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Monday, July 07, 2008

A Treasure Awaits!!

Isn't this a fun set. I believe it is retiring too. I borrowed this set (a while ago) from my friend Gerry. She's such a sweet lady. She was one of the DIVA's but has since retired. She's very talented and such a wonderful person!! I thought I should play with this set since I've had it here so long.

It was a lot of fun. I'm going to try out one more card with this set. This card didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. I want to work the treasure chest into the next card. It's such a cute little thing!

For this card I used the wheel and made the background "map" part of the card. I stamped the "sailor" and layered him after I colored him in. For the coloring of him I used markers, no blending. Just straight from the pen. I wanted the colors bright and solid.

The "map" was colored in with markers as well and for the sand and water I just sponged the color in. I did use a white crayon on the mountain top and the ship sails so the sponging wouldn't color those areas in.

I stamped the wording and punched them out with the circle punch and layered it on top of a larger circle. I added a piece of caramel ribbon and tied it in place.

It was a fun card to make. I wish I would have played with this set a bit sooner. I don't have any children's sets and I think I may have to look in that section of the new catalog when it arrives. It's always fun to have a children's set around. Keeps the little ones busy while you do other things and you don't have to let them play with your other sets!!! Can you tell I don't share very well??? LOL

On a personal note here. Today was a very difficult day for me. Today was the funeral for my mother-in-law. I have to say that I was SO fortunate to have had a wonderful mother-in-law like her. She was always SO good to me and treated me like one of her own children. I'd never known such love before. She will be missed for a LONG time. Her last words to me were "I have always loved you." And I know she meant it. She was love by all who came in contact with her. She was one of those people you loved the minute you met her. As far as mother-in-laws go, I was the fortunate one, I couldn't have asked for a better one than her!

This card was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

Oh Wanda, I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. What a wonderful tribute to your MIL. She would have loved it, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda - cute card! I'm sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law. It sounds like you have many wonderful memories with & of her, I hope those will bring you comfort in the coming weeks. Hugs!!

Terry Molineux said...

Wanda, I am soooooo SORRY for your LOSS!!! You are very fortunate. I for one had two MILs and they both hated and treated me badly....the last one treated my children like they were changes. Oh how I longed for a MIL to love cherish those memories because not everyone is so blessed. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time..

Unknown said...

Wanda, this card is great ARGH!

Jeannie said...

The card is very cute! I never did buy that set but loved it and what everyone did with it for a long time. So sorry about your mother-in-law. It's very hard to lose someone, especially someone that's very close to your heart. Hugs! Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Love the card. . . my grandkids would certainly love it also. Thanks for sharing....

Anonymous said...

Hi, Wanda Love the card, please keep the set until I can come over and stamp with it! I got all teary eyed when you were speaking of your MIL, again I'm so sorry you and DH are going through this painful period.

NeedsARibbon said...

Ahoy Matey Friend. Nice layout. Pirates are such nice friends to have. Sending a biiig huuugg to you and your family!