Good morning! Happy Thursday! Today is my Friday, as I have tomorrow off to travel to Victoria, BC for my grandmother's 90th birthday celebration. It takes about 12 hours to get to my grandmother's, including a ferry ride :) It's a long drive, but worth it to see all the family members. Maybe I'll see a few critters along the way too! Before I get to the challenge today, I just want to mention a few shout-outs my cards received:
And my purple wedding card was a pick over at Pals Paper Arts:
Awesome! I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to check out my blog :) Now, onto the challenge! I really loved the sketch over at The Paper Players this week:
I had a reason to create a masculine birthday card as a co-worker is having an important birthday today! He is turning 75 years young. I did a quick google search for ideas and was inspired by the talented Mary Fish's masculine birthday card seen here. Here's my take:
The colours are lovely! I am really going to miss more mustard when it goes, it is the perfect accent colour. On the plus side, I am SO happy island indigo made it into the collections :)
The core'dinations cardstock with the woodgrain texture fits perfectly and I finally got to break out my alphabet bigz!!! I finally took the plunge and ordered them when Stampin' Up! had their "free shipping" promotion, and I think the options with these dies are limitless! They are a great size and font and I hope to use them often.