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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Sports Enthusiast mojo is back!! Thank Goodness. I created three cards. All for the grandkids! This card is for a grandson who just loves sports...All Sports. What could be better than this stamp for a special card for him? I started with a sketch, which makes me comfortable. Then I choose the papers from a special sports package available at Michael's. Love all the sports related DP!  The Brads in the upper right each have an initial on them t g r (his initials.) Sorry, you cannot see this in the picture? I used some ribbon, also from Michael's behind the picture. Did you notice the green grass adjacent to the footballs?  I stamped the image on a tan DP then colored it with Prisma Pencils, blended it,accented with Gell Roll Pens and fussy cut it. I love the way it turned out!


The second picture shows the inside of this card

DP, brads, & ribbon: Michael's
Distressing ink: Tim Holtz
Rubber Stamp:  Darcie's Country stamp
Border: Fiskar's clear border stamps
Coloring: Prisma Pencils
Sketch: 2 Sister's Challenge/sketch 2

I am usually very critical of my work. However, I am so proud of this card!! I love the details that I was able to color using the Prisma Pencils and just how everything came together as I had hoped. I also was pleased that I could personalize this card with the initial brads. I hope that you enjoyed viewing my card. Perhaps I have inspired you to create a card for a boy/man. We all know that these are more difficult cards to design. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. Don't forget to visit again soon. I have three more projects to post this week. Have a wonderful week and please take the time to do something that makes you happy.

I am sharing my card with:
(T)anything challenge: Birthday/Celebrations
oldie but a goodie challenge: The Great Outdoors
shopping our stash: My weakest Link: DP!!
tuesday taggers : Anything Goes
use it tuesday: Indian Summer and use something forgotten: I have had the initial brads for quite awhile and was waiting for the perfect time to use them. These personalized this birthday card. When I think of Indian Summer, I think of the last hurray- outside before being inside all winter...a change to play any sport, even if it is only a few times before the cold weather and snow return:0)
bling it on challenges: A= arm band, B= Bear, C= card  ABC challenge
hobby stuggu: Card for a Man
cards for men: Anything Goes
diekreativenstempelfreunde: Design your own background
the angel company:  Recipe:  3 Brads, 2 Patterened Papers, 1 Ribbon
incy wincy designs/:  Recipe: 3 Embellishments, 2 Patterened Papers, 1 image


  1. oh wow what a fab image and amazing colouring- perfect for a sorts fan
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this month
    Lisa x

  2. Wow,

    what a great card,

    Thanks for joining us at Kreative Stempelfreunde / Creative Stamp friends.



  3. great male card fab colouring thank you so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x

  4. Such an adorable card. !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'anything goes' challenge . Good Luck !
    Choccy x

  5. This is a great card for a guy I think the image is fab
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  6. what a brilliant card x thanks for sharing at Tiot x Janet

  7. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  8. Fantastic creation and fabulous colouring. Love the image. Thank you for joining us for the challenge this week at TioT.xx

  9. What a fab fun card, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
    Shell xx

  10. A very Sporty themed card, love the strapping image of the teddy with his sports gear,

  11. oh this is a fabulous card Barbara, love the sports theme! the inside is wonderful too! I love football & am so excited the pre-season games are starting! :)
    hugs & blessings

  12. I love the card and can relate to that last minute rush. Been canoeing twice this week. Thanks for joinging us at Use it Tuesday- UIT DT Haven

  13. Oh WOW what a Super card, I Love it, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT and good luck, Gaynor DT :)

  14. Oh I love this fab little card Barbara the image is sooooo cute and gorgeous colouring

    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  15. Fabbie card, love that image! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

  16. Oh I hate doing guy cards but this is really cute! Love that you decorated the inside too, nice touch. Thanks for playing along at LCI!

  17. This is fantastic Barbara, the colouring is wonderful and its just a perfect card for a guy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this month, good luck! Pami x

  18. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday this week!

  19. Great card... Love that football. Thanks for joining us at Card for Men. I love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugz, Patricia