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Saturday, January 24, 2009

happy birthday jens!

Boy did I struggle with the SFYTT today! I think it was probably that I was trying to make a masterpiece in minutes, or perhaps my mojo has taken the weekend off, or maybe its because I struggle with teen-boy-birthday cards?! Whatever it is, I am happy to say that I did finish this card (after throwing out two others waaay beyond repair) and I'm semi-pleased with it. No, I'm not fishing for compliments, just lettin' you into my head for a sec! BTW, Jens is my 13 year old nephew--happy birthday to you! As if he reads my blog, bwa ha ha ha!




The card base is Archiver's textured white cardstock with layers of Elegant Eggplant and Kiwi Kiss DSP with a banner strip of Basic Black. The open circle was cut with my 1 3/8" and 2" punches a bit offset for a more modern look. The chipboard letters are from SU!'s Lots of Letters pack; sentiment is from CTMH's Happy Birthday set. To add to the modern look of the card, I used my corner rounder and notebook edge punches as well.

Couple of other housekeeping notes this morning! First off, be sure to check out the eye candy of my fellow SFYTT team: Amy, Carole, Susan, Shannan, and our fearless leader Jen and her January GD. Secondly, we have a new SFYTT team peep and you're going to be sooo excited: the Kelly Lunceford/Atomicbutterfly. She is fab-U-lous to say the least and a sweetheart to boot! Lastly, Jen has a super-duper SFYTT badge that you are more than welcome to stick on your blog if you happen to {heart} her sketches as much as the SFYTT crew does! Click here to find out to get it.

16 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

Wow! Love the color combo! Great card, Amy!

Kelly Lunceford said...

thanks for the sweet shout out, AMy! I seriously love your card! I know what you are saying about *struggling*. Mine had it's ups and downs! LOL! Your finished product is amazing! I love how well balanced everything is, the colors and details1 TFS

Julie Campbell said...

Wow!!! This card is AWESOME! I love the colors that you put together! the layout is really sharp too! You are a true artist!!! :)

Maureen said...

This is a perfect card for a 13 year old boy! Thanks for the idea!! You are a thoughtful Aunt!

apigonfire said...

classic! love, love, love! great color combo too!
~Kendra

Shannan Teubner said...

Love this, Amy!!! It's so stinkin cool!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Thanks for giving us a peek inside your head, but I have to say: you ain't right, girl. You just ain't right... this is fabulous! Really cool and totally perfect for a teen boy. You rock, girlfriend!

Christina Hill said...

It definitely has a masculine feel to it. Love the notebook punch on the side. I've never seen that before other than with a Zutter.

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

great colors and details! so cute!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

You rocked the sketch and the teen card! Love this...all the details the colours. Love this!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Hi Amy,

Adorable card! Since I love your blog, I've nominated you for an award! Check it out on my blog!

Hugs,
Jackie

shel9999 said...

This is great, Amy! I love the circle! I never think to incorporate circles into my designs. That would have been a tough sketch for me too. But you did a fab job!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

I love the bold colors and layout, Amy! This is perfect!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh Amy!!! I really, really, really love this card!

kathleenh said...

This is a fabulous teen card Amy! I think we all struggle with the teen male cards. I love the clean lines and bold colors together. Have a great day!

Vickilyn said...

I love this card too...might have to copy it! :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

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