Thursday, September 18, 2008

Almost Friday

I have tomorrow afternoon off work! Why, you ask? For my mom's retirement. She has worked at the Stafford Co. Court House for over 25 years! She is the head of the motor vehicle dept. in the treasurer's office. I affectionately call her the tag hag. :) So, what could be more appropriate than this little bug from Clear Dollar Stamps with the retired tag? Well, my dad's getting her a cadillac SRX (the mid-size suv), but I didn't have a stamp of that. My dad got an Escalade last year when he retired, so I guess it's mom's turn for a new car! The sunflower represents the state of Kansas. I used real red, chocolate chip, summer sun and wild wasabi print patter dp. The brown scallops were cut with fiskars extra wide scallop scissors. The edges of all the summer sun papers were inked in more mustard and then in pumpkin pie. The sentiment was stamped on an oval then mounted on a designer label punch with a choc. chip circle layered on the top and a wild wasabi print pattern circle layered on the bottom.
My mom loves trail mix, so I made this little jar for her. The image is from clear dollar stamps. I had the stamps upside down and thought "how cute would it be to have the little squirrel hanging from the tree upside down?". So, that's how I used him. The ovals are basic grey mellow dp and real red. On the top is an oval that says "going nuts?" on white inked in creamy caramel and mounted on a larger oval of the brown mellow dp. I also got her a really cute shirt with a chick on it that says "retired chick".
Oh - don't forget to stop by tomorrow and see the new Frenchy's Friday Inspiration Face-off challenge. I have some cute things lined up for it!

9 comments:

Jen said...

Cute card, enjoy your half day tomorrow!

Elizabeth said...

Really love that trail mix jar - so cute. Hope your Mom has a great day.

Lorraine said...

the card you made for your moms retirement is out of this world. so much detail and wonderful bright colors.
where did you find that image of the beetle. it's fantastic! love everything about this card

Frenchy said...

Lorraine - I will edit my post to include this, but the bug is from clear dollar stamps.

CathyRose said...

Love the vivid colors! The white dots on the black are such a great accent! You've inspired me to try that.

Dawn said...

beautiful card!!! Great job!

Lisette said...

Great Card! It's perfect for the occassion!

Cheryl Walker said...

Love thyourcard with the car on it, and the daisys,love all the colors,and your dots!!!!!! Cute card!!

Karan said...

What a fun and inspiring card. Love your colors, dots and details. Perfect card for your mom.