Monday, October 15, 2012

Birthday Card for Male Using Cricut Artiste

Hello everyone.  We finally got a little rain last Thursday; but not enough.  I never heard any thunder; which I was looking forward to.  It is sunny and getting warm again in Southern California.  I am ready for fall weather.  I like the cooler weather; but not cold.  I hope everyone is enjoying whatever your temperatures are right now.  It is a lovely time of the year no matter where you are.  I love the changing of the leaves.  Nature is so awesome!! 
 
I have been wanting to try the new CTMH alcohol based markers and finally got my chance.  I fell in love with this September Stamp of the Month; so I finally got mine and found time to use it.  I used the new markers and I love them.  They are so easy to work with and such pretty colors.  I love that I can match the marker colors to the ink and to the cardstock where everything coordinates so well together.  I was very happy with the way this turned out.  I made this for my brother-in-law; so I hope he likes it.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

I used a card created by Brenda Rose, a CTMH consultant as my guide for creating and coloring this card.  Thanks so much Brenda for the inspiration.   
 
 
 
Inside Card
 
 
 
 
Supplies I used for this card:
 
Card base - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white card base
Cardstock - CTMH Sorbet and CTMH Indian Corn Blue with CTMH White Daisy for the image
Embossing - The Paper Studio Embossing Folder - A2 - Leaves both inside and outside
Happy Birthday Inside - Created with Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Stamp - September Stamp Of The Month - Fall Favorites S1209 (retired)
Ink for stamped image - Black Archival
Markers Used to color image -
Honey and Honey Light
Creme Brulee and Creme Brulee Dark
Indian Corn Blue and Indian Corn Blue Light
Topiary and Topiary Light
Sorbet and Sorbet Light
Bird and wooden pole - Copics B31 and B25 (CTMH Basic colors aren't available yet.
Adhesive - Tombow
Foam Tape 
 

 
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
  1. Make It Monday - MIM # 111 - Always Anything Goes
  2. Crafts And Me - Challenge # 105 - Anything Goes
  3. Divas By Design - Challenge # 56 - Anything Goes
  4. For Fun Challenges - Fall Favorites
  5. Inky Impressions - Colors of Autumn
  6. Little Red Wagon - Challenge # 154 - Fallin' For You
  7. TandaStamps - Challenge # 202 - All Things Manly
  8. Word Art Wednesday - Challenge # 49 - Be Ye Kind
  9. Craft Us Crazy - Challenge # 28 - Children or Fall
  10. Forever Friends - Challenge # 47 - Halloween or Fall
  11. Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Challenge # 45 - Simplicity
  12. Paper Play - Week 41 - Simply Cute
  13. Simply Create - Fall Is In The Air
  14. Craftymess - Challenge # 19 - Anything Goes
  15. Inspire Me Friday's - Challenge # 80 - Anything Goes
  16. QKR Stampede - Challenge # 9 - Pumpkins Galore
  17. Raise The Bar - Challenge # 115- Pumpkins
  18. Simply Create Too - Challenge # 24 - Pumpkins
  19. 2 Sisters - Challenge # 113 - Anything Goes
  20. Amusing Challenges - Outdoor Scene
  21. Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge # 5 - Anything Goes
  22. Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
  23. Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Challenge # 32 - Shades of Autumn/Fall
  24. Great Impressions - Fall
  25. Joanna Sheen - Autumn Breeze
  26. Robyn's Fetish - Challenge # 129 - Fall Colors
  27. Scrappy Frogs - Fall/Halloween
  28. The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Challenge # 29 - Fall/Autumn
  29. Art With No Boundaries - Week 3 - October/Halloween
  30. Cards By Lady Anne - Anything Goes
  31. Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
  32. Cupcake Craft - Cupcake # 214 - Two's Company
  33. Fashionista - Challenge # 8 - Anything Goes
  34. House of Gilli - Anything Goes
  35. Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge # 141 - Pumpkin Patch or Anything Fall
  36. Lollipop Crafts - Challenge # 92 - Happy Birthday
  37. My Craft Spot - Challenge # 73 - Emboss It
  38. MyGrafico - Challenge # 138 - Anything Goes
  39. Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Challenge # 32 - Anything Goes
  40. There She Goes - TSG # 177 - Fall Fun
  41. Whoopsi Daisy - Birthday Cards 

 
 
Check out my specials for the month. I have some wonderful clubs you can join as well. Don't forget our October stamp of the Month. It is Christmas stamps that I know you will love. They can be used with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge making it even more fun to create.

October Stamp Of The Month - Purchase for $17.95 or only $5 with a $50 order.   Available only in October 2012.








Click on the tabs at the top of the page to see the specials, the clubs and the two fabulous Cricut Cartridges. I am giving you $20 off of the Cricut Cartridge collections for the month of Oct. My goal is to help everyone to afford these two awesome cartridges. They are like no other on the market. They are my favorites and the ones I use the most.

My October Special - $20 off both Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy Collections







Back of boxes

 
 
 
 
 I appreciate all the lovely compliments and encouragement I receive on my blog. You are all fantastic and so supportive. I love creating and sharing my creations with you. I would love to hear from you and also see your creations if you leave me a comment with your link. I love to see what others create as it is so inspiring to me. 
 
Email me if you have any questions or want to know how to do something you have seen on my blog.  Have a fabulous week!!
 
Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!! 

