Stamping411 Color & Sketch Challenge

18 Jun

After a 45 min phone chat with my son Chris, I knew just what to do with this week’s Stamping 411 new Saturday Sketch Challenge #208 – a college graduation card for him! As he is active in the Army Reserves, it took him a little longer than most to get his Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, but two weeks ago, his college days came to an end. He is a total History buff, but he decided that he will re-enlist this summer, therefore my choice of the sentiment I’ve used. Not sure how it happened though, but I’ve ended using Stamping 411’s Color Inspiration #159 as well (guess those colors stuck in my brain for some reason… lol)

It is 7am now; I had less than two hours sleep and I sure hope will stay awake through my CardMaker’s Dozen class I have this afternoon. Jim might take his godson to the Knoxville Zoo or to Zoomba today for a boys’ day outing, so dinner will most likely be a Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwich from Subway… Oh, so very yummy…

Supplies used are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted: Cardstock Whisper White #100730, Old Olive #100702, Not Quite Navy #101722, Basic Gray #121044; Ink Not Quite Navy #103008, Basic Gray #109120; Stamps Word Play #120651, The Open Sea #123032; DSP Nautical Expedition #122343; Markers Basic Gray #120966, Riding Hood Red #120971; Adhesive Snail #104322, Scor-Tape; Ribbon & Twine.


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13 responses to “Stamping411 Color & Sketch Challenge

  1. Selene

    June 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Wow!!! This is gorgeous, and congratulations to you and your son! So awesome!

  2. Tiffany Bauer

    June 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Great card! Love how you used part of the DSP!! Thanks for playing along with us and congrats to your son!!

  3. Patti Chesky

    June 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    You rocked both of the Stamping 411 challenges. This card is wonderful!!!

  4. Gretchen Barron

    June 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

    aWesome card — your attention to detail is amazing! Thanks so much for being part of the Stamping 411 Challenge this week! Blessings, Gretchen

  5. Kerin Sylvester

    June 21, 2011 at 6:52 am

    This is phenomenal! I love the perfect placement of the giant anchor, and the textured background is so cool too!

  6. ejorpin

    June 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    This is so gorgeous! Love the detail and the theme and the sentiment – it all comes together so well!

  7. Dianna

    June 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Your son will love this card and cherish it. Congratulations to him and please remember that he has become such a fine young man because he has a creative, loving, and supportive mother behind him.

  8. Lee

    June 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Your son is going to love this…it’s gorgeous in a manly way!!

  9. Connie Babbert

    June 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    A wonderful sentiment for your son’s card! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411.

  10. stampandchatwithlisa

    June 18, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Love your card! Awesome work! 🙂 TFS!

  11. Gale

    June 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

    What a fantastic card! I especially like how you used the large anchor for the background. Congrats on graduation for your son. The service is not a bad way to go; my husband made it his career and has done very well.

  12. Betty

    June 18, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Congratulations to your son..!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ankhs

      June 18, 2011 at 8:17 am

      Thank you, Mz Pooh 😉
      I’m proud of him… Not enchanted with the re-enlisting part, but it seems to be his calling – and he has my complete support on his decision!


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