Thursday, January 24, 2019

Telephones? Meh...Who Would Use One?

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a fun masculine birthday card for my adult son.....who loathes talking on the phone!! lol..

A little back story on this card. His birthday isn't until May....but this is LAST year's BD card!!! EEEK! Yep, that's right...... I never made him a card last May. I am such a Bad Mom!!! Who would even think that a grown son would admire his mom's cards so much that he would actually MISS getting one??? And then bring it up months later that he was disappointed that he never got one in May.....but even a late one would be fine!!

That young man is enough to make this mom's heart just burst with love!!! This is the son (I only have one) that also finds fab rubber stamps for me at thrift stores and surprises me with them. What a treasure he is!!! ❤❤❤

Well, I love me a little Graphic 45 and the vintage images in this Communique collection are just right for masculine cards. How perfect to find this little quote about telephones on one of the sheets!!! I heat embossed a telephone image from Unity onto a scrap of decades-old manila file folder that I couldn't bear to throw away!! Ha.

Here's the inside. I used the oft-neglected letter stickers from the collection for the sentiment. Yay!! I need to use these more often!!

Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 Communique collection
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Telephone, vintage image from Call Me....I'll Laugh at You
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Distress Ink in Black Soot for edges of panels
Scrap of a very old manilla file folder
Core'dinations black cardstock

My son is experiencing some health issues right now and I hope this card will cheer him up. Your prayers are appreciated!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you like my card. I think my son will love it. I hope it inspires you to stop hoarding your Graphic 45 and USE you can buy more!! :)


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Allsorts Week #503 - Make it Masculine
2. The House that Stamps Built J2319 - Anything Goes
3. Joy Clair December/January Challenge - AG
4. Crop Stop Link Party #47 (I used a Neutral Color Scheme + Ranger Distress Inks and Core'dinations cardstock)
5. Word Art Wednesday - Weeks #370-371 - AG
6. Graphic 45 January Challenge #G45Stamp - Graphic 45 plus Stamping
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - January Challenge
8. Crafter's Castle Challenge #13 - AG
9. Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge - Old or New?

 (I went with old....last year's BD and vintage style!  Please don't tell me it is already 2019!!!  lol...)
10. Double D Challenges - Looking Back in Time


  1. WOW! Awesome creation Janis! Your son sure sounds like 'quite a guy' and I'm sure he will LOVE this creation. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Looking Back in Time’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Sorry to hear about the health issues of your son, send prayers and my best wishes of get well soon on his way! Your fabulous vintage card for him is just a delight, I'm sure he will appreciate it very much!!

  3. Beautiful vintage card for your son, Janis! I'm sure he will be delighted to receive. Little surprises from our kids are always heart warming. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Looking Back in Time" Challenge.

  4. A super creation for our 'Make it Masculine' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous card, Janis! I really struggle with masculine cards, but this one is a beaut! Hope things improve for your son, Jo x

  6. A fantastic masculine card Janis, I am sure your son will love it. (This would be perfect for my husband too as he hates talking on the phone! The irony of this is, in the winter months he is a dispatcher for the D.O.T......Eeeek!)
    And how did you know I hoard Graphic 45 paper? LOL

    Janis I will definitely pray for your son and your family!

  7. What an awesome card for your son...sorry to hear he's having health issues! I'm sure this card brightened his day! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

    1. So happy you linked up to the "Anything Goes" challenge over on The House that Stamps Built too!

  8. Ha, I know exactly what you mean about having a son that would rather text than talk on the phone. He can text so fast, I takes my breath away. So glad that you son appreciates your craftiness and I hope that he gets better. So glad that you shared with us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT members

  9. Awesome card Love the vintage look...……..Lis

  10. LOVE the bold graphic nature of this creation Janis! I sure hope it does cheer your son up -- I mean, come on, it's a card from MOM! <3

  11. Wow that is a fabulous card!!! I also have a son with a May birthday and he doesn't like talking on the phone either...LOL!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  12. What a great son & a perfect card for him!

  13. Isn't it awesome that your son loves your handmade cards? I know I have several people (possibly even my brother) that keep every card I give them. It makes the effort feel worth it when you know someone appreciates it! Anyway, this is a fabulous masculine card!! And that quote is so fun. I absolutely hate calling on the phone, though I don't mind, too much, talking on it if someone calls me. : ) Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  14. Hi Janis!! I just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed looking around your blog!! I love the clip art you open each one with! What a great way to start the day with a smile!! Thanks for visiting my blog & helping to promote TS Awareness <3 I am excited to continue my journey through your projects! I have to head to work now but I wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog :) Have a great day!!!


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