Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Dodger



Put on your sunglasses - you're going to need them for today's card! After seeing so many beautiful, elegant creations uploaded for yesterday's SCS sketch challenge (#221), I'm a little embarrassed to post mine, but what I needed yesterday was a birthday card that my kids can give to their grandfather (my Dad), who they call "Dodger." He turns 68 today! I've had these little monsters from Monsters Ink (by My Favorite Things) colored and ready to go for weeks, but they just hadn't made it onto a card. After the week my three little ones have had so far, monsters really couldn't be more appropriate. But let's not talk about that! The birthday hats and sentiment are from Let's Go for a Walk (also MFT).

Here's a look at the inside. (The sentiment is from Dino-Mite.)



So, his birthday is today. I finished the card last night. The only way he'll get his card on time is if he sees it online. Which is better than some other years. One year, he was at our house visiting on his birthday. When the celebration started, I said, "Oh Dad, your birthday card is downstairs. Hold on a second, and I'll go get it ........... By the way, um, what color and theme would you like it to be?"

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Monsters Ink and Let's Go for a Walk (My Favorite Things)
Paper: SU Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic Black; PTI Vintage Cream; Bazzill Blue Bell; Imaginesce dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Copic markers, paper piercer, foam adhesive, Spellbinders piercabilities (for wavy border), 1/2" circle punch, SU large oval punch, Michael's ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Size: 5 1/2" square

30 comments:

Jenn said...

Too cute! I love the bright colors...so fun! :D

America said...

oh Amy, I love what you did with my sketch!!! Ya know, somebody said it's never too late to play along on those SCS challenges. :) This is such a FUN, bright, happy and fabulous Birthday Card from the kids to your Dad. He'll LOVE IT too!

Angel said...

Oh how fun!!! I love this! And I am glad you didn't do elegant (which you do better than anyone by the way). I love a fun card every now and then and these lil monsters are SO cute. Great card and love all of the layers of fun!

Jill said...

This card is just so cute that I had to click through from google reader to tell you how much I love it. I love all the fabulous details on this fun and whimsical card. Great job!

Randee E said...

This is so bright and cheerful . . Just makes me smile :0) I've got 3boys and I've had MANY of those weeks. My youngest tried EATING my black SU! pad once. His tongue looked like a Chow Chow!!

Debbie said...

How adorable! Elegant doesn't fit the bill for every occasion and this is a great interpretation of yesterday's sketch challenge.

Cindy Major said...

Wow, this card is fun and fabulous! Love the bright colors and how the inside is as pretty as the outside!

TFS!
Cindy

June Houck said...

This is a super fun card! I love to look at all the little Amy touches you add that make your cards extra special.

I also love your stories about your dad and your children :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is fantastic! Love your color combination!! And love the inside of the card too!

Allison said...

This is too cute! I love the colours and that stamp set is adorable!

Jenn said...

Super cute!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I don't know why you'd be embarressed - this is fabulous!! Elegant isn't always practical and this is perfect for the occasion! Love the use of colour and all the details that you always put into your cards! Those monsters are so cute!!

Danielle said...

This is such a fun birthday card - love those monster images - they're just too cute! Great colour scheme too.
Hugs, Danielle

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun birthday card Amy!!! I love the bright cheery colors!! Those monster images are are so cute!! Your dad will love it!!

Gretchen said...

Dang Amy! I love your elegant cards and then you come up with this?!! OH I LOVE IT!! Now I really want to be you when I grow up- how do you come up with such fabulous cards?!
I have 3 boys and can relate to the whole "monster" business! Tonight I had to send 2 of them to bed early for arguing. I can't stand it when they do that and they are only 5 and 7 so their arguments are over things like whose star wars action figure can jump the highest!

Jackie Pedro said...

Why would you be embarassed to post this??? It's is ADORABLE!! I would jump with glee if I made a card like this!!! Love it, Amy!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh, I LOVE it! The colors and the layering! And such darling images!!! Bravo!! :)
Have a wonderful weekend, Amy!! :)

Nancy Riley said...

Oh Amy! This card just couldn't be cuter! I love those fun, bright colors!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Really cute card.
It is my dad's Birthday today too!
He is 91 years old. Born 3-26-18.
Ten years ago my mom died. My dad was blind and needed a caretaker.
I have had ten special years of blessings taking care of him. I hope some day you can celebrate your dad's 91st Birthday!

You are one of the talented card makers I follow on a regular basis.
Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

Carol Froehlich

ChristineCreations said...

This is SO fun Amy! I love your Dad's nickname from the kids too. Totally cute. And you do bold brights fantasticly!

Emily said...

Just too cute for words Amy! Your Dad is going to love it! It put a great big smile on my face.

Lynda Benden said...

LOL Amy!!! At least your Dad will get his card, I don't ever seem to get them in the mail!!! I do have good intentions though!!! LOL!!!

This is just darling!!! I LOVE the monsters and am thinking I need to get that set! The colors are perfect as are all of your awesome details! Have a great day!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I have seen this set and it is ADORABLE- reminds me of Monsters Inc. which is one of my fave animated movies. This is such an adorable card. Can I tell you that I think you are amazing/crazy (take your pick- wink!) for decorating the inside of your cards. It takes me an hour to design a card, if I had to do the inside....woah nelly! Thanks for all the great cards and inspiration!

ashish said...

Wow..so much fun!!This card cannot be more sweet than this,...

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:)

Catherine said...

I love the bright colours!!! Definitely says FUN out LOUD!!! The little characters made me laugh out loud for real...HAHAHAHA, my coworkers don't even look up anymore. They just think I'm being my normal, creepy self! Great card, Amy!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are TOO funny girl!!LOL!! This is so super cute!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I know I left a comment on this before....Just stopping by to say hi and wish you a good weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

Dawn Easton said...

LOL Amy, you crack me up! I'm sure your Dad will adore this card...it's so bright and cheery...perfect for his birthday!!

SmilynStef said...

What a perfect grandpa card ... love those little creatures.

AlienAnessa said...

Holy caroli!! That's gotta be hands down one of the cutest, most colorful and whimsical birthday cards I've ever seen!! Everything you did just sits there so perfectly divine!

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