Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Don is 97!

This is a special card for a special person.  We have been stopping in to see Don, a member of our church, for the past few months.  He is home bound, but sharp as a tack!  During our first visit a few months ago he asked how soon he could claim to be 97 - for a May birthday.  Now, most of us prefer to even avoid that next birthday, but he has been anxious.  So I thought putting his name and age on the card would be appropriate.  Now I am going to look for one of those lists telling what life was like in 1917 - not sure what web site to check, and my Google has not produced what I am looking for.  (Unfortunately, Don's wife suddenly passed away a few weeks ago - but he remains so positive.)
I just got a DWV stack called Heirloom - I will never use it all, but there are some great papers, including this one - meant to represent his lifetime with several "years" included.  The circle is from a packet of wood like chipboard - I added some walnut stain to darken it.  Letters and numbers - CB Olivia.  The card is 5,5x8.
Sketch:  http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
For the boys (well, an older boy!!):  http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/
Birthday:   http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/
Die cuts:  http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com/ 
Say it with words:  http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
Wood:   http://eclecticpaperie.blogspot.ca/2014/04/eplay-challengewood.html
Birthday; #4:  http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/


phillymam37 said...

What a wonderful card and a great use of the sketch!! Love the embellishments, good job!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Feeling Sketchy blog!! :)

DebiJ said...

What a wonderful card for your friends 97th! I am sure he will love the thought of a hand made one too. Love your manly presentation & layering.
Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.
Debi - DT Co-Ordinator@FS

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Congratulations to Don! My mother was born in that same year!!
He's going to love your very personal card. I love all the numbers! He could be any age!!
Thanks for linking to our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!

Beth said...

VERY nice card! So nice Don gets a personal visit from you & a card too!! Unfortunately your design is not a valid entry as it does not meet guidelines. There are no die-cuts and cut embellishments do not meet that requirement. =(
Please correct & establish a link to the Get Inky! Challenge post from your blog before Wed @ 2pm. Please let me know if you need any assistance with linking to the challenge.

Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

~Beth – Get Inky! DT Coordinator
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Granmargaret said...

Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy

Unknown said...

Wonderful card Thanks for joining the Feeling Sketchy Blog challenge. ~ Michelle FS dt

Vannessa said...

A great man's card and especially for one at such a great age too! Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this week.

Hugs, Vannessa