Monday, March 3, 2008

Elvis is in the building

I rarely get so excited about the newest stamps that I buy them on the release day. There is a first time for everything. I ordered my new Elvis stamp from CHF on Friday and it was delivered today. I love this image of the young sexy Elvis who held so much promise.

I had to get this stamp for my mom. You know she's had such a rough time lately that I just knew when I saw these stamps they would bring a smile to her face. She was in love with Elvis with all the other young girls of her generation. She loved to dance to his songs and won lots of dance contests. So, I made her this card today that I will take to her in the morning when we have our weekly day together while Dad golfs. Who knows maybe we will dance in the kitchen like we did when I was little. That was so much fun!

My mom rocks. She has been winning a war against a little spore that tried to take over and ruin everything. It isn't winning, she is. I'm so proud of her for not giving up even when it didn't feel like there was much hope. She is my hero, and I can't wait to give her this fun card.

supplies used: cornish heritage farms Elvis Stamp and backgrounder dots, studio g sentiment, black versafine ink, top boss ink, sparkly no name embossing powder, pale pink marker, pink, white, and black cardstock. I used the bind it all to cut the square holes in the black paper.

12 comments:

Kristy C said...

that is a fun stamps! And what a great use for the bind it all-love the edge on the black piece :)

Heather Grow said...

Very cool card, Tami. I love the layout and colors too.

Jennifer said...

Tami, I LOVE the story behind making this card. It is one of the things that makes card making and rubber stamping such a joy to me and that is being able to create something to give/send to a loved one that is special for them and knowing it will lift their day.

Yep...Elvis still rocks!

Jennifer :)

Kim H. said...

What a fun gal your MOM is! I love that she won many dance contest...that is so cool!

Your card really does ROCK! The image is so fun!

LostLuggage said...

You card makes me want to go to a diner :)

HOORRAAAY FOR MOM!!!

Aunt T said...

Great card. I agree with the diner comment! It feels very retro to me. Excellent job.

Teresa

Ethel Amutan said...

Your mom is awesome! TFS your story! I can totally imagine you and your mom dancing in the kitchen. LOVE the card. It's a timeless image of Elvis. What an awesome daughter you are, for wanting to brighten up your mom's face!

Beth Norman said...

I'm so glad to hear your mom is feeling a little better. Yes, this looks like the perfect card for her. I think CHF really captured a big market with these stamps.

Lesa said...

WTG Mom! Keep on healing and slap that nasty spore into oblivion. Love the card Tami. Great image.

Beth Norman said...

I'm back. You're tagged.

OldBagNewTricks said...

Tami, your Mom rocks because she raised wonderful, remarkable, spectacular you! Hoo-Haw!!!

Jenny

~Stacy said...

oh that is very cool, I like the border you did too. :)