Monday, May 16, 2011

My Creative Time ~ Throwback Thursday

Emma over at My Creative Time is having her Throwback Thursday but something extra special this time! This week she has asked us to use the Cartridge Doodlecharms! Well, again one of my favorites! You MUST include something BLUE on your creation. Well let me tell you how I came up with my card. My son is graduating from Pre-school this Friday! I am so excited but sad ~ where has the time gone! Anyway the other day I was sitting in my craft space playing along with Emma's stamp set My Little Firecracker. Along comes Ryan, always curious, and said he LOVED the stars and colors! He immediately asked if I was making him a card for graduating. I honestly never thought about it... I immediately said YES! Smart Mom, quick on her toes. Then he brought up that when we would go shopping or just be out we would count all the flags along the way and how much he LOVED to do that. I forgot about that and then Emma posted a day later about the challenge! I know it is not a traditional graduation card but for me it fits PERFECTLY for him! I have to say I LOVE how this turned out and just shows how Emma's stamps can be so versatile too! I decided to do an easel card. My very first one! I decide to use the star background  stamp for the top and use the little stars to use for accents. You can easily alternate the stars with two inks to give it a different  look! See how versitile these stamps can be for your project. You can make your own paper! Thanks Emma for such awesome stamps!




So I hope you enjoy and go check out this week over at My Creative Time for all the details... you ONLY have 1 week to complete your creation.

Recipe;
Cartridge: Doodlecharms
Paper: PTI and Bazzill
Extras: Star brads& eyelets, SU punch and inks, clear craft plastic( Thanks Stephanie), Zig embossing powder and foam to 3D star & sentiment

19 comments:

  1. I honestly don't think I could express in words how amazing this card is. Awesome job on making your own paper with Emma's stamps. It looks amazing. Those stars are so cute with the different sentiments on them and are you sure that this is your first easel card? It is perfect. AMAZING job and what a sweet Mom and person you are. Hugs- Glora

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  2. Such a brilliant card.Love the colours and your easel card turned out just great.Your son will adore it.

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  3. Hi Kimberly!

    OMGosh! What a great card! I love how you created the background paper with Emma's stamp.

    Thanks for playing along with us at the Throwback Thursday challenge!

    Ruthie :)

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  4. Wow, awesome job Kim!!! I love what you did with Emma's stamps! Congrats to your little one on his graduation!!! My little ones are going into 3rd grade, oh my!!! Thanks for playing along with the Throwback Thursday Challenge! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  5. Really cute. I love this easel card and the background paper! Love it

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  6. This is such a great card...so is the story behind it! I love that you used all of those stamps on it...super idea! They do grow too quickly, don't they? My oldest leaves elementary school this year...seems like preschool was yesterday!! :-0 TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  7. KIM KIM KIM! OMG! This card just rocks. You really did an awesome job showcasing Emma's stamps. I just love how you showed that they are so versatile. This card is just amazing. I LOVE that you used those color. Something so different. That background paper is incredible and I love all the stars. As always can't say enough. Happy graduation Ryan!!!:)

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  8. Hi Kim!
    Thanks for all the wonderful comments you left for me, as much as I love crafting and cardmaking, Im finding that I Love the opportunity to meet people like YOU!
    I Love the sharing of ideas and the sharing of inspiration...and your Card is very very cool...probably to advanced for me...but of course Im still going to try the easel style..lol

    Thanks..

    and your son is a Cutie Patutie
    I really miss that age:)

    April

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  9. LOVE that you decided to use non traditional colours. PLUS I love the sentiment inside. Being a big dreamer myself, it really is true. Love it!

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  10. Kim, this is ADORABLE! I love the papers you used and all of the fun stars that showcase Emma's stamps so well! Your embossing is perfect! Congrats to Ryan!!!

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  11. Love your card......the colors are fab, the shape is cool too!

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  12. Wow! You really rocked this project :)

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  13. Very nice!! That's gotta be my next stamp set! TFS!!

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  14. What a fabulous grad card! Love the red, white and blue and super sentiments! xxD

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  15. Great card! Nice job on the challenge!

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