Saturday, January 17, 2009

I Am Always Inspired By Giraffes!

As many of you know, I collect giraffes. I have hundreds of them around the house and in my stamp room. I have many giraffes stamps as well, some of which you can see in this post (scroll down a bit).

So, it probably comes as no surprise that I chose THIS from PB Teen for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge 163. I used Jen's SFYTT for my layout today.

I got this cute giraffe from H & M Stamps at their garage sale last week, and really wanted to use it on something today! Perfect! The giraffe has Diamond Stickles on his body. I used my Sizzix Architectural Corner Die for a trellis for my leaves. I added a matching Sizzix corner on the inside of the card. I got this Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper in a blog candy win from my friend, Deb. I am finally glad to use that too!
Here is a close-up of my little trellis and the cute sentiment: "Valentine, I'd stretch my neck up for a smooch from you!"

On another note, I have had a wonderful past few days connecting with former students. One of my most favorite teaching times was 1984-1990, when I taught Choir and Drama in Utah at Kaysville Junior High School. Those kids were just such a really special bunch and I have thought of them often over the years. I have even kept in touch with two of them at Christmastime. But Facebook has changed all that this week, and I got to reconnect with many more of them - twenty years later! It has been fun to see them with their own families and to hear what they are doing.

I hope you are having a good weekend with your friends and families! Reconnect with someone this week!

Stamps: My Favorite Valentine (H & M Stamps)
Paper: Baja Breeze, SU Watercolor, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey Urban Prairie DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: oval punch, Sizzix Architectural Corner Die, green gems, aqua brush, Diamond Stickles
Techniques: watercolor

20 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

He is very cute indeed. I like the colors and the dp you used. Great idea with the leaves up high in the corner. Perfect card.

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

Soooooo adorable, Judy!! I just love this little guy and the leaves in the corner!!

Tenia Nelson said...

That's cool that your son is a Jazz Studies Major!! I am a graduate student working on my Jazz Pedagogy and Performance Degree at the University of Colorado!! What does your son play? I play piano...that is so cool that you guys love Jazz.....it's America's music!!! Hope you are well....
-t

Ann said...

So cute! I love the trellis and color combo!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Fantastic, Judy!!!! Great colors and love those cut out dimensional leaves Oh....the giraffe is adorable!!!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is so cute!! I just love how you did the little leaves in the corner die!!
hugs, Jami

Yvonne said...

This is fabuous. Love the colours you`ve used, and the leaves in the corner is great!
Yvonne.

Sue C said...

Darling card! I soooo love the Urban Prairie papers, and this one looks great! I absolutely LOVE the way you did the corner with the architectural die and leaves - brilliant!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Darling card and sentiment! Such pretty fresh colors and the leaves you added are great!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Very cute Judy!!! I love giraffes too!!

craftypixie said...

Great giraffe love the green colours in the background,really sets off the Giraffe
Wendy x

Debsg said...

Cute, cute cute. I love this project.

stampinsilvia said...

ohhh Judy this is super cute! I just LOVE IT!!! the colors are fab and that girafe super cute!

Susan said...

Very cute. I like the sentiment.

Amy Johnson said...

this is so cute! I love how you did the flowers in the corner!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is adorable ... love that corner treatment!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww, he is very very sweeet!!!!! I love the colors on this, and the design, and that image is soooo darling!!!

Kelley said...

Wow...this is super cute! I like the way that trellis is holding the leaves...very cool!

Kentucky Paper Kreations said...

What a cute card! I love the color combo!

Robin

Rachel said...

So cute! I love the colors and detail. Wow! Awesome. :)