Thursday, May 9, 2013


Recently I spent the weekend with my cousin Hazel and her daughter Candy.  I hadn't seen Hazel since my mom passed away.  I hadn't seen Candy since we were kids (and I'm not saying how long ago that was).  Growing up Hazel was a babysitter to me and my siblings.  She met and then married my cousin Danny.  She has always been such a dear friend to our family and I believe one of my mom's favorite nieces.  She loved her so much.  

We went to a scrap thing in Akron, OH that I can't remember the name of.  My sister and I have been going each year and this year Hazel and Candy got to join us.  They stayed in a hotel that was a refurbished Quaker Oats Mill.  The hotel was filled with so many cogs and wheels.  Here are pictures of my daughter at one of the walls in the lobby:

Hazel told me how much she loves this stuff so I decided to make her a steam-punk card.  She brought us so many pictures of our family and then added to my Copic Markers.  She is just so sweet.  She definitely needs a thank you card.  

I was so sick over that weekend and even gave my sister my cold.  This would also be the reason for a lack of recent activity.  This one really knocked me for a loop and I'm just now starting to feel better.  Don't you just hate those types of colds.

This image is from Sassy Studio Designs and I colored her with Copic, Whisper Strokes and a metallic gold pen.  There is so much going on in the image that I decided to go with plain papers so I used Kraft and a generic black.  The sketch I chose is from 

I added ribbon from C&G then punched it with a Martha Stewart border punch.  The sentiment is my own and the gear is from 7 Gypsies.  

I really hope she likes it.  Hopefully this summer my sister and I will get to go visit them up in Michigan.  

Challenges entered:

Love to Create #64 - For mom or a special lady
Crafty Sentiments - Use a sentiment
Loves Rubberstamps #51 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Mother or special lady
Penny's Paper-crafty #126 - Die cuts and/or punches
Stampin' for the Weekend - Die cuts and/or punches
Paula Holifield - Use Kraft

Thanks for visiting and have a peachy keen day!


Lori aka lorib117 said...

Robin, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and your coloring.

Jackie W said...

Very pretty card! Love the steampunk style!! Great image and design! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W :)

Jac said...

Beautiful, love steam punk and your card is spot on as is that awesome wheel, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Cathy said...

Such a fantastic steampunk themed card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
Cathy xx

mixamatoasties said...

Love that, it's fab.

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Susan x

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you use the picture as your inspiration along with the sketch! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

fabulous image and design, love this. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

alethea said...

Wow, awesome card! Thanks for joining us at SALS! HUgsxx

Marcy said...

Beautiful card and beautiful inspiration! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions this week, don't forget we have a DT call!!

hugs Vicky x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Such a cool card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

A Little Bit O' Paper

Carrie Robinson said...

wowzers... this is amazing!! Thanks for playing at Inky impressions this week xx

Helen said...

Great card - love the image and the steam punk theme.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Lozzapops said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty! Laura xx