Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Changito Work Anniversary Card

I apologize for being MIA for a few weeks. I am so happy to bid farewell to 2009 and welcome in 2010. My husband’s grandmother passed away December 12th which resulted in a whirlwind driving trip from MN to TX. Toss in the holidays and a case of the crud, and crafting wasn’t making the list. My goal is to make a card a day for 2010 (I’m already 4 cards behind). Hmm, maybe I should adjust that goal. I’m really just hoping for a nice boring year. Last year my husband and I lost 5 immediate family members. Our hearts have been heavy for awhile and I’m seriously struggling with the loss of my mom in September. The ‘good’ news is I’ll be 40 in 2010, the bad news, is that both of my parents will be watching their baby celebrate from heaven. Okay, enough of that.

I’m determined to have a very positive year and will roll with whatever is thrown my way. One of my supervisors is celebrating his 20 year anniversary with the company. I wanted to make a card, or course, and challenged myself to use only what was sitting out on my workspace (I’m still slowly getting the studio set up so everything is scattered). This was the only image I had pres-tamped that might actually work for the occasion. I love Changito and tried to make him look as ‘manly’ as possible. Thankfully even though I’ve been missing from the craft world, the awesome challenges continue. I was happy to adapt a few for my first card of the year. (Please see the Ins and Outs for links to the challenge websites and feel free to join in the fun).
Sketch Inspiration ~ Get Sketchy #19
I flipped the sketch.


Inspiration
I just bought a FUN box of preprinted square cards. I used one for the base – the brown dots are yummy!
I love the dots on the base of the card.
3 Clovers Challenge #45 ~ Celebrations


My Creation


INS AND OUTS ~ Changito Work Anniversary Card
Challenges:
Get Sketchy #19
Charisma Cardz ~ Celebrations
Stamp Somethings ~ New Somethings (use something new)
Crazy 4 Challenges ~ Polka Dot Fun
3 Clovers Challenge #45 ~ Celebrations
Stamps: Changito Cheer and Hooray Blast (Stampendous)
Paper: DCWV, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (E21, 25, 31, 40,50; R27, 29; YG11, 13, 63), Chocolate Spica
Accessories: Creative Memories Star Punch

9 comments:

  1. lovely card
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
    AllisonX

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  2. oh this is so cute!! *smile* hope 2010 is a better year for you

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  3. Great card. Sorry to hear about losing so much family. We went through that last year. It was hard, but it will get better. Hang in there hun. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

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  4. good grief, 2009 was a challenging year for you BUT I truly believe that 2010 is going to be fantastic...I tell you, when I turned 40 it was the best year ever...and quite frankly, it just gets better and better...

    Now your card...perfect-o for your supervisor...soooo nice of you to design a card for him and his 20 year anniversary!!!!

    Thanks for playing with us over at Get Sketchy!

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  5. Great card, love the image! Such fun

    Thanks for joining in our blog hop at Charisma & also for taking part in my candy & your lovely comments on my blog - best of luck

    Jan xx

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  6. A stunning card. And a loveley sentiment!

    Thank you for joining us at Stamo Something!

    Hugs, Diana

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  7. This is so bright and cheery!! Great job with Get Sketchy 19!!

    ♥Lea

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  8. Great take on the sketch! thnx for playing!

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