Saturday, January 21, 2012

Howdy! Introducing Jesse

Hello Delightful friends and family! 
It's been a very crazy, hectic and somewhat anxious week with my youngest daughter in the hospital since Tuesday (she is improving and we hope she will be discharged in a day or two) in the meantime, I'm taking care of the two grandbabies 24/7 and to say I'm a little on the tired side would be an understatement!  But tonight I was determined to get into my craft room and de-stress and now that Addy is tucked in and asleep, I'm good to go!  (Jake is spending the night with Auntie and Gee-Gee)

It's not often I get in on 3 challenges can I just say Yee-ha!
Here are the three challenges and their links:
2. Play Date Cafe a Color Challenge #115    (Slate, Moss, Bark & Tan)
3. That's Krafty Thursday #57 (The Spotted Chick) using Kraft

This was such a fun card (loved the sketch!) and a challenge to get all the correct colors!  I've added just a touch of Kraft paper with the sentiment base and the stars.  My card base is slate and it matches Jesse's long sleeved shirt. The next layer is the Moss green, then the designer paper. The papers I've used are Bazzill card stock, Neenah (bright white) card stock, DCWV, The Natural Stack. This cute cowboy is Jesse, from Taylored Expressions Moka Collection.  I've stamped him with Memento, black tuxedo and used Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap around the edges.  The Deckled Rectangle is a die from Spellbinders (Nestabilities line), I've used the Star punch and the Circle punch from EK Success. The dark green buttons are from my stash and the hemp cording is by Darice. I've used the following Copics:  BG05, BG93, BG99; YG67; B45; W1, W5; E19, E37, E51, E55, E70, E74, E79, E95.  The bolo tie has a dot of Stickles (Icicles) over the color for just a touch of bling! 

Thanks for looking and leaving a delightful comment, have a great weekend!

  "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised." Hebrews 10:35-36



  1. Awesome card! Looooove your coloring on him and your sponging is fabulous!!

  2. OHHH! I love that you fit three challenges into one card! What a super cute image---and that plaid paper is sooooo beautiful! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!

  3. I saw this earlier but could not comment until I downloaded google chrome. So now I am back to commenting! This is such a cute image and girl you out did yourself with it. Glad you got to spend some stamping time. We need that occasionally. So happy Kelly is doing better and home she is home very soon.

  4. I can only imagine how tired you are, taking care of not one but two grandbabies!

    Glad you had some time to play with us at The Play Date Cafe. THis l'il cowboy is cute, and you did a great job sponging all 'round him. It gives such a glow!

  5. This is so cute, Natalie! What a great masculine card. I love it!

  6. Yee~haa this is a cute card! Hope your daughter gets well soon.

  7. So cute - perfectly masculine and great way to use those colors. Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe.

  8. Oh Natalie, this is adorable! I LOVE the little conchos on each side. Great job on your coloring and edging technique too! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}