Monday, July 14, 2014

A Doodle Pantry Vintage Fan . . . to blow out all the candles!

I've been with these grandchildren for the last seven weeks, so I haven't gotten to post much. Now that I'm finally home, I'm hoping to do much more. In some ways they keep me young, and in other ways they make me feel older each summer when I babysit.

My hubby and I just got back from our camping and hiking trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. We had a wonderful time taking kids and grandkids with us. This year the elevation sickness kept my activities limited. Hubby and I both felt our age had accelerated on this trip. He only took one of his usual 4 a.m. hikes for the perfect sunrise photo. I could barely "hike" from our motor home to my family's cabin without stopping for air. I'm not used to being so breathless on vacation. So the humorous sentiment I found with the Vintage Fan seemed appropriate.

I used the fan and sentiments from Doodle Pantry's Vintage Fan.  I wanted to use some paper representing lots of candles, so I printed the candle paper from the Doodle Pantry set called, Birthday Birdie Color. I did some color adjustment on the smaller panel of candles and changed one to black and white.  I used today's Mojo Monday #354 sketch.

I kept the inside simple with this sentiment:

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #100 - anything goes for their 100th "birthday"
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Use a digital background
Crafting from the Heart #27 - anything goes
House of Cards - July challenge to Add a Bow (used black jute)
Incy Wincy Designs - strings and things (black jute)
Love to Scrap #33 - anything goes
Mojo Monday 354 - sketch
Stamp and Create July challenge - Birthdays
Through the Purple Haze - Birthdays (because they are ONE today!)


Mynn xx said...

Vickie, I LOVE IT!!! It's hilarious and I adore the fun color scheme you used! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

fiona henderson said...

This is beautiful....and the colourscheme is just fab...

Thanks for joining us.

Fiona DT

Becca Whitham said...

I love, love, LOVE the sentiment attached to this card. I'm getting to the age where all...and I do mean ALL...of my friends and family fall into this category. :)

crafty-stamper said...

After reading your post I thought the sentiment was fantastic and love the pic of your grandchildren-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy’s Strings & Things challenge! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Karen C

Toni said...

This is so cute and clever! LOL

House of Cards DT

Sylvia Anderson said...

I love this Fun card.... So witty.
Thank you for joining in our challenge (TTPH) Good luck x

JoanieMc said...

Very cute card! The sentiment made me giggle....too cute. I guess it's my age that I related so well. thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Birthday Challenge.

Good luck in the draw!

Joanie. DT

Taunya Butler said...

Super fun, clever, and so well done!! Love the idea of the fan - and the message inside adds so much to this card!! Way to go - It is awesome!!

Debi said...

Great card. Love the DP paper, image and sentiment. Don't they have great digis? The black twine is fun. Almost looks like the fan's cord. Thanks for sharing this with us at Love to Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Carla Harkies said...

Great card and love your paper, perfect for out Birthday Bash and that fan how cute!! Thanx for joining in all the fun and good luck. Hugs...........Carla DT

Sari said...

Your card certainly made me smile, love the sentiment together with that image and those papers, :D Thank you for joining our 100th party challenge at Artistic Inspirations, good luck

Monika Reeck said...

I love your image if I have this image I will make a manly your color combo and I love your using of the Bow..its great for our challenge this time..Great card...

Thanks for joining us at House Of Cards this time,
hope to see you again,

Monika (DT MEMBER)

Hazel said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 90 'use a digital background', Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Merethe Arstein said...

Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

Ma :)
House of Cards DT

Vannessa said...

Such a fun card and I love the sentiment! Thank you for joining in the House of Cards Challenge this month.

Hugs, Vannessa

Tammy said...

Adorable card Vickie! I love the colors and that fun sentiment! Great pic of your grandchildren! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC!
Tammy x

sue t. said...

This card made me laugh!! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month!

Vicki Romaine said...

The candle background was perfect. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Nancy Seed said...

Love it!. Love how you have incorporated so many elements to tie in the fan. Thanks for sharing with us on this challenge at HOC.

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us at House Of Cards

House of Cards DT

Katy said...

LOL! This is a great card! Love the seniment! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! We hope to see you next month! :)