Thursday, August 1, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Just a quick post to spread the news that Fresh Squeezed Stamps is the sponsor for the latest Curtain Call Challenge (Watermelon Wonder) ! I hope you can join the fun and maybe you will just win a new stamp set of your choice!
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If you think that the "fruit" does not look like watermelon...,well, you are absolutely right! I had used the image in this set--Sublime Citrus. With half of the citrus image, I turned it into a watermelon slice. Some "watermelon seeds" were added with a fine black pen. The sentiment and stems are from Everyday Expressions. 
Sublime Citrus 
Lastly, I want to share a few fun photos of my two kids (Stephanie and David--then and now).
 Stephanie successfully defended her Master's thesis yesterday and will start her PhD program in the fall. We had a big party to celebrate this special occasion. 
 I survive in cooking for party of 20 last night! Things we do for the kids, eh?
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

26 comments:

joy said...

Congrats to Stephanie! Your card is so cute, Virginia - great way to create a watermelon slice. And, your food looks scrumptious!!!

Rachel W K said...

congrats steph!! thats a lot of hard work! wish i could eat some of those photos right now ;)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Fresh Squeezed Stamps (Ryann) said...

Your card is adorable and a BIG congrats to your daughter - you and your hubby must be SO proud!!

Laura B. said...

So fun! Love how you turned the citrus into watermelon. Big Congrats to Stephanie!! What an achievement! The feast looks amazing!! Such beautiful and talented children!!

Krista W said...

Very creative stamp use and a cute card. Congratulations to Stephanie and thanks for sharing your family milestones with us. Looks like a fabulous dinner - great job!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love how you made the watermelon on the card. Super cute card! Congrats Stephanie, you rock!! The food looks so delicious Virginia! I wish I could have been there. :)

Gayatri said...

Perfect take on the curtain call challenge picture, Virginia!
A huge congrats to your daughter:0 What a great achievement? You must be a proud mother :)

Sheila H said...

Congrats to Stephanie - what a wonderful accomplishment! All the food looks delicious - good job, Virginia :). I love your watermelon - I will have to make a watermelon with my set - thanks so much the lesson. The Washi tape perfectly highlights the watermelon.

alexandra s.m. said...

HUGE CONGRATS to Stephanie and to you, Brilliant Mama!!! Love your card ;-)

Stacey Schafer said...

What a darling card, Virginia...and fabulous news to go along with it! Thanks so much for sharing this super cute card with us for the Watermelon Wonder challenge at the Curtain Call!

Barb said...

Virginia, you are fearless when it comes to combining images and elements on cards - this one is so fun and love the colors!

Please tell Stephanie HUGE congrats from me! What an amazing accomplishment! Way to go girl!!! Your food looks amazing, V and I know you weren't feeling the greatest. . .I'll bet it was delicious! Wonderful photos of your sweet kids!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Your kids are cuties! Congrats to Stephanie! I love your card and the different patterns and textures! I could be so bold and pull it off but you certainly can! Fun chatting today, thanks!

Nat said...

hi :) love how you created the watermelon slices I would have never known. very creative and summery. love your card!! :) huge congrats to you daughter too. wonderful news!! :)

donna mikasa said...

You are just so clever! I didn't even think twice about the watermelon's appearance--that's how creative you are! And big congrats to Steph!

Niki G said...

Congrats to Steph! Your card is so fun! Cleverly done!

aaga said...

OMG Congrats to Steph! I bet you are one happy mama!

lenny said...

What a fun card!! Love your take on that inspiration badge!! Those water melon pieces are adorbs!! Great colors!!
Congrats to your daughter!!!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Another cute post, I can't stand it! Love the before and afters. And, HUGE congrats to Stephanie on defending her Master's! YAY!! What a spread you put out too. We just have casseroles around here for family parties : )

Tracey McNeely said...

Have I itold you lately how brilliant you are my friend? The seeds are fantastic. Love your card. Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call for the Watermelon Wonder challenge.

Greta said...

Your darling little kids have grown into such wonderful people--& are still darn cute! Congrats to your daughter--certainly deserved the party & looks like you outdid yourself again, Virginia!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute card- Virginia! I LOVE the washi tape with the sequins and the stamping-- FAB x1000000!

Adorable pics of the kids-- your kids are amazing! Super talented/smart/well mannered! LOVE them and you! <3

Marisa said...

Great use of the washi and just love those watermelons! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call for Watermelon Wonder.

Rose said...

huge congrats to Stephanie!!!!!
super sweet card girl :)

i need to dig out my washi tapes! lol

Cathy Weber said...

Yikes! That was so smart of you to turn the citrus piece into a watermelon slide...I would never have known and was in fact, wondering what stamp set it had come from! Super cute card and a beautiful family too.

Christina said...

You were so smart to use the citrus slice as a watermelon! Love the layered washi tape and pink sequins on your cute design.

Karen said...

big congrats to your daughter....your cooking looks amazing....