Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Getting a Driver's License

Happy Wednesday everyone! We have a new sketch challenge for you at Sweet Sketch Wednesday today and I'm so excited about my cards I'm showcasing.

You see, my son just got his driver license and all his friends are getting them too. Way too many young guys on the road in our neighborhoods here I say, but they are excited about it and it is a milestone for them.  I found this perfect image at Digi Stamp Boutique, our sponsor this week at SSW, and it's just exactly what I needed for a few congrats cards for these boys.

Before I get into my card details, here's the new sketch to follow for our challenge this week.  Another go-together-quick type of sketch with terrific results!
I'm not surprised I found the perfect image for our new drivers at Digi Stamp Boutique - after all they have such an amazing selection of digis.  We're so lucky to have them as our monthly sponsor.  A generous prize of six digital images from Digi Stamp Boutique will go to the Grand Prize winner of the challenge this week.

This digi stamp from DSB is called "Henry Driving" and was colored with Copic markers on both cards.  I specifically shopped my local scrapbook store for the just-right papers to go with the driving theme. On this card the papers are from Doodlebug Designs' "Boys Only" collection.

Here, the papers are Bo Bunny's "On the Go" series.  On both cards my embellishments from the sketch are actual keys! I picked these up at Home Depot and was so lucky to find ones in the perfect colors to coordinate with my papers.  I tell ya the creativity moons were aligned so properly for this!  Well the cards are a bit hit so far and now I have more to make to meet the expectations of all the rest of them getting their licenses in the coming months!

Now take a minute and pop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see all the other creative cards that the design Divas made this week to inspire you.  And, why don't you have some fun and play along with us this week too? Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!


Heide said...

Two great card, what a great idea. Love the papers perfect with the adorable image.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Heide

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh I remember those days when my son and his friends got their drivers license. Happy boys and worried Mom's:O)Wished I had a card like this one back then. It is a fabulous card!

Arlana said...

Sharon I love your sweet papers and that key addeds the perfect touch.Your cards are so sweet.
Thanks for all you do. Hugs Arlana

Patti P. said...

Wow, your creativity was flowing and thanks for the inspiration. Those keys are fabulous. Grand work my friend. Congrats to your son!

mulberry station said...

What fun guy card. I always love your papers and this image is just too cute. the added key is the perfect finishing touch.

Jeannie said...

These are just too cute and I know your son and his friends will love these!

Peace & Luv,

The Stamper's Touch said...

Sharon, I know exactly how you're feeling. My son got his license a month ago. Such adorable cards you've created. Love the image, papers, and the idea of the keys. Fabulous!


Emma Fewkes said...

Oh Sharon, those are too cute for WORDS! I only really started going gray since Sarah started going out alone in her car .... ha!

Genevieve said...

Great cards Sharon, love the keys :)


Kathie said...

Hi Sharon, sorry for the delay in commenting, had to get the boys ready for boarding school and then we have all come down with a tummy bug yuk and haven't been feeling that bright. Love your card such a cute image and your colours are so pretty and so are your design papers. Just love your key embellishments. Take care hope all is well with you.