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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Retirement is a B...

I have a friend who recently retired, as we did years ago.  He and his wife moved out of the city and up to a mountain home faaarrr away from family & friends and the life he has known for years now.  [As we have.]  His birthday card gave me a chance to chide him!

The sentiments were all created on my computer and then die cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die.   

The front panel of the Kraft base card was embossed with a Tim Holtz alterations/Sizzix Embossing Folder.  I then used a Distress Ink pad to lightly rub ink across the surface to make the wood grain pop.  The bear, as well as the hat and tie accessories, are by Heather.  These three items were colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted and assembled then mounted with foam tape for dimension. 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #115 – ATG Always
Everybody Art Challenge #454 – Dies
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Gem of a Challenge - #19 - ATG
Crafty Creations - #399 – ATG Always
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #405 – Embossing Top Three
Penny's Challenge #450 – ATG Always WINNER
AYLI: As You Like It – Fave: FAF & Why [CAS never feels like I have put enough work into the project]
Sweet Stampin' –Animals

The Male Room #121 – Stay CAS

Creative Playground – #10 – ATG


  1. I love this card. Great image and background. The sentiments are great. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. What a fabulous card! Love the bear and the beautifully embossed background, perfect with the sentiment!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  3. The background texture works so well with this image. You created great depth and dimension.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  4. FABULOUS card!
    LOVE it all, inside and out, from your bear and embossed background to the fun sentiments!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

  5. Super masculine card! I love the background you created, it is a perfect pairing with your bear image. Your created sentiments give such a nice personalized touch (I like doing this, too, as you know). So good to see your posts! I've had two today, yeah!!!

  6. Thanks for entering the AYLI challenge with your fabulous card - good luck!
    Anne x

  7. Great card! Love the bear and your sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

  8. Awesome card! The embossed background is perfect for that bear! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  9. I think your friend will LOVE this nice card!

  10. Fantastic card .Love your image,coloring and great design...Thank you for joining us at GEM OF A CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  11. What a brilliant card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  12. Love the super sweet bear! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  13. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us for our Wk 19 'Anything Goes' Challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.

  14. Super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.


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