Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Teen Gamer Epic Birthday by Jellypark

Coffee of the Day - Santa's White Christmas (last of hubby's fave. we needed it today.)

I'm sharing a special card with all of you today. I personally happen to love it. it reminds me so much of ALL of my guys - hubby included. I tried so hard for this little card to get published, and then when it did, I never got the email! too funny! so if you are a subscriber to the online magazine, Through the Craft Room Door, you will see it there in all of it's glory. if not, I'm sharing it here because it's had a lonnnnnng road to get where it's gotten! grins!

a bit of back history. Dave has been a gaming junkie since Play Station first came out. we had a PS before we had a child. before we had a dog even. ;)  and he is known to stay up all night, for days and nights on end, just to conquer a game. doesn't matter that he is ....... years old now. so when we had 3 sons come along, you bet yer bottom dollar that they were gonna be just like Dad! ;)

When Claire released this gaming teen image over Jellypark, I knew immediately that I was going to be making quite a few cards with it!  the drink, of course, had to be colored like Mountain Dew - the gamers drink of choice. we have gaming stations set up all around our living room to support the different game systems and game choices. The dogs have to wind around all of the chairs, game boxes, stools with computers, etc. It's really quite the comedy to see when everyone is busy.

Card is made with Basic Grey Clippings papers, wood veneer arrow from Freckled Fawn, linen thread from SU!, assorted buttons, chevron dies from MFT, burlap ribbon from May Arts, tag, and belt loops from someone's old pair of jeans.

I was asked not too long ago how I do my paper distressing. I have this handy dandy little pink tool that was gifted to me several years ago by a wonderful friend. I don't know if it's still around or not, but I use it all the time! it's a circle with a notch cut into it. the notch has a blade inside. the blade is what I run across my paper to distress. otherwise I used to just use my fingernail. still do at times, or the edge of scissor blade.

yesterday our precious son, Ryan, was in a car accident. thankfully he is okay, but our Jeep is totalled. bad news is that it is our only vehicle. Dave has a Camp truck, but that is only for work. good news is that Summer Camp starts next week and no one is going anywhere, other than me to all of my dr. appts.  I am just so very very thankful God kept Ryan safe. we will somehow deal with getting through our car situation, but nothing could ever replace that young man. on top of everything else our family is going through, that would have been too much to bear.

Tell the people you love that you love them. and all of you really do matter to me. :)

Bearly Mine - dies and/or punches (MFT die and ticket corner punch)
Clear it Out - male cards with metal (staples from tiny attacher - had this forever!)
Creative Card Crew - punches/dies (ticket corner punch and MFT die)
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
Digi Darla - masculine
Kaboodle Doodles - for the kids
Love to Create - Father's Day or special guy
Melonheadz - Father's Day or male inspired
Country View - die cuts
Ladybug Crafts - for the men in our lives
Really Reasonable Ribbon - masculine with ribbon or trim
Crafting Cafe - here come the boys
Cupboard Trilogy - birthday
Here Come the Boys - use ribbon (on tag)
Pan Pastel - tag it
Robyn's Fetish - use a digi
Ribbon Girls - add a die cut
Brown Sugar - masculine birthday
Creative Corner - boy oh boy
Stamping with the Dragon - tag
4 Crafty Chicks - recycle (belt loops)
Paper Crafting Journey - masculine


Pam said...


So glad that Ryan was not hurt, but hate to hear the car situation.:( Love the card too!! So perfect for the men in our lives, I have 3 sons also and I totally understand the gaming issues. They are so crazy about them! Hope today is good one for you!!


Desire Fourie said...

Awesome masculine card with great textures.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kathy said...

So glad your son is OK. That is what is important, somehow the car situation will work out.

Great card! Love it and the whole story behind it. My dh used to be a big gamer, and I think when the kids are a bit older he will do it with them. Love your papers, distressing and the belt loop is so great! Got to remember to save some old jeans to do that.

Penny said...

What a relief that Ryan is OK! So glad to hear that--sorry about the vehicle situation, but I know that will get straightened out for you somehow. Important thing is that Ryan lives to tell the tale.
Love your card--saw it in the magazine and thought it was sooo cute! Great image, coloring, design, papers & embellies, as per your usual creations! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Mojca said...

What a great card! Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys. hugs! Mojca

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, thats such a fun image! Pleased to hear you son wasn't hurt in the accident. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Unknown said...

How perfect ~ love it!!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for joining us at CIO challenge, hope you come to play with us again real soon...LYNN B . <((><

Dawn said...

Great teen card Jennifer! I love that image! Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our Here Come The Boys Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Jen, congrats on your card being published. I love it, that image is great. My husband is the same way, he loves his PS3 time.

I'm glad to hear your son is ok.

xxbella71xx said...

What a lovely Card. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

Stella xx


Carissa said...

Wow, so glad to hear that you son is safe. Cars can be replaced but the same could never be said for him.

Lovely card, great story behind it too.
Hugs, Carissa said...

What a fabulous guy card!! Love the combination of masculine papers and denim loops!! Thanks for joining our Masculine Challenge at RRR!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Stef H said...

now that is one super card... and fun. definitely brought a smile to my face. i was bit on ATARI way back when.

love the story.

so, so sorry about the accident but glad it was just the car. things will work out there i'm sure.

have a great week.

hugs :)

Lori Turner said...

super cute card! Love the jean belt loop :D Thanks for joining us at 4 Craft Chicks this week :D

Tamie said...

Loving the textures, colors and layout of your card. Great idea to use the belt loops from the jeans, great inspiration!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

TRACEY MO said...

Very cool boy card, great layout.

Thanks for joining us at stamping dragon

Tracey dt

Heather said...

Epic Masculine card!!
Thank you for joining us for our Masculine Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

cass said...

Fun card, love the sentiment, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well of “dies and/or punches”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Mei said...

Love the Epic sentiment you used! Such a great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew

Love to Create DT
Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

Mian said...

I´m so glad to hear that your son wasn´t hurt in the accident.

I just love your card! Your design and attention to details are fantastic - love the details with the jeans - so awesome!

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

Hugs Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member

NickScrapShack said...

What a super cool card Jen!

I love the way you used the jeans hoops! Great details and I just love watching this card!

Thank you for joining our Masculine challenge over at Digi Darla this week. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Big relief that Ryan is ok. Hope you get your car repaired or replaced soon. I love your card - and I could certainly use that image a lot for family/friends! Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts this month. Ali x

Renee B. said...

So glad to hear Ryan wasn't hurt! Cars can be replaced....sons can't!
Love your gamer card! My great-nephew is legally blind (only 10% vision in one eye & blind in the other) but he is a gaming nut! It amazes me how he can play with such limited vision! He would love this card.
Hugs, Renee

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Perfect teen card!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Jenn Bedient said...

Fantastic masculine card! Love all the details and your image. So glad your son is ok! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Tracey Manderson said...

Way cool card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

Marlene Atkinson said...

a very cool male card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Anonymous said...

Brilliant male card! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Woo x

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome card!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

A Little Bit O' Paper

Unknown said...

My daughters favourite word ... Epic lol great card, thank for joining us over at the crafting cafe xx

Country View Challenges said...

A lovely card, great image. Thanks for joining us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx