Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy and Sad! Ribbons, Lace and Buttons!

This card was created for my daughter who is moving to Portland, OR!  I am happy for her and sad, because she will be 18+ hours instead of 3!!  It seems like we don't see each other enough as it is, but I believe everyone should live their dream and she fell head in heals in love with Oregon!  Now my DD wants us to retire to Oregon or Washington, but she would be happy with Idaho!!!  Personally, I was thinking more in the line of Arizona or Nevada and a thought of Florida!  What is a mother to do! 
Lisa has us using Ribbons and Lace for Bloggers Challenge and Simon Says Stamp and Show some Buttons!
My Daughter's House!

I used Tim Holtz Rickety House and did lots of paper piecing and cuttlebug highlights.  I cut out extras to make window/door frames!  The fence was die cut and crackled painted with Fired Red and then Rock Candy.  The background paper is Mr. Holtz and I added Rock Candy Stickles over the California and Oregon licence plates.  I added the buttons and used some decorative thread (from when I sewed) and glued them on the fence post.  I used some old lace from my Mom's belongings for the curtains and the little green ribbon is from a gift my DD gave me.  Oh, I tried to capture the character of my DD new/old house.

While I was blogging this, I heard the mailman and I received some "Happy Mail." Julie Forest sent me this lovely thank you card and I see she used Tim's new movers and shapers butterflies and they are so pretty. I see some i-Rock goodness and Julie let me know that the i-Rock, Rocks! Thank you, Julie, I love this card!
Lots of pictures today!  Wish I could capture the true colors, which are always nicer in the person.  I figure there is a trick to that and will someday master the color!  Thank you for the visit and have a great weekend, which is right around the corner!

59 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your card - houses are a favorite motif of mine, and you did a terrific job here.
Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

Jingle said...

These are both wonderful!

Netty said...

Your card is totally perfect for your daughter's new house and so very special, she will adore it. Also a beautiful thank you card. Have a great weekend Terry. Annette x

Willy said...

Love your card! What a great piece, Terry.

Carol said...

Love this card, perfect for your daughter, Love LOVE the outside of her new home (awesome). Have a great weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Terry! what news! I can't believe she's moving---but, oh your card is fantastic! and so is Julie's!

I LOVE your story about you and your mom--it had me in stitches--I love the part about "she started it!"

I imagine you will be visiting Oregon ALOT! I sure hope she loves it there.

XO
Cindy

artistamyjo said...

Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments.
Your card is delightful,very creative.
Be aware when those young ones leave home,they quite often return!
I'm a new follower,hope you will follow me as well. Hugs, Amy

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the house scene you created for your daughter. Fab details you added, the license plate paper makes a great background!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Fabulous creations, Terry! You have so much originality!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wow, your daughter's new house is fabulous! Your is perfect for her new home card.I've heard Oregon is beautiful-can we say,"ROAD TRIP?" ;-) Love all the details.

Gerri Herbst said...

I loved how you captured your daughters house...The license plate background is just right.Very cool piece! gerri

Jan said...

Beautiful card and your daughter's home is so nice. My adult kiddo's live in Arkansa..about a ten hour drive and itis hard not to see them very often...but, you're right..they have to live their dreams, too :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- I love all of the details. Oh,18 hours is a long way away! Your visits will be over-nighters now and Oregon is so beautiful- great place to visit!

Chris A. said...

Terry your daughter's card is a real labor of love. It is adorable. So much to take in. I love it. What a lovely thank you card you deserve it.
I know what you mean about capturing the colors. My hubby is a retired photographer he says always use a tripod and the camera timer so you don't jiggle and NO flash. Easy for him to say he didn't photograph glitter and shimmer. I usually resort to scanning in the end.

Sharon said...

Wow love the little house - it's fantastic and all the detail is wonderful! Like the butterfly card too!

craftattack said...

Great work. All of those houses - real and created - look great! Valerie

wearestampers said...

Your house card is perfect! Love all the details you added to it! Your Daughter will love it. Pretty thank-you card too, those butterflies are on their way to my house soon! Can't wait to play with them!
Pam

Vada said...

Wow Terry, What a wonderful card for your daughter, I'm sure she'll keep it for ever!!
Love this House die... You make it so personal!!
Stampin' Hugs Vada.

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous card to celebrate your daughters house move. She will love it I'm sure. xx

JoAnne said...

Hi Terry,
That house you created is just as cool looking as your daughter's house. Beautiful work!
My heart goes out to you though. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to have your daughter that far away.
Lots of traveling in your future....

stampdiva said...

Hi Terry
I just love the house you created, that is such a special gift.
No wonder you are happy/sad.
The card from Jules is gorgeous.
Wishes for a lovely weekend.
Lynne

Ira said...

Your house card is another fabulous creations of yours Terry. I know you must be feeling a bit sad, but come to think of it: what's distance when you know you're close at heart? Have a great weekend, Ira x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Sad she will be further away from her lovely Mum, but what a beautiful card! Wishing her all the best in her new home,

Lucy x

Sherry Edwards said...

