Friday, January 20, 2017

Busy Little Bees

My friend asked me yesterday to make a card for a mutual friend who is 92 and has fallen in love with a 99 year-old man. They lived in the same assisted living community and just moved in together. She wanted the card to say "So happy that you are shacking up!" I wasn't comfortable with that so, with a suggestion from one of my FB peeps and inspiration from a card by Dawn Griffith, this is what I ended up with...and my friend was absolutely delighted with what I had done!



I will admit I was quite happy with the way it turned out...so much so that I am entering it in a challenge. Just Add Ink #343. All products are SU with the exception of the sentiments. I used Basic Black for my card base, Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP brayered with Daffodil Delight, the dies from Dragonfly Dreams and dies and stamp from Shooting Star bundle. The sentiments were punched with the retired Word Window. This is my first spinner card and, I can promise you, it won't be my last! So much fun!!

Thanks for looking and it's nice to be back in the card room.

14 comments:

  1. What a cute card - and yes....your sentiment is way better than the original request! :)

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I just couldn't have done the other...no matter what she paid me :-)

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  2. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Just Add Ink, Karen. Both your card & story really made me smile. Love the sentiment & the pair of bees happily spinning around their hive. So much fun.
    Di

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    1. Thank you, Di. I like when people smile.

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  3. Such a lovely story, Karen and your card is a gorgeous keepsake for the happy couple. I adore the sweet sentiment you've created and your happily spinning bees are super cute too! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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  4. Such a lovely card, Karen. The spinner element gives a fun addition to the card and I love the sentiment you chose. Made me laugh! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week. Rochelle xo

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    1. Thank you, and you're welcome...I love JAI!

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  5. What a lovely way to celebrate a new/old love story Karen. I bet the two bees spinning around together brought a smile to both their faces. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I sure it did. The woman is such a sweet, caring, fun lady.

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  6. Karen, this is a lovely card for what is a pretty special occasion! Great back story. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink. :)

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  7. LOL, that's so cute! Both the card and the story behind it! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thanks, Tina. I wish I could have seen the look on her face when she read it.

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