Monday, August 29, 2011

C♥NGRATS

Today, I have a very special card to share with you. A good Canadian friend of ours in Italy has just gotten engaged! He's spent the last 11 years in Italy and had moved over at the same time my husband moved over, two weeks after we had met when I was visiting my sister in Indianapolis. Do you remember that story (the other part is here)? Well, our friend met a sweet Canadian girl online about two years ago. She lives in British Columbia so that is a heck of a long distance relationship. A nine-hour time difference makes it very difficult to connect! After several vacations here and there, they decided it was time to make things official. He took her to France on vacation and proposed to her in the gardens at Château de Versailles. Isn't that romantic? Well, they are getting married later this year so she can move over to Italy and they can finally be together!

Do you love the bling on the girl's hand? ;) I used some of my new Hero Arts goodies, the larger 'bathroom people' and the Tree Trunks to make this sweet little outdoorsy scene. Our friend is very sporty and outdoorsy so I thought it would be cute for them to be sitting on a nurse log in the woods. I stamped the background twice, cut out the trees from the second sheet and layered them over some grass which was die cut from Basic Grey's Oxford Collection. I had a hard time figuring out how to incorporate the sentiment but finally settled on using the Typewriter Letters to make a banner. I did have the 'O' stamped and cut but decided to use a red heart instead. My son did not like that idea at all. He said, "No, Mommy! Use the 'O'. Make the guy holding the heart!" LOL He also commented, "That guy not really sitting, Mommy. The girl is but that guy not really sitting, Mommy." Oh, how he cracks me up!

I hope this card shows our friend how happy we are for him! Of course, I'm linking this up to the Hero Arts August Contest in the Technique Category: Making a Scene. Now, I better go do some packing before hubby comes home and tells me to stop crafting. :Þ

Yesterday, when I said I had a challenge all ready, I thought that today was September 1st, which it isn't! So you'll have to wait two more days for the challenge details. I'll even have prizes and InLinkz set up. I hope you're excited! :)

Sources: SU Bashful Blue cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury white & red cardstock; Basic Grey Oxford paper pad; Hero Arts Plaid Person, Polka Dot Person, Tree Trunks & Typewriter Letters; Tim Holtz for Ranger Walnut Stain & Antique Linen distress inks; SU Bashful Blue & Riding Hood Red inks; a•muse|studio grass border die; Stampin' Dimensionals; The Twinery baker's twine in Honeydew; SU Basic Rhinestones; SU Heart to Heart punch

40 comments:

Annette said...

Aww what a sweet story...thanks for sharing..

Looking forward to the challenge..

*Alison* said...

Aww.. this is so stunning.. I love the bling on her finger.. and congrats to your friend.. :) I am so excited to see what your challenge is going to be.. :) HUGS

Helle said...

Awsome card! Love all the details, and the scenery!

Jen W. said...

You are such a tease with the challenge!!

This card so rocks and I see another gift certificate in your future! And your little art director kills me. He is too darn funny!

Brandi said...

Wow! Girl this is adorable! Love the bling accent on the hand! LOL! Such a cute story too!

Lynn said...

So happy for your friends...what a wonderful love story! they will love your card...and I of course love the bling!

Shauna K said...

what a lovely card- and although your son may not agree, I enjoy the heart "o" hehe!! looking forward to seeing what your "challenge" will be!! :D

Lindsey said...

I'm sure the guy is just too excited to be "really" sitting. :P What a sweet card, Em, your friend is sure to love it.

Jenny said...

Love how you personalised the card with the tree scenery Emily. I'm sure they'll love it and what a happy ending to the story :)
Jenny x

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Very creative and oh so personal! LOVE it to pieces!

Meg said...

Oh this is just the cutest scene! You are really making those bathroom people work. Love the bling on her hand (also love your son playing critic already!).

Brenda said...

I am loving what you are doing with these bathroom people Emily! I adore how you have them sitting like that! (You son sounds absolutely too cute!).

