Friday, April 13, 2012

Cowboy Birthday

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. One of those laid back days for me. Well except for all the telemarketing calls I have been getting lately. I am on the do-not call list but I still get the non-profits and political calls.

I picked up my phone to make a call today and there was a telemarketer on the line. Oh how convenient for them (lol). Today I had a call from the same Washington DC # every 15 minutes for an hour. I know it's someone's job but honestly do they realize how annoying their calls are???

I did work on a card. I made this one for the "ways to use it" challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Hannah was the hostess and she loves ruffles. So that was her challenge to us. Make a card with some ruffles on it.

I wanted to make a masculine card and after some thinking I decided I could ruch my ribbon. Then tie the end with twine and still keep a masculine feel to it.

My cowboy silhouette image is from a soon to be released set from Marks Finest Paper- "hey cowboy". I stamped it in artichoke ink and then sponged the background with some blues and a little wild honey.

I cut it with a label 10 Spellbinders die. My striped background paper is from BoBunny. The ribbon is from Stampin-Up- riding hood red.

For the sentiment I used another set from Marks Finest Papers - "cowgirls rule". I stamped the wood plank in wild honey on white cardstock and then stamped my birthday sentiment on riding hood red cardstock. I cut it out and distressed the edges.

Added some corner buttons and that completes this card. I think it still looks masculine even with a ruffled ribbon.

Well its late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1My Mum's Craft Shop wants us to make something showing a celebration.
2Shopping Our Stash has a masculine theme challenge.
3.  Use It Tuesdays has an anything goes challenge. I used buttons from my stash and designer paper that I have had for over a year.
4 Love To Create Challenge blog has a birthday challenge.


  1. Eeee-ha, what a cool card. I like what you did with the ribbon. Very clever.

  2. The ribbon is perfect for this card! Such a bright, cheerful masculine color palette, too. My stepdaughter was a telemarketer when she was in her late teens. She loved it though I can't imagine why. Once your primary is over, maybe the political calls will slow down. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. WOW!! Gorgeous with your colors and image! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

  4. What a great masculine western card Mary! love the silhouette image, your colors and ribbon technique!

  5. Mary, this is just fabulous! Love the colors you used on here and I will have to go check out that wonderful image too. So pretty and a great card for any guy!

  6. Leave it to you to make a ruffled ribbon look manly!!LOL! Love that DP! A fantastic masculine card!
    I feel the same way about those calls, especially when I get them on my cell phone and it uses my minutes if I answer...

  7. Love the ribbon treatment you added to this...a fabulous masculine card, Mary! Yes, I'm with you on getting annoyed with all the political and non-profit callers! I generally don't answer, but still hate to listen to the ringing!

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  9. Love your card - thanks for joining in the masculine theme this week on Shopping our stash, Hazel, Guest Designer x

  10. cool! love the ribbon and the colors too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  11. Oh my gosh this is too cute! Thanks for playing along with Use It Tuesday!

  12. Wow, Mary! I love the cowboy silhouette! Great choice of colors!



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