Sunday, March 30, 2014

FMS129 Masculine Birthday Card

Hello and Happy Sunday to you. I have been enjoying some warmer temps here for the past 2 days, as well as lots of gorgeous sunshine. In what appears to be our first true sign of Spring, my son is finally sporting a new smile. Since last August, he has been missing his two front teeth. Even the dentist thought they would come in by Christmas, but it wasn't to be. I was beginning to wonder if we'd be singing "All I want for Christmas...." again this year. LOL One stubborn tooth finally dropped down and we praised the Lord for it today at lunch. :)
Isn't he cute? 

Now, onto crafty news....

Yesterday, I had my first card workshop since November. It was so nice to visit with my crafty friends and just enjoy the day. Today, I couldn't resist creating another card. I have really been on a masculine card kick lately. I think it's that awesome chicken wire embossing folder. It makes these cards so easy.
Paper: Skylark, Black CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamps: Perfect Fit - Birthday, Perfect Fit - Frames 2
Inks: Lagoon Pigment (CTMH), Black (VersaFine)
Tools: Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Gun (CTMH), Chicken Wire Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Other: Black Brads (American Crafts)
I have been wanting to do one of these Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges for some time. Just like the game, you get to choose "3 boxes" down, across, or diagonally. I obviously chose diagonally (such a rebel, LOL) - Birthday, Patterned Paper, Any Shade of Blue.

So, I would like to enter this card into Freshly Made Sketches FMS129 Challenge, as well as The Paper Players PP189 Challenge.

I wish you all a wonderful day and I would like to leave you with something to ponder, since I had such a wonderful, inspired morning at church today. "Go in peace...." James 2:16

Your friend, 


  1. Great picture of your son....they grow up so fast!
    Your card is fantastic! I wish this patterned paper was available in bulk.....I could wallpaper with it!

  2. Super fun card...I LOVE the chicken wire, I think I need that EF myself! Glad to see that tooth emerge too! My mom accidentally knocked out my front teeth roughhousing with took them a LONG time to come in and made for really great (embarrassing) conversation when I told everyone she knocked them out, LOL! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  3. This is such a fabulous masculine card. It's so hard to use lots of details on a man's card without it looking too feminine, but you've mastered it! Great textures, layers and choice of embellishments! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Your son is such a cutie! So happy to hear you had a fun workshop day! Great card; I'm really liking the Skylark paper!

  5. Fantastic card, Casandra! I love your take on the sketch! You have a great eye for mixing the EF with the different patterned papers and the aqua and black look so awesome together!! A huge yippee for the Big Tooth making its appearance! Your son is adorable!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Love the texture that you created on each layer. I also love the way the label echoes the chickenwire embossed background. Great take on the sketch. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week