Monday, April 13, 2009

Challenge Monday!

I am so sore from this weekend- my back went out and my hips are out of alignment due to my drive to Baltimore to visit family this past week. I am struggling with how many cards to do this week with the pain I am in from my chiropractic fix. Please excuse the fact that today I combined 2 challenges into one card....

Use It! #6 and 2S4Y #24

For Use It, Regan chose the following guidelines: go out of your comfort zone, use something that you are hoarding, use something new and heat emboss.

Doing "male" cards is always a struggle. I guess I just feel that "they don't get it" the whole made from your heart, handcrafted thing. Just me, but anyway, I did a boy baseball card- give it to the coach or to the baseball afficiando. I had been hoarding these great metal embellies from Tim Coffey collection that I have had about 3 years- why they are in my stash is beyond me, but I found them. New- these papers are from my sister Kris, due to her spring cleaning, I won the jackpot in goodies (I love this WeRMemory Keepers line Urban Window collection!!) and I heat embossed in clear "baseballs" and "batter up" on the gold cardstock (if you look closely enough you can spot it...)

From Kazan's sketch at 2S4Y, this is my interpretation of it. I have to say, that all in all, I am surprised at how well this turned out ( it is quite heavy due to the metal buttons!LOL!!)

Have a great week!


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12 comments:

Tonya said...

I really like your embossing in the background...the whole card looks terrific!

Kazan Clark said...

I am so sorry that you are in such pain but I am so glad you still managed to participate and do such a great job! Get well soon ok :)
Hugs
Kazan

~dawne said...

Love that you combined both of these challenges....love your card.

fabricbutterfly said...

fantastic embossing on the background thank for pointing out, the card it great, and I agree, boy cards are tough, and they don't get it.

Jeanette said...

Wonderful card. I really like your color combo.

Jeanette

cheryln said...

fabulous masculine card! love it!!

Pam said...

Nice job on this card, Kelly! I hope you're feeling better :)

willow said...

Sorry to hear you are in pain, hope it gets better soon.
I love this card and the colours are great
maz

Regan said...

well, this is pretty darn cute!!

Thanks for playing my challenge!!

Deanna said...

Awesome, you rocked this challenge!

Lea L. said...

Your card is really cute! I love all the fun embellishments you used! Great job with the Use It challenge!

~Lea

KimmyS said...

Love your take on the sketch. Lovely card