Saturday, January 10, 2009

Life is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing

I made this card for one of my favorite people...my friend, Violet. She's been on assignment in Iraq for over a month. She's a civilian working for the Federal Government. I'm sending her a box of her favorite snacks and I wanted to include a card.

The quote on this acetate is from Helen Keller and it says:
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

Violet is a strong person. She's a mom who was widowed at a very young age. She worked and raised two daughters, while going to school. She got her Computer Science degree and moved up here to the Bay Area alone. That's when I met her. We became good friends right away. A few years ago, she moved to Las Vegas to work for the Army. Then she moved to Washington, D.C. to work. Going to Iraq for 4 months is definitely a daring adventure. I wish her a safe return.


The colors for this card come from Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge (#37). These colors are great together. I wanted to use all the felt fusion since they come in these colors, but my card looked overworked. I kept it simple.

Thanks for looking!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: none
Paper: Baja Breeze (textured), Summer Picnic DSP, white (used behind the acetate quote)
Ink: none
Other: chocolate chipboard frame (American Crafts..blog candy from Char, thanks!), Helen Keller quote (Making Memories Clear Creations), foam tape, Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon (thanks Theresa!), clear button, jute, oval cutter, mini rhinestones (Michael's)

9 comments:

Susan said...

Your friend really is brave and the sentiment seems to fit her perfectly. How nice of you to think of her and send her a card and snacks.

Savitri said...

You're sooo sweet! Your friend will love the card and the goodies!!!

Your card is adorable! Love how you did the circle. Very unique and it works really well with your design. Awesome card!!

Leah said...

Such a great quote. Well done.

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Violet will love this card. I'm sure care packages from home are much desired.
Really love that American Crafts Chipboard frame. TFS, Amy.

Julia Stainton said...

What a great gift and card for your friend! Love your beautiful clean style!

Dallas said...

wow! Love your card!!! And I'm sure your friend will to, that's so sweet of you to send her something like that. I too wish her a safe return.
*smiles*

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fantastic card for your friend! So clean and crisp! :D

Sankari W. said...

Anthonette - your card is beautiful as always - love the simple and clean look - love how you played with the colors! Beautiful layout and the sentiment is so inspiring!

Your friend is going to be so happy to receive this card - it is just beautiful and inspirational! you are such a good friend to fill it up with her fave snacks. She sounds amazing - to have gone through so much. She is lucky to have you as a friend!

hope you are having a fantabulous week!!! sending you much love and hugs!!
Sankari :)

Ann said...

LOVE this LO! Great use of Kristina's colors. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it very much.