Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Beginnings…#96 The First Sassy Challenge of 2012!

Jan3 blk

Welcome back after our little time off, hope you had a great Christmas and hoping for a happy, healthy 2012 for you!

Sassy Ann kicks off the new year with our Sassy Challenge, New Beginnings.

You might be wondering what Fireman John has to do with this theme…..well, my career college student son who changed his major 3 times, FINALLY graduated with his degree… Bachelor of Fine Arts! Woohooo, whistles, fireworks…… he is an awesome artist… BUT, he decided he wants to be a fireman!
Jan3 side

He’s made it through the civil service test, physical test (placing in the top level), polygraph test, and interview…..now he’s just waiting to hear from the department some time this month! 

Jan3

Fireman John is one Cheryl drew at my request a while ago, little did I know I’d be using it for someone so special!  *Edited* Cheryl now has this image up in the store here!!

Jan3 w clock

Jan3 clsup

He’s colored with Copics, edges sponged with Distress inks.

Jan3 side

The base is stamped with a Winston Churchill quote from Never Give Up, Our Daily Bread designs.

For more fun,
see what the other gals did.

Ann English ~ Cathy Edgar
Pat Frank ~ Judy Kreucher ~ Peggy Marsh
Jackie Mooney ~ Jeni Tidwell

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

20 comments :

Ann English said...

Wow-fireman/artist! Now, that is an interesting combination! Wishing him luck! Your card is, as always, perfectly wonderful!
Happy New Year!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Congrats to your son. . . .and Happy New Year! What a fabulous card to start off the new year Dawn. . . .it's GORGEOUS!

fairysparkle said...

Dawn huge congrats to your son and what a wonderful young man he is ,to serve his community in this way, well i think firemen are a fantastic species and it is vocational it has to be .He can always use his art .Now i love your card and the back story makes it all the more lovely.x

Pat said...

Hi Dawn! When I saw your delightful card, I was wondering what the back story was...and couldn't wait to come visit your blog to find out!! A college graduate AND a fireman?! How absolutely fabulous...congrats to your son...and to you!!You must be so proud! I'll say a prayer that the rest of the process goes smoothly!! Your card is perfect, m'dear!! I love your colors and coloring...and your son will surely cherish this for EVER!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Pat said...

Hi Dawn! When I saw your delightful card, I was wondering what the back story was...and couldn't wait to come visit your blog to find out!! A college graduate AND a fireman?! How absolutely fabulous...congrats to your son...and to you!!You must be so proud! I'll say a prayer that the rest of the process goes smoothly!! Your card is perfect, m'dear!! I love your colors and coloring...and your son will surely cherish this for EVER!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

Congrats to your son, Dawn!! It's a very noble profession - my sweet son-in-law is a Captain in Lodi - he loves it! I LOVE THIS IMAGE and went searching for it, but didn't find it - now I "see" why - I WISH IT! :) :) :) Great coloring! wendy xx

Becky said...

Congratulations to your son. Great card..

Kecia said...

What a great story (and fabulous card too). You must be very proud!

jkreucher said...

Oh My Gosh Dawn.. this is the cutest image and the absolute perfect one as you said.. Congrats to your son!
He is going to love getting this amazing card.. colord to perfection, as always!
I am lovin this image.. feeling the need to go shopping!
New Years hugs for you my friend!
Judy

- dlm. said...

What an adorable card, Dawn. Sending best wishes to DS!

Cathy said...

WEll, Mom, at least he has a degree and being a fireman is a very demanding profession. Best of luck to him!!! Your card is wonderful as always and I love the colors and your coloring is always gorgemous!!! Happy New Year to you GF, can't wait to create another year with your talented self!!!

Cathy said...

WEll, Mom, at least he has a degree and being a fireman is a very demanding profession. Best of luck to him!!! Your card is wonderful as always and I love the colors and your coloring is always gorgemous!!! Happy New Year to you GF, can't wait to create another year with your talented self!!!

JACKIE M said...

I LOVE your card dawn and great quote, Fireman Sam is beautiful too.

Debbie said...

This is just stunning... Perfect card for your son

Debbie

Heidi said...

Dawn- I had to LOL at this one! My son-in-law did almost the same thing (law-enforcemet)! Great coloring-and I can't wait for the image to be available, as I have a good friend who is a fire fighter.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Awesome! Great to know what he really wants to do, congratulations to him!! Firemen/women are wonderful, courageous people. I am sure he will love this card Dawn, what a cutie patootie!! Great sentiment stamp for your background. Happy New Year Sassy friend! ~jeni :)

- dlm. said...

Perfect card, Dawn! I wish your DS much success...hope that he hears back soon about his new chosen career path.

Joanne (jojot) said...

congrats, Dawn....your little boy is all grown up......and wow....that firehouse will have the best pancake breakfast posters in the country

The Wired Angel said...

Great image, Dawn...I forgot about this one. Your coloring and creation are adorable. Good luck to your son in his new pursuit.

p.s. I'll have to try your calzone recipe.. sounds good! Thanks for sharing. Peggy x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Sassy image, Dawn! Your colouring is amazing. Sending DS well wishes. Hope that he hears back soon.

-dlm.