Thursday, May 21, 2009

Farwell to Karen and Hello Family.

Hi Stampers:

Sorry I have been slow at getting some thing on my blog. I had my daughter and her family here looking to purchase a new home. Her husband is being posted back to Manitoba Yeah!!! I have missed both my kids as they both have been living in Alberta for the past 9 years. Now one is returning.

I never expected her to be able to find a home so close to ours. I was just happy to have her in the same province. Now that the grandchildren are 3 and 8 I will be able to spend some quality time with them.

I was a single parent most of my kids life and usually having 2 - 3 jobs so that I could provide for them, what I did not realize at the time was ,that I was giving up my time with them. I am very proud of both of them for turning out so well. I wanted to at least be there for my grandchildren but for the longest time I thought that was not going to happen either. But now it is becoming a reality.

They purchased a beautiful property minutes away. I know they will be very happy there.

Well on with my card. A good friend of my husband is moving to BC to be with her husband and he asked me to make her farewell card. Of all the stamps I own I did not have one that said anything about moving. I have never done a moving card to date.

A fellow demo Sandi MacIvor that I have gotten to know over the Internet was the inspiration for the card. As a matter of fact most of the front was a complete case of her card. The inside sentiment I got off of the Internet.

These waterflow roses are just so hard not to make. They turn out everytime and different each time. I added green rhinestones to my butterfly and used a different DSP for the layered part. I also made the card a little larger than most of my cards. This card is 6 1/2 x 5.

As I mentioned before the sentiment inside was computer generated. I stamped the corner image from the Doodle This stamp set. Colored it with the aqua painter and added the pink rhinestones to the centre of the flowers.


Stamps: 5th Avenue Floral, Doodle This, All Holidays, Great Friend

Ink: Versa mark, Regal Rose, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun reinkers, Kiwi Kiss

Paper: Summer Sun, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: Little Leaves die cut, white embossing powder

Thanks for visiting and your comments.


Sandi MacIver said...

Wow, you did an absolutely beautiful job on this card and your friend is going to love it. Hope she enjoys B.C. (my birthplace).
And congrats on the family moving home, enjoy those grandchildren, they are young for such a short time.

A Touch of SOL said...

Beautiful Card...Glad you are enjoying your family...Looking forward to hearing about your spending time with your grandkids!

Kate Cecil said...

Such a lovely card Peg!! Your roses came out great! I need to play more with that technique - need to find a good stamp since I don't own that embossing die, LOL! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the kiddles moving so close!!

Teresa Brooks said...

Your card is soooo beautiful, you did a fantastic job. I know exactly how you feel about the grandchilden. I too was a single mom for most of my daughters life. I hope to make up the time with my grandchildren when I have them. DD just got married almost a year ago, so babies yet....hopefully soon.

Diane said...

Peg!!! WOW is all I can say, this is so beautiful! You did a marvelous job with this technique. And just let me say that I'm so happy for you on your daughter and grandkids moving so close to you! What a blessing! ENJOY!
one more thing I saw were you are getting to go to convention, I'm happy for you on that too, maybe next year for me!

Cate said...

This is just beautiful and I am thrilled to hear that your daughter is coming home. I know my girls really miss their Granny as she is thousands of miles away back in Scotland and they only get to see her once a year.

Debbie said...

Oh Peg, I know how addicting those floating roses can be! Yours turned out great!
You will love having your daughter nearby. My only daughter lives right around the corner from us - not only has she grown to be an amazing woman, but she is one of my best friends. Not to mention that we have a very close relationship with our two grandsons. Enjoy!

StinkerbellSteph said...

This is gorgeous!! What details and lovely colors!

Jenna Cotton said...

Wonderful card! Thats great that your daughter's moving back, how exciting!!

Brenda said...

This is beautiful!! Great job!! Great news about your daughter!!

Nicole said...

GGGGGGGGORRRRRRGEOUS! Geezy petes, girl! that is ONE amazing card!

Congratulations on having some family moving back home. I can totally relate. My closest blood relation is 3 hours away and I haven't seen them in 10 years!

Hugs, Nicole

Susan Timmerman said...

BEAUTIFUL card Hon! Glad you have family moving back closer to home!

Carole Jordan said...

My goodness...what a beautiful card. Congratulations on your daughter moving closer to home! Enjoy those grandkids!!

Kelly said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the green rhinestones on the butterfly.

Sharon said...

I have just recently started subscribing to your blog. I am really enjoying your creations and am finding them very inspirational. I am so happy for you that your daughter is moving close to you. My daughter moved close to us with our two grandchildren about 10 years ago and it has been such a blessing. I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations in the future.