Saturday, July 7, 2012

Olympics for the Friday Mashup & Freshly Made!

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying your summer ~ it's been blistering hot here in Winnipeg, which is actually very normal for us during summer!!! Love it and love the fact that we are blessed with a wonderful pool, so the heat is welcome in our neighbourhood! Splish Splash!!!

I did take a break from the heat today and ventured into another one of my 'happy places' I needed to create a birthday card for our grandson Seth...and I can't believe he's going to be turning 12 on the 19th of July!!! Seth is a wonderful young man, he has such a tender heart and a fabulous sense of humour! Love you Seth xo ~ Here's a shot of our son teaching Seth how to tie a tie and little brother Owen watching and learning as well!


If find it difficult to create masculine cards and even more so for a young man....but what a fabulous challenge over at The Friday Mashup ~ this was my starting point and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this, 
 I then followed (well mostly) the sketch challenge at Freshly Made! I love peeking on on these challenges ~ please do as well and play along, it's such a super way to find some inspiration as well as challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone ~ heaven knows I NEED that!

 So here is what I came up with for Seth's birthday card ~ hope you like it ~ as you can see, I flipped the sketch to fit my olympic rings and then added one other element on the lower left side!


Now my little circle punch has lost it's crispness....better get that added to my 'to do list'
Here's a quick shot of the inside


Thanks so much for popping by today, I hope I helped to inspire you, why don't you join in the fun and find a challenge that you like and then get creating!!! Have a wonderful day!

Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca/ ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions about stampin', knitting or crocheting! 

 If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, what a fantastic card! I saw that challenge and had NO CLUE what to do with it! A perfect birthday card for Seth! And ACK---that little Owen in that sweet, sweet photo....what could be more PERFECT!!! I LOVE IT!

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  2. Wow, what a clever and creative card. =)

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  3. Great card Denise! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. We've been battling a heat wave in Ontario as well...it's almost over! What a great card! Love the olympic theme! I'm sure Seth will love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  5. Wow ... what an awesome card this is ...very clever and so creative!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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  6. Wow! Great card! Love the design and colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  7. Denise this is a wonderful card for Seth. I love those olympic rings and I know Seth will love this card. Great job on the sketch and challenge.
    I love this picture of the 3 "men" bonding together - teaching and learning from each other:)

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  8. Fabulous Olympic birthday card - love the rings with the accompanying star! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

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  9. I love how you embossed the background paper! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  10. Lovely card!! The colours and textures are fabulous - and I love those rings! Also, that is such a darling picture... very heartwarming :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

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  11. You 've done a great job combining the two challenges. I love how you embossed the background , it gives a nice texture to the card. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week.

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  12. What a nice and cute card! I really like it very much! Thanks for mash it up for the Friday Mashup! Liebe Grüße Ulrike from germany(guest designer)

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  13. This came out great.. I really like how you used the sketch with the challenge colors. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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