Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gotcha Day 2012

We adopted our daughter from China 15 years ago.  The day we first held her in our arms is called her Gotcha  Day and we celebrate it every year on January 20th.  I also make a card for her  and here is this year's card.  I made the collage with Picasa showing pictures from China, coming home, becoming a citizen, and growing up.  She is a beautiful young lady now and we love her very much.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Unity Stamp Co The Big Prize Challenge

I visited Unity Stamps at the convention in Las Vegas in October and purchased my first itty bitty stamps.  They are awesome and here is my first card from that purchase:

This stamp is called  Absolutely Priceless {Simple Stories Itty Bitty} and I got it because my husband and I rode in a hot air balloon on our honeymoon so many years ago.  I used blue cardstock for the card base, making memories travel collection patterned papers, blue rick rack and flowered lace, and copper colored cardstock .  I also used Spellbinders large ovals and large scalloped ovals to cut the image out.  I stamped the balloon with versamark ink and embossed it with Stampendous Stampin Stuff detail black embossing powder.  I really love how it turned out!  Hope you like it!