Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hang Ten!

My nephew will be 10 this spring! I get that, because he's 3 years younger than my almost-13 year old, but it's hard to believe that both of them are getting so old. *sigh*

Anyway, I'm loading up the stash for the rest of the school year. Here's my favorite (only) nephew's birthday card:
It's also for the challenges at:
Embellish Magazine - Color/Mixed Patterns - Blue, Green, Yellow, Brown. I've mixed polka-dots, houndstooth, and a floral.
The Deconstructed Sketch - Here's the sketch:

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes

The recipe: DP is from Creative Imaginations. Sanded CS is Core'dinations, Images are Verve. Stamped in Walnut Stain  and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. Wavy die is from MFT. Canvas from the stash.

Oh, later today, we're going to begin a lending account at It's an international group that lends microloans to people trying to get businesses and farms going in developing nations. Way cool. It only takes $25 to participate. You lend, get paid back (whether or not there's interest involved depends...) and then loan it to someone else. A crummy 25 bucks can lead to economic independence for lots of people! Yay, recycling!

Yes, I live on the shoestring, but at least I've got shoes.

Have a wonderful holiday!

It's also a great educational opportunity for the kids in your house - geography, economics, culture, etc.


  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    Beautiful Card. Congratulations !

    Merry Chistmas ! Joyeux Noël !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  2. This is beautiful! Lovely colour scheme, and the layout is fab! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  3. Super Card !!
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

  4. This is a great birthday card! I love the springy feel of it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Deconstructed Sketch.

  5. so lovely
    thanks for playing along with Charisma