Thursday, May 28, 2009


I've got another card to share tonight, that I made for a challenge at Stampin' Out Alzheimers. Linda asked me if I make a card everyday, and when I sleep. This week I'm working on making a card every night but I know I won't keep up with that! I am giving myself a bit of a time limit in creating so I can spend time with DH. There are just so many great challenges to work on and like Cinderella at the ball it will end at midnight on May I'm working hard to do as many as I can. It's all for a great cause and a whole lot of fun!

Anyway, the sketch is from Taylored Expressions and the colors are this week's Jewelry Color Inspiration from Stacey: Real Red, Whisper White and Brilliant Blue. Here's my card:

I can't wait until the rain stops! My picture will look much better outside in the daylight....of course I'd need to finish my card the night before I want to post it!

It would've made a wonderful masculine birthday card if I hadn't put the bow on it. But all the ribbon I used was found ribbon and the bow was already tied. So it nicely hid where my other ribbon began and ended! Now I'm off to watch a bit of the basketball game and to bed by 10...I do make sure I get almost 8 hours of sleep each night. I can't survive otherwise, and I'm jealous of those who can!


Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red
Stamps (SU): Tag Time, On Your Birthday
Other: 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, blue Making Memory Brads, red ribbon, blender pens, blue crayola marker


  1. The red, white, and blue are such fun colors with this card! Great job Caryl! You are too good - spending time with DH AND going to bed by 10? Lol - I'm still up most nights at midnight - I'm terrible about giving up and going to bed! You're my hero!

  2. sweet birthday card, Caryl! the patterned balloons are so fun rising above the greeting:) thanks for sharing it for the JCI38!

  3. How fun, great use of both sketches!

  4. Love the balloons on this! Fabulous job!

  5. Great card Caryl and great goal. Thanks for linking to my blog. That made me smile. My hubby is fishing all day tomorrow so I want to make cards. I think it would be a great idea to make a stack of birthday cards. The weather is looking good and I may have to work in the yard.:< There just aren't enough hours in the day. How do you come up with so many cute ideas?

  6. I don't see why you couldn't give this card to a guy just because it has a bow on it. It's got guy colors and no girly images. This is really fun.


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