Friday, August 29, 2008

Beate Weekend Sketch #55

I can't believe it's Friday again already! This week just flew by! When I first looked at Beate's Sketch, I had no idea what stamps I was going to use. Then, I got my Stampin' Up order and knew I had to use Happiness is a Journey. I just LOVED this set when I first saw it in the catalog. I don't know if I've mentioned it on my blog before, but my family (grandfather, father, aunts, uncles) have been in the locomotive business for as long as I can remember. They all worked for the railroad until my uncle started his own locomotive business over 20 years ago. I actually worked in the office for quite a few years myself! In any case, this set was a "must have" for me. :) I used some Kraft and Tangerine Tango cardstock and distressed it with Chocolate Chip ink. I inked up part of the sentiment and put it on the outside of the card (only because the whole thing wouldn't fit in the space), and inked up "not a destination" and stamped it on the inside of the card. I can't wait to see what wonderful creations Beate, Cambria, Jenn, Laurie, Lori, MaryJo and Sharon have come up with for the sketch! Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Happiness is a Journey (SU); Paper- Tangerine Tango (SU), Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Ink- Dark Brown (Fluid Chalk Ink), Chocolate Chip (SU); Accessories- Velvet ribbon (Darice), paper piercer, Chocolate Chip marker (SU), sponge, large brads (SU); Finished card measures 3.25"x6.5"

29 comments:

Laurel said...

Wow, love what you did with the sketch! I love the torn and rolled paper around the image, fabulous idea!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a wonderfully creative design. Love how your image peeks out from the torn edges. Great card, Charmaine!

Lori Craig said...

For the love of rubber... I really, really like this Charmaine! The torn window - the big brad - the colors - that train! Such a wonderful card!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I LOVE what you did with this layout Charmaine!!! This set caught my eye immediately too in the new catty. It's on my wish list...lol
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Kimberly said...

WOW! that torn frame is just fantastic!!! what a gorgeous touch to your card!!
Have a wonderful long weekend! :)

StamperSharon said...

What a great new set and wonderful story, Charmaine! I love the torn window you did and these colors are wonderful! Enjoy your long weekend!

beate said...

Charmaine, your card is stunning! I love the colors, the torn window!!!! It's beautiful!

You rock! Have a great weekend sweet friend. Hugs and smiles

mjalbright said...

Okay....this is amazing. The torn window is genious with the image.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexandra said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! - this card is stunning Charmaine, I love that torn window, awesome!! Just gorgeous AND is has my fave jumbo eyelets!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Charmaine, this is amazing!!! The torn window is brilliant...and works so well with this sketch!!! I LOOOOVE it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

The torn window is perfect with this image! Thank you for sharing insight into your family!

Hope you are doing well, Charmaine! (I finally got the RAK mailed last week, hope you got it!)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card! Love the colors, the torn window, the big brads... TFS!

~amy~ said...

MAGnificent! The colors are WOW!

Stamp With Linz said...

So clever- well done!

Catherine said...

just saw how to do the torn window somewhere and then i saw your card...absulutely beautiful!

Deborah said...

Oh Charmaine, this set was calling out to you! Your artistry is beyond talented!TFS~Hugs to you and the bugs. Deb

xiumaiyuki said...

Love the peaceful look of this card!!! Great job!

Tonniece said...

How unique. Love the torn window.
Beautiful card Charmaine

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Lauren (mytime) said...

oh I adore the torn paper revealing the underlayer. I always love that look. AmAZING!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a beauty and is the ultimate in elegance and style! Would make a great masculine card!

Jenn Balcer said...

This is so LUSH, Charmaine. Such a perfect man card, and just absolutely perfect in every way!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I love this card! great layout The ripped inside is coolness! Thanks for the card!

Cambria Turnbow said...

I agree with everyone! This is one AWESBOMB card baby!! :) Enjoy your weekend!

Julie Masse said...

Very neat history!! The card is so great and even better with the added meaning! :)

Michelle said...

Very pretty! I love how you tore the opening to reveal the stamped image

Bethany Paull said...

Great color combo and FAB card with the sewing, hardware and ripped out image.

Donna said...

that's awesome there's a stamp to honor the work of your family (and you) makes it more special, this is a beautiful card!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

That image is on my MUST HAVE list!! Love this, so pretty!!

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