We met up in Ft. Wayne - as soon as I found out she would be in IN, I told her I would totally drive to meet her wherever she was. So, I piled the kids into the van and drove up there and we met up at a really neat Italian place called Biaggi's. Later on, when I was driving home, I realized that I was so busy chatting that they got my order totally wrong. Oh well. I wasn't there for the food. This first picture is one that my son snapped of us.
This picture is the one that Susan snapped - I think she has a little practice at these types of shots and she always looks good in all of her photos! So, in honor of her Paper Crafts goodness, I thought it would be fun to share the entries I have posted so far over at The Paper Crafts Gallery Idol challenge. The theme for the first round is "Congrats" cards.
This card uses just about all of the sentiments I own that have anything to do with congrats. I lined them up in the shape of an arrow, then hand drew a line around the outside. I then colored in a few of the letters and around the stars. The "you" is some stickers from Cosmo Cricket.
The idea for this card came when I saw that awesome thermometer DP. I thought it would be fun to play on the "fire" aspect. I hand-cut the flames and printed out the sentiment at the bottom. I actually used a bit of the packaging that the stickers came in for the lined paper at the bottom.
This card idea came from Pinterest (big shock, I know). I have seen the letters lined up this way many times, but never in different fonts. So, I scavenged my stickers to get several different styles (the little bunny is a rub-on). The really big letters were actually gold to start with - I rubbed them with versamark ink and embossed them in black to change the color - a great way to change up your chipboard stickers.
I have a few others up my sleeve, but am waiting to post them until the last minute so that nobody steals my ideas. :) Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek. Hope you enjoyed. Now I'm off to become a blonde, more on that later.....