Friday, February 7, 2014

Chalkboard style card

I can't believe that my baby boy Shawn is 30 years old today.  Wow!  Seems like only yesterday that he was just a cute little toddler.  I don't do too many masculine cards so it can really be a stretch for me but when I found this 'Me & My Big Ideas' chalkboard sticker set at Michael's I knew it would be perfect and I couldn't believe how quickly it came together.  I had to make some adjustments here and there with the red glitter paper and of course add the numbers.  His favorite football team is the San Franscico 49ers so I wanted to use those colors in his card. (We were pulling for them to get to the Super Bowl but they didn't quite make it through the playoffs. ) 

I just love the chalkboard look to the embellishments. It's such a hot trend right now.  I broke down and ordered some Anna Griffin chalkboard stamps from HSN.  I had some Christmas money left over and missed the sale when she was on HSN.  So I've been stalking their site every day until they came back into stock.  I was so excited when they did.  It's such a versatile set with 30 stamps.  Here's a little peek at them.  They even come with the dark green and black ink pads that are reminiscent of the old chalkboards. Can't wait to get them and start stamping.

I used my trusty diecutting machine to cut out the squares & circles.  Where would we be without those amazing machines.  :)

 I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts challenge blog:  #245 - Colours beginning with 'B' (Black)
Crazy 4 challenges:  #222 (card for loved one with lots of glitter)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog:  #15 Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas:  #80 Make it Sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack:  #36 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #43 Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes/Add some Sparkle
Cuttlebug Mania:  Touch of Red (used square & circle diecuts)
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart:  #6 Anything Goes/Use Red
Love to Create Challenge Blog:  #101 Birthday

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~


rachel taylor said...

Hi to you thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at SBB challenge this week Rachel DT

Sue Bridesmith said...

Such a Fun Design thank you for joining us over at Suzy bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge...
Suzy B~Owner~Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

mixamatoasties said...

Great card. I do love the chalkboard look.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.

Susan x

mixamatoasties said...

Great card. I do love the chalkboard look.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.

Susan x

Ruza Rebel said...

Super cool card! Love the chalkboard look!
Thank you for joining our 2nd Birthday Celebrations / Anniversary Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Kimbo said...

Fantastic card for a guy and I love those chalkboard stickers. Can you tell us how you've used your die cutting machine please? Thanks, Kim, Cuttlebug Mania

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very sparkly! I love this card - fingers crossed for you. Leona (Creative Moments DT)

Hazel said...

Love the black and red and sparkle. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 15: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Tina Campbell said...

Love the chalkboard style with the red glitter, cool card. YOur son has great taste in football :) My favorite team too. Would have been nice to see them in the Superbowl,next year maybe will get the 6th ring :) Thanks for playing along with us at Jo's Funday Friday Challenge

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Jannie said...

Good job! Love your card!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania challenge!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

SoniaW said...

Loving the card, so hard to do a good men's card! Well I think so and you have done a fab job. Thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart x

crafty-stamper said...

fantastic card love the chalkboard effect and sentiments - thanks for joinin us at Crafting from the Heart
Carol DT x

Pam MacKay said...

Love the black, white and sparkly red! Awesome design too! Thanks for joining Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge!

Kates said...

Great masculine card! Thanks for joining Crafting from the Heart. Kates x

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a great card !!! Super cool design !! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack FFC !!! Hope you join us again !!

Mayra DTM

fiona walker said...

Hi sharon love your card and Happy 30th Birthday to Shawn. Thankyou for entering your card in our challenge at crafting from the heart.
Fiona blog co-owner x

Jo Channon said...

Hi Sharron - this card is fab! I hope Shawn loved it. Loving the colours and thankyou for joining in with my Challenge at Allsorts this week Jo x

Kerry said...

Great card for your little boy :) Thank you for joining in with our Touch of Red challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x