Monday, September 5, 2016

Where do the years go?

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

 and a HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my grandson, Jonathan (19 today)

 From racing dirt bikes to building cell towers 150' up in the air ... this young man is all about living life to the fullest.  

 Where is the time going?  It seems like yesterday that we rushed back from vacation to be in the room when he was born!  

God Bless & Watch Over You Jon!!

 Okay ... onto today's card creation . . .

 Today I have a card to share that I created with the Paper Play Sketch Blog in mind.  
Here's the current sketch for the challenge:

When I saw this sketch I knew exactly what image I would use for the focus panel.  This sweet image comes from a sheet of vintage styled images called "My Little Brother"  by Nellie's Choice and the artist is Sandra Kuck (who happens to be an Ohio native who grew up not far from here).

I chose designer papers from an older Basic Grey paper pad called 'wassail paper pad' for the background and accent panels.  The cute little bear/rockin' horse dies are by Spellbinder and called 'Playtime' and the 'Hug' die is from Avery Elle.  A touch of sparkle and a little faux stitching and my card is ready to mail.

Going to be quiet around here this Labor Day and that's okay ... gives a person a minute to 'reflect'!
But if you're having a big cookout today be sure to ENJOY and BE SAFE!!

Challenges to share in:
Crafters Cafe Challenge - Use Two Patterned Papers
 Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - ATG using patterned paper 
Just Keep On Creating September Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


Donna Phelan said...

Fun sketch, lovely card! That image is so sweet and adorable! Love what you have done, the hugs, rocking horse and little teddy bear are perfectly sweet accents! Happy Birthday to your Grandson!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Such a lovely card my friend, very sweet! And Happy birthday to your grandson Jon! Happy Labor day to you!

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous, xxx

Janis Lewis said...

Great card! Thanks for playing at Paper Play Sketches.
~DT Janis

Leslie Miller said...

Awww, that's an adorable image, Darlene, and the rocking horse and Teddy bear are the perfect accents for it. This is one to cherish, for sure. And happy birthday to your grandson! It looks like he's well on his way to a great life. We did our grilling yesterday with ribeye steak and corn on the cob and shrimp skewers. I probably don't have to tell you it was delish!

Diane said...

The card is gorgeous and you nailed that sketch...those little dies are so cute and were made for that image! Wow, has your grandson grown into a nice young man, I can't believe how much he has changed form a high school grad to a working are so right they grow so fast...I sure hope he is careful on those dang HIGH towers!!

Donna Ellis said...

Surely provides a feeling of warmth, security, and fond memories, Darlene! Lovely traditional colors, and a beautiful take on the sketch with your very merry-festive card! Love the double bows, too! Happy Birthday to Jonathon! They grow up so quickly!

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back with my other hat: Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Craft Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
crafty hugs,

Margaret said...

Love the vintage look of this card. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

Conniecrafter said...

Awww that is just adorable image and great design and embellishing of the card!!

suzARTe said...

Such a lovely Chrismas card, the beautiful vintage main image really stands out.It would be fantastic if you shared this creation at Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

suzARTe said...

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful creation! I love this sketch and image!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge September "ATG".