Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Soccer Edwin Sends Birthday Wishes

Happy Tuesday to you, Dearest Readers,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Our son and future daughter-in-law are here for a Spring getaway! It's warm and dry here in the desert of Utah! They get to escape the clouds and rain of the Pacific Northwest for a bit! I so love having them here! Of course, it is just after four AM as I write this. One of our smoke detectors is beeping and has awakened hubby and me! Ugh! The one detector does it every Spring! It's the detector in our kitchen that just loves to start beeping in the middle of the night to let us know that the battery is low (Weird because it runs on electricity and has a battery, too). Here's the thing - it's about 17 - 20 feet up!!! My husband has to get the really big ladder, climb up to an architectural design ledge, walk across the ledge and reach up to change the battery! This is a chore he hates doing, and I so understand why! I don't know how he is going to be able to continue doing that battery exchange as he gets older! So, right now, I'm wondering how/if our "children" are sleeping through the periodic beeps!

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! The new challenge is

Cards for a Male

I made a very color one to share with you. Want to see it? Well, here it is:

I think it is a happy looking card with the bright colors. Think I used enough layers? LOL

The following supplies may be purchased at Magnolia-licious:

Soccer Edwin

Floral Background

Starlight Lace Border

My image was colored with Distress Inks and Inktense Pencils. I used some very bright papers and mounted them on black card stock for a nice dramatic effect. Next came some blue glittered card stock to add some festive sparkle to the design! Machine stitching, brads, and other elements complete the front and interior panels.

Remember that leaving a comment on any of the DT gals' blogs, as well as the Challenge Blog, places you in the draw to win a special surprise!

Oh, and I almost forgot - Magnolia-licious now has a Top 3 badge which is awarded to the top three in each challenge!

That's about it! Have a wonderful week and stay warm! I hope you will join in the challenge! We'd so love to see your creations! You might be the lucky winner! You can't win if you don't join in!




Lenny said...

Cute card!! I love how you color the Summer Background!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Chris! I hear you about the smoke detector...it happens to us as well! Ugh! Well, now, your card is a super smiley one. Love all the bright colors, stars and simplified embellies. How Perfect for a "guy" card. How brilliant of you to use the Summer Background and not at all "girly" looking with the strong masculine colors. Well done my friend! Hugs...Barb HE>i

Karen said...

I love your card Chris!! Every detail is just perfect!!

soccermom23 said...

I love this card! I love the colors, layers, stars, twine, pennants-Everything! Wonderful background too!

Candy said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!
Big Hugs, Candy

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh such a cute card Chris! Love it! Nancee :)

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!

Paper Tails said...

Great card! Love the bright colors.


Anonymous said...

What a pretty scene, I love the stars too, nicely done my friend
Hugs Julie P