New Home

June 18th, 2008

We have friends who just purchased their first home and will be moving in next weekend.  Of course I wanted to make them a card and I was lamenting not having the new Paper Trey set which seemed just perfect.  I contemplated asking Taylor if I could borrow hers, but I really didn’t have time to make the 45 minute drive (one way) to pick up the set before I really needed the card.  LOL!  I knew I must have something in my stamp collection that would work.  Lo and behold in my random single stamp drawer was this adorable Michael’s Dollar Stamp complete with the “New Home” sentiment.

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The house they bought is green, so I knew I wanted to use one of my green Copics to color the body of the house and I chose G82.  Then I just started looking at my Copics color chart to find the color I wanted for the door.  I picked BG09 which I got in my last order and hadn’t ever used.  These two simple choices drove the entire design of the card as I then found Wild Wasabi and Taken with Teal coordinated beautifully.

The Wasabi panel was embossed with my Cuttlebug.  All the scallop layers are Marvy punches.  The designer paper is from SU’s Hostess Prints Pack.  I was thrilled to find these Kaiser Crafts rhinestones coordinately perfectly.  Sentiments are SU – *wonderful* from Warm Words and *congratulations* from Hugs & Wishes. A little Wasabi striped ribbon finishes off the design.  On the inside I adhered a white panel stamped with a sentiment from Cheery Chat *Sharing in the happiness of your wonderful news!*

 We are really excited for this family and it has been a wonderful example of the way the Lord provides for His people as they were losing their rental property and had to be out by the end of June.  They were given 60 days notice and they looked at lots of houses and even put in several offers.  The offer for this house was accepted on the last day before they had decided they would need to rent another place.  On top of that, the escrow company worked to get the sale closed in in a little over two weeks, so they actually have a chance to paint and re-do the floors before they move.  God is so gracious!  Oh and I almost forgot to mention – we are especially excited because their house is less than a mile away from us.  :)

Ok – I’m off to watch an episode of Flipping Out on dvr.  Why do I get so hooked on these dumb reality shows?  Thanks for stopping by!

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10 Responses to “New Home”

  1. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Hi again Jami!!
    Fantastic adorable card! I LOVE the layout of it!!

    That image is too cute!

    Congrats on your friends’ new home, I think they will need some new
    Decor Elements soon! LOL 😉
    Hugs!

  2. Mimi Hornberger Says:

    Hey, that’s great! I love the cuttlebug layers. TFS! XO, Mimi

  3. Kerney Says:

    What a cute card!! I just made one for a friend that moved here from Michigan, so glad she’s close again! I pulled out the old stand by…Loads of love and filled it with the chickens for their new “roost”! And I too, get hooked on those shows!!! How about Top Chef, Last Comic Standing, The Mole, Project Runway, Denise Richards….geez! All on the Tivo to watch at my “leisure” LOL!! Keep all the fantastic ideas coming~we love ’em!

  4. Jenny Mick Says:

    Very cute card! I love the colors and layout!

  5. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Oh my gosh! I totally forgot I have this stamp too and have a friend that just moved cross country. Thanks for the cute idea.

  6. Janet Sisk Says:

    Hey, I used this same stamp for my “new home’ card when we moved to our current house. Don’t you just love those dollar stamps! I especially love that they now have clear SETS for a dollar. Your sample is so cute.

  7. Bev Says:

    Saw your card at SCS and thought I’d stop by…love your blog!

    Bev

  8. Lesly Adams Says:

    This is GORGEOUS! I love the use of color, ribbon, rhinestones, etc….. Can’t wait to try the challenge! Thank you for your inspiration!

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