Monday, May 28, 2012

Rockin' the Blues

Hey there People! Are you sitting down?  Yes, it's true!  I'm back with another post today!  Geesh! Is this the third post in 6 days?!  I highly recommend grabbing your cameras and heading outside.  Pigs are very likely flying right now!!

Before I get to my card for today, I'd like to take this moment to thank all the men, women and families that have sacrificed so much for this country.  They are the ONLY reason we have the all these freedoms that we tend to take for granted. There are not enough words so I will stick to a simple THANKS for all that you have given to the rest of us. 


This has been a crazy busy weekend for us!  In addition to the 90th birthday celebration, we also have the family celebration for the Oldest Kiddo, for which I am pretty much expected to make a card for!  His actual birthday is later this week, but bummer for him, it falls right smack dab in the middle of finals and then he has to help with graduation duties as an underclassman next weekend.  This just seemed like the better weekend to try and pull off the family party and we'll figure out a better time to plan a get together with his friends later.

This was actually a fairly quick card to put together once I came up with the idea. That was the kicker.  Coming up with the idea.  Making cards for teenage boys is very hard when their interests don't change much over the last couple of years!  I want the card to be relevant  , but not the same o, same o!!  I found my inspiration from this card of Susan's.  I liked the simplicity of only two colors and the grungy genre.   I think it took me maybe 10 minutes total, and that would include having to re stamp the entire card.  It would seem that somebody pulled a lazy stamper moment and did not stamp off or even pretend to clean the sentiment stamp the last time she used it.  This resulted in a completely different shade of color on the almost completed card.  

Basic details:  One layer card, top fold from Pure Luxury White.  Lightly inked the splatter stamp from SU's Extreme Elements with Distress Tumbled glass.  Stamped SU's Extreme Guitar with Distress Broken China and added a bit of shading with Copics.  The stars are from Extreme Elements stamped with Distress Peeled Paint.  The sentiment and the other grunge element is from Tami Mayberry's Live Life Loud set and were also stamped with Distress Peeled Paint. 

It would seem that I REALLY need to address the after effects of the creative tornado that has gone through this room over the last few weeks!  Mojo is finding it very hard to even think in this mess!  

'Till then, enjoy the simplicity of creating!!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You are on a roll! Love the's perfect for a teenaged boy. Enjoy this last day of your Memorial Day weekend!

Broni said...

This is fantastic, Starla! Perfect for a teenage boy. I'll definitely be CASEing this soon!

Sylvia said...

Always a fun birthday card for the boys to be found on your blog! You rock, Starla at these cards! Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Micki said...

Oh I love it. Perfect and I am so going to CASE it.

Glenda said...

Teenage boy cards are indeed difficult! As always you come through with a great card! As far as pigs flying.....I think I actually saw a pig feather!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a perfect card! Happy birthday to your son!

Yes, I am shocked to see so many posts. But very glad. :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

love it! love that "peeled paint" is it? (the green)

hugs :)

Deanna said...

Great card for a teenager loving the color choices :)

Susan Raihala said...

Okay, you seriously NAILED the whole teenage boy thing. This is awesome!