Saturday, June 4, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friend Challenge-Here Comes the Grad

Greetings friends and loved ones. It's been a while since I have blogged. My son graduated from High School and we whisked the family away to a cruise to the Western Caribbean!!! What a blast we had. Now I am back and want to share my news. I will be working with the fabulous Speedy the Cat's Blog Team. Today is my first challenge as a Design Team Member.

The challenge this week is from Patty Penn to use a 3 dimensional flower on your card. It can be prima, punched, silk, whatever you choose. Some come and join us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge for a chance to win one of Faith's super awesome stamp sets! Just click on the link and it will take you to the challenge.

Let me just tell you that I am in love with these stamps. These stamps sets are so well coordinated with sentiments and images and are very fun to work with. This stamp is called "Here Comes the Graduate" from Mark's Finest Papers. Isn't this owl cute!!! The stamp set had the Congrats, Grad sentiment and the quote as well. Most times my cards are plain with no greetings - so I am loving the sentiments.

Card Recipe:
Punches: Martha Stewart Ribbon Loop Punch Around the Page, Branch and Frond Punch.
Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder Script Texture, Vintage Dies
Spellbinders: Labels 10
Misc: Blue rhinestones, ribbon, copic markers, black soot distress ink, denim distress ink.
Flowers: These were hand made by me with a marvy flower punch
Stamp: Here Comes the Grad from Mark's Fines Papers

Challenges Entered
Alphabet Challenge - E is for Easel Cards
Crafty Ann's - Use more than one image
Delicious Doodles Challenges - Texture
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a Man or Boy
Stampin with the Dragon - Easel Card
Aud Sentiments Challenge - A card/sentiment for a male
Charisma Cardz - Something that Flies
Moving Along With The Times - No Designer Paper
Pixie Dust Studio - Homemade Sweet Homemade
Sassy Studio Designs - No Patterned Papers
Some Odd Girl - Manly Challenge

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon. I came back from our family vacation with my batteries recharged and full of inspiration. Have a great Saturday!


Emily Keaton said...

Carol, welcome to the team at MFP!!! Your intricate creations will be a wonderful addition to the lovely samples created each week by the Speedy's Friends team. You used this fun Here Comes the Grad set beautifully. And I love your gorgeous handmade roses!! So glad you had a terrific time on your family cruise. :D

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Carol--this is fabulous!!!! I would never have thought to use flowers with the owl graduate, but boy yours lookk fabulous!!!! Great job with the challenge!!!!! TFS

Саша девочка said...

super card!!!!! :)

Anne Temple said...

Congrats on being one of Speedy's design team members. Love your easel card - lots of great details. Glad you joined us for the easel challenge at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

Marisa said...

Another fabulous Carol creation :) Trusting you have your land legs back again and a huge congrats to your son on his graduation.

Audrey said...

What a lovely card Carol. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Vee said...

Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Heather S. said...

Welcome back! And congrats on the DT spot with MFP!

redwasher1 said...

Carol I'm so excited to have you here with us at Speedy's team, what a wonderful addition to the team!!!
Great coloring of the owl and love your easel card!!

Nanda said...

Beautiful card. Congrats with the desingteam spot.

Hugs, Nanda

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow carol what a great graduation card, love the image you have used for it.
you have made a great card.

greetings karin

Saskia said...

Great card for Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sunny greetings, Saskia :)

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Carol, I love the look of easel cards, and yours is fab!! I love all the corners and the loopy nestie. The RED bookmarks are my fav part. LOL!! Hugs, my friend!

Janeen said...

An easel card, how fun and some graduate will really have fun receiving this. What a great thing for you to take a nice trip like that.

Carlie M. said...

This is great! Such a cute graduation card! Love the owl and your coloring! Great job with the easel card! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!

Carol L said...

Huge congrats on your brand new DT status! I look forward to seeing more of your fabulous cards, like this one! I just love the owl standing on that stack of books! You must be so proud of your son for graduating, and I'm glad you all had a lovely cruise to celebrate! I too love MFP stamps & sentiments, and need to add many more to my collection!

Sonia said...

Love the Owl image... you did a beautiful graduation card.
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog.
Good Luck!
Sonia DT
Greetings from Puerto Rico

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful thank you for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Great Card, love all the detail..

Thanks for joining us at AC.

Huggies Angel

Lori said...

Congratulations!! Awesome grad card!!!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Carol and congratulations to your son. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Marlena M. said...

Wow, your card is so intricate! ;)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great easel card, just love the owl & the LO is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations, Carol! What a gorgeous graduation card!

Benzi said...

Congrats, Carol, on the new DT position. You'll be awesome with this group!! I love your grad card and all the beautiful elements. Glad you and the family had a blast on your cruise.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Carol, a gorgeous and stunning card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Carol, I am super excited to be working on the same team as you!! You always make the most magnificent creations, and I can't wait to see what you do with the MFP challenges. I'm glad you had a terrific vacation with your family. You really deserved that!

Sarah Rice said...

such a lovely card! i love the flowers and the design

thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

Sue said...

Loving the owl and the sentiment. Beautiful creative card, full of your trade mark details and nice.


Kathy said...

What a gorgeous graduation card Carol. Love the look of the owl and how you colored him, great senti too. Everything about this is perfection! Thanks for playing along with us at SSD this week.

Myrna Marcano said...

Espectaular trabajo, el buho me encanto. Todos los detalles estan preciosos.
Gracias por compartir
Abrazos, Myrna

Regan said...

Carol, wow, welcome back from vacay (hope you had fun!) and congrats on your new design team appointment! With all that talent you definitely deserve it! This is another of your gorgeous creations! What a fabulous easel card! Love the loopy punch and your owl is wonderfully colored! Thanks for playing along @ Sassy Studio Designs for our Dare To Be Sassy Thursday "No Patterned Paper" challenge! :)
Regan ~ SSD Design Team

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh I LOVE this set!!! I LOVE your card!! This would have been perfect for my sons Graduation!!! Beautiful job Carol!!!!


Davi said...

An awesome graduation card!! Love all the details with the image!!

Stampin Mindy said...

Super cute, Love the colors and roses.
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Hugs, Mindy