April 16, 2012

RS #7 & Paper Dolls Challenge #47: A Little Fruity

Do you remember being a teenager?  I do with fond memories but wouldn't want to go back.  If you are a parent of a teenage girl you know all about what I am going to tell you.  My daughter is 14, almost 15, and she is a wonderful girl--sweet, smart, liked, a leader and a fantastic daughter.  No matter how many times I let her know that I think all those things about her, she says that I am just saying that because I am her Mom.  For the RetroSketch #7 challenge I decided that she could use a card to put on her bulletin board in her room so that she is always reminded that she is "The apple of my eye".  I am also posting this card for the Paper Dolls Challenge #47: A Little Fruity.  Jen Carter is the host for this challenge and gave me a good reason to pull out my Fruit Fusion stamps and dies.  The challenge was to include fruit on your card and use a sketch--an apple and a RetroSketch!  Perfect.






All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  White, Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper:  Apples from Fruitti Tutti
Clear Stamps: Fruit Fusion Apple, Button Boutique
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies:  Apple, Button Boutique, Hearts Border
Other: foam tape, foam dots, corner rounder

28 comments :

Lisa said...

This is the sweetest card for your daughter and perfect for the retro sketch Tracey! Hmmm...the teenage years LOL! Well one good thing...that's when I met my hubs ;)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a great card-- you really rocked the sketch!

Laurie said...

OH my goodness I love this card! That apple is the perfect little focal point! So glad you played along with Retro Sketches this week!

Jackie Rockwell said...

AWESOME card Tracey!!! It's so bold and colorful—I just ADORE it! Thanks for joining us at RetroSketches this week!

Nancy said...

Your card is Fabulous ~ I LOVE it!!!!

Marlena M. said...

This is incredible Tracey!

Meghan said...

I see what you meant in your comment on my post....love those apples! I especially like how you used the button card and apple die together...clever!

Karen B. said...

What a fantastic write up about your daughter and an equally fantastic clean and cute card for her!

Deb said...

Great job with the sketch! Fantastic card!

Deanna Jean said...

Tracey this is so cute! I love the apple and how you used the foam tape. I'm all about the foam tape:)

Jen Carter said...

This is really cute Tracey! I love that you used that paper with the image! I have to admit I bought that paper but have yet to use even one piece of it yet! You may have just inspired me to pull it out finally!! I also love how you popped up the apple in the center! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Dolls challenge!

Kelly Griglione said...

Really sweet card Tracey, but even more sweet is your sentiment to your daughter. She's a lucky girl to have a mom like you!!

lostinpaper said...

Super funky design! Love those papers and the cute button panel!

Marybeth said...

Very loving words about your daughter, and so sweet of you to make her this wonderful card. This is a Beautiful and I have not used my fruit in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration .

Marybeth said...

Congrats on both of your wins!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh.....this is so sweet....I want that apple AND those papers!

Joyce said...

Love this card. I was just thinking that I need to pull out my fruit fusions. You did a great job with this sketch, too. I know exactly what you mean about 14 year old girls, and have had some of those same conversations with mine. I should make her a card, is what I should do!

carol (krillsister) said...

Great card. I do love that sketch. Your apple focal point is perfect.

Laura B. said...

This is so cute!

Anita Scroggins said...

Love your card Tracey. They layering is beautiful! And no, we never did find out why my DD had a burrito in her purse. She put it in there for some unknown reason and forgot about it! She is always entertaining, that is for sure!

Jen said...

Beautiful card for your daughter. I love the popped up apple!

Wendy Coffman said...

So cute - love that stitched line detail behind your cute popped up apple!

Jen W. said...

Your card is gorgeous, Tracey, and I love how everything pops off the red background. I know when my mom would tell me stuff like that I'd roll my eyes but was always secretly pleased so I'm sure your daughter will treasure this. :)

Kim said...

Just too cute! What a sweet mom you are to make this for your daughter and what a fabulous idea. My daughter is 20 now but I do remember those days and wish I would have thought to make a her a card too, just so sweet.

kasia c. said...

How wonderfully sweet of you!! She's one lucky girl!
I absolutely LOVE this card. It's so bright and fun. :)

Pauline said...

This is such a lovely card for your daughter, that apple image is so sweet, and looks fab layered onto the button tag.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Tracey, this is just super gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!

Amy said...

Love this Tracey! I like how you added the fruit to the button card.....awesome idea! Love the dotted lines behind it too! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Dolls!