and we are invited our family and close friends over to celebrate.  He is very excited about going to school in the fall and his mom is very... well I'm not sure yet.  I'm thrilled to watch him grow up into a wonderful person, but he's still my little boy (well, not so little, he's about 6"2")!  Come August 12th (first day of high shool), I'm sure a few tears will be shed. 


I know I'm biased, but isn't he a handsome guy?!  And such a sweetie too.  What I love most about him is his soft heart.  I used this sketch from CARDS AND THINGS.  This is sketch challenge #30.  I flipped the sketch and made my vertical strip go over top of the center rectangle.  It mostly resembles the sketch... I think.  :)  Extreme Elements is one of the stamp sets that if you buy during the month of May, you get to choose a pack of Designer Brads for FREE!  Got to love a Stampin' Up! sale!

Anyhoo!  Best get back to the laundry.  And more stamping!  I need to make 20 of these invites, work on Arielle's next COLORQ challenge, and of course the next inspiration challenge over at the STAMPIN' CELEBRATION blog.  I hope you can play along in both of them!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Krista Driessen said...

Great cards ! Love them !!

LeAnne said...

WOW! Two great creations---thanks for using the CTD colors in your first one--it's bold & bright! I cannot BELIEVE your son is only going into 9th grade and he's already over 6'??!!! WOW! He should take up basketball as well as water polo!

Shelley Germann said...

What a handsome son you have, Krystal. I'm guessing that being tall is a good thing if you are a water polo player.

The Petal Pizazz card is super. I like the button layered with the large grommet.

Broni said...

Love that cool card with the beautiful flower!! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown!

TrishG said...

What a great page. Love the textures and colors!

Taylor said...

So pretty! Love your creative flower center on that top card! Thanks for playing the TESC!