Thursday, October 27, 2011

36th b-day celebration!

Hi sweet friends!! As you read this, I'll actually be in sunny Arizona hanging out with my three fabulous kids and FIVE adorable grandkiddos!! Wheeee! And, thanks to the magic of the internet and Blogger, I can still invite you to join me for another fun-filled challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Our hostess this week is my very talented friend and DT sister, Elaine! I think Miz Elaine wants us all to start gearing up for the upcoming holiday season because for this week's challenge, she's chosen the theme...

Any holiday or celebration!!

How perfect is that?! Well...while I'm on a mission to get my Christmas cards made and mailed early, I just had to take a wee break and make a fun card for my son, Andy (a.k.a. AJ), who just celebrated his 36th birthday! Old man!! hahaha! But...despite his advanced years, he still likes to pretend he's young! He's on a basketball league...and can still dunk like he did in high school!! You go, babe!!'s the card I made for my handsome boy....

Hey...I was just thinking...does this qualify for Clean & Simple? (I just don't give up, do I?! LOL!) This card was such fun...even though there are no bows or flowers! hehehe! Mo had the PERFECT digi image for my card. I swear, it's like she had a photo of Andy when she created Slam Dunk! You can find this cutie in Mo's online store HERE.

I used some fun "Scrabble" - like wooden tiles for his name...and a cute little basketball brad (both from my local craft store) to add some pizazzzzzz!

Here's the rest of my card "recipe"...
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up)
DPs: My Mind's Eye - Breaking Free collection & The Paper Studio's Basketball texture
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Spellbinders Circle & Square Nestabilities
And LOTS of Foam Dimensionals

Here's a pic that show's the 3-D effect...

Here are the Copics & Prismacolor pencils used to color this handsome,
(yet no doubt sweaty & stinky) guy...

E21, 00, 000, 000, & Peach, Light Peach (skin)
R20  & nectar (cheeks)
E25, 23, 21, YR21, & Burnt Sienna (hair)
B95, 93, 91, 000, 0000, & Indigo Blue (blues)
E99, 97, 95, 93, Burnt Sienna & Mineral Orange (ball)
C1 (socks)
C4, 2, 1, & Indigo Blue (Basket rim)
W2, 0, 00 (shadows)

Here's a peek at the about clean and simple!! That thingie on the top is a gift card holder! 

And one last pic for good measure (I know, I went a bit overboard with photos!)... 

Now I'd love for you to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to see what my DT sistahs have created this week for your viewing pleasure! Then it's your turn to get busy on your own Mo Manning challenge project!! Just make a card, tag, or 3D project using one (or more) of Mo Manning images (you can find them in Mo's online store HERE and HERE)...and come join the fun!! And who may just win a $5.00 credit for Mo's digi store! can't win of you don't play!

** I've decided to enter this cutie into Anything Goes - Challenge #52 - "To the Letter"

And...there ya have it!! Thanks so much for visiting, and for your kind comments! I'm off to do some fun stuff with my grandkiddos! Big hugs...until next time....