Sunday, June 8, 2014

613 Avenue Create #75-Anything Goes/Best Friends' Day

Good morning! This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of creating something for your best friend because today is Best Friend's Day!! Our sponsors are A Random Fan, Eureka and Vectoria Designs.

My best friend lives in California, and I have known her since I was in the 4th grade. Yes, we go WAY, WAY back - LOL!!  She's married to a great guy - he and my husband are good friends. Our children are cousins. We are auntie and uncle to each other's children and grandchildren. One of her sons and two of her granddaughters live not far from us here in Georgia, so we see them throughout the year. My best friend and I talk all the time, preferring talk to texts and e-mails (we're old school - LOL!) But we do text and e-mail pictures back and forth of the grand kids as any self-respecting grandparent would :)  Anyhoo, here's the card I made for her using Eureka's Sun Flower:


I colored two sun flowers with Distress Markers and Distress Ink. I stacked one on top of the other for depth and then used pop dots to attach the flower to the card base. It's hard to see in the picture, but the flower has a coating of clear Wink of Stella. The side border is a Martha Stewart sticker I got ages ago from Marshall's. The sentiment is a rub on from Close to My Heart that I've had for probably 6 or more years. The card stock is from my stash.

I'm entering these challenges:  Craftitude #66 - Pop it Up; Sister Act #60 - Anything Goes; Darnell's NBUS #1 - Anything Goes/Friendship Theme;  Inkspirational Challenges #58 - Clean and Simple; and Time Out Challenges #7 - Summer/Flowers.

I hope you have a great week!





24 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Sheila! I love Sunflowers!

    Susie

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  2. Nice to meet you Sheila! Love the story, love the card.

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  3. I didn't know today was Best Friends Day!! I should have put that in my post! Your sunflower card for your bestie is fantastic, Sheila!! I love the depth you created and I can imagine the shine it has from the WOS! Your sister-friend-for-life will treasure it!

    Thank you so much for linking up with my NBUS Challenge! It means a lot to me! (I wonder if you could edit your post to change the name from "Ardyth''s NBUS Challenge" to "Darnell's NBUS Challenge?" Thank you!) Enjoy a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. OMG, Darnell, I am so sorry! Please forgive my senior moment. It's changed :)

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  4. So pretty!! I love the yellow against the kraft background. It really makes it POP!!

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  5. Your card is just gorgeous, Sheila! I love the dimension you've given the sunflower...so very pretty!

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  6. Shelia, this is a stunning CAS creation.I love that flower, so bright and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at Ink and it would also be great for our challenge at TIME OUT, here is the link:
    http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Your card is stunning - the gorgeous, bright flower really pops against the kraft. It is perfect for best friends day!

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  9. Fabulous card, great CAS design and that sunflower just jumps for joy!
    Val x

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  10. Sheila - that is one beautiful card! I love the layered sunflower! And the white sentiment is perfect on this CS! Well done!
    ~ginny
    RubberMAD

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  11. Beautiful coloring and this card just bursts with excellence!! Thank you so much for sharing and bringing a smile to my face!!

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  12. Beauti8fully done. The sunflower is gorgeous and I am loving that edge sticker. Love the lace look.

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  13. Great contrast with the yellow flower against the kraft base.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational challenges. Hope you will join us again next time.
    Pia

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  14. Really like this one, Sheila. The 2 layers really did create such depth, and the colors are so cheery against the neutral background. That white lace border is lovely too. Happy to see you have Darnell's badge posted, and I'm hoping I can get something made to submit to NBUS. Glad to see you are keeping busy and I like writing & talking better than txting (which I don't do!), but it's wonderful to keep in touch with old friends. New friends are lovely, but old friends know your history! TFS & Hugs

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  15. This is a really beautiful card Sheila!! I love that you and your friend are old school. lol That's a good thing in this day and age! But you are both still hip because you can text and send pictures of the grands!! Your friend will certainly love this beautiful card!! I have a friend whom we've been friends since 5th grade-it's wonderful to have such great friends for such a long time. Hugs, Brenda

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  16. You did such a FABULOUS job on this one, Sheila! Love everything about it!

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  17. Such a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have so much NBUS I just had to enter this challenge too. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/2014/06/nbus-friendship-challenge-card.html

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  18. Stunningly beautiful. Such a bright & cheery card. Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  19. Such a beautiful card for your dear friend! Love it!

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  20. Your card caught my eye in the gallery, the flower looks ready to be plucked :) beautiful !

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  21. Love your sunflower. It's is beautifully colored. And how wonderful that you keep in touch with your best friend after so many years. What a special relationship you have!

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