Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hello! Guest Designer Card

I am happy to feature a guest designer on my blog today. This card was made by my oldest daughter Emily, and she mailed it off to her grandma in Arizona just to put a smile on her face!


The Elmo stamp is so appropriate for my mother-in-law, because it was my mother-in-law that gave Emily her first Tickle-Me Elmo on Emily's first Christmas. Now you have to remember back to Christmas 1996. Tickle-Me Elmo was brand new, and he was the HOT and popular toy for Christmas that year. My mother-in-law got one before all of the hoopla over this toy started, and even though she had offers to buy the toy for much more than she spent on it, she kept it for her granddaughter. I can still remember Emily's excited little 10-month old face back then when she saw this toy. He was cute, red, fluffy, and so very huggable. What else could a little girl need? She didn't particularly like the voice box inside the Elmo (it was kinda loud), so we removed that, and he was just a stuffed toy for her, and they were inseparable. Aw, the memories! So many of Emily's photos as a toddler and young girl include Elmo, because she was always holding him! She still loves Elmo. Then again, I still love him too!

Wow, I got off track of the card, didn't I? Emily recently bought the Elmo stamp at Hobby Lobby when the stamps were half off. She colored him in with colored pencils and used gamsol to blend and soften the look. She added so Primas and did some distressing. The "Hello!" was designed on the computer.

I know my mother-in-law, Emily's grandma, will get a huge smile on her face when she gets this card! I hope you all have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments :

Andrea, said...

Fab card Emily, I just love Elmoa and my youngest had a Tickle Me Elmo, I don't know who liked it more!!

Alexandra said...

Whoohoo Emily - this is a great Elmo card, totally cute!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

My Paper World said...

What a great card Emily! I love cute Elmo!
I've had fun catching up Carol! You've made lots of gorgeous creations! and a HUGE Congrats on your pub too! That's fantastic!
Hugs!
Nicola xx

Deb said...

fantastic card, how sweet for Grandma to have a card so personal!

~KRISTY~ said...

IM SURE GRANDMA IS GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE EMILY!CONGRATS AS WELL CAROL ON THE PUBLISHING OMG YOU MUST BE SOOOO EXCITED WELL DONE!

Judy said...

Emily, this is a fantastic card. Your Grandma will love it.

Deborah said...

Being a Granny, I know how tickled pink I would be to receive theis darling Elmo card! Nice job on the card Emily! Hugs to Princess! Deb

Glee said...

You should see the smile on my face whenever you feature your girls' work on your blog; I love that you call them "Guest Designer!" It just makes me gleeful to see their work, to read the story and to "feel" the pride you have in them!

What a delight this card is, Emily! Since I am a Grandma, I can tell you that she is going to love this card and the memory will be forever a bond with both of you!

Samm said...

Gorgeous work!!! what a fab card!

Samm
x

Terrie B x said...

Fabulous card `Emily`...your creations are all beautiful Carol..loved reading your tag too:)TFSx

Becky said...

Love this card! I have to get this stamp! Great job Emily!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

You did a great job, Emily! I bet your grandma will be thrilled when she get this! Elmo is my favorite Sesame Street characters. Keep up the good work!

Latisha said...

Great job Emily!! Kendall got your little package in the mail, she loves everything, the magnet is hanging in her room right now & she is trying to figure out what to do with the beads. I hope you all had a great weekend!
ttyl
Latisha

Mel M. M. M. said...

This is awesome! I love Elmo too. This is sure to delight her. :0)

Chris said...

this is way cute, emily!! i love elmo...he always has a smile...tickle me elmo was the best toy quinn had!!!

wendy said...

Apple didn't fall far from the tree! Very creative family you have :). The card made me smile!!