Sunday, July 3, 2016

New Driver on the Road !

     A couple of weeks ago, my eldest granddaughter took and passed her driving test, and now she's a fully licensed driver!  I had already decided that I had to do a card for her, that being a huge milestone in the life of any teen.  I had already decided to use this image I won at From the Heart Stamps but before I got the card finished, an incident occurred which also needed to be memorialized.

     The story goes like this: on the second day after getting her license, her mom asked her to run to the grocery store and pick up a couple of items needed for dinner.  The store is two blocks away from home.  She did as asked and was on her way back home when she saw red lights flashing behind her!  She pulled over and was scared to death, totally unable to figure out what she could possibly have done to merit being stopped by the police.  Keep in mind, she's driving her mom's car, not yet having one of her own.

     The officer asked to see her license and registration, then advised her that she had a tail light which was out.  When she told him that she'd only had her license for two days and that it was her mom's car, he told her to make sure it got fixed but was nice enough not to write her a ticket.

     Here's how I changed the planned card design following that incident.  :-D


     Colored with my ProMarkers and the police officer is clip art I found online, fussy cut and mounted on dimensional dots.  I used a stitched die to cut the image and inlaid it into black CS, also cut with that same stitched die although the stitching doesn't show on the black.  The checkered flag is another image from the race car set, printed, fussy cut, and added on a dimensional dot.  Sentiment was computer printed.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Catch the Bug
City Crafter
Crafty Addicts
Creative Fingers
Cute Card Thursday
Pencil Case
Scrapper's Delights
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     Congrats again, #1 Granddaughter.  I'm so proud of you!  Happy Stamping to all.  NanaConnie

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19 comments:

  1. Lovely card NanaConnie & congrats to your Granddaughter too!
    hugs Jo x

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  2. LOL! Your grandchildren must thoroughly enjoy your thoughtfulness and sense of humor, Connie! Fabulous card, and my condolences to her parents LOL Happy 4th to you! xo

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  3. Congratulations to your granddaughter. Love your card and the image is brilliant.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Absolutely adorable card and how thoughtful of you to make it for your granddaughter. Love it.

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  5. That makes me smile for her! That will be a keeper for her Connie. Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Twist: Use a Rose]
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

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  6. A fab and fun card; congrats to your granddaughter! And thanks for playing along at CCCB!

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  7. I love how you really personalized this, drawing out the humour in a situation that must have been harrowing for a brand new driver. Great card. Congrats to the new driver.
    hugs, TEresa

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  8. What a fun scene - perfect for the occasion and fabulous use of the flags. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

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  9. What a fabulous card and I love the story behind it! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  10. A wonderful scene and card, she'll be thrilled with it I'm sure.
    Faith
    x

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  11. This is a fabulous card for a new driver!!Thanks for joining in with the fun at Creative Fingers this time around!
    Susan - DT Such an exciting time :)

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  12. What a fun card! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

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  13. Brilliant card and many congratulations to your granddaughter!
    Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

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  14. Hee Hee! Love this little scene! Congrats to your new chauffeur too! LOl!
    HUgs
    Dawn xx

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  15. What a fab card! I'm sure it was appreciated and what great personalisation too!!

    Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

    Helen x

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  16. Love your project! Thanks so much for joining us for our July Anything Goes at Catch the Bug! I hope you join us next week for our Sixth Annual Christmas in July weeklong event you will find lots of inspiration and some wonderful prizes!

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  17. Such a fun card just love it. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT

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  18. What a fun card, I love how colorful and fun it is.. such a fab image

    Thanks for joining in over at the Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog

    DT MsWipz

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  19. What a cute card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog. http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-57-challenge-56-winners.html Jane P. DT

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