Monday, June 21, 2010

One Stop Craft Saturday Challenge #85 ~ One for the Boys

Yowza. Do you ever one of those weekends where you fully believe you’ll have hours to spend on the computer, only to look back on Monday morning and say. “Wow, I didn’t even turn on my laptop; let alone get everything posted I meant too.” That would be how my weekend went. Saturday morning dear hubby, Mr. Gears, had me pushed out the door before the toothpaste spittle was wiped from my chin. We had a wonderful day with family and friends at a 60th Anniversary celebration (card to be posted soon) and graduation open house. It was 1 am before we made it home.

On Sunday I received a call from one of my BFF’s wanting to kidnap me for a day in the Big City with her and her son. Hubby took the older girls camping for the week and she was in need of girl time. I couldn’t resist, and once again spent a full day away from home and computer. This was with Mr. Gears permission as I didn't really want to abandon him on Father's Day; but the six kitties assured me they'd keep him feeling loved.

Okay, enough rambling about my weekend, let’s get on to the card! I had SO much fun making this card and am so proud that I used the more detailed sketch option from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I had my Sunday date, Krazey, in mind while I made it as his room is decorated in race cars. The challenge for the week at One Stop Crafts is One for the Boys. The DT was lucky enough to play with images from our awesome sponsor, The Stamping Boutique. The Moose from my last posting is one of their images and this card features AJ The Race Car Driver.

Creative Inspirations #65 ~ One for the Boys
Paper Play Challenge 2010Week 24 ~ Something Old (The checked background paper is from a project I made when Krazey was born (18 months ago) and the twine has been in my random supplies basket for over a year).
The Stamping Boutique Challenge – Use their Images
365 Cards Triple Catch-Up
Day 20 ~ Make Some Noise (The bolts and washers jingle jangle when you shake the card; don't tell Mr. Gears I raided his tool box). Day 69 ~ The 3 Ts: Twine, Tree, Triangle (The twine and tree are easy to spy, the triangles are my distressed photo ‘corners’) 365 Cards Day 83 ~ 4 Wheel Drive (I’m rebelling a bit on this one as only 2 of the wheels are showing, but the car obviously has 4 wheels to keep AJ safe).

Real Life Inspiration
Here's a pic of my sweet Sunday date, Krazey. He's the little brother to DivaBella and NoisyBella who were featured last week with their respective graduation cards. Krazey is a car fanatic and while his birthday isn't until Novemeber, I kept seeing his sweet smile as I kept futzing on the card. My heart is overflowing as he finally says my name; well kind of. If he wasn't saying MOM during our outing is was NONIE, which I took as Auntie. I am SO blessed.
Part of excursion in the Big City was to the Children's Musesum. We were excited to see there was a special exhibit on the Wizard of Oz (a favorite movie of BFF and me). Here's Krazey going for a spin on the Ms. Gulch's bike.

My Creation

Image Detail
It's tricky to see in the photos, but I added Diamond Glaze over the entire car for shine.
Ins and Outs ~ Race Car AJ
Stamps: AJ the Race Car Driver Digi (The Stamping Boutique); Tree is from Cornish Heritage Farms Forest Friendzy
Paper: SU Whisper White, Bazzil Red, Basic Grey scrap, DCWV scrap

Ink: Copics (B000, 29; R20, 22, 24, 29; Y02, 08; C1, 3, 5, 7; E21, 31, 50, 57; 100 Black); Spicas (Silver, Pitch Black, Lemon, Clear, Lipstick); Clear Star Gelly Roll; White Gel Pen

Accessories: Diamond Glaze, Twine, Washers, Nuts

A parting shot of Auntie, or 'Nonie' outside the Oz exhibit. I had so much fun!!


  1. What a really, really COOOOL take on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Your image is adorable and I LOVE the washers and twine element and the shiny car just adds to the already awesome creation!! Thanks SO MUCH for playing with us this week and I hope you can join in again next week!


  2. Hi Cat - how adorable is this card - and what sweet inspiration! I enjoyed reading your post - you write so well! I love that image and the shine on your card - it is a great 'boy' card you created - fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  3. OMG...I love your post today..Thank you so much for sharing.. Your card is just adorable and I love the inspiration for it too.. too dang cute.. Here’s to another wonderful week with the Midnight Madness Challenges. Thanks for playing with us.. we love checking out your work.
    MMSC Hostess

  4. Oh Cat if that darsh gone image doesn't look just like Krazey. (what a little doll) Now that is awesomely special!!! You go girl. This is so fun and fabulous. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  5. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  6. What an adorable little subject of inspiration you have! Fantastic card, perfectly colored and perfect papers!

    TSB DT/Challenge Coordinator

  7. What a totally cool boys card! I love how you decorated the inside as well!


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