Saturday, March 20, 2010

Remember the song by then...John Cougar(Mellencamp)  "....hang onto 16 as long as you can cause changes coming round real soon to make us women and men."    We leave our teen years behind, go to college, get us a cool car only to trade it in on the minivans and family SUVs.  Then, one day...our little babies grow up and want cars of their own.  My dh came in the other day nearly breathless with excitement.   I thought he had been running.  He said, ".....it was a fabulous deal and he picks it up at 7."  What?  I ask.  He replies, "....A JEEP for Erica!"  Watching the two of them together with this vehicle is amazing.  I do not know which one is more stoked about it.  Really, this jeep is for ERICA?   This top photo I took just before Erica zipped out of the drive.  Greg said, "...hurry and take the picture I am getting a cramp."  I burst out laughing.  Thank goodness he has a chauffeur for a bit...at least until she actually turns 16 and kicks dad to the sofa.  LOL! 



Erica with her NEW RIDE!






This card is for a challenge Anne Ryan is starting called Queen for a Day!  This week we are honoring Peggy(Marilynpreston) at SCS.  Here is the card I chose to CASE

My card is green and brown with ivory because I initially thought I could combine this card with this week's CAS58 challenge which is to use these colors. However, about 15 minutes into making it, I decided that the little layered crushed flowers were giving me a fit(simple part no longer applied). This is my first experience with the crushed layered flowers. Not sure how to feel about mine. I think they would look better in another color, but I tried to comply with the CAS color challenge. I used basicgrey origins dp for the flowers.

I stamped the background using dark chocolate and stamped off to make it lighter using one of the script text in the background textstyle image.  I rocked and rolled the larger leafy image in the Turning Leaf set.  I sponged heavily.....outlined my leafy image in C1, and added my crushed layered basicgrey origins flowers!  I got my inspiration and aspirations from Betsy Veldman.  Check out her AMAZING flowers!    WOW! 


PTI: Turning Leaf, background: text style, Mixed Messages
Paper: Flourishes Ivory, PTI ripe avocado, dark chocolate
Ink:dark chocolate, ripe avocado, ranger scattered straw, vintage photo
Accessories:Sizzix four pack scallop die cuts, MS border punch, MS tag punch, mini bowdabra, buttons, gold pearls, copic C1, glue dots, satin ribbon, gold cording, sponges

13 comments:

  1. First, love the red jeep! Second, your card is beautiful! I think the flowers look gorgeous and fit the card very well. I like how you finished off the center of the flowers with the gold pearls.

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  2. Your card is fabulous, Betty! Great colours and I just love how you used the flowers with that PTI stamp!

    Love the jeep. Too cute seeing how excited both of them were :D Daddy may have to be asking daughter if he can borrow the car once she is the main driver LOL!

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  3. A Jeep!! So Fun!!
    I love your GORGEOUS card.

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  4. This is awesome...I meant Jeep, lol!!
    Of course I love your card, too...gorgeous colors and distressing. It's not an usual PTI look but I really love it!

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  5. Betty the card is great, however the story about your dh being so excited brings back memories about my DH and I hiding a VW bug for our daughter over at a friends house until the BIG DAY. Whew, we were like kids on Christmas morning. We presented it with a Ginormous red bow....... Fun stuff, thanks for sharing your excitement with us

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  6. We're just past the first car phase, and I think I am glad about that! Congratulations on the new jeep for your daughter, ha!
    And your card is gorgeous, I think the flowers are beautiful and you did a wonderful job!!

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  7. Good Heavens - I'd be having a heart attack thinking of my kids driving! OK - my eldest is only 8yrs and I don't have to think about that for a while!!!

    Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I adore those flowers, the gorgeous punched borders and your classic bow!!!

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  8. hee hee I bet he was excited that is a great jeep! I am sure he... I mean she will enjoy it. hee hee

    Beautiful card!

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  9. OOH, your daughter is one lucky girl! I'm sure your hubby is going to have a blast with the new ride too : ) Your card is gorgeous! I think the crushed flowers look beautiful!!!

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  10. OMG - Betty - are you for real...LOL??? I bet Erica is on cloud 9 L)!?!? Love the Jeep!!!

    Your PTI card is fabulous!!! Love the added flowers and colors!!!! Hugs ~S~

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  11. Oh Betty ~ What fun!!! The Jeep is perfect and your DH seems to be having the time of his life!! I can only imagine...your DD has to be in 7th Heaven...Oh, sry did I see a card? Guess I got too excited...Thank you for sharing this great time in your lives!!!

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  12. A JEEP ? That does look like a steal ! Love the story ! AND your card is beautiful , Betty ! Big hugs to you !

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  13. fab fun purchase with the Jeep....and a Gorgeous card...loving those blooms

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