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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SDC54: It's All About Family!

Kate is our hostess over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week and here is what she says about her challenge:

For quite some time now, I have been thinking that some of the Stampotique characters remind me of a family gathering ...(er, no offence to any of my family members who may happen to be reading LOL!) So, with that in mind I set you a challenge to create something, anything, with the theme of family. It could be a greeting card, a journal page, an ATC .... whatever you like. Now, we've all got families but it means something different to each and every one of us, so you can be serious .... such as 'If sisters were flowers I'd pick you', or tongue in cheek... 'You pick your friends, not your family', or anything else that takes your fancy! 

So my card is totally out of the ordinary, but still along the family theme.  See today, one of my family (my only sibling) celebrates his birthday and this funky character kind of reminds me of my BROTHER.  My brother is a natural athlete and is always doing something like running, cycling, swimming, rock climbing, etc.  Whenever we are around he's always doing some type of stretching so this cracked me up.  

Happy Birthday Jim, hoping you have a great birthday!  Don't work out too much!

and a big Happy Birthday wish to my friends over at CAS-ual Friday who are celebrating one year of running their challenge.  If you haven't been over to check them out, stop by to wish them a Happy Birthday.  Their challenge this week is easy-Birthday!

I used the Retro Sketches for this week:

Join us over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.  Reminder only one entry per person and use only Stampotique stamps to qualify for the prize.
Card details:
Stamps: Jordan with Love 6138 and Lots 'o Candles 5219 from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Real Red, Yo-Yo Yellow, Watercolor Paper, Red Carpet Designer Paper from Gina K
Inks: Basic Black, copic markers
Embellishments: Maraschino twine from The Twinery-colored with Y15 copic, Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder, Designer Mix brads from Clear & Simple Stamps


Greetings By Chera said...

Thats hilarious! I love it! I recall you mentioning his corky habits, along with your wonderful SIL! LOL

Happy Birthday Jim!

Maria Sabina R. said...

your card is just GREAT Kim!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the colors and added embossing! Fab use of the sketch! Happy Birthday to Jim!

Tina said...

super great card Kim - and I adore your mothers day card too. Hope it is a happy one.


Marjie Kemper said...

What a fun card! Love the way you've colored him.

Lynn said...

I saw this and wanted to yell "score"! Too cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deb said...

Fabulous! So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kaz said...

How brilliant that this stamp is like your brother! It's a fab card, I bet he loved it x

Jackie Rockwell said...

Fun card Kim! The colors are bright and HAPPY! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Suzanne C said...

Fun Fun Fun! Great card for your brother and I bet he gets a chuckle!

thekathrynwheel said...

Ha ha! I can see how the image you chose would be suitable for your athlete bro! Great card :-)

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