Thursday, February 7, 2008

Dedicated to the ONES I LOVE!

I love this card. And this is why: I bought this set from Papertrey mostly because of this sentiment and coordinating images.

The sentiment reads "I love you... to the moon and back again, to infinity and beyond, forever & ever."

I have said this and various other things to all three of my kids at night (almost every night)....varying the expression (I love you to the moon and back, around and around the earth and back again, around the solar system...etc!)


Another favorite song I used to sing with my 11 year old when she was young was "I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening and underneath the moon...."

And so the concept of this card was born. I wanted to convey CONSTANT and UNRELENTING love (that love you unconditionally give your children and probably no one else!) They are loved in the evening (the dark side of the card with the moon) and all during the day (the white side.) They are loved in winter/fall (the bare branches on one side) and during the spring and summer (the flowered branch on the other side.)

This was so much fun to make and it is dedicated to the ONES I LOVE!


Materials Used: Stamps-Out on a Limb (Papertrey Ink.), ink-choc chip, black, pink; cardstock-white, black, American Crafts decorative paper; white embossing powder; slit punch (SU!); signo gel pen (SU!); versamark; heat tool; cropadile; ribbon (SU!); dimensionals (SU!); white eyelet; Cuttlebug and flower dies.

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Fun Stuff:

Gina K Designs will be revealing four new stamp sets on Sunday night. She will be holding a release party on Splitcoaststampers in the forum from 7-9 Central time (8-10 Eastern). Wait until you see these new sets and she is also introducing a FANTASTIC new embellishment....loooovveeee it.

She will begin sneak peeks on her blog tomorrow (Friday). Check it out here. (If you head over there today, she has an excellent tutorial on photographing your cards...I learned so much!)

Congrats to my friend Becky Oehlers who was named a new designer on the Papertrey Ink team. Yeah Becky! You ROCK!

Thanks for stopping by!

33 comments:

Amy said...

awwww shucks, that's so sweet! What a great mom you are! Even when your kids torture you!!!

Hugs,
Amy

Kentucky Girl said...

Aww...what a sweet card! My mom used to say she loved us better than chocolate...which, IMO is a BUNCH.

dpkennedy said...

This is such a beautiful card and the meaning behind it is so sweet!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That card is so cute! I love the color combo.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous. . .oh my goodness. HOW CREATIVE! Love it!

Julie Masse said...

Love your card Cammie - so pretty and what a great sentiment!! I do think I "need" this set! :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Amazing Cam!! Just when I think you can't possibly surprise me anymore, you come up with another unique creation!! I love the meaning behind the card, and the execution is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE this!!!!

Heidi said...

Oh your card is beautiful! What a great way to express your love.

Melanie Muenchinger said...

perfect card in every way! thanks for the story, I love that book and song :)

Terri said...

What a great idea. Nice job. Love the color combo too.

Jennifer Buck said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing and for the updates as well! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. I used to do this with the two girls I was a nanny for for 5yrs. I never get to see them anymore because they moved away, but I miss them terribly!! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card and story
Barbara

texasjodylynn said...

Oh my goodness, that is AWESOME! I love the vision and I love the sweet sentiment behind it. I think you just enabled me to buy this set! And I was doing soooo well ignoring it. LOL

HeyHeyPaula said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

I'm touched by the love conveyed in this beautiful card:) You're a great cardmaker and an even better Mom :)

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Mindy said...

That is an awesome card. The meaning behind it only makes it even more beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Kacey Elliott said...

What an awesome expression of Love! So well thought out and beautifully executed :-) I'm sure they love you just as much!

Rose Ann said...

I love your card, and the meaning behind it! So beautiful!!

SueDeMaria said...

Stunning card. A keepsake your children will love forever!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is one cool card! Love the idea behind it!

Cindy Major

Christina Fischer said...

Your card is beautiful!!! I just got a little teary thinking about that sentiment -- it reminds me of all the wonderful little books I've read to my kids over the years (Guess How Much I Love You, I Love You Forever, etc.). And, we sing that song with our kids, too!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

What a gorgeous sentiment. I love how you have the night time and the branch extended into the light. One of my favorite sayings...Have a fantastic weekend. Chris

Robyn said...

That is so super pretty Cammie!! I love how you did the split colors in the center. Very nice!!

Karolyn L. said...

Another beautiful and creative card! Your talent just takes my breath away and inspires me every day!

Bee said...

Oh I love that concept, it's awesome, and the card is beautiful!♥
(also, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! :-))

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Beautiful card in every way!

Anonymous said...

That is such a pretty card! Great job! Love it!
Geny C. (Mommy Geny)

Rae said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Carolyn... I love the black with the white stamping... the entire card is stunning!!! Amazing girl!

Nancy Panko said...

Super cute love the meaning!
Nancy

Mary said...

JUST beautiful! I LOVE THIS CARD!

Anonymous said...

Once again you have created an absolutely beautiful card. I think I might have to get this set for my son's scrapbook.
Thanks for sharing
Kristy :)