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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy Birthday to Grandpa

It was a great day to stay inside.....as I did, with all the snow we have been getting. I like to hibernate during the winter, I really don't like the cold!! It's also a good excuse to stay in my craft room....don't you think!

I made this card for Tina's grandfather who will be 88 on his birthday. Ila has asked anyone who would like to send him a card to contact her and she will give you his address. It will also give you a chance to see her fabulous creations at Artfully Ila....her cards are amazing.

This is one of my favorite High Hopes stamps. I think it was one of the first ones I ever purchased. I love this tri-fold card for this stamp and verse, gives lots of room for the sentiment too.
I embossed the image with black and painted it with tombows. If you look real close you will see that I forgot the stickles.....ooops. Oh well, better not to be too frilly when its for a man.



This verse just cracks me up everytime I read it. I have used it for a lot of different occassions even get well and new years.
I didn't emboss the words because sometimes it makes them to thick and you lose the curls on the letters. I stamped the verse with Stazon on black.



I also stamped happy birthday and the frog image onto the inside panels, so it wouldn't be so plain. They were stamped with Stazon black.



Well this has been my longest post...ever!!
I hope you like it.....and thanks for popping in.
Take care
KAREN

15 comments:

queenjolene99 said...

OMGosh! That card is too cute. I love the saying. It is perfect!!!

Theresa said...

What a darling card! Gorgeous coloring (do you ever get tired of hearing that? hehe). That ribbon is so perfect for the card.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card and I love those colors. I laughed out loud when I read the verse!!! very cute...and WOW...88.

Cindy Haffner said...

Happy birthday Grandpa. Love your fun colors and design.

Shirley said...

Wow Karen, I love it!!! How cute and the colors are just so great together too! The verse is just a hoot!

joey said...

Hi Karen, this is fabulous, I love the green and blue and what a fabulous verse. joey xxx

Rach said...

awww this is so cute. a perfect card. hugs rachxx

Nancy said...

This card is soooo cute! Love the frog image! Cracked up at the sentiment...sounds like something I should use for my brother!
Oh, thank you for the blog award. I haven't forgotten it, just haven't stalked five others to pass it onto yet. :)
Hugs!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a lovely card, so cheery and how nice you have made it for Tina's grandad.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Ila said...

This card is so Fabulous Karen!! the coloring, fold and sentiment is just Perfect!! Tina's grandad will love it!!!...Thanks so much!!..Hugs, Ila

The Rubber Maid said...

Darling card for your gramps, I'm sure he'll love it, I'm a Nana and I love it so probably another Oldie but Goodie will too. Have a great weekend " Wacky Woman". Pat

About Me.... said...

Just adorable. the verse it terrific. lol happy birthday grandad!! blessings Renee

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Karen and love the design, such a fun character which you have coloured so beautifully. Wow, Tina's Grandfather is going to have such a special birthday, Hugs, Nikki x

Sharon said...

Brilliant card Karen. Love the verse and the frog - they go together so well. That colour scheme is great for a man too.
Sharon

Curt in Carmel said...

I couldn't for the life of me figure out the image. It was cute, but I thought "Hmmmm frog trying to get into boxers. . ." Then when I read the sentiment, I laughed right out loud and then thought "That Karen, she always does such an amazing creative job!" Love this! Best, Curt