Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SportsMania

I think I mentioned a few months back that one of my New Year's Resolutions was to make birthday and anniversary cards for everyone in my family (at least all of those on the Weixler side). That equates to about 100 cards this year ... which is fine, actually, because I know I make more than that each year, so all is well, right?

The one thing that has been a challenge is that I have come to realize that there are a LOT of males in our family. And I have also realized that I am pretty much a "female" card maker. Which I guess is also fine ... but I have found that, by May 1, my ideas for guy cards have been stretched to their limit!! Man, oh man, I'm gonna have to start cruising some galleries and looking for ideas! All in all, this is gonna be GOOD for me, right??? Gonna make me a better stamper/paper crafter, right??? Here's hopin', anyway! Smiley from millan.net

This card was for my cousin's 13th birthday - Happy Birthday, Andrew!! I pretty much liked it well enough that I made a second one almost exactly like it (changed up the embossing) to give to my nephew, Nate. He is 31 years old already!! Sheesh!! I have NO idea where the time has gone!! I could really tell some embarrassing story here about when he was little, but then he'd probably never speak to me again and that would be bad!! Suffice it to say that I have known him most of his life and have loved watching him grow up!! He sure keeps life fun when we get all the cousins and aunts and uncles together!! Hugs to both of you guys!! Smiley from millan.net

Stamps: Slam Dunk, Touchdown, Perfect Punches
Paper: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Nellie Snellen Diamond Dies, Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Linen Thread, Pop-Up Glue Dots

3 comments:

Marisa said...

100 family members - wowzers!! You will be busy :) LOVE this masculine card - the twine, colours, sports theme - fabulous!

Kristy said...

Thank you for a fabulous masculine card!! I love it!! So excited to case this one! :-)

Pam said...

I love masculine cards and can never find enough stamps (ideas) for them. This one is a slam dunk!!!
(and a touchdown!!) Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!!