Saturday, September 29, 2012

Embossing We Will Go!

Hi there and Happy Saturday (or whatever day you are reading this on)!  I hope life is being very kind and generous to you!

This week's Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge over at The Outlawz is to emboss the background for a project - you can use dry or wet embossing.

I chose to dry emboss using an embossing folder I got several years ago and have never used until this project.  It's a nostalgic Christmas scene, almost like the old Currier & Ives prints (hopefully you're not too young to know what that is).  When I was young I used to look through the Sears and JCPenney catalogs and dream of someday having a set of Currier & Ives dinnerware for the Holidays.  I haven't thought of that in years!  Oh well, maybe something I need to check the antique shops for.

I added a tag that I backed with some black cardstock (I think every card needs a tough of black), added a snowflake with a felt flower on top, some baker's twine and a pretty buttons.  The color of the cardstock is almost a distressed color, and I sanded lightly across the embossed parts to highlight them a bit more, than around the very edges.  I put some pretty paper behind it, which is just peeking around the edges.  It was actually very pretty without the snowflake/flower combo, but it's just not me to go too CAS. 

Okay, now on to my children.  As I have mentioned, my son is a freshman at Virginia Tech where he is a member of the Corps of Cadets.  Michelle (my daughter) and I went down to visit him this past weekend and attend the football game.  The cadets all wear their dress uniforms to the games, and WOW!!!, what a sight that is!  I just can't describe the emotions I felt seeing my baby all dressed up like this the first time - it was a sight to behold for sure!  This is him and Michelle:

Yes, I am a proud mom!  Thanks for stopping by!  Big hugs!


  1. You certainly have two good-looking children! :^)
    Love the embossing and the color of card-stock you used on your card! The baker's twine and snowflake are great embellishments! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. what a fabulous card and absolutely gorgeous... gorgeous children!!!!

    have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.

    hugs :)

  3. Lovely card Theresa, great vintage feel wwith the embossing!

    Oh wow, doesn't your baby look good in his uniform, I can fully understand you being the proud Mum as you've got two beautiful kids to be proud of!



  4. Beautiful card!! I love the colors!

    And your children are beautiful... wow, your son is so handsome in his uniform. Great photos!!

  5. Your card is gorgeous. I love the snowflake/flower.
    Your son certainly does look handsome and proud in his dress uniform. Your daughter is beautiful too. It is a good feeling to see our children happy and doing well.
    Blessing hugs,

  6. Yay for football! I always look forward to your kid updates; you're so proud of them that I wind up feeling proud of them too!

  7. I finally get to leave a comment! pop in here often but then pop back out...
    I have this same folder and still havent used it either - so glad to see you created with maybe I'll come up with something...
    Your children are beautiful! yep, son is beautiful too LOL - can just imagine seeing him and the rest in their dress uniforms... how emotional that would be....


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