Sunday, April 19, 2015

FMS 182 + CTD 338 + Seize the Birthday

My craft time this weekend was limited to a few minutes here and there between beach clean-ups, soccer and (sadly) a memorial service, but I finally managed to finish this card while Stefan manned the grill for dinner tonight. I picked up both the MFT Smart Phone and MP3 Player dies a little while ago and can't believe they have sat in the NBUS pile for so long.

My plan was to use this card for my daughter's birthday in a couple of weeks but she spied it under construction and has asked if she can use it for a friend.

The sketch from Freshly Made Sketched #182 provided the basis for design of this card (with one a slight alteration) and the color palette comes from Color Throwdown #338.  I am also linking to the current Seize the Birthday where the Toppings is Tall & Skinny. There are definitely some Tall & Skinny elements to this card, but I'm entering it in the Anything Goes category.

Before I go, I just have to implore everyone to please, please wear your seat belts. My dad didn't put the car in gear until everyone was buckled up long before seat belts were regularly used, especially in back seats. I carpool with 15 & 16 year old boys that I have to remind everyday. I know adults that don't wear them regularly and I know a 26 year old young man who lost his life last Saturday night because he wasn't wearing his seatbelt. Sorry, for the sermon, but it has been a difficult week.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Really really clever card - spotted on Seize the Birthday - had to come over for a looksie. Great work - love it.
    Ann xxx

  2. Love this card and the cell phone and ear bud dies! So sorry to hear about the young man who lost his life. It's very kind of you to use your blog to encourage everyone to belt up. Blessings to you, and thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about the death of that young man. So very tragic and avoidable. Hugs to you.

    Your card is very cute! Great die and stamp sets for teen cards!

  4. This is such a cute card, Jacquie. I'm sorry your daughter saw it but you can always tweak it and made her a new one. I totally agree about wearing seat belts. I'm sorry it cost the young man his life.

  5. Don't apologize for great advice, Jacquie... so sorry to hear such sad news... your card is adorable!
    =] Michele

  6. Super cool card! Love the texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  7. Sooo cute!!! I just love the fun dies and all the texture you added!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!!

  8. Oh, this is soooo cool, Jaquie!!! Such a fun card!!!! Love all the dry embossing and the colours!!!!


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