Sunday, 17 March 2013

For the Boys

Hey All,

This past week was March Break for my big girls and hubby also took the week off.  I can't believe how fast it went by!  We headed to the hills on the Monday-Tuesday and the big girls practiced their snowboarding/skiing skills.  They improved so much with every run!  I'm soooo proud of them!  It's like I always say...if you're going to live in Canada, you've GOT to enjoy the snow.  No sense being miserable for 1/4 of the year.  I'm even happier now that we've got this new family favourite to share!  YAY!  My sister came down to spend some time on Thursday and Friday.  We spent alot of that time shopping (my sister wanted to take the big girls shopping to congratulate them on a good mid-term report card).  Target just opened up in my neck of the woods and we decided to go see what all the hype was about now that they've crossed the border.  I've been to a Target a couple times in the US.  I was quite disappointed at the prices and selection they had in the Target here.  There was no craft section and the storage section was very dismal.  Not impressed.  I'm hoping they're still just getting their feet wet and soon they'll actually dive in with the good stuff.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

Sooooo....onto some creative goodness!  Boys do not tend to be a popular theme at my home but I decided to take on the "Retro Fresh All About the Boys" challenge this week over at The Greeting Farm Blog.
This card I made using a Greeting Farm stamp: Edward.  The gear background embossing folder is from Provocraft called clockworks.  The die cut gears is from Spellbinders (Sprightly Sprockets), the sentiment is from Simons Says Stamp and the patterned paper is from MME.

I paper pieced his shirt and pants.  His pants are from a piece of natural coloured canvas I coloured brown using a copic marker.  I used Glossy Accents on the "you" and his shoes to add some shine.
 The based the layout of this card on a sketch from the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this Week: Choose a Sketch.

I decided to flip the sketch in the horizontal plane and used it that way.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper: Anything Goes 
The Greeting Farm: Retro Fresh All About the Boys
The Greeting Farm: Sparkle and Shine

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. What an awesome guy card!! Love this, it's super fun! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

  2. Super card. I love how you have used the sketch and for all your great details !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


    Jo x

  3. Cool metallic touch! Thanks for playing along at OCS.


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