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Saturday, September 8, 2012

80th Birthday Wishes & Mojo Monday

Aaaah! It's so good to be in my craft room again! Don't get me wrong I had a fabulous time while away but its time to get inky!

Today's card is for a special person who will be reaching one of those big milestones in life. Not everyone makes it to their 80th birthday and I thought the occasion called for a handcrafted card. I decided to use Mojo Monday sketch# 257 designed by Julee Tilman:
You can read here about the Mojo Monday Contest: http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2012/09/mojo-monday-257-contest.html
The sketch looks a little on the feminine side but by using more masculine papers and shapes I think my card turned out masculine enough.
And here is my card:
 The pattern paper is Animal Crackers MatStack from DCWV. It always makes such fun cards and either be used for a guy or gal.
I used a lot of dies. The shapes are Nestabilities from Spellbinders the #s are from Sizzix and the letters are from a Martha Stewart punch.
I had a small piece of the blue polka dot paper leftover that from the border to punch two stars which I inked the edges to make them pop a bit more. I also inked the edge of the white circle. The Happy and Birthday stamps are from two different Papertrey Ink stamp sets.
 
I was busting my butt to get this card done and in the mail before the Post Office closed this morning thinking that our friends birthday was this Wed. Then it hit me that the 13th is next Wed. So I could relax and not rush around like a crazy person ha ha!
 
Some how it is hard for me to keep track of the days. Summer just seemed to fly by and here it is fall already and kids are back in school. For me fall is kind of bitter sweet. It's sad because it is the end of lazy summer days and means that winter is not far behind. But I love the warm days and cool mornings and nights and oh how I love all the beautiful fall colors! How do you feel about fall?
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Teresa


3 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, Teresa! Love the stars and the fun and festive colors!

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  2. What a wonderful take on the Mojo sketch!! Love it for an 80th birthday card! Fabulously fun papers and number dies!!

    Can't believe you were a soccer mom for 18 years!! Wow. I only have one soccer playing kid so I'll probably cap out at 13 or so. Lots of good times with the best part being seeing all the kids progress in their skills and playing ability :) Wins don't hurt either LOL! Have a great day and thanks for popping by my blog :)

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  3. This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
    PS: Hope you will play along with our BLOG HOP over at DigiStamps4Joy.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
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