Friday, April 29, 2011

School Buses and a Promotion

Most often when I start working with a new sketch, I feel a bit of a challenge in how I will interpret it, but it doesn't take too long for a card to start forming. 

The same goes for this weeks Unscripted sketch. It started out as a challenge and I ended up loving it.

 I did turn the sketch on it's side, but that is what sketches are for! They are to be a launching pad. 
 The sketch shows three different shaped pieces on the side and so I picked out a few punch out die cuts from a sheet by Crate paper to create a little collage.  Is that school bus too cute?!
 Did you notice my little circle accent peeking out from underneath the other pieces? I used my Kreaxions circle cutter to cut two circles. I have never been a fan of circle cutters but I have to shout it from the rooftops how much I love this one! It is SOOOO compact and so easy and fast to use.  I have lots of circle punches and there always still seems to be a size missing and no more, with this cutter, there are an infinite number of sizes that can be cut.  I only have a small cutting pad that I use because you turn the paper so you don't need a whole lot of room. 
Gotta share some PROUD moment photos...
 Our son had his ceremony to celebrate his promotion to Fire Captain! He asked his dad to pin on his new badge. 
Here is an offical pose with his new helmet, etc. 

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Patterned papers – SchoolHouse/October Afternoon
Punch out die cuts – Crate Paper
Circle cutter - Kreaxions
Self adhesive rhinestones – Recollections
Rub-on sentiment – EAD Designs/Paper Smooches
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Divine Twine
Sand It Gadget – Core’dinations


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS to your son!! That is AWESOME!!! And what TOUCHING photos of your son and his Dad!! That just makes my heart HAPPY!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your card too!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

June said...

I really love your card! & Congrats to your son!

Lindalou said...

Great card and I like that circle maker. You give me such great ideas and tools to look for.

Congratulations on your son's promotion. You should be so proud. Heck...I'm proud for you. So cool.

Linda R. said...

Your card is adorable.. Love that school bus..

Congrats to your son.. You must be one proud MOM....

Hugs, Linda

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats to your son and what a wonderful card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Connie said...

Yes~very proud moment!! Congrats to you, your son and your family!!! Love the card super cute and that is quite the circle cutter!!!

Nati Tristan said...

wonderful card and congrats to your son! What proud parents you must be!

Jane Wetzel said...

adorable how you just "put things together" so awesome! congrats on your son! God Bless..and now off to check out that circle cutter! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Wow a protractor like circle cutter, that is really interesting! That card is really awesome and huge congrats to your DS!

Angela said...

Super cool card!!

What a great moment for your family too! My dad was a firefighter and they work WAY harder than they get credit for! Congrats!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

WOW! Congrats to you son! That is such a proud moment! LOVE that FAB card!

Mary Jo said...

I LOVE that school bus card!! So fabulous!! Congratulations to your son, I'm sure you are VERY proud ;)

Michele said...

Love your cute card!!! And congrats to your son! You must be a VERY proud mama!!!

deana said...

What an adorable card, Linda! And what an exciting day for your son. So neat that he asked his dad to pin on his new badge. :-)