Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Birthday Blessings For My SIL

Verve


Diva Teresa came up with a great sketch for the fifth week in August.  I decided to use it to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law as she likes girly cards.

Some K & Co. paper started me off and the rest fell together from there.  I had my first crack at using the MFT Rolled Rose dies which I have had for some time but didn't have a paper quilling tool to help roll them as Mike's no longer sells them.  Thankfully a good friend of mine gave me an extra one she had :)  My poor roses look past their prime...I'm obviously in need of more practice!!  Good thing  my SIL isn't a card maker and won't scrutinize them too much ;)

Off to get my daughter's locker today.  She is moving into high school this year (eighth grade up here in Canada as we have no middle school in our area) and not at all happy about it LOL!  An introvert who hates change....doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that combination out :)  Good news is we have her class schedule so we can walk through the school and find out where each of her classes will be ahead of time.  Walk down memory lane for me as I attended that school the second year it was open...yes, I'm  feeling old!!

Have a blessed day :)



What's In It?
Stamps: Love Deepens and Love Notes (Verve)
Paper: Brenda Walter Madeline (K & Co), Sage Shadow and Basic Grey (SU), Vanilla
Ink: Going Grey and Black (SU)
Accessories:  Jotted Heart Die (A Cut Above Dies by VERVE), Crimper, Rolled Rose Die (MFT), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart),  Lace (Stamp Simply Store), Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

28 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

The card is beautiful and I love the flowers...totally did not get the impression that they were anything less than perfect! You've done Teresa's sketch proud, I'd say!!
I have a son going into 8th grade as well, except we do have a middle school. They grow up so darned fast~ I'm sure that your daughter will be well accustomed shortly, it's just the shortly part that will feel like forever to deal with...been there, done that...anyway good luck to her!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! Love the flowers!!! I need one of those paper quilling tools, wish I could find one! LOL!

Jackie Pedro said...

My daughter's are going to the same schools as my Hubby and my MIL! From a mother with a daughter that also hates change, I feel for you! Good luck to her!

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I adore the color combo!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Aww - I love this! Clean and crisp!

Shelley Germann said...

I have to disagree with you, Marisa! I think your roses are fabulous and there are so many pretties your SIL is going to LOVE it....I know I would!

Bonnie said...

I think your roses look beautiful! I've yet to try them. Good luck to your daughter. I remember when I went to high school. I felt so overwhelmed and small and I was scared to death that I'd fall down those slippery old back stairs! I never did fall, there anyway, and ended up loving high school.

Katina said...

This is so beautiful Marisa! Your papers are so pretty and feminine and your roses look just lovely to me!
xx

Viv said...

Don't be daft Marisa! Those roses are perfect!! Just like the rest of this pretty card! xxx

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! Your SIL should be thrilled to receive this gorgeous card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO pretty Marisa! LOVE the mix of papers and the layout on this! The rolled roses and lace really make it SO feminine!!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! I love all the elements to it and the softer colors! So pretty!

Christina said...

Oh my, this is wonderfully soft and pretty. Your roses are just beautiful, and I think you have officially mastered the skewed panel. *wink*

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is beautiful and I love your pretty yellow roses. Don't look past their prime at all!!

Crystal said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, I LOVE these colors!!!!

Maureen said...

what a pretty, pretty card! LOVE all the layers and elements. I have that rolled flower die too and haven't used it at all. I made one with the plain one, but it didn't turn out well...like you said, I think it just takes practise. Hopefully your daughter will change her mind once school starts...great idea to go and walk around the school ahead of time....cool, didn't realize you grew up in that area too!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! I love the fun layout, soft colors, and your pretty roses.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those roses don't look past their prime...I was thinking how good they looked, actually! And your SIL will love this girly card, with hefty doses of pink and frill. That's neat that your daughter enters a new school this year. I do hope her transition is smooth, considering she's not looking forward to it.

Benzi said...

What a beautiful and very feminine creation, Marisa! Just gorgeous and I truly love your rolled roses.

Oh, how time flies, Marisa. An eighth grader and she will be graduated before you know it. Enjoy her every minute.

nitestamper said...

i love, love this!!!!
so clean and crisp and beautiful!!!!
tfs:)

Vickie Z said...

Love this card!! Tilted panels, tilted flag sentiment....I think you have embraced them well!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Lovely card and I think your roses look wonderful! Good luck to your daughter - she sounds like me (and my 6 year old) - an introvert who hates change! She will adjust :) My high school will be knocked down soon to make way for a new one - at least yours is still standing! My dad attended my high school, though, so it is much older - lol!

Amy said...

I love this soft pastely card Marisa. I think you have got it down girl.....with that whole angled thing! hehe Your roses look beautiful!

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Marisa. I love the soft colors. You did a great job on this sketch. Hope you had a great summer.

Sue Kohler said...

your SIL is going to love this card, it is a very 'you' card! don't be too harsh on yourself, the roses look perfect,a lovely colour! :)

ChristineCreations said...

This is such a pretty card Marisa...the pastels and embellishments are so lovely!

My heart goes out to your girl too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so pretty and sweet, I like those rolled flowers.

Betty Wright said...

This is gorgeous and the lace is so dainty! I really need to get me these Verve sets! Lovely card!

Denise Marzec said...

So feminine and pretty!