Saturday, June 19, 2010

SFYTT X Three

or should I say...times 4! I needed to make a few Father's Day cards for my husband, father-in-law and step-dad. I decided to make things easy and just make the same card three times. I made a fourth and left the sentiment off so that I could suit it to what I wanted when the need arose. Since I was making three, it seemed silly not to make a fourth since I had already cut the base cardstock and I would have had one left over anyway.

The card itself is a bit juvenile, but I don't care. I don't think boys ever really grow up when it comes to their cars, planes, boats, etc. The images are all from Papertrey Ink which probably doesn't come as a surprise since the majority of my cards seem to be PTI. It really is amazing how their stamps have taken over most of my designs. My poor SU! sets sit collecting dust as well as most of my others. I think it is time for a major stamp over-haul to get rid of the things that I *never* use.



Anyway...on to the card. The paper is from the old slab of paper from My Mind's Eye. I knew that I could find some suitable paper to use for masculine cards. I chose the colors for the plane based off of the colors of the paper. I colored the image using copic and prismacolor markers. I added a few details here and there to give it some detail and dimension.

You won't want to miss the other gals creations!!!!

Jen Del Muro and Andrea Ewen
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
I had an interesting experience at WalMart today. I try and avoid that place like the plague, but I needed to get some Top-Secret photographs( photos of the kiddos for hubby) printed for Father's Day and I really like the finish that they use with their one hour photo processing. I got there and the photo desk worker found my pictures, but said that there was an *issue* with my photos and that there were some "copyrighted" photos. I scratched my head and told her that I had taken all of the photos myself. She thumbed through them and said that she thought they were okay, but she would need to check with someone else. He proceeds to thumb through them and said how wonderful they were, but they did appear to be copyrighted. I told him how flattered I was that they all thought that my photographs were professional, but insited that they were all taken by ME!!!!! Then, a third worker thumbs through them and brings one over to ask what is on the side of the photograph. If you look closely at the border that I put around most of my photos, it looks like an old photograph with some writing. I told him that it is from my photo-editing software. He proceeds to tell me that if *I* could take pictures that well, that I should be in the business. Again, I am flattered, but really it seems like what they were saying is this: There is no way that a frumpy house-wife, with kids dangling from the shopping card, hair mussed and make-up halfway on, could possibly have taken the photos. He said that it really was amazing that I had known just which angles to use and this that and the other! All in all, they insisted that I sign a copy-right release saying that WalMart couldn't be held accountable if the *real* photographer ever came knocking at their door asking why they had printed *their* designs! It really was humiliating and un-nerving! If anyone understands how horrible it is for someone to take their designs without permission, it is me! It was really horrid having to sit there and insist that I was the one who had taken the photos. I don't think WalMart will be getting my photo business anymore, which is the only business they were getting from me. Although, I did find some *adorable* Mary Poppins clothes there for Emma. The T-shirt says "Perfect in Every way". They had some fun clothes with Kites and a cute shirt that said "Jolly Holiday" but I couldn't buy her all of it, as much as I wanted to. Anway, I will stop venting! Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. I thought I would share one of the Top-Secret photos. I have quite a few different ones
to give to my husband for Father's Day. I took the kids a few days after Memorial Day. It was perfect because the sky was overcast, which made conditions ideal so that the sun didn't get in their eyes. I thought this one was precious. I love my kids so much.

It is my 12th Wedding Anniversary today. It is crazy how fast time goes by. We will be taking the kids to see Toy Story 3 , but then we will have the evening to ourselves.

27 comments:

Alyssa B said...

funny story and I agree they are amazing photos!

Kathy Martin said...

Happy Anniversary! Love that photo! And your card is AWESOME!:)

Diane Jaquay said...

FABULOUS card!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Everything about this card is PURE and UTTER PERFECTION Kelly! From the colors to the layers, the papers to the stamps...its simply FABULOUS!!!
Happy Anniversary! I am off to take my little one to see Toy Story 3 as well!!

Amy Rohl said...

Kelly, I love the card and this it's perfect in every way! Your story sounds frustrating, but the way you wrote it made me giggle! What a precious picture!

Happy Anniversary!

Vickie said...

Oh my, what an ordeal! Love your card and photos as always. Happy anniversary! :)

Wendy J. said...

Kelly this is fabulous! Love your paper choice and you did a great job with the sketch! LOVE it!!

Tina said...

Your work is incredible. You truly amaze and inspire me! Thanks for all the wonderful work you share and Happy Anniversary!

Megan said...

Happy anniversary! I love the colors in this card, they're so rich!

Leigh OBrien said...

Totally awesome...manly yet colorful card, Kelly! You always inspire me!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Happy Anniversary!

What a fabulous card! I love the rich colorway and wonderful layers!!!

What a story about your photos...you should be in the business...LOL!!!

Kathyc on SCS said...

Hi Kelly, Your photos are GORGEOUS; My advise (as if you asked for it, lol) is to take it as a compliment! If they do a nice job for you, you don't want to give that up for one incident, right? Maybe you could bring your camera card as proof if it's ever needed. Happy Anniversary to a wonderful photographer; I bet your husband is going LOVE his gift! Now I have to go see the Mary Poppins stuff for my niece!

Amy Sheffer said...

Happy Anniversary, Kelly! Amazing photos! Can't believe the hassle Wal-Mart put you through! Today's card is phenomenal!!

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

I love the card Kelly. It was a wonderful post, photographs and all {smiling}. I love the layering. The colors are rich and regal - just right for your King-for-the Day! And your coloring is beautiful. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your family time this week-end.

Debbie said...

Love the card! You SFYTT sisters always have lots of great interpretations of the sketch, but this week yours is definitely my favorite. And to get a story with it is an added bonus.

Happy Anniversary! And we all look forward to being the first to hear when you open your photography business. :)

Amber said...

WOW! This is divine! I could stare at this card for hours, lol! Perfect execution and a GORGEOUS father's day card:)

Lisa Petrella said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Your SFYTT card is AMAZING! Love all of those fabulous layers! Your Wal-Mart experience sounds beyond frustrating. I, too, avoid that place!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulous!!

Jenn Diercks said...

I'm sorry about your trip to Wal*Mart. I think your photo is amazing! I always wish I could capture moments like that.

Your card is adorable. I don't think it looks juvenile at all. The image and papers are fabulous, as are the colors.

diane mcvey said...

I LOVE this card!!! My husband used to fly small planes, and I have the stamp set. But I absolutely LOVE how you put the papers and other elements together. Just perfect!!!! Thanks for sharing. I'll be saving this in my files!

Allison said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours, buttons and dimension.

That photo is stunning!

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Been through this-and many other like-episodes with WM. Unfortunately, short of driving an hour, that is all we have! Shutterfly. They are great! Beautiful picture-card-and congrats-our anniv. is 6/21!

Tanya said...

oh my goodness on the pictures!!! This one really is a fabulous shot. Happy Anniversary! :)

Tanya said...

oh my goodness on the pictures!!! This one really is a fabulous shot. Happy Anniversary! :)

lorena b. said...

Hi Kelly: Just my two cents. I agree with another poster and take the photo ordeal as a compliment. Like Martha would say "It's a good thing!" You realize these are WM employees not usually known for their finesse and they saw enough to give you raves! Could it be a nudge in a new direction for you?

Geneal said...

I had the same thing happen to me! I teach photography, and Wal-Mart gives me guff every time I print my photos. It is very annoying!

paula said...

love your father's day card! great paper and your coloring of the plane matched perfectly. thank you for the inspiration.