Of course, we are required to change two or more things when we case the featured stamper. I changed:
2. designer paper
3. different embossing folder
4. used heart punch instead of ribbon
Yesterday I made a card for the Inspiration and Queen for the Day challenges on Splitcoaststampers. The inspiration website Stef provided was Layla Grace, whose, as Stef wrote "...tagline is Love your Life, Express Your Style. The founders of Layla Grace state, "We feel that beautiful surroundings bring harmony, balance, and happiness to your home and life, and strive to showcase products that will achieve this philosophy.” There store is filled with inspiration.
I fell in love with this Beige Provincial Decoupage Frame.
Secondly, the Queen for the Day was Connie Jo9 and I chose her beautiful Mom card to case. As an option, we could also tell a story with our card. I don't have a humorous story to tell as a lot of the other challenge participants did, and I don't know if this qualifies as a story, but I did want to relay that I am constantly touched by the deep bond of sisterly love between Connie Jo and her sister Cathy (Mutnik). They always encourage, inspire, uplift, respect, and love one another that comes through clearly in their posted comments on one another's designs.
So, I thought I'd use a photo that was taken of me and my two sisters a couple years ago when my sister, Kay (middle), came to Michigan to visit me after I had my hand surgery. We haven't been able to see each other often (like Cathy and Connie Jo) over the last 35 years because she lives on the Pacific coast and I'm alllllllllll the way over here in the midwest of Michigan. Nonetheless, we have a deep sisterly bond as well, which includes our baby sister, Wendy (left). Wendy and I have been fortunate to live near one another and we, too, share a close relationship as sisters. We took my parents to the local cider mill on a beautiful fall day, and we had so much fun! My husband had us pose for this picture in front of the wagonload of pumpkins at the cider mill.
I used my Rubbernecker Weeds and Vines images by stamping and heat embossing them in white onto kraft cardstock. To line up the vine image for framing my photo, I relied on my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I matted the kraft with SU's Soft Suede.