Monday, June 2, 2014

for you




You may have read earlier on my blog that my daughter is moving into an apartment with two of her friends.  I'm happy for her and have been collecting housewares for her the last week or so....really, it's overflow from what we currently have so it's a win-win.

She will be living across the street from a gigantic, very nice Starbucks {yahoo!} and they even serve non-pastry items, I spotted chicken skewers!  It made me chuckle because who knows what those girls will be eating for meals.

I put this card together for her:

cardstock:  gmund savanna, simon says stamp red cardstock  stamps:  reverse confetti whole lotta dots  ink:  zing white  other:  whisker graphics bitty bag, misc metal flatware

What's nice about her neighborhood is that there are actually a ton of different coffee houses and restaurants..quite the hip happening area of Seattle {sigh}.  

I can easily visit her before/after work which eases my momma mind...but intend to flood her with a bunch of happy mail.

Isn't the flatware FABulous?  I found it when I was digging around for garage sale stuff.   I actually did pretty well, I only took back a handful of things...LOL.

I was inspired by the current 

Fusion



I obviously played with the photo inspiration:

polkas = check
utensils = check
mini bag = check
red = check
woodgrain = check

Super fun challenge for me!



45 comments:

Jessi Fogan said...

SHUT UP THAT FLATWARE!!!! LOVE it!! And her apartment sounds perfectly placed :)

Lalo said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the flatware on this card and it being a gift card holder...over the top awesome!

Lesley said...

WOW! This is VERY cool, Amy! I love the flatware and your interpretation of the FUSION photo is spot on!!! LOVE!

Lynn said...

Such exciting times for your daughter! Love her card...the flatware is fabulous and absolutely perfect for the Fusion challenge!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!!! LOVING the silverware!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, I LOVE this, Amy! Love the kraft and the woodgrain texture, and LOVE the mix of stripes and dots! And how fabulous is that little bag? Eeek, and seriously...the flatware?? TOOOOOO cute!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

What's not to love about your card?! Fantastic!

Deanne :)

Jingle said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love the polka dots combine with the stripes!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is perfect for your daughter! LOVE the flatware! hee hee

Laurel said...

Cute card! Great take on the inspiration!

jen said...

Ack! Love the flatware!! Super fun take on the challenge!
How exciting for your sweet girl- is she in the U district? Love that area...

Shelly said...

Love, love, love!!! Amazing! And you had me laughing, about your daughter having a big (gigantic) Starbucks across the street! lol Too funny. ;)

Diane Jaquay said...

Too too CUTE!!!

Rebecca Luminarias said...

This card/gift holder is AWESOME! What a score on the silverware and how nice that you found such a great use for it! Oh, to live across from Starbucks...it's probably for the best that I don't :)

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE that flatware! What a fun card!

Anonymous said...

So cute!! I love the silverward...or should I say goldware :-) The stripes and Polka Dots are adorable!

Sylvia said...

Just too much fun, Amy, what a milestone in your life though! Love that flatware, fabulous card! Happy Monday!

Trinh said...

Fabulous flatware indeed! Love it!

Deepti said...

Amy!! this is awesome take on the Fusion, I love those tiny flatware :)and how nicely u used them , Thank you for sharing with Fusion!

Annette Allen said...

yay congrats to your daughter.. how fun to be moving in with friends and off to a new adventure.. I remember that age.. Sounds like it is a great place.. I love your card.. those utensils are perfect..

Joni Andaya said...

AWESOME card Amy!!! I am sure she will love :)

Darnell said...

Oh, Amy, you won this one by a mile, if you ask me!! EVERYTHING is spot on! And, anyway, the big winner is your daughter when she opens her happy mail from her momma! Wish you were my momma!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

How fabulous to have such a pretty card to hold a Starbucks card! Love!

donna mikasa said...

Saw this on FB but came over to tell you that you NAILED the photo to a T! Love this!

Julia Aston said...

A great card for your Girl Amy! that silverware is just so cute! and the gift card will be much appreciated I'm sure - now don't stop in there TOO much mum! that's why she has moved OUT right??? LOL!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Such a cute card Amy, and perfect for the occasion!!

Lindsey said...

ADORE this card and love how perfectly you translated the inspiration! Best of luck to your daughter (and you! :) ) as she moves into her new apartment.

Lysa said...

Super cute card Amy! I love it and I'm sure your daughter will too! You're such a sweet mama ♥ (what I wouldn't give to have my mailbox flooded with goodies like this!)

Keren Baker said...

So awesome- love the cutlery. I'm going to have to look up 'flatware'- never heard of that before. Guess you're sad and exciting that your daughter has her wings. How lovely that she's not far away though. You always make such unique cards! x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

oh love the silverware, what a great way to do a gift card!

Cathy Weber said...

Ohh...you are a good mom and you are sending your daughter off with a good start! Cute card Amy...love the silverware and I imagine that gift card will be appreciated!

artful-notions said...

Absolute love for this Amy! What a perfect gift. And perfect take on the challenge. If it were up to me, this would take the prize! The flatware? Bling x 10!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

yeah for Miss R! All grown up...awww! Love, love this card, but you knew that. Those little utensils are perfect and brilliant!

Oh- PS- thanks for playing at Fusion!

Shannon J said...

Awwwww, this is so sweet of you to make for your daughter!! She will live and appreciate this and every one of your cards and visits (even if she says she doesn't, she does!!) :)

Jeanne J. said...

What a fun card for your daughter - love the eclectic mix of patterns along with the fancy gold plated cutlery! So fun and trendy at the same time!

SmilynStef said...

Lovin' those big bold polka dots ... and the gift card pocket is perfection ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Betty said...

Simply perfect. Love the CAS style and the cool silver you use.

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE the cute utensils!! WOW. what FUN,FUN.FUN!!!!!! LOVE this card MUCH!!

Thanks fro joining FUSION Girl!!!!

maria f. said...

So glad I came by to see this personally (ha ha). It pleases me to know that someone really special is getting this really special card!

sandi said...

How cool is this! I love seeing the set used like this here!

Michelle Lupton said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion - what a fabulous take on the challenge!! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! This couldn't possibly be a more perfect take on the inspiration! LOVE! And yay for being close by her new home!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Winner more chicken dinner!!!

cm said...

The location of your daughter's apartment sounds fabulous, and even more important, it's 'mommy-visit-able'! Having her nearby is certainly bonus! Your card is awesome! That cutlery set...the polkadot + stripes combo...the bag with a gift card inside (I think that's what I see peeking)...totally awesome! What a marvelous mom you are! Hugs~c