Friday, August 19, 2022

AHSC486 Cheers to All Your Years

Happy Friday, peeps!  Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!  My card today is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge: 

which is really an interesting one!  I had to put on my thinking cap for sure!  I needed a card for my nephew, so I pulled out some elements and papers from He's the Man and went to work:

I began by cutting a tag from some of the DSP; I actually adhered part of a journaling cutout to a piece of DSP, then diecut the whole thing with a Tailor Made Tag, adding a reinforcement of Basic Black and a little Mango Melody "ribbon".  I used a sentiment from A Grand Kid, stamping it several times on Very Vanilla cardstock, then cutting it out with a Stylish Shapes die.  They were a bit too big to fit five banners on my tag, so I only used four---hope that's still okay!

I finished it off with another element from the scrapping portion of the DSP--Cheers to All Your Years--then mounted it on a panel of Very Vanilla that was embossed with the retired Dainty Dots folder. (I won't tell him the name of that's not too masculine, but it's still a great background, LOL!)  Drew always tells me how much he enjoys getting my hand-made cards, so I hope he likes this one too!  Thanks for popping in today!

So the trip down the Brandywine was...well, let's just say that the girls weren't prepared for how s-l-o-w the tubing would be.  Boredom and crabbiness set in and at the very end, Grammy got in one of the tubes and Grampy paddled the canoe and two tweens the last few hundred yards.  Truthfully, the two of them could have maneuvered a canoe by themselves but the rental facility said they each had to be with an adult.  And they thought they would like the tubes, but their short attention spans got the better of them!  The water is very shallow, in fact, the young man who was giving us instructions before we left the banks of the river said "If you feel like you're drowning, stand up!"  It was a bit deeper in some sections but some places it was only a few inches deep...and cold but very, very clear.  It was gorgeous! John thought he was taking a picture but it was actually a video....a one-second video, but a video nontheless!

Anyway, we made it back safe & sound and went to Perkins for a birthday lunch, where the staff sang Happy Birthday to Cassidy and all was well.

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps A Grand Kid
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Mango Melody, He's the Man DSP
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Dimensionals, Rustic Metallic Dots
Tools     Big Shot, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Delicate Dots Embossing Folder (ret)


Shawn said...

LOVE this card, LeAnne! The He's the Man suite has been a favorite of mine recently. I will definitely be CASEing this for my stash of guy cards. Thanks for sharing!!

You're the coolest grandma around!! I loved tubing down the Brandywine as a teenager. Have a great weekend!

Dena J said...

Marvelous! Just love the textured background and perfect colors for this card.
Sounds like a wonderful tubing trip...but as a grandma myself I can relate. My teenage grandsons aren't always as excited about things I dream up as they used to be :-) Thank you for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Kampin' Karen said...

Love, love, love it! I have never been tubing and it is not on my bucket list! My friends would tube in the Hudson River but where we lived, it was mighty forceful and rocky. Plus it went over a dam...not my cup of tea!

Bonnie said...

A fantastic masculine birthday card, LeAnne! Your river trip sounds like my speed but I know first hand how short the tweens attention span can be! Happy Birthday Cassidy!

I Card Everyone said...

That's a whole lotta happy, LeAnne! And the cutest beer sentiment I've ever seen! What a great card - he's gonna love it!
Oh a lazy float down the river sounds fantastic - especially when not deep enough to drown in it!! Now what can I say about 'kids these days'? Not a thing - we might have been the same if we had all the 'toys' they have today! Good to see that ice cream fixed it all!

pssmitty papercrafts said...

Love your card - I think it turned out perfect!
Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Patty S, Design Team

Lisa Elton said...

I think you nailed it and your nephew is going to love it! Love the cheers sentiment! A one second video, love it! Ice cream makes everything better ;)

Carol L said...

what a cool, striking birthday card! I love how you put this all together! Wishing Cassidy a happy belated birthday too - she's growing up so fast and looks a lot like her mom in that photo! I'm glad you are still able to go tubing - it looks like a lot of fun and that's something I never tried :) Happy weekend!

Anna said...

What a cute card. I love the wonderfully bold colors on the white background. Thank you for joining us this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Anna, AHSC Design Team

Brandi said...

I love this, I love the circle element with the beer mugs. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Tracy Grauer said...

This is a great card! Thanks for the inspiration...this DSP is sitting out ready for me to make a pile of "man" cards for upcoming birthdays! I think the tubing looks peaceful and relaxing...just my style!