Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happy 90th Birthday!

Hello and welcome! I have a birthday card to share today that I made for my FIL who will turn 90 on June 20th. Now that's cause for a celebration, right! I thought the colors of the Play Date Cafe Color Challenge 135 were perfect for a masculine card and the Deconstructed Sketch No. 55 was fun to work with. Last but not least I'm entering this in the Make It Monday #92 Challenge & the Ribbon Carousel Blog #56 Challenge. I have to say that I'd never have put these colors together on my own but the inspiration photo convinced me too {I'm glad it did}.

Since this is a very special birthday I wanted to personalize it so I used two different date stamps to record the year of his birth and his current birthday. I improvised with the sketch by adding ribbon at the bottom and a button & hemp bow. I somehow end up making masculine cards in the CAS style which is hard for me because I always want to add more, lol. I added texture by embossing a pool colored cardstock panel and rubbed Potter's Clay ink randomly over the front. The sentiment panel was cut from an aquamarine dp and I used the same color for the rhinestones on my die cut fishtail banners. Hopefully I tied everything together with clay as my third challenge color!

On a personal note, I promised in my last post to share my golden egg story with my regular visitors so here goes. When I was in 3rd grade my school hosted an Easter Egg Hunt and the grand prize was 'a golden egg'. This particular egg had candy, prizes & money inside but it was the golden exterior that I was after. I don't know why I was obsessed with it but I wanted to be the first to find it and win that egg. Obviously I didn't but a classmate named Lydia did and while I was happy for her I was sad for me. {So silly, I know} My DH & DD were shopping in early April and they spotted a Godiva chocolate egg wrapped in gold foil. They bought it & gave it to me Easter morning, which I thought was so sweet. Finally, after 40 yrs. of waiting I had my golden egg. Only, a greedy little mouse who loves chocolate ripped into it this past Monday night at 1:52am. How do I know this? He climbed up the secretary, which is beside my bed, and was on the desk shredding the foil. Very loudly I might add! :( It woke me up and that started a 2.5 hour unsuccessful mouse chase. My DH set out to trap him the next night but he got away with the chocolaty goods which really infuriated both of us. Yesterday when he came home from work he put his engineering skills to work and created the 'super' mouse trap. At 11:36pm last night that mouse learned a hard lesson in stealing. He's the second uninvited mouse we've had in 13 yrs. and I hope he is the last. As for the egg, it's in the garbage and the moral of the story is this-if I were meant to find that egg in 3rd grade I would have but I didn't. Life goes on! Hopefully you skipped this paragraph but if you didn't please accept my apologies. :-)
Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Essential Messages (Hero Arts), You're My Type -Lower & # (TE)
Ink: Memento Potter's Clay
Paper: aquamarine dp-Laced With Grace (Glitz), graph dp-Fly A Kite (October Afternoon), pool & yam cs (Bazzill Basics)
Accessories: fishtale banners-Lacey Pennants dies (Spellbinders); Circles-Texture Fades (Sizzix); Date SMASH stamp (K& Co.) and We R Memories magnetic date stamp; ribbon & button (TE); aquamarine rhinestones (Kaisercraft); clay colored hemp cord


Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful Birthday card Lisa! Love the various date stamps that you used and the embossed background look fantastic! Happy Birthday to your FIL and MANY more to come!

Pauline said...

This is a fab card Lisa, and I love your combination of these colours, great card!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is just lovely! I love these colors together and the embossed background is awesome! Thanks for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch. :)

Patrice said...

Great use of the color palette...I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!!

Lisa S. said...

Thanks Patrice, I'd love too!

Karen said...

A wonderful creation honey!
Thank for joining us this week and good luck!
Don't forget to check back on my blog next week to see if you made my Pick Of The Week!

Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Colleen Dietrich said...

90! Bless your FIL's heart. That's so wonderful, and happy birthday to him! I'm sure he'll appreciate this fab masculine card.

Thanks for playing with us at The CAfe this week!

Margaret said...

Well, I personally loved your last paragraph! Perhaps the mouse always wanted a golden egg too! Tee!Hee! At least it won't be having any more late nite snacks!!
Your FIL's card is wonderful and who wouldn't be inspired by that gorgeous picture! I love how you put both dates on there for such a special occasion, and the clay on the embossing is fantastic!

Lisa M said...

Amazing how you master the color challenges. This is outstanding! :) Yeah 90 years old too..that's awesome. Too bad the mouse never made it that long...ha!

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