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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Over The Hill Birthday

Good Morning! Did you all know it's Oldie But Goodie Thursday at Catch The Bug?! We love Oldie But Goodie Thursdays, since it's a chance to show off the older images that Bugaboo Stamps has to offer and remind us all, again, how cute they are! You can check out all the Oldie But Goodie creations from the talented design team at Catch The Bug! Go see all the  creative genius at work!

Today I have a new card to show you.  We all know masculine cards can be tough to make, so I'm always happy when I come up with one that seems to come together fairly quickly. This one just seemed to come to me, easily and I'm really happy with it! Perfect for a male birthday!

My card uses the image and sentiment set, Gus Birthday - Over The Hill, from Bugaboo stamps, colored with Promarkers, (available in the Simon Says Stamp, store!). I used three different gambling theme papers that were all scraps from my stash. The left upper and left lower corners of the card are decorated with a strip of black and white polka dot washi tape. I used three buttons (2 blue and 1 red) threaded with baker's twine to embellish two corners of the image and bring out the colors in the image. Gus has had wiggly eyes added to him, to give that extra touch of whimsy! For my card layout, I've used the sketch at Sketch N Stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #121 Sketch at Sketch N Stash
D.L Art Thankful Thursday September Linky Challenge
Challenge #63 Masculine Cards at Whimsy Inspirations
Devine Digis at The Sisterhood of Crafters
Challenge #177 The Letter G (Gus, Googly Eyes) at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge
Birthdays at Stamp And Create
VSC#15 Washi Tape at V's Sweet Ideas
Inspired By A Song (Happy Birthday) at Eclectic Ellapu
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Challenge #64 ( 1 image, 2 pieces of washi tape, 3 papers) 1-2-3 at Addicted To Stamps
Challenge #29 Anything Goes at Challenges 4 Everybody
TPE217 Digital Image at The Pink Elephant
Challenge #19 String It Up (Twine in buttons) at Cards For Men
MIM#158 Anything Goes at Make It Monday
Challenge #80 Anything Goes at Tammy's Scrappin' Corner
Challenge #53 A Cute One For The Boys at Cutie Pie Challenge
Anything Goes or Frame It at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #80 Anything Goes at Digi Darla's
PYC#4 It's All About The Birthdays at Parade Your Crafts
Challenge #68 Birthdays a Victorine Stamps
Use More Than Two patterned Papers at Whoopsi Daisy
Let's Hear It For The Boys at Clear It Out
TTCRD September 17-23 at Through The Craft Room Door
Use Something From the Simon Says Stamp Store (Promarkers) at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at Divas By Design
Challenge #145 2 or More Papers at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #61 Make It Funny at Crafting For All Seasons
Challenge #186 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Day #260 Comical at 365 Cards


  1. Cute, cute creation Sammi! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Cute image! Love the papers you used. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

  3. Thank you for entering your lovely card for Tammy Scraping Corner 80 'anything goes' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

  4. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  5. Fab male card, love that image and sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  6. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. This is such a funny card!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!
    DDC DT

  8. Such a fun card, I love the addition of the googly eyes. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  9. Super fun card.
    Thanks for playing along at Sketch n Stash and The Cutie Pies this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  10. Fun card! Love the DP, just right for a masculine card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends!

  11. This is a fun design and perfect for a special birthday! We mature folks love getting cards like this! :D) Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!

    Chana, Owner

  12. The stamp and sentiment make me laugh. They are so fun. The background papers work really well with the theme. Love the pops of red, too. Thank you for joining our Inspired By a Song challenge at Eclectic Ellapu this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  13. Wow,what a gorgeous card, beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this fortnight. Ziggyxx

  14. Such a pretty creation. Nice that you used such a small image, makes sure a huge difference on the final look. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  15. LOL! Very cute card! Fun sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Challenge!

  16. Such a fun image and design! Thanks for sharing your creation in our Addicted to Stamps Challenge and we hope you’ll join us again for the next one! Hugs, *Vicki* - DT member

  17. what a lovely card and the background papers goes well too, thanks for joining us over on divas by designs x

  18. Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  19. Fantastic and fun card, I love the backing papers, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  20. You certainly rose up to the challenge! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards!

  21. What a great card! And so much fun . . . the paper, too! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge . . . hope you join us again! (and Good Luck!)

    Kathy CIO DT