Thursday, June 17, 2010

Trumpet Vine Blues

Well, I'm tuckered out!  I had a full day field trip with first-graders, we did a City tour, seeing numerous landmarks of the city on a bus and walking, and taking in the newest leg of our city's train system.  You should hear and experience the excitement erupting of a whole bus of 5 and 6 year olds seeing the landmarks they are supposed to spot.  Quite entertaining :)  

Then tonight we had the Awards Ceremony at our daughter's JH.  She not only achieved Honors, but also was awarded as the top Band Student in her grade.  I'm SO proud of her, so I just had to brag on her a little bit!  This is her holding her two awards in the Certificate form.  She looked so pretty tonight too!


On to the stamping....today brings us to another Flourishes Friday, and we're focussing on the sets that were just released last week.  Today is your LAST CHANCE to purchase the New Release bundle at a discount.  So, I hope you don't miss out!  They are all such beautiful sets!


Today I used the beautiful Humming Along set and colored it up using Copic Markers (Delphinium Collection and Spring Greens Collection).  Actually coloring did not take long, the flowers are just the right size for easy coloringg.  I added a little blue to the buds about to bloom as well.  And, I used this weeks SFYTT from Jen Del Muro, flipped, and added the little hummingbird (stamped in Brilliant Blue) from the set as part of the circle from the sketch.  The papers are Marrakech from Basic Grey, which had just the right depth of blues to make it dramatic.  For accent I've added Black Braided Trim and Black Rhinestones. 


You'll want to see what the rest of the team has beautifully created this week too...

Cindy, Dawn, Danielle, Julie, Laura, Leslie, and Stacy.

10 comments:

Cindy Lawrence said...

Beautiful card, Christine! Love the trumpet flowers in blue! Yeah for your daughter's awards...and she IS a beautiful girl (like her mama)! :)

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty.. The card and the super daughter..:) She looks just like you.. Your card is so pretty in the blues.. Great job.

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful colors and layout, Christine. You used this new set wonderfully!

Yogi said...

very pretty and congrats to you daughter

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

She is so pretty and I like that proud smile she has. :0) Brag all you want mom, she did awesome. Tell her congrats!
Your card is so pretty and all that blue, oh yes... I like the dp you paired with the humming bird. Very pretty.

Marisa said...

A wonderful, proud mother moment - love it :D Nice card too.

Leslie Miller said...

You must be so proud of your beautiful and brilliant daughter, Christine. Congratulations to her! Your card is almost as beautiful as your daughter, too. Almost. It would be hard to outshine such a sweetheart. However, I do love the blues and your always gorgeous coloring and design. Have a restful and wonderful weekend!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, awesome card and awesome photo of your daughter!!! Yes, she is a beauty and those achievements.......way to go!!! Congratulations!!! You have all the reasons in the world to be a proud mama ;D! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Karen W said...

Just beautiful, I love the vibrant colors on this.

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations to your beautiful daughter for all of her accomplishments, Christine!!

Your card is gorgeous as well!! Love the colors, and papers!!