My two boys are in the cadet program. Which is just the most incredible youth program out there. It just opens the door to these young kids to an amazing amount of activities, opportunities, challenges, education, travel, sportsmanship, leadership....I could go on forever. Their Major is also their Rifle Team coach. As if being a mother and wife, holding a 9to5 job AND being a Major to some 140 cadets, wasn't enough, she dedicates even MORE of her time to her National, Provinicial, and Regional - multiple medal winning Rifle Team. I've watched her in action week after week. Year after year....I could not keep up!!!! So she is my hero. And here's what I made for her at the end of last season, to show at least a squeek of appreciation for all she does!
The album, which is about 6"X 8", includes lots of textures, both types of embossing, brads, stamps, photos, svg cuts, dies, tags, newspaper clippings, and actual targets.....oh and glue. lol. All held together using my Bind It All!
I'm joining in all the fun at Simon Says Stamp (link below) Today's card has 3 stamps...the branches, the butterflies (stamp and die cut) and the sentiment. The gazebo is a cricut cut, and a spellbinders square frame.
Okay, I am super excited that I finally got a chance to buy Tim Holtz second edtion of Compendium of Curiosities. Got it while craft shopping in the States with a friend at Hobby Lobby. Nothing like being able to use a coupon with "books" (unlike at Michaels :( ) I hemmed and hawed about what to buy with my coupon, either the umbrella man die or the book. I had the unbrella man stamp already and figured I could just cut around it if need be....so I went for the book. Glad I did.
But as murphy's law would have it.....I'm super busy now filling orders. So I had to whip this one up quickly to get it in before the deadline.
I discovered that Milled Lavender Distress Ink is quite pale. Both in the mister and inked with the applicator. But the flowers and oval frame are both misted with ML and Perfect Pearls. Then wiped off the access from the embossed parts.As you can see, the PP is shining thru, but the ML isn't noticable. The ML didn't show heavy enough around the base of the card either so I used some of the new Picked Raspberry instead. Stamped some of the same color with the florishes and a bit on the shell.
I'm not the best at getting good photos, but this one did capture some of the resist of the roses. There's also resist in the mailing stamp and there is a tad of it on the oval circle.