Thursday, June 30, 2011

Y2K Card- Peachy Keen Stamps LFIF Challenge

Hello everyone!  I have had a very nice Thursday, just spent the day shopping with a wonderful friend!  :)  It's also my hubby and I's 10 year anniversary (of the day we met)!  I can't believe it's been a decade!  Anywho, the Let's Face it Friday Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps is to create something that represents the year you graduated from high school....  This is so fun!  I graduated in 2000 (my dad was so excited I was going to be in the first graduating class in the new millenium), and so the first thing I did was Google things that happened that year....  It was so fun looking back at some of the things that were happening 11 years ago:  President Bush was elected (remember the "hanging chads" and all of that chaos with the ballots?); N'Sync, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears were the big music stars; the first season of Survivor came on (I've never watched that show); etc., etc., etc.....  I also got my driver's license that year (I don't know why I waited until I was 18)!  :)  BUT, the one thing that kept sticking out in my mind was the big hype about Y2K and the computers crashing at midnight on 1/1/2000.  In my senior pictures I even posed with a big Y2K sign (it's so funny)!  So here is what I came up with....





A2 sized card
George and Basic Shapes- computer: squares cut at 2.06" & 1", oval cut at 1.71"
Everyday Paper Dolls- girl & clothes cut at 4.52", hair cut at 4.29"
Cuttlebug- seeing spots
Peachy Keen Stamps-  Everyday Character Face Assortment
Y2K-  OCR A Extended font at size 72
Stickles- star dust
Glossy Accents
Mini button brad
Cord

This card was very simple to make (and very silly), and I was smiling the entire time I was making it!  Hope this puts a smile on your face too...  Enjoy reminiscing!  :)

** I am also submitting this in the Craft Junkie Too T.G.I.F. linky party.

21 comments:

Glora said...

HOLY MOLY this card is ADORABLE!!!! I LOVE every single detail! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog it made my day and now I have found a new (and very talented) crafty friend to follow :). Hugs- Glora

Karen H said...

Oh gosh Amy, this is cuter than a sparkly button! Her expression is priceless and I'm just amazed (though not surprised) at how you so perfectly crafted this scene! Using 2000 as the ID number is just one of the fabulous details. I seriously cannot stop smiling.. thank you for that! Your talent and creativity are just incredible. (And I love that she's wearing plaid!)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

girlia said...

Yes, I remember the "big scare" of Y2K. I thought it was funny then and this just brings back so many memories. I love all the details on this card. You did a great job. I especially love the cord coming down from the back of the computer. AMAZING!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

OMGoodness Amy, what an adorable card. FABULOUS! You rocked it my friend...great job. ~Shen

Amy said...

Adorable!!! I love the whole clever idea- and that your girl has RED HAIR!! So cute in her little outfit and peachy face ;)Amy
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Jessica said...

Love, love, LOVE your card! The glittery letters and power cord are great touches. I was in IT in my pre-SAHM days, so you made me smile seeing my current hobby combined with my past occupation. :) Great job!

Pam said...

Amy this is really cute. I do remember all the hoopla that surrounded Y2K. Too funny!! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Amy, after I commented on your card a minute ago, I went back and started scrolling down to see what I had missed on your blog. I got to the awards page and read your 7 facts. You said you can learn a song after hearing it only a couple times. My husband does the same thing. He not only can sing it, he can play it on a guitar, bass, or keyboard. My friend you are a God gifted musician!! But you knew that, right? Hugs again, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Cassandra said...

This is sooo cute...it totally goes with your story...love it!

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Arcy Scraps said...

is it just me or did you do something to the girl's hair? it looks soo textured ! love her expression!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Super cute Amy.. lol.. I remember the re-count.. Love reading your blog.

Pat N. said...

Thanks Amy for your kind comments and for following my blog; much appreciated! I'm a new follower of yours now. I remember seeing your patriotic star card the other night-it's terrific. So are your other creations! Cute Y2K card--great stuff!!--Pat N.

Anonymous said...

Years ago, I entered a contest. It had no time limit, and it had to be freestyle. That meant, no pre-made stickers or stamps could be used. It had to represent me in all categories. The finished product had to reflect intelligence, inter- and outer beauty, good personality, and a drive to succeed in all endeavors. And, guess what?, I won! You, my little Read-Headed Crafter, you are one of my best creations, my first born. I love you, and I am so proud of all that you do. I present you with "The Apple of My Eye Award!"

Love you, mom

Anonymous said...

Oh man, there is something about this card that makes it my FAVORITE!!!!!!!!! It is probably do to the fact that our family is extremely silly and would choose funny over almost anything (except for chocolate)! I remember the whole Y2K frenzy quite clearly too! Remember Dad was on a Y2K hazard squad had to go off to hospitals and make sure their facilities were as ready as can be for the possible "crash"? Hahha! Love your cards, but most of all YOU!

Your Sis,
Joni

Celeste said...

great card I love it.

Adrian said...

OMG! Great card, u have so much detail! Yes we all remember Y2K:)

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Hi There!
so sweet of you to stop by and leave such a sweet comment :) excited to see more of your work!
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Mary J said...

Anotehr really clever card - I love it!

Sherrie K. said...

Great card...love the details!
Sherrie K
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Sherrie K. said...

Great card...love the details!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogpsot.com
jskoning at msn dot com

LaLa said...

Very cute card! I graduated in 2000 as well!