Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, February 22, 2010

Good Monday morning to you all! Well we survived the weekend but it was rough.  Saturday night was Jordan's 7th birthday party and we let him have a sleep over this year.  He's been wanting a sleep over since kindergarden.  We had 4 guests- he wanted to invite 7, I wanted to invite 2, lol, so we compromised.  Five boys- 5 very rambunctious boys.  I swear they are worse then girls.   They are all very competitive and very argumentative.
All in all I think it went pretty well. We did pizza, cake, games and a Star Wars movie.  They are all into Star Wars.  We only had to take 1 child home at 11:00 but the rest made it through the night.  Not too bad considering it was a first for the most of them. They were up by 6:30 and we had a big pancake breakfast, more game time on the WII and then everyone was picked up and gone by 10:00...whew!

My card today is for the weekly edition of Sunshine Mondays where the team features a card made with an image from Sunshine & Giggles stamps.  I decided to do a male themed card this week and used the Angus the Golfer image.  I got my inspiration from this weeks sketch challenge at Midnight Madness.
Here is the sketch:

And here is what I came up with:
My card base is in black card stock the background green houndstooth is by Making Memories.  The green checked paper is Basis Grey from the Origins collection, my new favorite!!  I did a little sewing, accented with the golf stickers by Creative Imaginations, my other green & black corner accents are by Recollections.

Be sure to check and see what the other dt members have come up with to make your day sunny!  They are listed on my sidebar.



Lovely Linda said...

Hi Janice, what a fabulous masculine card - I love the DP and embellishments you have used, they all match beautifully, especially with the gorgeous colours! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, it is always a pleasure seeing your cards and we look forward to having you play along next week! (((hugs)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Janice what a great guy card this is. That image is just fabulous. Your details and elements are simply delightful. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Sonia said...

look at you....sewing on that card! I think that is darling. I love the houndstooth with the golfing boy :) Oh and no sleepover can compare to one with a bunch of teenage girls. Trust me they eat more and are louder than boys!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card!!

Priscilla said...

You always come up with the cutest cards. Your image of course is wonderful and your take on the sketch as always fantastic. Just a joy to stop in for a visit. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Hope you check in tomorrow because we will be announcing our March Diva along with our weekly sketch post.

MMSC Hostess

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow janice! those colors are definitely golfer colors and the sketch is perfect. stunning card!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Loved your story on the first sleepover, LOL. Also love your card and image, my hubby's favorite game and I don't have anything regarding golf!! Great colors and coloring down to a 'tee'. Thanks for playing with us at Midnight Madness, always glad to see you.