Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jon's Birthday Card

This is the first time, in a long while, that I have made a card strictly for an occasion and not a DT. I am as shocked as you are. Well, perhaps I am more shocked than you are. Or, maybe you are not shocked at all. But I am. So much so, that I almost didn't blog this.

Ah, but then I thought, oh my peeps would be so upset if I made a card and didn't show it to them. They might mutiny. They might never come and visit again. They might throw rotten eggs. Or tomatoes. Or even shed a tear or two. Well.... couldn't let any of that happen, could I? Noooooo, so here I am, letting you in on the deets for this card.

Which is for Jon. My SIL. Whose birthday is today. I believe it is number 46. Of course, I could be wrong about that--I am old after all, and I do forget things. Like my name. My phone number. My address. Which is really embarrassing, when the police find me wandering barefoot and pregnant, (just kidding on that last part), but wandering barefoot through the school playground, looking for a friend to play jump-rope with. And they try to bring me home. And I can't remember my name, phone number, or address. So they take me to the police station and wait for someone, namely Gary, to notice that I am missing. And to come and pick me up. You'd think they'd realize after the 35th time this happened, where I belonged. But noooooo, they can't seem to remember squat either. What's happening to this world of ours? Where is the love? And just who the heck are you anyway? Why are you in here? You're scaring me.

Now, where was I? Oh, yeah, sorry, I was lost in space there for a moment. Jon's card. For his whatever-number birthday. Hey, Happy Birthday, Jon, from your nutcase MIL! Cheers!

Oh, if you think I am bad, you should have heard my sister, Merrilyn, yesterday. She called in a state of confusion. And scared me a bit--it seemed like her brains were actually scrambled. Until I realized that she was on pain meds again, because she had a bit more oral surgery Monday. (Which I knew was coming up, but didn't actually know when. My bad. Didn't even get a card ready. Drat!)  So she took pain meds when the local anesthetic wore off. And she gets just loopy when she takes those. Loopy and nauseated. When she called she said that she couldn't reach the dental office, and she needed to talk to them. But her call wouldn't go through. She could call me because she had me on speed-dial. Well, we hung up so she could try something else. (I don't remember what--I'm old, remember?) OK, so after a bit, she called me back and said that she had been dialing the wrong number. Really. Okaaay. Loopy I tell ya. Loopy as all get-out. And this was for real. Not like my pretend episode above. (well...sorta pretend.) Hey, Merrilyn, hope you're feeling better today. (And don't kill me for telling on you.)

Enough horsing around. Stop it. I must tell you about this card, for I have another DT card waiting in the wings to be created. And time's a-wastin'. So...Jon is a Green Bay Packers fan. Big-time. Which makes life interesting at their home, because Angela is a big-time Vikings fan. Hmmm....must make for stimulating conversation, (translation: loud voices), when the two teams play against each other.

Anyway, I decided to make a card for Jon with the image MayzyArt American Football, which I printed on Make It Colour Blending Card. (Hey, Mayzy, so glad you are back in action--I missed you; we all did!) Then I knew I had to do the card in the Packers' colors--green, golden yellow, and white. But I had no DP with those particular colors together, so I just went for those colors in card stock. As it turned out, I had the nearly-perfect Stampin' Up colors, (even though they are retired now.)

To add a bit of interest, I embossed the green and yellow card stock pieces. I also added a couple of die cuts to the front of the card for some extra dimension. I used my own computer-generated sentiment. (Oddly enough, this is a phrase Gary's uncle used to say in the early 1970's. When the Packers actually stunk up the field, so we laughed at him. Well, we're not laughing now, are we, Uncle Don? And are you enjoying watching them from the other side? Save me a seat, OK?)

I accented the image with some white gel pen after coloring him with my Copics: G24, G28, G29, B32, B34, C0, C1, Y13, Y15, Y17, R20, E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, E18, E19, E31, E35, YR20.

The embossing folders used:  Cuttlebug Clockworks, SU Sizzix Chevron, SU Sizzix Stripes. The dies used: Poppystamps Simple Banner and Grass Border, Memory Box Woodland Branch, MFT Grass Border, and Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop.

I figure I might as well enter this into a couple of challenges, right? So...

CMC All About Kids Copic Challenge
Eclectic Ellapu Layering or Openable or Interactive Challenge
Ooh La La Creations Someone Special Challenge
The Outlawz Paper a la Mode Embossing Challenge

That's it for Jon's card. If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a happy, wonderful, delicious one! (We'll be at The Deli!)


22 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful card, I'm sure Jon will love it! Always remember Penny, you are as old as you _feel_. :D

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  2. This is wonderful. That's a great image. I love the colours and fabulous layout

    Sue

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  3. Hope your sis is feeling better... I just typed how much I know Jon will love this card then asked, "Why? Do you know Jon?" And since I don't, I deleted it! I do think this is a fantastic card though!

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  4. This is fab Penny!! Love those bright yellows...the greens really pop next to them! The dies look fab too....fantastic work :D

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  5. This is a fab Football card, great embossed and die cut details.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations this fortnight.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. WOW......a fabulous card I soooooooo love the colours & your colouring on this fella is awesome.

    I wanted to pop over to say thank you soooooooooo much for your lovely comment on my blog I really do appreciate it so much, thank you sweetie.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  7. Awesome card, Penny! Love the colors and image! Live how you've used embossing folders instead of design paper, too! Makes me want to Germaine out to play with!
    Danielle :)

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  8. Fantastic child's card, fabulous embellishments and the colors are off the charts. simply marvelous. Beautiful design and thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  9. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous I love your creations ♥ Pops x x x

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  10. Fantastic card! The image is very cute and your colouring looks amazing. I really like the solid colours for this one - I think it makes it look more sporty. The embossing looks awesome. Beautiful design and die cuts.

    Hugs, Dawn

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  11. Hi Penny I'm sure Jon doesn't think you are a nutcase MIL ....... But I am sure he will love his card. wow this is fabulous great colours too. Well done big hugs Elaine

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  12. Great card. Loving the vibrant colour combination. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

    Alli x

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  13. Oh, your card is so fantastic! I love the colours and the cut outs you used! I think John will love it, too!!

    Hugs
    Conny

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  14. Oh this guy would be c=so cute as a Chicago Bear....Bear Down! hehehe Darling card- perfect colors and someone aka Jon...will love it!

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  15. great male theme thanks for playing along with us at ellapu this week
    Jacki xx

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  16. Wonderful for a big football fan and great design too.

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  17. Perfect, he will love this card, love the sports theme. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  18. TOTALLY AWESOME WHAT CAN I SAY I'M FROM WISCONSIN AND A TOTAL PACKER FAN!!!! I think me and Jon would get along. Super great card.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  19. Wow. That's an amazing card that he will definitely love.

    Great coloring and design.

    Your post cracked me up, though I hope your sister is feeling much better by now.

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  20. What a great card, though of course it would be better if the colors were purple and yellow and the reference was to my Vikings. But I know you'll come through for me on my birthday with just such a card. Thanks! :)

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  21. P.S. As you already know, he loved the card. :)

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Hugs, Penny