Tuesday, January 13, 2009

{ Happy 88th! }

Just noticed that I have not posted in a few days...tisk tisk.

Okay one quick post before I head off to bed.

Not sure if you saw this post on Ila's blog by Tina(owner of HighHopes Stamps). Turns out her Grandfather is turning 88 and asked if anyone would like to make him a special bday card. I thought that is cool...then proceeded to forget about it. Then I saw this card made by the incredibly talented Ila! So I thought...I must do this! So here is my card. This photo really is not the best...it does look much better in real life...honest! ;0) This was a good challenge. I always have a hard time with masculine cards, but I quite like how this one turns out. I do believe that I used another one of Julee's sketches for my inspiration. I really need to start writing these things down so I know what I did when I write these blog posts!
I sure do hope that Tina's Grandfather does not get freaked out by all the cards coming from around the world from complete strangers. I would love to see his face!

Well, I am off to bed. When the kids came home from school today, I took a step and have done something nasty to my back. I am really hoping it is better in the morning!! It is one of those...can't stand up straight kinda things. I tried a hot bath, but it is still killing me! Okay enough of my whining...off to bed I go. Be sure to come back on Thursday...got I big Challenge reveal for ya'll! ;0)


Alex said...

I think this turned out fabulous Tracy!!! I love that fun image too - he will love this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

mudmaven said...

This is so cute - love that Riley image. Take care of that back! ~chris

Joy said...

wish I was like that moose...hanging out and just relaxing. love the layout and the colors...TFS!

Victoria said...

Love your blog! Your cards are great!

Merlie said...

hmmm.. is that a new stamp I see? Love the layout!

Julie Mutch said...

This is a great card, Trace! Sweet stamp and I really like the colours that you chose and that sketch is great. TFS!

I hope your back is feeling better in the morning. Try to relax a bit! I know with two little girls that's easier said than done.


Corie said...

This is FANTASTIC -- Riley looks so relaxed. I hope your back feels better!!

Quilt Nut said...

too cute!