86 comments:

  1. A great card, love the Scarcrow, and how you have coloured the image.
    Thank you for joining in the Kaboodle Doodle Challenge and good luck
    Janet

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  2. What a fabulous card for a man. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Lady Anne's...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    cardsbyladyanne

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    1. I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment Lady Anne and for the challenges. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  3. Beautiful card, Gloria! Love the embossed layer and the cute fall image! Thanks for joining in on the Little Miss Muffet Simplicity challenge!

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    1. Thank you Carla for the sweet compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  4. Great fall birthday card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

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  5. What a cute scarecrow, I love your card! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Frea, DT Member LMM CHallenges

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  6. I love the Clean And Simple design to your card. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

    Andria - Eclectic Ellapu DT (Purples)

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  7. Fab card for a male Gloria, I love your embossed panels.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Hi Pauline, Nice to hear from you again. I appreciate your support. Thanks for the lovely compliment. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  8. Great male card, and very nice digi. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

    Laurence DT

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  9. Very nice October birthday card for a male! Love your image, colors, and embossing. Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  10. super cute, love that image!!! great pumpkins too!!! thanks for joining simply create. :)

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    1. Thanks Trish for the fantastic compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  11. what a great image and love the pumpkins and the embossed surround, thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  12. wow! what a cute scarecrow lovely card and great colours. Thanks for joining us at AWNB
    Paula DT

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  13. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  14. Wow Gloria, way to pile on some challenges. I love it. Great autumn card, and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings to you,
    karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. Hi Karen, Always nice to hear from you. Thank you for the compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a terrific week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  15. He;s a real cutie, fab colouring and love your card Gloria. Thanks for playing along with us over on Fashionista this month.
    crafty huigs
    Carol

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  16. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Pumpkin Patch /Anything Fall” Challenge!

    Kath
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a fun fall card! The embossing is terrific and I love the dimension on the little scene you've created for the front!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  18. What a great little card! I love your blog too :). Thanks for joking the inky impressions challenge, good luck in the draw!

    Nanetteyf
    Dt member
    Nanetteyf.blogspot.com

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  19. What a great card and I love your coloring! The pumpkins really stands out - love that!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  20. How adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week with your fantastic card! Don't forget to leave a comment on another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene ;D

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  21. What a Wonderful Entry. You have a lot of talent. Thank you for stopping by and Please come back next week.
    Hugs
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

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    1. Thanks Tammy for such fantastic compliments!! You really made my day!! I just now saw the mention on your blog about me winning the GDT. Sorry. I don't know why I missed it. I was checking to see when I am supposed to go live with my blog post for that week and found my name and card mentioned. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  22. Love the image and the embossed background. Thank you so much for joining this weeks TSG challenge!

    Torico

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  23. Cute card and love that you embossed it!

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  24. Excellent idea for a male card. Super colouring and shading.

    Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess 'Anything Goes' with us.

    Ax

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    1. Thank you Angela for the sweet compliments and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a super day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  25. Wonderful job on your cute little scarecrow. Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSG!

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  26. Hi Gloria,
    Perfect man card, your coloring and embossing just awesome : ) We're so glad you join us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner-Elisa

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  27. Such a cute scarecrow and perfect for Fall! Love this card! Thank you for joining us at FSC!

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  28. Great male card, fab image and love the embossing.
    Thank you for joining us at Joanne Sheen Challenge.
    Wendy xx

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  29. You're really rockin' these Halloween challenges, another cute card. Great colors. Thanks for entering Art With No Boundaries.

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    1. Hi Beverly. It is my first time to make Halloween or fall cards and I am loving it. Thank you for the wonderful compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a super day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  30. Sweet Halloween card! Love the image, and the embossed background! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

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    1. Thanks Ruza for the wonderful compliments and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, gloria

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  31. Lovely colours and what a great scarecrow. Thanks for sharing this at FSC, shades of Autumn.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  32. Super Fall Birthday card, beautifully designed and colored!! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede!

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  33. Cute image; great colours!
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

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  34. What a sweet scarecrow! I love the beautiful design of your card, especially the inside details. I agree - I love Fall and cooler weather too, nature is amazing! Thank you so much for joining in on our 'Hey Pumpkin' challenge over at Raise The Bar this week!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

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  35. Gorgeous, autumnal creation, just perfect for my Two's Company Challenge at Cupcake, Shelly x

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  36. Very cute card, love the image! Thank you for joining us at Ecelectic Ellapu's first challenge!
    Claire xx
    Eclectic Ellapu DT

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    1. Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment Claire. Love the Eclectic Ellapu blog. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog. Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  37. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun on our first challenge over Eclectic. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    eclecticellapu.

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  38. Great Autumn card, the scarecrow image is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends 'Halloween/Autumn' Challenge. Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon. Diane x

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  39. Gorgeous card, I like the scarecrow image the papers and the embossing.
    Kevin xx

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    1. Hi Kevin, Nice to hear from you. Thank you for the lovely compliment. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and for your support. Thanks for becoming a follower. Have a super weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  40. Lovely card thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

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  41. Wow, what a fun outdoor fall scene! Love it :) I'm so happy you joined me this week at my Amusing Challenges! I hope you will visit again!

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  42. perfect man card for this time of year. Not heard of Close to the Heart products before but they do look good.

    Love the colouring and your embossed insert!

    Thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser!
    Suex

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    1. Hi Sue, CTMH has been around for many yrs and their products are very high quality. If you own a Cricut - check out the 2 cartridges. They are the best on the market in my opinion. They are the only ones I use since I found them; except for my kids scrapbooking. Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  43. Love the card. It is very simple and fun. Thanks for playing over at Great Impressions.

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria