Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My very first GD!!!!

I am so excited!  I was asked a little while ago by my dear friend and Sistah, Sandi Huggett (who also happens to be an amazing digi artist) to be a GD for Through The Craftroom Door this week.  You will love this challenge!  You do not have to be a subscriber (though you should because their digi mag is ALWAYS packed with gorgeous samples, fantastic tutorials and FREE digis) and it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge!!!  Don't you just love those?  Here is my sample using Sandi's image, Heart Balloons.  I chose this image because it reminds me of my mommy.  I send her balloons to heaven often.  A balloon from Mike, one from each of our dogs (my Bing and her Meadow) and 1 red mylar heart balloon from me (we all give it a kiss first).  Then, we stand there and watch them climb up to heaven until we lose sight of them.  It fills us all with smiles and warm memories.  If you have a loved one living in heaven, try it.  It really has a healing power to it :)  I paired the image with a happy sentiment...because, after all, the best life in life was the day she was chosen to be my mother :)

"THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE JUST HAPPEN":
SUPPLIES:
Card:  Office Depot
Cardstock:  Unknown (using up scraps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Hewlett Packard; Smooch - Green Apple, Pool, Frosted Aqua and Taffy (Clearsnap)
Stamps:  Digi by Sandi Huggett "Heart Strings"; sentiment - Unity Stamp Co. Itty Bitty "Best Things Just Happen"
Twine:  Queen & Co.
Rhinestones:  Kaisercraft

Close Up Shot of the Smooch Inks:

Come play along with us here!
Also playing along with:
Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair

Have a great week!!!

21 comments:

Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, Pryn! Huge congratulations on your GD! You will WOW them, for sure! Hugs to you, sweet sistah!

Donna Hanley said...

Yes, Pyrn, I have sent balloons up to my Dad and it feels wonderful to send a "balloon message" to him. I'm so glad you do that for your Mommy. GMTA I guess. Sandy is a great artist and this image is no exception. I love how you presented this image. Terrific job on your part. Enjoy your night. Hugs

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

A very well deserved Guest DT!! And a fabulous card to boot with such a lovely story - gave me a big lump in my throat :)
Sorry I couldn't tell you what the stamps were on my tag cards but I lost the manufacturer's name! Not very good at organisation......

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Great card Pryn!!
And congrats on being GD :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah! Congrats on the GDT! I love your story about the balloons for your mom. :) Your card is so sweet--the balloons look so pretty!

Penny said...

Pryn, I am so glad you were one of our GDT's this week! And you certainly didn't disappoint--your card is another fabulous CAS card--you made such a special one; with your back-story, it really tugged at my heart. I love the heart balloons with that sentiment, and your design is beautiful, as always. :^)
Big hugs to you, Penny

Patricia said...

congrats to you.. very beautiful card.

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Pryn girl. I just love these balloons and love love that banner and how you used the twine. That is so sweet that you send balloons to your Mama in heaven. Touches my heartstrings. Mwah.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card.

joetterer said...

oh cute, those balloons are delightful

Sarah said...

Great card. Congratulations on your guest design position :)

Jen said...

This is so sweet, Pryn. What a wonderful idea to send balloons to heaven (we've done the same). :)

Sam said...

Congrats on the GD, love the card, very pretty.

FeistyCrafter said...

What a pretty card!! Your story was beautiful to share.
Congrats on your GD!!

Ava Gavloski said...

great card, its a happy card
ava g

kdgowdy said...

Really great card! Love the sentiment.

Carol L said...

Congrats on your GDT position, and it's well deserved! I love your balloon story and never thought of doing that, but now you've planted a great idea into my head :)

Julie Odil said...

Congrats on your GD! I love the story that goes with the card. And, of course, I love the card.

Scrapper Myra said...

Dear friend Pryn... congrats on your GD "activation"... because you are already a Designer so the G is added when activated as guest... I love your card, but have to say, that specially love the inspiration to it. Isn't it the best part of our projects anyway? The inspiration, the story behind... So, you ended up with a great card to show us this week. TFS... Take care my friend.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats to you, dear Pryn! You will be a wonderful GD! I bet your mom reached right out and plucked that balloon out of the heavens. Sweet gesture.

JPScraps said...

Fabulous card! Congrats!