Monday, June 20, 2011

Celebrating Uniqueness & Graduations

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Because I am going to be on Maternity Leave soon, I really have to watch my expenses. That especially includes new stamps and supplies for my crafts. So I had told myself to only buy sparingly.

Now some of you know that I sometimes strive to be different. Often, I do not always like to go along with the crowd. And so I thought Some Odd Girl stamps are truly unique! From their big eyes to their small torsos and bigger-than-life calves! (lemme tell you, big calves have always been an insecurity of mine. now i feel like celebrating them).

I really ADORE and LOVE these new stamps. Couldn't help but buy most of Kristy's newly released stamps. There goes that theory about trying to save money...LOL!

For today's card, I'm playing along at the SOG's white/ kraft & color pops challenge. Make a card that is either kraft or white and use only two colors (aside from the skin and hair color of the stamp).

As you can see, I used a white card and the combination of pink and green. Looking back, a lot of my cards have been pretty graphic and linear recently so I wanted to do something a bit different. This lace butterfly paper was perfect to add dimension to the card.

Materials Used:
Stamp- SOG
Love Letter Kaylee.
Papers- Butterfly Lace Paper (American Crafts, Dear Lizzy), Green 'binder' paper (Creative Imaginations).
Embellishments- Pins/ Flags (Pink Paislee), tag (American Crafts).

In other news... (going off on a tangent!)

If you noticed, I am using one of my beloved Dear Lizzy products up there. I will not be hoarding that line anymore. Just like how I started using my Love, Elsie line when the Dear Lizzy one showed up. Because..... Amy Tangerine is coming out with her own line!!

I love her blog, her creations, and all the sneak peeks of her new products. Ummm, wasn't I just talking about saving money here?? *GULP GULP*

Anyway, back to my card. It's for my youngest cousin, who has graduated high school and will be celebrating her 18th birthday very soon. Filipinas celebrate debuts as Latinas celebrate quinceaneras. She's having a big combined party, & lots of relatives are coming from the Philippines.

As part of her presents, I am including Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go."


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It's the perfect book for graduation. I got the idea from a post at the blog of the
Pioneer Woman. I think I'll be purchasing more of these books as a grad tradition.

"Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go."





XO,

7 comments:

Sarah Rice said...

ohhh pretty! i love that die cut background!

thanks for playing with us at some odd girl!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

yyam said...

Soooo pretty! Love the background! :)

Carlie M. said...

This is just great! Love the little flag and the colors! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!

jo said...

Love the colors of the card and now SOG stamps are becoming my new favorite! I just have to color them now!

What a great idea for a graduation gift! I might do the same too!

jo said...

Love the colors of the card and now SOG stamps are becoming my new favorite! I just have to color them now!

What a great idea for a graduation gift! I might do the same too!

Scraphorse - ├ůsa said...

Such popping, fab coloring! Love it!

Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl.