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Monday, January 11, 2010

Birthday Challenge

The challenge this week on Mo's Challenge Blog was to make  a project for a birthday. I have had this image for several months now. I bought it with the intention of making a birthday card for my brother for his birthday this year. When we were little, we spent hours and hours riding our big wheels down the hill by my parents house, running back up and then racing back down again. We wore those things out and between the three of us kids we went through several big wheels. Seth did have one that has these same colors on it which is where I got my color inspiration. I chose that star paper too, because it reminded me of Evil Knievel. We would try to come up with crazy stunts too, pretending to be that famous dare devil.  My parents lived on a hill that ran perpendicular to another street and on the other side of that street was a ditch and then a field. The goal was always to get airborne for a couple of seconds to jump that ditch. So my brother will get the meaning behind this card and hopefully it will bring back some of the same fond memories for him as it did for me.

Thanks for walking down memory lane with me! This is a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil and was printed with my Epson printer and ink and them colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Clear Dollar  Stamps and was stamped with CTMH Star Spangled Blue ink. Paper and card stock is from DCWV. I left this card unembellished because that is more my brother's style!

19 comments:

HappyCrafter said...

What a cute card--and I had a Big Wheels like that too (except mine was pink LOL!) We rode those things to death....thank you for the walk down memory lane :-)

HappyCrafter said...

What a cute card--and I had a Big Wheels like that too (except mine was pink LOL!) We rode those things to death....thank you for the walk down memory lane :-)

The Wired Angel said...

Gina, this is adorable and a terrific card for a little guy. I guarantee you are now officially hooked on Mo's images. Now you have to play along in our challenges. Check out my blog for the link if you want to play along each week. Huge hugs, Peggy

Elaine L. said...

Very cute! I love this image and the red white and blue you've used. Thanks fro joining in the fun in Mo's Challenge this week.

Angela said...

Gina this is jsut too cute!!! Love that image and I bet your brother will get a laugh out of it. Thanks for sharing alittle about your childhood!! I remember having one of these when I was little!!! Waht a great birthday card for your brother!!!
Hugs,
Angela

JazzyH said...

Too cute!

Caryn said...

Thank you so much for joining in with us at Mo's Digital Challenge this week.
Hope to see you back again.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Dell said...

Oh, I so remember riding the Big Wheels too! Thanks for taking me down memory lane.

Great card and fantastic choice of papers and colors!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fun image and card!

Scrapping Julie said...

OH MY I had one of those LOVED IT!
super cute card girly!!!!
saw your name all in lights on the LSS email!!!!!!

Dawn B. said...

Awww so sweet. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You can really crank out some cute cards, Gina!

tmcc4 said...

Beautiful Coloring!!!! I love it! I really need to buy some of her images, they just keep getting better and better..TFS!
Mandy

Grace said...

Ah yes... I remember it well! We had to remove the clacker... just too much noise and our dd used hers continually! Such a cute card!!!

Maria Matter said...

too fun Gina!!! fab coloring!!!
Blessings, Maria

Carrie said...

Isn't this a sweet card...that image is just too cute and love the colors.

Justine said...

O girl this brings back some happy childhood memories, I loved riding those things down our big hill, it's a wonder I wasn't hit by a car. This lil guy makes me smile

Christine Riley said...

What a super cute and fun card, love it!
Hugs, Christine :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awwww......FUN!! heehehe how CUTE!!