Saturday, September 13, 2008

K.I.S.S (Keepin' It Soooo Simple) Saturdays

Today I am focusing on using photographs on your cards.

I adore this photograph that I took this past spring when I was visiting my BIL and SIL in Fairfax, VA. This is a little garden vignette in the backyard of my SIL's friend Kathie's home. Truly, her garden was surreal, and it shows in this photograph, doesn't it?

Anyways, I wanted the photo to be the main attraction on my card, so I merely trimmed the 4x6 photo down so it was the exact width of the card base (5.5") and slightly narrower than the height of the card (4.25"). I used my decorative scissors to give the photo a scalloped border on the top and bottom. The sentiment is from Verve (Fluttering By)and I punched it out with my window punch from SU. It is mounted to the photo using dimensionals. And that's basically it. You can have this card made in less than 10 minutes flat! So please, don't keep those precious photographs in the envelope....take them out and use them on your cards! Making them into masterpieces you can share with others is as simple as one, two, three!

Yesterday afternoon the Hubster and I went and watched Youngest Son play in his 3rd high school football game. They played Eden Prairie, which is the top seeded team in the state, and they have been for years! Their varsity team has remained undefeated for many, many seasons. We found out last night that the 9th grade B team also had an undefeated record... for 5 years!!!! Well, guess what? We beat them last night! Woo-hoo! We broke their 5 year undefeated record! It was so exciting, so I thought I'd share some of the photos I got from the game....

This is Youngest Son tackling the receiver right after they landed from mid-air. Youngest Son's face is smashed into the turf!In this photo, Youngest Son is on the far left, trying to tackle the enemy. Sad thing was, Youngest Son was the first player to try and tackle him, then a second teammate came into help, and finally, a third teammate came in to help finish the guy off! He was big and strong! You can see Youngest Son's legs wrapped around the receiver's leg hanging on with every ounce of his being! Being little is NOT a good thing in football!

Youngest Son is on the far right in this shot. Every single one of them is looking up at the pass to see where it's going to land. The player in black is the intended receiver. All three of our guys are hoping and praying THEY get the interception. In the end....the middle guy, #15, got the interception...yeah!!!This is Youngest Son, mid-air, trying to get the same interception, spoken about in the above picture! You can see it land in the guys hands behind him! I think Youngest Son was a little off:)!Here are the boys running onto the field at the conclusion of the game! Woo-hoo! Go Panthers!

Have a great day!




  1. A huge congrats to youngest son. His team and he did a wonderful job. Well done

  2. I LOVE your card! It is absolutely gorgeous! That picture is so fantastic! Wow! :) Great pictures of your son too!


  3. Ouch... Some of those pix look painful...
    I glad you guys enjoyed it though.



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