Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Designing DIVAS Challenge READ

Greetings from the Great Smoky Mountains! We are finally thawing out and seeing some wonderful buds on the trees! I so love Spring!!

Today's card is for the Designing DIVAS Blog Group Challenge hosted by Gina. Gina challenged us to incorporate a theme of books or reading. Me being me, I had to go "off the chart" a little!

This card is going to my daughter who is in Germany for a few more months. They gave me the outstanding news that their new duty station will be Ft Knox, KY! That's only four or so hours from home!!! After three years in Germany, you can imagine how excited I am to have them so close!!

I started this card with a Kraft card stock base. I then printed a map of our area off the computer and adhered it to the base. I used my Cricut ( which was a gift from this daughter ) to cut out the sentiment. I wrote the "hurry home" with a CM fine marker and punched it out with the Word Window punch. I used an oval punch to make the matte layer. I then added the pink flowers with a purple gem brad in the center. The little red heart you see marks the place where we live. I also scalloped the bottom of the top layer to add a little interest.

This was a fun challenge and a fun card for me! I think I got the "read" part in there even if it is a map and sentiment!! You have to read a map, right?!?!? Yep! I thought so, too!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today! Don't be bashful and don't be a stranger...come on by any time!! After your first visit, you are no longer a guest, you know! On the second visit you become a friend and if you are a regular follower......well, shoot, you might as well be family!!
Many thanks to each of you for your time and for your comments. I treasure both!

Blessings to you,
Vicki

14 comments:

  1. Vicki, great card!!! I know you're so happy about your daughter's new duty station! 4-hours is SO do-able!

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  2. Wonderfully done Vicki, like how you used the map in the background. Glad to hear your daughter will be closer to home for you :)

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  3. Very cool - what a unique take on the challenge! Hopefully, I'll get to mine soon. Dru

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  4. Vicki what a smart approach to that challenge. Love this idea, and such a fun card to send to your DD. So glad for you she will be closer to home soon. Must be hard having her so far away.
    Hugs~Kathy

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  5. What a great card Vicki! I'm glad to hear your daughter will be ALOT closer to home now. Hope you post this card on ggcaa as it's a great use of re purposing a map :)

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  6. This is so nice! Great take on the challenge!

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  7. great use of the map on this card

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  8. Lovely card Vicki. My DH has been away for 18 days (work!), so I should be sending this card to him! Love the way you imagined this card from the challenge. X

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  9. I know your Daughter's news just made life so much better!!! adorable card - so glad to see you blogging again {{{{hugs to you}}}}

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  10. OMGoodness!!! I just got this card in the mail today. I think it is the coolest card I have ever recieved, even if it did make me cry a little. Thanks Mom. I love you and will see you SOON!!!!!

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  11. Thank you dear daughter "Anonymous"! So glad you enjoyed it! Love you, Angel!

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  12. What a great card and I'm so happy your daughter will be closer to home and family, fantastic news

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