Thursday, June 25, 2009

She said "no", but I'm gonna post it anyway... there's definitely a story that goes with this card!
About a month ago, my 29 year old cousin from New Jersey called me to tell me how much he loved my cards, and to ask me a special favor. He realized that he let the girl of his dreams go and move back to Oklahoma. He was totally in love and wanted her to come back for a visit so he could "woo" her back into his arms.

Here's where the special favor comes in. He asked me to make a card for her, inviting her to come out for a week long visit to New Jersey - airplane ticket included!

Here's where it got a little complicated....
He said that he wanted ALL of these themes incorporated into the card:
Princess - because she should be treated like one
Sight Seeing - because he planned on taking her to local tourist spots
NYC Skyline - because he planed on taking her to a Broadway show
Beach - because he was also planning an afternoon picnic at the Jersey shore

Oh yeah....and I only had three days to design it, make it and send it to him in NJ.

Pretty tall order, but I was up for the challenge!
Here's what I came up with for the cover...

I used my Princess Anya image and some text generated on my computer. I stamped her out twice so I could pop up her hair on dimensionals. Her crown and wand have Lily White Doodlebug Sugar Coating for some extra sparkle.

Since he had so many themes going on, I decided my best bet was a 6 x 6 gate fold card.
Here's the inside... These images are all from My Favorite Things.
The girl with the map and the skyline are from "Going Places" and the seagulls are from "By The Seashore".

So what do you think?
I was really happy with how it came out.
She said no, but I decided to post it anyways. complicated.

Speaking of love.
The hubs and I are celebrating our anniversary today.
14 years together - 9 years of wedded bliss :-)


Monica Hunter said...

Aw... bummer she said no -- especially after that awesome card you made!

I'm glad YOUR love story worked out though! Happy Anniversary!! :)

Tracey Cuccia said...

Mackenzie -- sorry for your brother that she said no...LOVE your card tho - glad you opted to share it! i think you totally encompassed everything he was looking for. Happy Anniversary! Hubby and I will be together 15 and married 10 this year :) Have a super day!

Inkerbelle said...

A tall card order indeed, but you totally did it!
Too bad she said no after all the trouble your cousin (and you) went through. Hopefully, he'll meet the right girl who'll appreciate his efforts.
Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!

Odette said...

Ha! :) those beautiful stories of love that fill our hearts and make us remember ours ...:)
Very nice card, you got 10 on your challenge!!

Anonymous said...

AWWWW man...what a downer!!! But great card!!! I love that you made her bangs pop off the card...does that make sense? Anyhoo...congrats you crazy kids...I remember watching you walk down the aisle...soooo beautiful... : )

Love ya- Schmendy