Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's a Zoo Around Here!

Hi friends!  Well, I'm winding down this week with my 5th and 6th classes at the Univ of Phoenix.  Whew!  I only have three more to go and I will be finished with my Associates!  Then I will start my Bachelor's.  It is a good feeling to be making progress.  Right now, I should be finalizing my finals, but I've been creating cards instead.  I know, I know!  But I needed some creative time for me.  And I'm having so much fun.  My 2nd Cousin is getting married and she's very special to me, so I've been creating some "Thank You" cards for her to give to her special friends that are on this journey with her.  I'll be showcasing those cards over the next few posts.  I hope you enjoy them!  But first...

This particular card was created for my sweet niece Emily.  She turned 17 this month and we all went to see the Phantom of the Opera on her birthday.  It was so much fun!  Emily is planning on being a Zoologist when she grows up and she volunteers at the Atlanta Zoo.  She's a fabulous child and I'm so thankful God gave her to us.  I used my Magnolia "Animal Keeper" and "Jungle Sign" stamps and created her a card that represented her.  I used My Minds Eye - Laundry Line paper.  I used Copics to color her with a little help from Glossy Accents to give her belt and bucket some shine.  The Happy Birthday is from Stamping Up, I believe.  I used my Deckle Nestibilities to cut it out and while it was still in the die, I used my ink to give it some color.  I used my Gelly Roll Gold Sparkle pen to add some shine to it.  I hope she liked it and I hope you do as well.  Leave me a comment with any suggestions!  I'd love to hear from you.