Sunday, June 26, 2011

Home is Where the Heart Is

My Dad and Mom just purchased a home in Mesa AZ to retire to. This card is for them to congratulate them on this big step and the beginning of what I hope are happy and enjoyable years ahead. They've earned it and glad they will finally be able to enjoy the fruits of all their hard labors. It will seem odd not to have them still at the home they have lived in for the last nearly 35 years, but home is not found in a place but with the people you love. Gonna seem weird to have to memorize a new address though.

This Easel Card features the precolored image, Little CASTLE,  one of the new June releases from Doodle Pantry. I also used one of the digi papers included with this set. It is also available in a B/W outline also.
This was a really great image to work with for a 3-D effect. I printed out multiple images of the castle and then cut out and popped up, the turrets, balconies  and tower roofs. I have found that running a matching sharpie along the cut edges gives my cut out pieces a sharper, crisper look where at times after cutting the printed outlines flake.

You can find the current Doodle Pantry Stock the Pantry Challenge#3 at the Challenge Blog.

Thanks for Stopping by and Happy Creating...

13 comments:

  1. Oh Robbie, this is just adorable! I love the orange and the yellow roses! Just adorable!
    Hugs,Sarah

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  2. Robbie your easel card is wonderful, love your layout, paper and colours. Super work!

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  3. Very cute card, Robbie! The orange is a perfect touch! Thanks for sharing...have a nice evening!

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  4. Awww... good for them! Mesa is a nice place to retire to! LOVE your beautiful card--the colors are awesome and so vibrant and love that you personalized it with their Nameplate! *Ü*

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  5. Super card Robbie!!! Love the splash of orange!!

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  6. This could not be a more perfect card for your parents! Awesome card!!

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  7. Oh that is just fabulous! Love the bright colors!

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  8. Ahh this is real sweet! Love the pop of orange =)

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  9. Wow, this is stunning! Your colors are very bold too! I never seem to think about printing multiples and popping them up! Will have to give it a try, thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Karen

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  10. Robbie this card is AmAzInG! The color palette, dimension, EVERYTHING is perfect in this card! Lots of luck to your parents on their move - that's awesome and good for them!

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  11. I LOVE the bright colours you used Robbie! The matching ribbon and buttons finishes it perfectly!

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  12. Robbie, this card is gorgeous. Love the bright cheery colors. Sounds like your parents have moved to a fabulous place!

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