Friday, June 22, 2012

A Boy's Birthday Card

TGIF, everybody!! If this year keeps cruising along at the speed it is now, it won't be long before we're thinking winter holidays again! Personally, I would rush it just a little more as I have a hard time tolerating the summer heat here in Texas, even though I have lived here my whole life.  I also hate shelling out $300-400 each month for electricity, trying to stay cool!  If I could afford to, I would retire to a little cabin in the mountains, I think.

Anyway, there's a brand new challenge at Saturated Canary and the theme this time is red, white and blue.  I have used Krista's cute Basketball Boy to create this birthday card.  It's always easier for me, as I think it is for many people, to make stuff for females so I like to challenge myself whenever I get a chance to make something for the guys in my life.  My grandson turned 11 in May which was before I made this card but I made him a cute one with a football player on it.  Since he plays football it was really more fitting for him anyway, though I just adore this cute little guy!

I {heart} all of the Saturated Canary images but I think this is my favorite boy.  I'm not sure I succeeded but I tried to saturate the color on his uniform to make it resemble the shiny satin-like material often used in making such garments.  I love the expression of concentration on his face as he shoots the hoop. I just KNOW he makes that basket! LOL

I used white paper and red ribbon to make the stripes on the card. I believe the paper is from DCWV's Summer Dreams stack. All of the lettering was done with stickers, except for the #1 on the inside, which was done with stamps.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Saturated Canary #20 - Red, White & Blue
Card Makin Mamas #48 - Color (Red, White & Blue)
Delicious Doodles #22 - 1,2,3 Recipe - 1 image, 2 kinds of bling (stars & circles), 3 ribbons (the red and white stripes) or 3 colors (red, white & blue)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #65 - Boy Attitude
The Poodles Parlor 6/15/12 - Red. White & Blue
Delightful Challenges 6/20/12 - Anything Goes
DYSU #77 - Inspired by a Movie (Like Mike- 2002)

Well, that's all I have for now. I hope you all enjoy your weekend and that you manage to sneak in some time to be creative. Until next time...

Happy crafting!


  1. Wow this is stunning Anniebee, love the style, and fab gorgeous colours :D Wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs xxx

  2. Hi Anniebee!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my blog! I visited your blog and your work is truly inspiring! Your coloring is absolutely to die for!!! I still have some way to go in that area! I am now also a follower of your blog! Keep up the inspiring work!!

    Big squeezy hugs!

  3. Fabulous work - this colour scheme really works for this image.
    So glad you could join us at CMM's this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  4. What a fun card, your coloring is just amazing!

  5. Anniebee!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! its just awesome! and his hair is toooo gorgeous! girl you rock at colouring!!!
    thank you so much for coming to play with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou x

    1. Thank you so very much, ladies! You have no idea how flattered I am by your generous comments. I always enjoy reading what people think of my work as I feel that feedback to be essential to my personal improvement and development as a colorist and card maker. I appreciate each and every comment. I hope you'll visit again soon.


  6. Great boy card Anniebee. Wonderful coloring and the colors are striking. Awesome work.


  7. Fab cad for a lad

    kitten - DYSU team

  8. Anniebee,

    I just thought I would stop by to say HI and to say congrats on getting one of the SC Guest Designer spots! Well done! I love your card - your colouring is amazing!!

    Best wishes,
    Sarah x

  9. fantastic card - love the perfect colouring

    thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday
    Debbie xx

  10. Oh my gosh - your colouring is AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  11. Wow! This is an awesome card! Your coloring is outstanding!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  12. What a fantastic card, I can't stop looking at it! Will become a follower so I don't miss anymore of your amazing work xxx


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