Your daughter's house looks wonderful - and so is the card you've made for her, so many glorious details. When you do visit each other it'll be all the more special now and there's always the telephone and skype (not that I know what that is!). Best wishes to her for following her dream xx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous house you created--so cool to see it with the picture of her home too. I would not have thought to use the license plate background--creative genius! My older son lives about 9 hours away, so I only know a smidge about that happy for them/sad for us feeling.
And I gotta tell ya...I laughed when I read your comment on my blog about the toothpaste--my DH hasn't stopped chatting about it too. Ha Ha! You go girl!!

Linda R. said...

I have to agree. It's so hard to say good by when your kids want to leave.. I was so sad when my daughter moved out.. But a year later she bought a house right down the street.. I am so lucky... Her house look so pretty.. Best of luck to her and to you my friend...

Your card is wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

CuddlyBunny said...

IDAHO! I VOTE FOR IDAHO!

I know I'm in Nevada ... but we're hoping to someday get back to Idaho!

And, in addition to the feeling of admiration of the beautiful card you created for your daughter ... I'm feeling a bit jealous: I want her new/old house!

Have a great weekend my friend!

donna said...

Just a quick hello. Sorry I haven't been by. Income tax week.Yuck! I love your house. I saw it yesterday but when I went to comment our internet left. I feel sad that your daughter will be farther away but I know she will love her "house". Soon...Donna

Ida said...

Fun card. I love the lace in the windows of the house.
Your daughter's house looks great.
Hey, (Wally World)aka Walla Walla, WA is only 5 hours from Portland and a great place to live.

uhooi said...

Woww,, a lovely card, nice and creative,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Terry, your DD will cherish it for sure. Her home looks lovely, so sad it is so far away.

Nan said...

Hi Terry.. What a wonderful card. I'm sure your daughter will love it. I love all the details!

Candy C said...

Your house card is genius! I love everything about it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. XO Candy

Michele said...

okay Terry i am blown away by the fabulousness of your house! wow! love that. and now that your daughter is in the great pacific northwest i'll put in a vote for you to move to washington and then you can come over and make stuff with me! :) xo

Terry said...

Hey there Terry, here's the other Terry LOL....I just love what you have created wow, love the house, love all the detaills and your daughter will love it I am sure. Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge sweetie, have a great weekend. Hugs Terry xxx

catscrapper said...

I love the card you made for your daughter and her house is awesome!

Wanda H said...

Terry, your house card is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

Cgra said...

I love the house! How wonderfully matched to your daughter's new digs. So, I vote for Washington (I live outside of Seattle) for the best place to retire - I'm only a little biased. Lol!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, your daughter will love it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry your daughter will just Love her card, how perfect for the occasion. I know how hard it is letting them go so far from home.
just think about the vacations you can take to visit!

p.s. My votes for Idaho, LOL
hugs Lynn

Marjie K said...

Terry, what a great card! I think the frames around the windows are awesome - what a neat touch! And the fence and flowers are fantastic. Sorry your DD will be so far away but this is a lovely card for her.

Cheryl said...

oh hun you sure have some talent just love what you have created,that house,is just amazing loving all the detail,have a lovely day hun love hugs cheryl xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just love your card, what a clever idea, and great use of the house die GF.

Gaby Bee said...

What a fabulous piece to celebrate your daughters house move.I bet she will adore it!

Have a lovely week!
Hugs,
Gaby

Alexa said...

I love your use of this alterations die - gives me more ideas for my one!

Patrice said...

Two beautiful pieces off art! They are very good.
And youre daughter make 's certainly a great dream true.

greets
Patrice

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Mother's Day!!! I hope you have a wonderful day~and oh, how I wish your daughter lived closer, but I hope that you will be blessed with a very special day!!
Love,
Cindy

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Goodbye CA hello Oregon...love your house card and her cozy house looks great.

2amscrapper said...

I love how you captured your daughter's new home in your art. It's just perfect! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Alexa said...

I love the house - fantastic. That die is actually really alterable from its halloween roots and your card is a brilliant example of this - fab!

AJ said...

Love the card and the details, your daughter's house is simply beautiful...

Gerri Herbst said...

Thanks for yr comments on my cleaned up studio(LOL), you know I had to clean it up for the pic.tee hee. While creating it to looks like a hurricane hit it! take care gerri

Gerri Herbst said...

Thanks for yr sweet comments on my HPS pink tree post. I do appreciate it. take care, gerri

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Terry, I just want to cry over your DD moving so far away. But your is stunning as always. The details are simply wonderful

Linda said...

OH, it must be hard for you to have her so far away! Her home is so charming, as is your beautiful card! Thanks for stopping by, Terry!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
Thanks so much for coming to visit! I hope you're doing well!
XO
Cindy

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I LOVE this, I love how the rickety house turned out, thank goodness I have that die. You do such awesome work, I'm very impressed.

Jane said...

I LOVE your card. the detail on the rickety house is amazing. You have completely inspired me to get that house out and play. Well, I guess if your daughter stays put - moving close to her would be great. however, I will tell you, AZ is a great place to live. Our daughter is in Washington, and have just budgeted in a few trips a year back and forth :-)

Plume said...

Absolutely lovable little rickety house! i love house creations and this one makes me happy just to look at it.

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