And do you know what else? It's Ann's birthday today!! Woohoo! Happy Birthday, Ann! May today be as fabulous as you are! Be sure to pop over to her blog and send her big birthday hugs! So I hope Ann will forgive me for taking a bit of a....er....um...."abstract" interpretation of her sketch. I had a couple things in mind and once I started creating, well....creative energy was flowing and I ended up with this:
Oh yeah, and I flipped the sketch on it's side too [insert blush here]. But you can still see the sketch, right? I used the water and the grass as two of the banners and the linen thread as the third banner element. The oval is there and the sentiment placement is the same so I hope Ann is OK with it!
I used an assortment of stamp sets on this one and there all listed at the bottom of the post. I also had to pay homage to my beloved Naturals White cardstock which is on the SU retiring list as well as the Petite Pairs stamp set. Won't be getting rid of that one--the sentiments are too good and I love the scale of them! This card is being mailed to the fabulous teacher who recently arranged for my daughter's fifth grade class to go on an amazing camping trip. I chaperoned the trip last week and it was an amazing experience!
A gorgeous location full of nature hikes...
campfires.....with s'mores of course!
Yes, that's me climbing the 40 foot Alpine Tower...and I made it to the TOP...along with many of the kiddos! OK, if I haven't lost you yet, you might be even more interested in the goodie bags DD and I made for all the campers...
Like that closure? Two holes punched in the top of the bag with a stick from our yard threaded through....clever, yes? I thought so! Thanks for bearing with all my photos in today's post. We had such a great time. I am so proud of our girl and the effort she made to learn new things and test her abilities. What an adventure! So, you can see why I needed to make a special card for the teacher who made this whole trip possible. The rest of the design team have amazing samples for you so be sure to pop over to The Paper Players and have a look! We would love for you to join us before the challenge ends on Friday, May 1st at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.