Sunday, June 30, 2013

Go Wild! See the World!

Greetings!  I am a bit late with this post, which should have been on my blog yesterday.  It is for the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme this week is "Mail Time."  Lots of different ways to interpret this one.  I hope you will stop over to see what the Design Team has created for some inspiration and then create a project of your own for the chance to win a $20 gift voucher from our generous sponsor FlonzCraft.  

For my own card, I decided to work with a new plate of images from Crafty Individuals.  Both focal images include postmarks.  Everything was stamped with Timber Brown StazOn Ink and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The panel along the left side is from Classics#6 Stampers Anonymous, which I purchased recently from the lovely Linda over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I will also be submitting this to The Sunday Share Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  

This has been an extremely emotional week for me.  My dear husband retired on Thursday after 36 years at his position.  Since we married 13 years ago, we have traveled throughout our State and the Country and have many wonderful friends we catch up with on a regular bases.  It caught me quite unaware that going forward I may not see most of these folks ever again.  Retirement is surely a transition, and a new beginning!  Thanks for listening and for dropping by.  Always love to hear from you.  Hugs, Yvonne


MichelleZ said...

Great project! Very inspiring and VERY cool stamps! (I do love the postmarks!) BTW....I mailed your package to you last Friday, so it should be arriving soon. :)

Brenda Brown said...

Great card Yvonne and love your interpretation of the theme.
Retirement is an opportunity to do things we couldn't do before so I hope you both have some fun.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card in great colors. I love the images.

Anonymous said...

A time of great change for you and your DH.
Yvonne, I have also been inking this Elements set, creating a few samples for Crafty Individuals, might start to share them this coming week.
So like what you have done with the images.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous stamping!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, love the animal images.
yvonne x

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne, such a stunning card, beautifully stamped, enjoy your travelling and Hubby's retirement. XX

butterfly said...

Wow - fantastic bold colours, and those images are just wonderful.

Good luck on the next stage of your life's adventures... I'm sure there will be lots of new discoveries and friendships still to be found.
Alison x

hazel said...

A brilliant card, I love the images.
xxx Hazel.

Pia S said...

Love your new images - wild African animals have been favorites of mine for quite some time, and these ones are so great with the postmarks integrated! Stamps ideal for any holiday, animal or adventure themed card!