Sunday, May 26, 2013

Glorious Sunday

It is so gorgeous outside today. A bit cool, but the sun is shining and the skies are blue. Church this morning was amazing and uplifting; I'm figuring that's why life feels so good. Heck, life IS good. Each day is a precious gift from God, and I'm thankful for each and every one.  You may or may not know that DH and I have a million (or so it seems) children and grandchildren...it's more like 15 sons/daughters/children in law, with nearly 19 (or is it 20...) grandchildren. I think....Gosh, I'm starting to lose track! Anyway, there are always several birthdays every month (except January which has none!) and May has been no exception. Our grandson Johnny's is on the very last day, and I needed a card for him. A manly card. He's just finished his bachelors degree, and is going on to pharmacy school (the last I heard). Nice kid. (Gosh, I speak parenthetically often! swink).

And while I was at it, I thought; "why not combine two challenges and the birthday card?" So I am. First into CAS-ual Fridays, and then into Retro Sketches. Manly colors at CFC and another sweet sketch from RS.

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And here is my combination of the two:


Appropriate for a fella, and since this gs lives in Phoenix, I'm pretending he's relaxing on this boat on Lake Michigan while visiting. The card base is Bazzill, all other papers are scraps, Unity boat stamp, MFT sentiment, Faber-Castell artist pen big brush (thanks Suzanne!), Mark Richards nailhead bling, the Twinery bakers twine, and the folder is cuttlebug. Happy Dances everyone.

11 comments:

Bobby said...

You did a great job combining challenges on your card. I'm sure your gs will love it. If you have a boat on Lake Michigan, I'd like to come visit, too. ;)

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness, how fun to have such a big family, so much fun I am sure. Your card is so perfect for a guy card and the colors are wonderful with your adorable sailboat. Love it!!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Ah, the lake spray, the breeze, the flutter of sails ... your card evokes the lot! Splendidly and most perfectly manly, Bev ... brilliant texture and dimension, overall fabulous!! Phoenix gs is going to love it! Anita :)

cm said...

Definitely a handsome, manly card! You've combined the challenges wonderfully, but most important, you've acknowledged your grandson's major accomplishment in a thoughtful, heart-warming way. Love how you showcase your scrap-stash so well!!
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lostinpaper said...

Such a great use of these colours, it's a combo I really struggle with and you have made it look so easy!

Kylie said...

My goodness, what a big family! :) Great excuse to keep making such lovely cards and this is no exception!

Jingle said...

This is very cute! I love the boat! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, I'm so jealous of your big family!! I did not at all like being an only child, and how ironic that my husband is kind of an only child too. But, we do have a ton of cousins and that makes up for a lot! Lots of parties : )

Love how you went nautical on this challenge! The twine and notched banner really add to the feel of your card. So glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

sanketi said...

Love your card and the nautical theme ..perfect ! thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Kim S said...

Congrats to Johnny (and to you!!)....(I had to speak your language and add some parentheses!!). Your card is perfectly festive and "forward-moving"

Mary said...

Great work! Love the card!