Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Divas Inspiration Hop!

Welcome to the May Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team is here to inspire you with a little Verve ! You can start the Hop at the Verve blog.  Continue through and comment on each fabulous blog and leave a little comment love and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!  If you got here from the  Verve blog you are in the right place.
 

1. Betty5. Julee
2. Jackie 6. Shannan
3. Jen d.7. Sony
4. Jen T.8. Susan




Happy Saturday!  I am here with a card to share for this month's Diva Inspiration Hop!  I am using this week's VLV May Week 2 sketch!   Charmaine is the host!  Love this sketch, Charmaine!

For my card today I needed a birthday card for my baby boy!  Except, he is not a baby anymore.  He  has technically not been a baby for a long time.  However, today, he becomes a teenager!  WOW!   The Big 13!   Where did the years go?  I am still having a hard time believing it.  It seems like just yesterday he was just toddling around.   So, here is my very "manly" card for my little guy who is actually taller than me already!  Have A Happy Happy 13th Birthday, my son!


I combined Happy Days with the newly release Small Celebrations set.  I combined these sets to create what I call sentiment building.   I also love the large words that come in the Happy Days set that I used to create a soft muted background panel for my sentiment.  I have used this set a few times for this look.    I used Verve's Cut Above Charming Banner die to create a clip like detailing to house my baby bracelet bead letters.   I distressed most of the edges with distressing tool and ink, added a strip of stitched ribbon, and topped it off with a textured button. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Next on the hop is Jackie!


Betty

Supplies
Paper PTI vintage cream,  The Paper Company kraft, PTI true black, Echo Park Times and Season
Ink PTI scarlet jewel and ocean tide, Ranger brushed cordoroy and walnut stain, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories Spellbinders,  foam tape, glue dots, PTI fine linen button, seam binding, stitched ribbon, corrugated cardboard(recycled),MFT numbers die, baby bracelet beads, Verve's Cut Above Charming Banner die


43 comments:

  1. That is one super manly card Betty! I love it!

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  2. Love the chipboard numbers! Great take on the sketch - love the card.

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  3. Love it ! I'm always on the lookout for a manly card.

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  4. Love it ! I'm always on the lookout for a manly card.

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  5. Love it ! I'm always on the lookout for a manly card.

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  6. Great boy card! Don't they grow up quickly!!

    Tricia

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  7. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Wonderful card! Love the colors and distressing. So rugged, and the texture just leaps off the screen.

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  9. Nice job on all the fun papers and grunge-type look! I thought that was a hard sketch to follow but you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great "manly" card. Love all the details. Perfect for your teenage son. Happy Birthday "TH"

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  11. What an incredible card. Love the colors and the big numbers.

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  12. Wonderful masculine card, Betty! I'm sure he will love it. Mine turns 12 this year and I'm shaking my head too. Want to freeze frame them sometimes :)

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  13. Happy birthday to your son! What a lovely card you have made for him!

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  14. what a great card love what you did with the sketch.

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  15. Charming card. I love the deep colors and all the layers! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Beautiful and love your creativity!~

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  17. great card for a guy ... happy 13th!

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  18. Fabulous masculine card! Love how you combined the sentiments!

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  19. What a creation ,there's so much to look at.Love it

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  20. Such a gorgeous card - a great way to welcome your son to his teens!

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  21. Wow, Betty, he is going to totally LOVE it! My "baby boy" becomes 13 on the 18th of this month! What an inspiration you are...you rocked this sketch!

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  22. Great card! Love the numbers and the fun papers!

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  23. Betty!!
    This 13th birthday card is sooo super:) I love the dimension, the super stamp, the baby letter beads, the distressing, the patterned papers and the corrugated paper. this is so cool! You are gifted:) Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  24. Very nice Betty - good work :)

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  25. This card has all of the masculine vintage inkiness I love!

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  26. Fabulous and masculine card.

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  27. great card! love this creation!

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  28. great guy card with the cardboard and those colors!

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  29. I am in love with your work! The great masculine colors, layering, and special touches are just wonderful! Love how you used the Sentiment layering!!
    Just great!
    Beverly
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  30. Great card...love the deep tones.

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  31. Great card for a teenager--I like the sketch.

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  32. What a fabulously classy masculine card! Perfect for any teenager!

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  33. How very cool and how very appropriate for a young man!

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  34. Love all the layers and the vintage feel. Great masculine card.

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  35. Wonderful card! Love all the details to it. My son will turn 13 in a couple months as well.

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  36. Love it Betty! Definitely "manly" and I think a card that any 13 year old boy would be happy to receive. I love how you added the "th" with the beads. It's such a cute addition.

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  37. Love this! So much texture. And I love the darker, richer colors that you you use.

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

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Thanks so much!