Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Let's talk about Sarah

Good morning!  Today's post features a birthday card for my oldest daughter Sarah.  She turns 21 on Sunday.
Isn't she a beautiful young lady? So let me tell you a little bit about Sarah.  Sarah is the sweetest person you'll ever meet, but she's also stubborn as a mule!  Typically you don't think of those two characteristics going together, but if you ever met Sarah, you'd agree.  She is very compassionate and has a strong faith and love for God.  She loves to help the destitute and on Saturday mornings she goes into the city and serves coffee and snacks to the homeless as part of a group that minister to them.  She also sponsors a child in a third world country and her major at her christian liberal arts college is a combination of english and non-profit management.  She spent her spring break in North Dakota preparing a summer camp that a christian organization young life will run for the native american children  Her hope is that she can make a living helping people.  She loves to read and write and she also loves the outdoors - hiking, kayaking....She's also a coffee addict and snob.  Don't offer her any dunkin donuts - even Starbucks is a little beneath her!  As for the man she is hugging, that is Jonathon - her on again - off again boyfriend for 3+ years.  They are currently broken up, but he is coming over for dinner for her birthday.  He's a great guy, and they remain friends.  I'll be glad to see him again.

When I saw this cute amuse stamp this weekend (yup - another road trip to Ink about it) I knew I had to get it for Sarah.  A women shopping at the store convinced me to get this sentiment and I'm glad I did.  The two go well together and they are perfect for Sarah's birthday card.

The paper is from Basic Gray.  This is my first venture with this line and I'm becoming a huge fan.  The card base is retired SU River Rock with some Old Olive DSP as a mat.  The ribbon is old olive, then dusty durango and then pretty in pink.  I've never layered on three ribbons, but I love the color combination and thought it worked.   The book/coffee image was stamped twice on PTI white and colored in with copics.  One image was cut out so it could be glued on top as a layer.  I had to use a dimensional to hold the book image up just on the top - otherwise it would have been tilting, so 1/2 of the image had a dimensional and the other half had a glue dot.  The steam from the coffee is enhanced with a clear embossing.  The white at the bottom was done with a punch.  I think that and the little glass beads add just the right element of sparkle to an otherwise toned down card. 

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!


jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card linda :)

Glenda said...

The card is fantastic and your daughter is beautiful! Great work!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is lovely Linda! Sounds like you picked the perfect stamp for Sarah! Wonderful mix of colors! Happy Belated Birthday Sarah! :D