Monday, January 30, 2012

Timeless Treasures - Happy Retirement - Create with Connie & Mary # 136

Another one of my friends is retiring - but not from work - and she went out with a happy note having fulfilled her dream of playing an instrument in a band (at the ripe age of 75 years).  Thus this card features an old music box - it seemed somewhat symbolic.  I used the sketch challenge with Create with Connie & Mary here to create the card.

Here is the sketch



My card:
My friend loved music all her life, playing various instruments with her family when she was a child.  However, life happened, and she had to obtain employment - than came marriage, and children, followed by a painful divorce - and music was the last thing on her mind.  Well into her official retirement years she joined a band and learned how to play the French Horn and is as happy as a clam.  But now she feels it is time to hang up her "horn" as a medical conditiion has made it difficult to breathe.  Happy retirement my friend, and may music be a part of the rest of your life.

Stamps: Timeless Treasures, Teeny Tiny wishes
Inks: Black Stazon, SU markers, Soft Suede
Papers: Soft suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Attic Boutique designer paper, Rose Red
Accessories: Antique Wallpaper embossing folder, Corner rounder punch, Label framelit, Oval textured embossing designer frame, 1 7/8 by 3/4" oval punch, Modern Label Punch, pearls, dimensionals, 1/2" Rose Red seam binding.

8 comments:

Jane said...

Love what you did with the background

Julie said...

Beautiful card - love the vintage feel! Thanks for playing along with CCMC this week!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh...love that vintage background with the black polka dots to go along with your stamped image! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a cute little story behind the card. I'm sure you friend will love it! Thanks for playing CCMC this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Just beautiful...I'm sure your friend will treasure it and the memories it brings to her! Thank you for joining us at CCMC this week!

Lisa said...

Beautiful vintage card. Love how you put the image in the oval frame. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Deb said...

Wow! This is really terrific! I love the card but the story behind it is just as great! I know your friend will treasure this one! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I love that pop of red on your card - just sets everything off! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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