Saturday, January 24, 2009

Girltime Moose

My daughter's good friend, Shannon, went back to Montana with her after Christmas. Shannon came out early as she wanted to 'hang with me'. I was honored and humbled but I think DD was jealous! The girls had all sorts of things planned for a week, knitting, shopping, Shannon was going to ski with Bailey's husband since she still can't because of her knee problems, they stopped at Yellowstone for New Year's Eve and had a blast in Gardiner MT at the Two Bit Saloon. Anyway, this is the card I sent them.

The card is a Z fold, this is the outside, just patterned paper with a moose track stamp on it (DD got it for me at Yellowstone last year) and I computer generated the greeting on cardstock and then cut it out with nesties and layered it on a scallop nestie in blue with some ribbon. I cut the edge with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Then it opens into 3 parts! I love this.

I continued the patterned paper and moose tracks as a background. Since those 2 girls are knitting fanatics, I had to use the knitting moose and made sure one was a redhead moose like Shannon and colored the knitting the colors of what they were working on when they left, Shannon a scarf and Bailey a Dale of Norway sweater. I used the label maker I got for Christmas to make the greetings. For this one is says, "Have fun knitting."

THe next picture was them relaxing that says, "Take time to RELAX." I made sure to color the furniture the color of her furniture. My daughter caught on to the colors so that made me happy. I also put a label on that said, "Bailey ice your knee" since I had to keep reminding her at home!

Here's the last part that says "And safe trip home" since they were driving back and the roads had been bad.

All the images were colored with my new copic markers. The moose are from and I don't remember where I got the mountain and tree stamps from, sorry.

I like to try to think outside the box and use up somethings I have laying around, like the base cardstock for this was some a print shop gave me. I measures about 4 1/2 inches wide and 25 inches long. I didn't use the whole length for this card. I really need to challenge myself and try to do different folds. The label maker is fun to do your own greetings too. I really need to buy some clear label refill.

1 comment:

Etha said...

what a very thoughtful and fun card!! I bet you had a ball doing this one, so many neat details. Its almost like a little scrap album for memories, very cool!