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.

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


Debbie said...

What a beautiful story and how exciting for you and your daughter! A trip of a lifetime filled with memories, not to mention how awesome to hook up with your teacher! Love your card Yvonne! Beautiful lace and embellies! Great images too! Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge!

Best of luck in the prize draw!


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely card Yvonne with great details!

greetings, Alie :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful story with us, how remarkable!!!
Your card is perfect:- the stamping and the little details of lace, charms, it tells a story.
Thank you for joining us at TSC for the Love & Lace challenge and good luck with the prize draw.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, it's a wonderful romantic card.

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card and a great post Yvonne. TFS
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely reminiscence!! I just love how we can translate our memories and feelings to our artwork. Great card. Love the ribbon and the yummy lace. Thanks for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge and sharing you story.

craftytrog said...

This is a stunning card Yvonne! Congrats on your recognition on the Stampsmith! Had my tag featured too!
Alison x

woodandfabric said...

Oh là là! Beautiful Card! Paris is always inspiring. And such a wonderful story behind some French lessons!
Michelle *Ü*

Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful piece and, with your background story, very evocative. Thanks for sharing. Lynn ♥

Valerie H. Marshall said...

Oh, Yvonne! This is gorgeous!! So soft and pretty! Thank you for joining us again for The Stampsmith Challenge! We appreciate your support!
Val :)

Maria said...

This is so beautiful, and with so much thought behind it. A lovely story. Maria x