23 September 2010

Turning 16 can be Scary!

This may look like a Halloween card, but it's actually a 16th Birthday card for my step son!
It's a little scary turning 16 and being old enough to get a learner's permit to drive and a work permit to get a "real" job... almost time for the "real world" to come crashing in!

Not for the timid or tame, for sure!

The background image is called "Autumn Leaves", by Stampin Dragon Designs.
You can get it from Stitchy Stamps!
I used to color the image in a variety of Fall colors and saved each different colored image to my Desktop. Then used Microsoft Word to insert the different colored images into one document. I rotated and moved them around til I liked how it looked, printed it on regular cardstock, embossed it with a tree bark Fiskars plate and that's it! Super-simple background!

The image is called "Scaredy Cat" and you can get him over at Delighful Inspirations.
BONUS: when you play in a Delighful Inspirations Challenge, you automatically receive a new image via email to play with next week!

This card is also eligible for a few other challenges:
One Stitch at a Time, Happy Birthday 
Sarah Hurley, Challenge 10, Autumn
Gingerloft Challenge, Challenge 2, Happy Haunting
Paper Playtime, Challenge 17, Autumn
Everybody Art Challenge, Challenge 109, Autumn
Anything Goes Challenge Blog, Week 17, Cute
Crafty Creations, Challenge 86, Falling Leaves

It's been a rough week and I appreciate all the kind messages and prayers from those who have sent them!
We are so grateful that no one was hurt in the robbery 
and we appreciate all your thoughts and prayers as we work thru it... the boys are having a tough time dealing with it- especially at bedtime... but having the new ADT alarm system seems to have put their minds somewhat at ease!

So, THANK YOU to all!


Lorie said...

That is a great card! I'm glad things are okay and hope that your boys adjust quickly. HUGS to you all!

Saskia said...

Wow! Great card... spooky and elegant!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful Autumnal colours. Love that background
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley challenges this week
Lisa ;)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, just love the background, & the kitty is super cute, not scary at all lol..happy birthday to your step son
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week! Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Janis said...

First of all - awesome card! I love that you turned it into a birthday card. Second, since it's my first time here, I have shocked to read that you have recently been a victim of a robbery. And I'm sure tons of people have said this to you already, but honestly, I am praying for you guys and the boys. May God give you peace, and strength and endurance. I can't imagine what it's like. For a prayer partner or to vent.. email me anytime at And thank you for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Gemma said...

wow I love this, such bright and cheerful colours and the little cat looks very mischievous! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

Liz said...

Thanks for joining OSAAT with this great card and our Birthday theme
Please pop by tomorrow (sat) for our Fun game and Sunday for New challenge

ona_i_ja said...

Your Birthday Card is adorable. I love the image, and your colours.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Good Luck!


Jenni said...

Great Halloween card and colour scheme, love the falling leaves backing paper. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Creations this week!
Jenni x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !! love the image!thanks for joining in our challenge.

JustYolie said...

Spooky fun card! Girl you got some serious coloring skills!!! :)

Tami said...

Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft I love your card:)

Princess Scary said...

Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

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