Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's Time to Celebrate!


Yesterday, I mentioned Breakfast with Santa put on by the middle school and high school show choirs.   Before I get my card, I thought I'd share a few pictures of Ryan performing!  He was so excited about the performance.  And we were very proud that he was in the front row!  He is definitely getting more comfortable with dancing while he is singing.  We loved it and continue to be very proud...can you tell?!

For the current Embellish Banners Color Trends Challenge, I wanted to stamp banners without adding layers to my card. It has been a bit since I used my Hero Arts banners so I decided to pull them out!  I definitely need birthday cards added to my stash so this was a welcome change from Christmas :)  I followed a similar layout to the two cards shown here adding the flourish in neutral inks for a bit of depth to the background.  I also tried to add the smaller flourishes as the "ties" between the banners.  What do you think?

17 comments:

Jen W. said...

I think it looks fabulous! Love the small flourish ties, the inked edges and the 2 rounded corners. Gorgeous!

And Ryan looks great - like he's really enjoying himself. Awesome!

Jay Gee said...

Love the stamped swirls Lynn and especially how you used them for the banner ties :)

Karen B. said...

So beautiful Lynn, the muted colors are really great! And I so much enjoyed the pictures, it seems like you can feel his excitement too at performing!

sandie said...

Gorgeous cards-love the colours. Mum and Anne say thanks for putting the flags out for them!!

Is that John Travolta in the front row-or is it his understudy??

Tiffany said...

What a wonderful performance - looks like you got some really good photos there! I bet you are so proud! Your card is very sweet with the streaming banner!

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Be(e) said...

I enjoyed the pictures and your writing about your sons! :)
Gorgeous card! great use of the colors!

Maureen said...

woohoo, Ryan!! And it looks like he has a little cutie as a partner ;) What fabulous little banners! You are rocking those new Hero Arts goodies!! I like that the pattern is on them already...no two step stamping...safe travels!

Barb said...

I think your card is fabulous, Lynn! Love the banner paired with the flourish!

So fun to see Ryan in action! He sure looks like he's enjoying himself - you SHOULD be proud! Glad you shared the photos! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVELY card, Lynn!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Those are great photos of Ryan's concert! They made me smile. I think your banner card is fabulous and love the way you used the flourishes. I love that Hero Arts set!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, what great pics, Lynn! He looks like he's having the time of his life, and what great memories he's making in the process!

LOVE that we were drawn to the same stamp set for this challenge ;)! Your card is just beautiful! I'm especially loving those flourishes!

~jan said...

Great pics, Ryan looks comfortable happy up there! You must be so proud!

Your card is just lovely-those banner stamps are fabulous!

lisa arana said...

fun layering on your card. so pretty.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Great stamping! I love the addition of the flourishes!

Elise said...

This post makes me happy on SO many levels - OH, baby! Your boy is ADORABLE!!!! What a great banner card to compliment the mood - HAPPY times, for certain!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, you're on an Embellish roll!