Saturday, September 8, 2012

Great Impressions-Ride 'Em Cowboy!

 I made this mini album while taking a  Silhouette online class by Kerri Bradford . I am still working my way through the classes and boy have I learned alot. As I was working away on this mini, I realized it would be perfect to add in some great pics of Grandpa Karl's 85th birthday party that I attended last month. Most all of the elements and design are from Kerri Bradford, although I changed up the photo's and added a western touch to the album. At the party, the area was designed in a western theme-down to a very cool "wood pieced" cowboy boot on the wall. You know how we crafters do 'paper piecing'?  Well, they 'wood pieced' a big ole boot into the wall-and it must have been 5 or 6 feet tall! Very cool!!!! They even built a bed made of logs...oh the talent they have!

I  added in some barbed wire pieces cut with my Silhouette and this perfect Bucking Bronco Cowboy to give this book a bit of a western feel!  I will be adding a wee bit of journaling and then this is off in the mail to the birthday boy!


Just a  few notes on the lastest happenings over on our Great Impressions blog.

Starting tomorrow on the Great Impressions Blog we will be showcasing the new release for September. You will have a chance to win some new stamps!

If you make a card in the next month with a sentiment as the main focus, join us won't you? It need not be a Great Impressions stamp to join the September Challenge.

And don't miss the Ronald McDonald Customer blog hop rolling around the end of this month as well!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sue Kment

Card details:
Stamps: Great Impressions named Ride 'Em Cowboy
Cardstock:Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Choc Chip and Digi paper from Kerri Bradford
Misc: Twine, nesties, choc chip ribbon, crystals
Silhouette template: Kerri Bradford Online Class for most templates. (except barbed wire)

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Sandra H said...

They are beautiful thank you for sharing them x

Tammie E said...

What an awesome gift! Karl is sure to love this memento from his special day.

One Happy Stamper

Mary Kruschke said...

These pages are great, Sue! Love all your color combos and the little details that stand out. Thanks for sharing!!

Deloris said...

Love what you did with the cowboy stamps! Those turned out fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! What a really gorgeous mini album my dear!! Such fun photos too!!! TFS! HUGS

Jenny Gropp said...

I'm still resisting the silouhette, for now anyway!
This is outstanding! What fun collection of memories!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome gift Sue, one that will be treasured I'm sure!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Sue this is fab, he'll be really chuffed. My word, that barbed wire is good impressed am I that you're taking a lesson, absorbing your learnings and actually using the skill..I need to take a leaf from your book of tenacity.

Sandy said...

This is very special Sue and quite a keepsake. So you did all this with your Silhouette --- I love little special albums like this and they can be just artsy fartsy ones too! It really looks great Sue!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, Sue! This is super fantastic. What a great mini album with fabulous pictures, embellishments and design. Makes me want to run out and buy a silhouette!

Larissa said...

Great album Sue. Love all the piccies in it.


Cheryl First said...

Wow! Fabulous little project! What a great keepsake!!

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