Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time Out Reminder: Who's Turning Fifty?


I mentioned earlier this week that we'll be celebrating my brother Neal's 50th birthday on Saturday.  Hard to believe he's 50...he certainly doesn't look 50!  This card is a reminder for the current Time Out Challenge to make a birthday card with an optional twist of making a masculine birthday card. The perfect challenge for me to make Neal's card!  The current Retro Sketches challenge is an awesome challenge to use up some of your patterned paper.   I love the sketch and always struggle with where to play my enamel elements so the sketch already having them placed definitely helped me out!

And here's a good little lesson for us all!

17 comments:

  1. This is so stylish! I love the papers you chose.

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  2. Great card Lynn. Perfect take on the sketch and I agree about where to place the enamel dots. Hope all is well.

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  3. One of my brother's turns 50 this year too! Luckily I'm the baby of the family (wink). Your card is perfect! LOVE the quote.

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  4. Love those papers, Lynn! The patterns and colors are wonderful! Beautiful card!

    And by the way, I'm loving the quotes you're sharing with us!

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  5. These are awesome papers, Lynn! Great take on the sketch! Love the quotes you are sharing too!

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  6. Such a handsome "guy" card Lynn! I love the angles! My brother turned 50 last year. I'm still having a hard time believing it :D

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  7. another great quote...can I add "and a glass of wine" to it? LOL I just LOVE the use of patterned paper here! Yes, a great way to use it up! I'm going to have to go through mine soon and get ready for our annual community garage sale. It's a professional development day here and although my staff gets it off in lieu of pro d we did last summer, I'm going to a workshop I want to see...at least it's a rainy sort of day here so it won't be so bad! ox

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  8. Aint that the truth! I keep trying to get more sleep! love your card with the angled papers Lynn - this is a great masculine design!

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  9. Amen to that quote, especially the sleep part for me LOL! Grouchy mama bear when she doesn't have enough sleep ;) Darling card and a great use of the sketch. Sure your brother will love it. Happy 50th to him. Can tell him I've broken the fifties in and they are pretty good :)

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  10. And today I have had both, just woke up from a long nap after touring London with Kylie! Great way to use DSP x

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  11. Who would have ever thought that sequins and enamel dots actually has to be placed! It is so true, I always change them around and around until it just feels right. Fabulous masculine card and I love how you used this sentiment as a stand alone without the 'shocker' stamp!

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  12. Great take on the sketch and wonderful masculine card!! I'm like you, Lynn, I spend waaaay too much time trying to decide where to place my dots lol!

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  13. Love the color combination, Lynn.

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  14. A beautiful selection of patterns!

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  15. Great birthday card for your brother! Love the combination of papers you chose. It has me inspired to CASE it!! Happy Easter to you and your wonderful family!

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  16. Oooo! What a fabulous design! LOVE your combination of papers, too! Yum!

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  17. Fun sketch, I need to pull out more patterned paper, and what a perfect quote!

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