Monday, August 5, 2013

Bon Voyage from the Heart

Hi everyone!  Wow, the last few weeks have been some tear-jerkers around here, and my project  today sure reflects it!  I am not trying to be a downer at ALL, so suffice it to say that my oldest child is a senior this year in high school.  It has truly just started to hit me as we seriously look at college applications. 

When I saw the assignment for the Bon Voyage Heart 2 Heart Challenge, my emotions took over completely.  It is truly a Bon Voyage from the heart.  I made a card for my daughter in preparation for her college departure.  It's only a year away, you know!  ;)


Oh my, did the tears start flowing!  Can I just tell you that while I was making this very card, a certain song came on the radio my iTunes playlist that has proven to be a timeline of sorts for the hubs and I.  It is called, "There Goes My Life," by Kenny Chesney...and I bawled like a baby at one of the last lines that has just about made this our REAL LIFE story.  Here it is:

"She had that Honda loaded down.
With Abercrombie clothes and 15 pairs of shoes and his American Express.
He checked the oil and slammed the hood, said you're good to go.
She hugged them both and headed off to the West Coast."

*So sorry for the tangent!  Keep reading while I grab some kleenex!*

I started with the trendy NEW Sarita Paper Packet for a background pattern.  My daughter has chosen several new shirts with patterns similar to this for her current wardrobe, and has some of her favorite colors, so I figured it was a safe choice. 

Next, I had already imagined a Polaroid for this one...and the NEW Artbooking Cartridge does not disappoint in that department!  Pg. 49 of the handbook has an adorable cut with the word HUGS at the bottom--the perfect negative space to fill with something glittery!  ;)  I decided to cut a double fish-tailed banner out of the dark grey glitter paper to back it with. 



These cute little packages are found on pg. 86 of the Artbooking handbook.  They are meant to be birthday presents with a bow on top, but my handy dandy micro-tip scissors took care of that!  ;)  I had to play around withe the sizes to get it just right for the size of my outdoor denim car stamped from the Fast and Furious My Acrylix.  The cute little tires are black buttons with a hole-punch of glitter paper on them for hubcaps!  Girly hubcaps.  ;)



The inside sentiment is from an older set called Princess Wings that is still available on my Close to My Heart Shop because it coordinates with one of our Cricut cartridges (right now, all Cricut coordinating stamps will always be available for purchase on the website.)  I have had it forEVER, but never had the right moment to use it--until now!  It is the perfect college bound, Bon Voyage wish!  Did you notice that I used the negative cut from the polaroid on the front of the card?  :)


OK, I have controlled the tears again just in time to let you know it is YOUR turn to come up with a project that features Heart 2 Heart's first August Challenge--Bon Voyage!  What is your vision of Bon Voyage?  All you have to do is use mostly Close to My Heart products to create your project, and link up with us over at Heart 2 Heart to play along!  See you there!

12 comments:

  1. I love your card and I'm sure your daughter will too! Cherish this last year of high school.

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I am trying to savor every moment! :)

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  2. It is simply adorable. It reminds me of the car from the Ikea commercials. I can't get over the fact you have a daughter who is a senior. Hang in there and enjoy this year as she stretches her wings under your care. She has an awesome mom.

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    1. Hahahaha! I would look like that coming out of IKEA if I had the chance! You are awesome, Lalia. Trust me, I can't get over it either! Thanks for the great sparkle!

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  3. Amie - My daughter is entering her high school senior year too so I know exactly how you feel. I keep trying to be the wind beneath her wings but the concept of her not being with me is still so freaky! She and I are like two peas in a pod so I'm going to miss her dreadfully. Hang in there momma, we'll get through this!

    Paige

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    1. I am so glad to me in good company! We can definitely get through it a little easier with a bit of teamwork! Thanks, Paige!

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  4. What a genius idea...your card is outstanding!

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  5. That card is adorable! Love everything about it!

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    1. You are too sweet! Thanks, Amy! :)

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  6. Amie...1st of all, LOVE how you did the boxes on top from the cake icon!!! 2nd...being that I just sent off my first born to a college 4 hours away, this card made me tear up after reading the inside :0( Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh, that is right, you were getting ready to do that! Oh, I am sending hugs to you now, Katy. How did we get to this point??? Thanks so much for the sweet blog love and come back for more hugs anytime! :)

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!