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute! LOVE how they are sitting--what great stamps! LOVE that sentiment with the heart! FUN! Your son is so cute!! LOVE:)

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooooo awesome!!!

Ujjwal said...

Such an awesome card! Where do u even get the ideas for such cutesie things :) Love how you made the couple sit on the log and the sentiment banner is so cool :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Soooooo cute! I love the story behind the card. The "bathroom" people (and you know you've scarred me for life, now!) look so cool. And I love all the little details. Despite what your son said, I like the heart on the banner. If he held the heart it would remind me of Snow White and that's just a little too eerie. LOL! Good luck with the packing!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Bathroom people in love, :) Fabulous card!!!

Jennifer said...

GREAT card and story Emily!!! Love how you have them sitting and that ring!!! (=

Tiffany said...

OH my gosh! So, so cute and what an awesome story! I love how you used the people image and that sweet gem is sure to make the happy couple smile big!!

Glenda J said...

This is so cute and clever! Love all the little details.

Italy and British Columbia - two of my favourite places. My fave vacation spot and home. Congrats to your friend!

MicheyMoo said...

Such a cute card to celebrate such a wonderful occasion!! Totally love your son's directions too...though I personally think you made the right choice. :)
Hope the packing is coming along well. ;)

Tejal said...

This is stunning Em...love the scene..the bling..super awesome...

Now please go pack...and a big hug to the little one from me!! He surely cracks me up!!

Heather said...

Such a sweet story, love the card :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, this is perfect!!! Love the couple sitting there in the woods!! How romantic and wonderful!!
Hugs, Wendy

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fab idea to use these bathroom people in your scene Emily. I love the 'ring' and the banner sentiment. It's obvious that your son feels strongly about design!

Angela said...

Oh, you challenge tease! ;)

Love this scene! The trees make the perfect backdrop and "seat" for your happy couple. Love the banner, too. So sweet.

Isha said...

How romantic and such a lovely place to propose too. What a cutsie card Emily...love your creativity. Perfect. TFS

~amy~ said...

awwwwwww....this is sooooooooooooooo sweet:)

Erin said...

best.card.EVER! from the sitting people to the bling to the heart and log and banner I LOVE IT ALL!!!

Karin said...

Darling card for what seems like a super sweet couple! I love her diamond and the banner above is perfect :)

Chari M. said...

This is such a creative card! I love the people sitting in the woods, and I love the banner too!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Great to read your story again, AWWW so lovely:0) And I love your card for your friend, its a keeper! what a great idea to put a diamond on her hand LOL!
Good Luck with all the packing, I don't envy you although it will all be worth it Gay xxx

BabyBokChoy said...

I don't need a proposal, i just would love to be at Versailles again :) Adorable card :)

Pauline said...

This is just lovely, and what a happy ending for your friends! A unique and wonderful design, a fabulous scene!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awww... what a love story.
And this is a wonderful card for the loving couples, love how they sat on the log and that 16 carat diamond ring, cool!!!!

Janna Werner said...

super awesome and very unique, Emily!

Inkerbelle said...

I adore this kind of love story, Emily. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for sharing yours, too. My husband and I met in London, three weeks before I moved back to Switzerland and he returned to Canada. Six years (and thousands of letters and dollars spent on phone calls) later we got married and I moved to Canada for one year. Then, we were going to settle in Switzerland, together. That was 23 years ago. We never returned to Switzerland, but moved 14 more times in 20 years. :) We also never made it back to London, where we met. Have planned it many times, but those plans always fell through. One day though....

Gina said...

CUTE!! And congrats to your friends. Love this card, that banner is the best!

donna mikasa said...

This is so cool, Emily! Your friend will absolutely love your card! I like how the couple "sits" on the tree trunk--so clever! Love this!!

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations to your friends on their engagement. And what a cute card to commemorate the event! I love the way you have designed it so they are 'sitting' on the logs and the pretty bling on her finger. The colours and the banner are all so pretty!
Thanks for sharing! :)