Tuesday, April 27, 2010

With Appreciation Card & Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #1




Today's card is for my boss's boss. Her retirement party is next week, and of course I wanted to make her a card, but . . . "Happy Retirement" just doesn't seem appropriate when 1) she is being forced to retire early and 2) she is battling cancer. "Happy" just doesn't seem the right word for her right now. So I settled on "With Appreciation" because she truly shined at her job, and made things run so much smoother than they would have without her. She is certainly a role model for me, and I want her to know it.

For the card, I used the sketch for the Paper Dolls Challenge #1. I'm not a Doll, but they opened their challenge up to everyone at the PTI forum, so I thought I'd give it a try! It helped that it was a simple sketch and I think I followed the rules this time and it qualifies as my first challenge, LOL! I really enjoyed making it. I used some K&Co PP I've had around for a long time. I liked it so much I wouldn't use it, know what I mean? I'm trying to stop hoarding my favorite supplies so they actually DO get used! I also used some PTI papers, inks, and stamps, as well as a border punch, buttons and flowers. The flowers I colored with Copics to get the shades I wanted (they all started out white). I made a matching envelope, but of course I forgot to snap a picture of it!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--Boxes, Bags & Tags; PTI--Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: PTI--Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist; K&Co. patterned papers
Ink: PTI--Summer Sunrise; Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Clear
Border Punch: EK Success
Buttons: PTI--Scarlet Jewel & Aqua Mist; stash
Flowers: Prima
Copics: E00 & E50
Ribbon: Offray

27 comments:

Keva said...

Thats very nice! I love the subtle, but earthy colors you used. I love your choice in sentiment. That's going to be a rough day for her, i'm sure, having to deal with all of that. I'll say a little prayer for her.

Karen H. said...

Nice card - I love the rich colors. I think "with appreciation" is the perfect sentiment.

Lorraine said...

This is beautiful, Jill. I am sure she will love it. Your choice of sentiment seems right on target. And I think it's terrible that she got the boot when she is already dealing with cancer. Prayers be with her.

Danielle said...

Very nice color combo! She'll love the card, I'm sure.

Amy said...

What a pretty card!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge!!

Sherry said...

Just lovely!

Brenda said...

Your card is so pretty and I'm sure your boss will enjoy receiving such a thoughtful token of your appreciation.

Michelle said...

Very nice card! The recipient of your card will love it. Thanks for playing along with the Dolls.

Laurie said...

Jill this is so perfect! I love the colors and your focal point is beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us!

honugurl16 said...

I love it. It's pretty and subtle. Glad you played along with us.

Lisa V. said...

I love your card! The colors and the sentiment are perfect. So happy that we are your first challenge. Thanks for playing along with us.

Pat said...

Great card! I love the thought you put behind the card in choosing the right sentiment. I'm sure she will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Sue Ann said...

WOW this is really pretty ........ love all the different papers and colors!!!

Dana said...

I think this is the perfect sentiment for such an occasion. And a pretty card to boot!

Karen from PA said...

I really like the colors and paper on this card. I can understand why you would hoard it, I am guilty of doing the same thing. Lovely card!

BethieJ said...

Your card is FABULOUS!! I know she will appreciate it!

Teresa said...

Such a sweet card, Jill! You are so thoughtful!!!

Christi said...

the sentiment is perfect & your card is wonderful

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a perfect card for the situation. I love the use of color...it's just perfect!

Diane Jaquay said...

Really nice card, love the focal image/sentiment!

Lee Anne said...

This is beautiful! I love your use of patterned paper! Thanks for playing with us this week!!

Barbara said...

Very pretty!

BonnieRose said...

wow your card is fabulous.. stay tuned for another challenge on the paperdolls blog tomorr!

megspaulding said...

Great card! Love everything about it. Thanks for joining in on the challenge!

Michelle said...

Love the colors on this - - not pressure there, eh? Creating for the boss' boss!

Karen said...

It's a beautiful card and a perfect sentiment. It must be very hard to "retire" under those circumstances.

Chris said...

Great colours Jill - and I really like the framed sentiment - must go check that set out as it's not seen love for a while and you remind me how pretty it is!