Thursday, October 20, 2011

SPARKS Challenge



The photo inspiration for the current SPARKS challenge was too cute to pass up. The VW van made me think of flower children and the 70's. I used some Crate Paper dp (love those lollipop trees) and More Mustard with a hint of brown from the scrap pile. The flowers are from my never-ending Prima stash and the brads are also from the stash. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, Pretty Phrases, and is stamped with Soft Suede and clear embossed. The sentiment panel is also stamped in More Mustard with the SU! woodgrain background stamp.

My VW story is that when my best friend and I were 24, we decided to head west and bought a VW van for the trip. Well, the van broke down only 3 states away from home and we were forced to return with our tails between our legs. So much for our grand adventure! We moved a few months later anyway (via airplane this time) and ended up living in AZ for a few years. That's where I met my husband and my best friend actually ended up marrying my husband's best friend a few years later. Isn't that a happy story?

Hope you are having a good day. Oh, and should you decide to take the SPARKS challenge, it's up until November 2! Thanks for looking!

6 comments:

Angie Hagist said...

Groovy! (Hee hee.) I love your take on the challnge phto, Melissa!!

Linda Beeson said...

This is adorable and LOVING how you used the SPARKS challenge. Great colors.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Melissa! I love that the sentiment is front and centre. Thanks so much for playing along in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

Barb said...

Melissa, this is so pretty! LOVE that PP...flowers and brads confuse me...I never know how to integrate them into a design, but you've done it beautifully here. love the color scheme and sentiment strip. great take on the challenge!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along! That Crate Paper is some of my all time fav!! It even feels good! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card--LOVE those papers and the flowers!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!