What a great day! Its sunny and cheery here in Albuquerque, New Mexico...and I'm surrounded by family ready to celebrate a happy occasion!
Welcome to my little corner of the Time to Shine BlogHop!
There is an awesome crop going on over at CardSwaps this week. Challenges and games will be posted May 16-19, 2012 and you have until May 22, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread. If you haven't participated before, don't worry! There are many members that will be around to offer support and encouragement. You can find out all you need to know in the forum. At the end of the hop, will be taken to the crop and I do hope you join in. Collect the letters along the way and unscramble them to entered into the drawing for a prize for one lucky hopper! You will be given details at the bottom of the post. Don't skip ahead!!!
I decided to make a graduation card, because my daughter is graduating from high school this year, which means that most of her friends are graduating also...lots of cards needed!
I created some simple layers, simply using the back sides of the patterned cardstock to mat the shapes, and threaded the beads onto some jewelery wire then glued the wire to the top and bottom of the card. I stamped the peacock on the blue panel, then fit the sentiment into the space left above the bird.
Of course, I needed some sparkle...this is a celebration!!! I took a silver pen and outlined the wing feathers, then colored in the spaces on the curly tail feathers with a bright blue metallic pen. Its a little hard to capture in the photo, but it really sparkles!
The papers are from a pack by American Crafts, the beads and wire are from my jewelery stash, and the stamp is from Hero Arts. The glitter pens are by Sakura.
The criteria the project had to meet is that it had to be able to be used for a day in which someone has their “time to shine”, such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, bridging ceremonies, communions, or whatever. We were also asked to share something about our favorite memory of a day when it was our “time to shine”.
To be the center of attention for family, to receive recognition for accomplishments that I had worked hard for, these were good things, and have become fond memories. I have a house full of family with more on the way, and a huge party planned for Friday, where Elizabeth will be the shining star!
I am so grateful that it is my daughter's turn to "shine."
Brooke Smith -CardMaker blog
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