Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Hello once again!!! This week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop served 2 purposes for me! First, it got me thinking creatively & having fun with my stash. And second, it allowed me to make a birthday card for my "baby" Sean who celebrates his birthday today!!!

So whether you're hopping over from Helen's Blue Dahlia Designs blog or hopping on to Laura's Lah Dee Dah Day blog, I bet you'll see some really cool "soft" cards this week!!! Why? Check out the colors!

Here are this week's colors:

Soft Sky, Real Red, Garden Green
 Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Added Piece - have an embossed piece

Here's Sean's birthday card!!!

I enjoyed this one with all the banners! It's hard to come up with something for a guy. I know we get all nautical & rustic & stuff, but that doesn't fit my Sean! He's a wise guy!!! So this was a basic that would go just about any dude way!!! I won't show the inside-he gets his wiseguy from his mom!!! lol

So the stamp set I used is the Hearts A Flutter with the matching Framelits!  Makes the cutting so easy!! The cupcake is fussy cut using the 
Best of Birthdays stamp set. I'm gonna miss those!!! 
The distressing of course is from Gorgeous Grunge!

These colors were interesting to work with. The first batch was very "primary"! I thought the second batch was kinda fun! Even tho you wouldn't at first think to use Blushing Bride for a dude!!! lol
Here's a close up!

Now I crack myself up sometimes! See, this week's challenge was to use an embossed piece on the card. Now I probably make 2 cards per year with NO embossing!! Well, apparently this is one of them!!! To that I say, "Duh"!!! I just got the design in my mind & didn't even think to emboss anything!! I could've at least embossed one of the banners!!! Geesh!!! Sorry guys!!!

 I did throw a bunch of Dazzling Details in tho, so there's at least some texture!!! lol!!! Again, duh!!!

So enjoy! And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my son Sean!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!

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