Monday, March 2, 2009

Brotherly Birthday

Well, my little brother turns 30 on Friday (I guess you all now know I'm older than 30...not by much I tell ya, but I am. And no, 30 is NOT the new 20, believe me). My brother was born in 1979. You know what that means? That means that people born in 1980 - the EIGHTIES for crying out loud!!! - will start turning 30 next year. It's depressing.

So anyway, I needed a quick and easy masculine card to send to my brother, who spends the winters freezing his tail off in Whitefish, Montana. Talk about crazy. I was freezing all day today because the temp in Kahului didn't get over 76 degrees!!! So the quick and easy was necessary because I seriously doubt that my almost-30-year-old-but-still-thinks-he's-18 brother will have any true appreciation for the effort that goes into a handmade card. He'll appreciate the cash I put inside, use it at the local bar after the mountain closes for the day, and probably not even notice that I actually made the card with my own 2 hands!!! Ok, on to the card....
Stamps: Party Hearty (SU!)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, River Rock CS; DSP from old Home Again Simply Scrappin' Kit (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop border punch, Chocolate Chip ribbon (SU!); EK Success Art Blanche Chipboard Numbers (Island Paperie); Nestabilities tag die.


Also, in case you haven't heard, Sneak Peeks started today on the Verve Blog!! Head on over there and check them out!! There's a chance to win some Verve goodies each day this week just for stopping by! I'll be sharing some of my Sneak Peeks throughout the week, so stay tuned!!

8 comments:

Maria Gurnsey said...

Well I come here for a cheery card and you have to go and remind me about the big 3-0 ;)
I was one of those born in 1980. Yep, 30 next year....{sob,sob}
Cute card though :)

Laura W said...

Ha, I'm a 1980 baby also ... too funny. Great card, though. :)

Justine said...

I love this card. May have to case it a little..... Thanks for the heads up on people born in the 80's. Did you realize that my oldest was born in 1986. FREAKIN weird thought. Great how depressing..... I'm OLD

Stephanie Hargis said...

This card is amazing! :D I love the comment from Maria! You girls just know how to make me laugh! Hehe! I am not quite to 30 yet but it's coming up on me fast! FANTASTIC card!

((hugs))

Jessica said...

This card is gorgeous Jen! I love the masculine colors that you used :)

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colours!

Sankari W. said...

Jen, this is awesome!!! I love love the papers and the crisp clean lines and that "30" number on the card is awesome!!!

You totally crack me up with your wit and humor!! LOVE it!!! Sending you big big hugs!
Sankari :)

Michelle said...

Hi Jen - I've never posted on your blog before, but I stalk from the Verve site from time-to-time. Just had to tell you the little blurb about your little brother and spending the cash at the bar and not even noticing the card was handmade had me ROTFL - that's totally my little bother - LOL
Fun card - even if he writes it off as a Hallmark...