Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hug a TREE!

I stumbled upon the lovely tree image from Treehouse Stamps
late last night and I just fell in love with that free tree image.
So what's stamper got to do? I HAD to make a card with it right away... it was around 1 AM when I started! It didn't take me long as I went to bed around 2:30am! I can get away with it since David is not home...YET! 
I printed out the tree image twice (once on white card stock and once on green American Craft paper). I colored the the tree images on white sheet with copics and paper-piece the colored ones.
Then I put them together with pop dots for added dimensions. And most of you know that I love to use Starbucks coffee sleeves...so I had to sneak that in :)  Since my daughter Stephanie is studying Environmental Science in university, I felt this image really is awesome for someone (or anyone really) like her! I definitely will love to make more of this quick card!
Here's are two pictures of my son David's travel in Italy that I got from the EF Travel website.
He is my super sweet smiley boy (at the lower left). Here he was in St. Peter's Square, Vatican city (sorry for the poor quality of the photo)
YES....! I just checked his flight status. The plane just landed in Toronto from Frankfurt! I shall share his pictures and stories! WELOCOME HOME, David!

29 comments:

Kryssi said...

awesome tree card!! love the dimension u gave it.

Dotty Jo said...

What a great find - I love tree images and this is gorgeous!!! Beautiful card Virginia, Jo x

Lin said...

Welcome home to your David - can't wait to hear all his stories and see some pics! LOVE this tree card, all the different greens!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card, love all elements and thought that went into it.

Lucy Abrams said...

How gorgeous Virginia - what a perfect card for your daughter.

Anne said...

That is adsolutely adorable Virginia- love the recycled coffee sleeve and the buttons too!

Agata said...

Great tree card! I love your paper piecing! And so happy for you that your son is almost back! Enjoy!!!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! i love love love your tree card, Virginia!!! it's so delightful and pretty!

Nancy said...

I'm so happy for you that David is home from his trip of a lifetime. Can't wait to hear of his adventures. Love your tree card, your design is gorgeous, gotta love the recycling element too!

BabyBokChoy said...

Have you hugged a cactus today? LOL, I saw that on a t-shirt in Arizona, lol. That card is just wonderful you know. It's an adorable stamp, perfect for Earth Day, Arbor day, etc etc. Welcome home to David and I look forward to more photos!!!

Sanne said...

Glad to hear that David is back safely! Love your tree-card Virginia - perfect!

paula said...

Hi Virginia, your card is gorgeous. It would be perfect for a lot of different themes :D. Or for both guys & gals. It looks & sounds like your ds is havng a blast. I bet you can't wait to see him again xoxoxoxo

Sue McRae said...

Those trees are so fun and I love that you layered them, it gives so much depth to the card! You must be excited to see your son soon!

alexandra s.m. said...

Thses trees are simply adorable...
you must be so happy your son is home ;-)

Fika said...

The trees are so simply cute.. i love how you layer it and it looks like a forest.. lovely starbuck sleeves and i can't wait to see more pics and David's story.. welcome home!! :)

Simone said...

Virginia your card is gorgeous! I love how you layered and paper pieced the trees - they are so cute! You must be so excited to see David! I'm glad he arrived safely :)

donna mikasa said...

LOVE your environmental card! The corrugated Starbucks sleeve piece is just perfect! Thanks for sharing photos of David's trip! Hope he had a nice time....

ivy said...

by the time you are reading this, david will be already home eating some of mama's good home cookin'!
love that you incorporated the starbuck's sleeve into the tree card!

Isha said...

Lovely card Virginia!!! love the tree stamps.

NinaB said...

What an adorable card, Virginia. I love that strip of reused corrugated paper - so clever. And I'm glad to hear your son had a great time and will be home soon!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I love that coffee sleeve! So cool!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Woohoo, welcome home David! Can't wait to see more pics! Love, love this tree card Virginia! Love the way you added the extra trees and that starbucks sleeve is a great touch!

Tiffany said...

Wonderful card with the lovely trees, Virginia! I'm always into a good tree card and your coffee sleeve definitely makes you a super recycler too! So glad David is back and looks like he had a fun trip!

Vicky said...

Thanks for the tip on that digital stamp! It's great! And I also love the card you made. I am sure that you are now a very happy mom, listening to all the crazy stories David is telling you. I am glad he is safe back home. Enjoy the family time together!

Jill said...

Just love how you have added pop dots to your trees!! Such a cute little forest! I'm looking forward to more of David's photos! :)

Suzanne C said...

Great card and love the layers of trees. So happy your home is safe and sound!

jaemom said...

ooh, LOVE those trees! Great layering and the buttons are perfect!

Kathy Martin said...

What a fabulous card! Love that you recycled the Starbucks coffee sleeve! AWESOME! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute Virginia! Love all those trees!