Monday, June 13, 2011

For Family

Born on Flag Day!

Our youngest boy was born on June 14th, Flag Day, so I usually make a card with a patriotic theme for his birthday. This year I've used an image from Elizabeth O. Dulemba. Since his beloved Red Sox are finally on a winning streak, this image is doubly appropriate!

Like Mo, Elizabeth illustrates children's books. She offers free digital images for personal use on her web site.....a new one every Tuesday. I've tried unsuccessfully to get her to sell her digital  images. Although she's declined, she has made a few of her designs available as rubber stamps. I don't use stamps much any more, so I have to settle for using her images only on cards I give to  family and friends.

Images: "Independence Day" from Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Digital sentiment 

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder, Mounting tape, Black Multi-Liner pen

Papers: SU! Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Neenah smooth white

Embellishments: Star brads, Denim ribbon, Gingham ribbon


Getting Older Isn't for Sissies!

My daughter-in-law,  wife of the above-mentioned son, turned 40 back in April, and wasn't too happy about it. LOL! She didn't want any of us to acknowledge it at all. So, I've waited until now to give her a gift  and this card.

Inside it says, "A very Happy Un-birthday to you, to you!"
I hope she takes it in the spirit in which it's given. I figured she must be over it by now!
I hope the bright colors will make her smile!

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Marrianne die, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set

Papers: SU! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Neenah smooth white, MME Stella Rose DP

I've entered this in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

 Thanks for taking a look....I love having you stop by!


Erica said...

I love, love, love this Mad Hatter card. The other is wonderful too, but I love how you have him hanging out of the frame and those bright colors! Great work! Thanks for playing along with the Sweeties at Cupcake Inspirations! ~Erica

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your card is fantastic and I love everything about them!

Thanks for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx