A moment of reminiscing: When I was in fourth grade, a woman came into our class room one day, gave each of us a French name, mine was Francois, and informally taught us French three days a week, through sixth grade. In seventh grade, French was offered five days a week with a promise that if you took French through the twelfth grade, you would be eligible for a trip to New York City for a weekend and would dine in a French Restaurant! I still remember what I ordered in that restaurant, and even though my family could not afford to send me on the French trip as a senior, I was happy with my NY trip. Fast forward twenty years later, and my oldest daughter had the opportunity to take that special trip to France. I went along as a chaperon, and unbelievably, roomed with MY French Teacher who was now also my daughter's! This plate of stamps means so much to me as it brings back memories of our time in Paris. Au Revoir! Yvonne
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Stampsmith Challenge #27 - Love and Lace
Greetings! Before I talk about my card above, I want to share with you that I was so excited to learn this morning that I was recognized over at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog for the tag I submitted in January for the Tag Art Challenge! Since it is February 1, it is time for a new challenge at Stampsmith. For February, we focus on Love and Lace and must use at least one Stampsmith stamp. I began with a taupe colored card base. I chose a number of stamps from the Stampsmith Paris Art sheet and the Eiffel Detail stamp for my focal images and sentiment. The Fleur-de-Lis stamp by Inkadinkado is mounted on pop dots for dimension. Vintage lace from a Lucky bag from Dezinaworld, some Winter White seam binding, vintage buttons, a bit of cheese cloth and a pin and some French inspired charms complete my card.