Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wish Big *SFYTT*

I really hate it when I go a whole week without posting! I have a fun ensemble to show you, but haven't had a chance to get it posted. I made it for my daughter's teacher; it goes along with the tea box that I made. Anyway....it is now Saturday and you know what that means; a new SFYTT! I needed to make my Step-Dad a birthday card and I thought this sketch worked well for a man. It is simple and straightforward and I didn't even add any ribbon or twill.

The other night as I was trying to fall asleep, I was thinking about eyelets. I know...go figure? Who thinks about eyelets when they are trying to go to sleep? Well..., I was. I realized that I have more than a lifetime worth of eyelets that never get used, so I decided to add a few to the corners of this design. They seem manish and worked nicely, I thought.





I decided to let the pattern paper do most of the work, with minimal stamping. I used Star Prints and Birthday Basics from Papertrey Ink. I have so few masculine stamps, but I thought I could make these work. The paper is from an ancient 8 by 8 slab by Marcela for K&Company. I found it while I was looking for something else; decided to pull it out into the light, so that it could get used. What do you know? It worked nicely for this design.
Just so you know...I have completely lost my mind. I think I must have left it at the hospital after I had Rowan. I left it there and brought a baby home in it's place. LOL! On Tuesday, I dropped my daughter off at her friend's house, took my son to Grandpa's and headed to Rowan's two month check up. I got to the Doctor's office a half an hour away to find out that his appointment is NEXT Tuesday! Are you serious? Am I really that far gone? OH well...I have a beautiful miracle that I wouldn't trade for my mind. It would have left me sooner or later anyway! Wish me luck!!!

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14 comments:

Sony said...

Ohh this is perfect!!! Love the colors and the paper is awesome!!!

Eveline said...

What a perfect card for a man. I love the colors too.
Eveline.

Diane Jaquay said...

Super card, great, masculine colors, and I love the mixture of papers you used, and all of the layering!

Leigh OBrien said...

Awesome manly card, Kelly. It has so many fab elements!

texasjodylynn said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Cheryl said...

I love this! What a great, masculine card!

Amy Rohl said...

Kelly, this is just fabulouse! I'm stashing this idea away for future masculine bd cards...come to think of it, my oldest son's bd is in a week, so you can bet I'll be using this one! Fab papers, colors!

Amber said...

LOVE this! Those colors are right up my alley! Gorgeousness!!!

jen said...

This is fabulous!! I love those papers with this sketch- and I totally know what you mean with they eyelets!!!
You're such a crack up- we all lose our minds when we have a baby- I don't think I'll ever get mine back again!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

this is so darn pretty! (and masculine at the same time!)

Cynthia said...

Hi Kelly, You're in good company...my mind's gone and I don't have a baby to show for it! This is the coolest card...love how you pulled the designer paper together with the stamps so well...you're the best my friend!

Julia Aston said...

What a great card! love all the layers and shapes and super colors!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love the color scheme and all the creative layers --- Beautiful!!

Creative Momma said...

Love this masculine card...You don't see those too often...

Marina