August 30, 2012

RS #26 & First Day for Ben

This week's RetroSketch was based on a card by Danielle Daws.  Although I just aid two days ago I wasn't ready to let summer go, and tonight at 10:30 it is still 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) I was inspired to make my first card for Autumn.




Well I got the shot that I was told on Tuesday I wouldn't get.  In fact he was quite agreeable with the first one, but not so much on the second one.  First day of grade 12 for Ben, he was at rugby tryouts/training camp the first two days which is why he is sporting the scrape across the bridge of his nose.  Only fitting since today was also picture day at school!




All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Lovely Layers (PTI), Autumn (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: Lovely Layers (PTI), Scalloped Rectangle (Spellbinders)
other: Ripe Avocado ribbon, foam dots, Orage Zest button


Paper Smooches is hosting a Blog Hop today.  Some fabulous inspiration, go have a look.

25 comments :

Lesley said...

My goodness Tracey, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the warm rich tones and the pretty image. Such a terrific card, a winner for sure.
Smiles,
Lesley

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh I am laughing out loud at the last picture of Ben. I have seen that look so many times, love it! Great pictures and he has the look. Tracey I love your card it is so stunning! Gorgeous colors! Wow! Still laughing.

Joyce said...

Very pretty card. Really feels like Autumn. I was wondering of you had gotten to RS today or not, and now I see that you did, and with such style. Love the pictures of Ben. The second one definitely has that look I am so familiar with--oh, mom, really, again.

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning card, Tracey! I love everything about this design. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Paper Smooches September Sneak Peeks Hop!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card, Tracey, is pinned perfection! Really stunning!! Your son is so handsome, but LOL on that second one. You might as well have put a bubble over his head which said, "Really, Mom? Seriously?"!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Great card! love the cas style!

DIANA L. said...

Very pretty. I love fall an dI love the fall colors therefore, I love your card.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

I am in love, love, love with this card. the color combination is absolutely stunning! wow! I mean really WOW!

And your handsome Ben...hope he had a fabulous first day!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this card is simply stunning! awesome photos

Brenda said...

This is gorgeous. Love that flower with the rich autumn colors.

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic card Tracey!

Lisa said...

This is a winner for sure Tracey...gorgeous! Ok the first picture he seems to sort of be cooperating! And the second one looks like "come on mom enough already!" CUTE ;)

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Tracey! The layers, the colors, that fabulous bow - all perfect for autumn. :)

Noelle said...

He SO has that "please Mom, not another picture..." look in the second photo! BOYS! So glad it's not only mine! This card is so pretty, Tracey! Love the use of these colors:) *hugs*

Kim said...

What a wonderful photo of your son...he is so handsome. I too took pictures on the first day of school but once my daughter started college that all changed, to "really mom" so I stopped. Your card is just stunning and beautiful and those fall colors are just perfect, love it!

Kelly Griglione said...

GREAT colors you've used Tracey! So warm and comforting. Love seeing pics of your kids too : )

Jean said...

Beautiful card! Love the color choices.

Carol L said...

Great card, I love that gorgeous autumn flower! You got one good picture of your son & I hope he had a great first day in his senior year! My senior yr in high school was probably one of the best years of my life!

laughadaisy said...

Tracey, this card is stunning. Really, really beautiful! I love how simple it is, but it packs such a punch. Fantastic! And great photo of your son. ;-) Hope he has a great year!

Jean said...

LOVE this fall card ~ great colors and layering with the lovely layers. Ben is quite handsome. When my son doesn't want his picture taken, I get a totally silly face ~ with his tongue sticking out. Perhaps boys have a one good picture limit!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Stunning card Tracey! I wasn't ready for fall either but the cooler weather does feel good.

Patrice said...

Great shot of your son - and I love your card! I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week.

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-35_31.html

Suzanne D. said...

Tracey, that's it! Now that I can add things to a real wish list on the PTI site...this set is headed there! I love everything about this card!

carol (krillsister) said...

Tracey,
Your autumn card is gorgeous. Love those colors of the lovely layer flower.. The avacodo ribbon is perfect.

Michelle said...

Perfect card, Tracey! Love your take on the sketch! Great pics of Ben!