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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Coloring and a Masculine Birthday

Hi all - hope you're enjoying your day! I had a two hour phone chat with my friend Heather Maria who called from Ireland. What do we have to talk about for that long? All the things that take too much time to type up in an email, plus it's just plain fun to hear her voice - the Irish accent, don't ya know! Thanks for the call, Heather!! Afterward I finished a card for my brother's upcoming birthday. Since it includes some of the bits I've been coloring for Kathy's 30-day Coloring Challenge, I thought I'd share those too.

Ping pong and beer

Supplies: Paper - DCWV bright card, Authentique patterned paper, Pop-tone black, Neenah Solar White, Reflections Blue
Stamps - Hero Arts CG461 Envelope Liner Background, CL141 Fanciful Swirl Letters & CL677 Fantastic Birthday (all retired); Simon Says Stamp SSS101412 Adult Beverages (with matching dies - not in store anymore)
Digi files - Silhouette Design ID 78536 Ping-pong by Sarah Bailey; Other - Copic Markers, foam tape, Glossy Accents

My siblings and I grew up playing many kinds of games, including ping-pong. My brother still loves it and actually has tournaments with his buddies at each other's houses. Of course, they consume a lot of beer along the way! So I included a bit of each in my card. I created the label for the beer bottle by cutting a white strip, stamping the word beer, and drawing & coloring some lines.

coloring challenge
Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Other - Copic Markers; Glossy Accents
Stamps - Hero Arts CM152 Fun in the Rain & Feb 2017 My Monthly Hero kit (sold out); Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon;
Simon Says Stamp SSS101412 Adult Beverages (all with matching dies)

I'm trying to color a few bits each day and eventually they will all turn up on a card. I plan to use the little nurse bird and accessories on a card for a friend who gets her RN degree next week. Today I colored more of the SSS adult beverage images - they are so fun! Don't they look good enough to drink?!

Hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by!!


Betty Keefe said...

what a perfect personal card for your brother - seems you have a stamp for everything!! and all your coloring samples are wonderful - so many great starters for cards!

Rosemary said...

what a fun and cool card you created for your brother, linda!! all your little colored "bits" are fabulous!!

Greta said...

Perfect card for your brother, Linda! Bet your friend will treasure the card to celebrate her becoming an RN! Your coloring is wonderful--will be some fun cards!

Jean said...

Wonderful card - very imaginative. And great job on your coloring!!