April 13, 2013

RestoSketches #59

It's time for a new sketch at RetroSketches. This week's sketch is based on this card by the uber talented Laurie.

Here is my card:

I made this card for one of my dearest co-worker who's last day was yesterday. I've worked with her for 16 years. She has decided it was time to slow down some and get away from the stress of her current job. As the card says...I'm so happy for her.

Here is her package all put together. She loves her coffee so I got her a coffee cup and some freshly ground coffee from a local coffee house. (my house smelled so good)  I finally got to use my die that I got from Laurie . She has them for sale on her blog. Isn't this the coolest thing ever! We work so hard on our cards, and now everyone can see them. I wanted to put kraft colored tissue paper in the bag, but I couldn't find any. This is a little brighter then the flower but it was the closest I could find.

It looks crooked in the picture, but it really isn't. I have no idea what happened.
Here is this week's sketch:
Thanks for stopping by,
Deanna Jean

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Beautiful Booms II, Mini Blooms & Turning A New Leaf
Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft
Ink: Stampin' Up1 Calypso Coral & Old Olive
Dies: Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II & Turning A New Leaf
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink


  1. awesome card....I need to use my die too!

  2. gorgeous card, love the colours!

  3. Simply amazing card. Laurie's die is so perfect for cards, isn't it?! Hanging your card on the bag means no need for any other decoration. This really is a pretty card. Bev

  4. Love the embossed background and the gorgeous Calypso Coral flowers. :)

  5. Got 3 updates today and all the cards are super!

  6. I LOVE your card and thanks for sharing the picture of your gift using Laurie's dies. Love them. :)

  7. Another cool card that I am not surprised to see! Love it- isn't it funny how photos can drive us crazy, trying to capture real life. It looks great to me!

  8. such a gorgeous gift presentation!!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous bloom! Love how you used it to frame the banner! I am sure your coworker loved it! I have bought that die, but haven't had an opportunity to make a gift bag yet! I am gonna CASE this for when I do! I just love it!

  10. Haha! Your comment on my card with the PTI birthday die made me laugh - I totally know what you mean! ;-)
    Your card is gorgeous, I love how it slots into the bag

    Love Beth xx

  11. OH my goodness! Deanna, this is fabulous! I love the kraft background and the embossing! (We used the same folder this week! Love!!) And on to that bag! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the white bag! I must find some of those! You card and the colors are perfect! Thank you for showcasing the die so beautifully! I am going to share on Facebook! :)

  12. This is beautiful, Deanna!! I just got that die from Laurie, too...you have inspired me, your card and bag are LOVELY!! What treasures for your co-worker:)!!

  13. Gorgeous Deanna. A beautiful card.

  14. So loving this, that is such a fun sketch!!



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