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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Birthday Boy - PSC50

Hi, and welcome to Wednesday!   Time for another Perfect Sentiment challenge!  This one will be fun and I bet we have a ton of crafters playing with us this week.  The theme is Happy Birthday!  We all have lots of birthdays to make cards for, so I hope you'll play along with us.  The "twist" on this card is to make it Masculine!  That's right - a boy card.  They are really so hard for me.  If I can't put flowers and lace on it, I'm lost.  ;)

Our sponsor this week is Parables of a Crafter.  The owner of this website/challenge blog is Theresa and she is one of our our DT members!  She's just fabulous.  She is having some health issues right now and if you're the praying kind of person, maybe your could say a little prayer for her recovery from some surgery.
The prize up for grabs this week is a $10 GC to Flourishes!  Wow!  Isn't that a great gift.  Here's a link to their store so you can check it out HERE!

That being said, here is the card that I created for the challenge.

I'm actually putting this card away for a few months and will give it to my dear grandson on his birthday in January.  This little guy just reminds me of him so much.  He is a special needs child and we are so blessed to have him in our family.  He's also one smart kid and is in some AP classes in Middle School this year.

Like I said, I don't do masculine very well.  The best I could come up with was the blue ribbon to add to it.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Big Day Tobie from Some Odd Girls stamps
  • Cardstock - Express It Blending Card; Stampin Up Brillian Blue
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Hootenanny collection
  • Sentiment - Verve - Time to Celebrate
  • Ink  Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Ribbon - Stash; 1 3/4" round punch
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B14, B21, B9; E31, E33, E35, E41, E50, E51, E53;G000, G12, G21; R0000, R00, R01, Y17
That's all for today.  Why don't you just pop on over to Perfect Sentiment challenge and see what the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer have created for your inspiration.  You can also find links to their blogs on the blog roll on the left side of my blog.  Then get busy and create your own masculine birthday card for that special someone and link it up on the blog and maybe you'll be the winner this week of the prize or be chosen as one of the Perfect 3.  Good luck!

Don't forget to grab our badge and leave a comment on the PSC that you've done so for our blog hop coming up the week of October 10.  It's going to be lots of fun, and I don't want you to miss any of it.

I will be submitting my card for the following challenges:

Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything Goes
Papelitos Challenges - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft Challenges - Card for Man
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Use Ribbon
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Spots or Stripes
Dream Valley Challenges - Celebrations
Platypus Creek Digitals - Birthdays
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes

 Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I really do appreciate each and every one of them.


  1. Maggie this is great - love the wee man, and the flags are just right for a boy.

  2. Your card is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges.

    Liv Solveig (DT)

  3. What a cute Birthday card Margaret, love the image and papers, great colouring too.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. I think you did a great job on a masculine card! Love the design, the cute papers, ribbon, the sentiment, and that darling image! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Well, for someone that don't do Masculine... you did great. The little boy image is too cute.

  6. You did a great job on making a boy card! The papers are perfect and the image is just so darn cute!

  7. I love your little boy card, that image is darling and I love your paper choices!

  8. Great job on a masculine card! The image is perfect. Great papers and colors.

  9. I think most of us find it easier to make feminine cards, but you did great on this masculine card.

  10. Such a cute card, love that adorable boy image.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft.

  11. what a fab card ,love the image and the colours and design are gorgeous
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  12. This is adorable. Your grandson is going to love it! What a great idea to make it for the challenge and have it ready to go. The image is adorable and love the background paper and ribbon.

  13. Cute Birthday the image, thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  14. I have so enjoyed your blog and your creation is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I wish you well in the this week's Challenge. We hope to see you back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  15. Cute card Maggie! You are a Copic Magician:)

  16. What a beautiful card. So perfect design with attractive colors. I appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.

  17. What a fun "Boy Card" and I love the Some Odd Girl stamps. I have a few of those and they are so much fun! Great card as always! :)

  18. Fun card Maggie and I think you pulled off masculine very well. :)

  19. Great card! Love the image.

    Saw you on MiM.

    Susan x

  20. What a fantastic boy card. Thanks for sharing with us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

  21. Love the colors and patterns of the papers, this young guy is too cute... tfs

  22. I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
    My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

  23. What fun papers! They go perfectly with the fun image you choose. Your coloring looks great!

  24. I still love this one, Maggie, even though I'm here wearing another of my DT hats this time. :-D Thanks so much for joining us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you playing in our next challenge, too.
    NanaConnie DT

  25. Aww, isn't that a cute image! The cake looks delicious! Your papers are gorgeous, too! I'm sure your grandson will love this card when you give it to him in January! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  26. Clearly you do masculine better than you THINK you do :) This is so cute!~

  27. Super cute card, Maggie! You did a GREAT job on this little guy! Love the print patterns you used and as always, your coloring rocks!!

  28. fabulous card sweetie!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  29. A wonderful male card. The papers are fab. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x


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