February 22, 2009

the BEST is yet to be! {Beate's WSC #69}


One of my friends at work is retiring and she's having a retirement party on Friday so this card was made especially for her.

I started out with a photo of Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #69 as the inspiration for my layout. Then I looked through my basket of designer paper scraps {which I am desperately trying to use} and found this daisy print. It seemed to coordinate well with the Stampin Up close to cocoa cardstock, don't you think? I did sponge all the edges for a more distressed look and used the polka dot background stamp on the right side.

The "happy retirement" stamp is by Stampabilities. I've stamped it in Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossed it. The sentiment on the inside is "the BEST is yet to be" and it's from the Stampin Up "Best Yet" set.

I've used the scalloped edge punch on the front and the scalloped circle punch on the inside, along with the 1-3/8 & 1-1/2" circle punches too. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Happy Day!



Quote for Today ~
Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself. ~Hartman Jule

9 comments:

LINDA said...

What a Great card!! The colors all go so good together..Love it..
Hugs Linda

Mere Deaux said...

I love this card. Dasies are such happy flowers and the colors are so pretty together! Very nice!

Creative Mish said...

What a pretty daisy print! Love the card!

Gayle@Mountain Moma said...

I just love this. She will be thrilled with it. I am going to have to use this pattern. I really like the layout.

Karen said...

Cute card! I thought you stamped the daisies, until I went on reading. I love how you finished the inside of the card! :>

Mrs. Fence said...

Love this one. Very simple and beautiful!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is wonderful! Great job of the challenge!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just wonderful Pam! Fun colors again girl... and the scallop edge and sponging sure jazz the card up.. TFS!! :)

Deborah March said...

What a PERFECT match, and the daisy paper is so cheerful...befitting the occasion!