Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I didn't get to post anything yesterday because Aidin (middle grandson) was sick and off school and I went to take care of him. He went to the doctors today and he has a sinus infection.

He was sick with a cold last week and it hung on and moved to his sinuses and infection set in. He is on an antibiotic now.
He went to school after the doctor visit. I don't know if that was his idea like he claimed or my daughter-in-law sent him. He will be fine in a few days once the antibiotic does its thing.

Then we had bible study at church last night and when I came home I was just worn out. So I went to bed early.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the sketch challenge #374 on Splitcoaststampers. Holly was our hostess and she provided a great layout to work with. When I looked at the sketch I thought the layout would be perfect for a masculine card. You know the guys don't like frilly and fussy.

My wolf image and happy birthday sentiment are from the Marks Finest Papers set "north american woods". I stamped it in chocolate chip ink. I colored only his eyes with prismacolor pencils. I love the dramatic look with the green eyes.

The designer paper on the rectangle layers is from Stampin-Up's "pawsitively prints" collection. I layered it on pear pizzazz paper. I won this paper over on Ann Schach's blog a month ago. This pattern is so perfect for a guy card.

I wanted a sentiment on this card so I stamped the happy birthday and used a Spellbinders ribbon tag die to cut it out. I used a piece of May Arts chocolate ribbon on the die.

Oh yes, I entered  this card over at Scrap-Creations. They had a critter challenge and my card was picked as one of the top 3. Whoo-hoo!!

Well that's it for me today so until next time........God Bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Creative Craft challenges has a "boys will be boys" challenge.
2.  Here Come The Boys has a vintage feel challenge. I thought my dp has a vintage/retro look to it. As well as my wolf image.
3. Scrappy Frogs Blog has a die cut challenge. I used my oval die and a ribbon tag die.
4.  2 Sisters Blog has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Yup, definitely has a Vintage Feel :-) Great masculine card, perfect for our challenge at Here Come The Boys, thanks for joining us and hope to see you again, Donna♥

  2. Congratulations on your top 3 pick. I thought your bunny card was adorable!

  3. First of all, congrats on your win with that cute bunny card!

    Love this great masculine card Mary. Just PERFECT!

  4. A wonderful card. I love the paper. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  5. Mary! what a wonderful card! An image after that replicates my surname! Love the backing paper too. Thank you for sharing with us at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

  6. Great guy card and I agree that the sketch really lends itself to being masculine! I need to file that one away for future reference! Love the image and the eyes are wonderful!

  7. Your wolf card is great and that bunny card that was picked as one of the top 3 cards in the critter challenge is just gorgeous! Congratulations.

    My Card Blog: Creative Heart Designs

  8. Fab card. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Bev x



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