Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First Card For My Birthday Card Challenge

I mentioned that I wanted to start a Birthday Card Challenge this year. I fail badly at getting Birthday cards made and sent out to family members and friends. I always have these great intentions but I just don't follow through. So this year one of my resolutions was to get my birthday card list ready the first of the month and get them made so they are ready to send out. Actually Im going to work a month ahead so this month I'll make January & February's cards then in February I'll do March's etc. so if I do slack a little it won't be too bad to catch up.

It's a pretty basic challenge just figure out what cards you need to do for the month and get them made AND sent out. I have challenged the gals over at Wisconsin Scrappers to join me, if you would like to join along feel free to share your cards with me by just leaving a comment with a link to your blog. Maybe once things get going I'll over some goodies :)

So for my first card I used a sketch I found online. I love working with sketches, they inspire me. So here's the sketch I used (and I can't remember where I got it from).

And here is the card I have made for my nephew who is turning 19 or is he turning 20? I don't remember lol. His birthday is tomorrow so he'll be getting it late but I will get it out (that's the 2nd part of my challenge, actually mailing it)

Stamp: Northwoods
Embossing: Cuttlebug on Coredinations cardstock
Diecutting: Spellbinders (oval and tree)

I just have one more birthday for January, my mother's is the 31st. I'll be posting hers late though because she reads my blog, "hi mom over in warm Phoenix!" :) They're lucky to not have to be in this cold weather in the winter. I'll be working on my Feb. ones too, there's 3 total and they're all male cards.


Ann said...

Wow Trudi this is gorgeous - love that stag.

Good challenge - I really should join you in this as I'm hopeless - always at the last minute.

Ann xxx

PaperCrafty said...

Trudi, gorgeous masculine card!!