Monday, May 23, 2011

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog!

Good Monday evening! I hope you have all had a great weekend!

Yes indeed it is good even though it is a Monday since it happens to be a holiday! Hooray for holidays! I have once again been missing from blogland as I've had my parents visiting from Southern Ontario which means I have had extra hands to help with lots of things and going out and about and doing fun things with my boys. As with so many May long weekends, the weather was gorgeous leading up to the weekend and turned nasty Saturday! Oh well, what ya gonna do? We had a lovely weekend despite the weather and although my Dad left this morning, we managed to kidnap Nanny and so we get to keep her until next weekend! It's gonna be a very productive, and very busy week! (more about that later...)

The card I have to share today is my brother's birthday card - Happy Birthday Shawn! But it is also for Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge this week - *TEXT* me! When I saw this image, I knew I had to make my brother's next birthday card with it. He has always been into motorbikes and the dude in the image even looks a little bit like him! lol Thanks to Donna for suggesting the brads in the upper right hand corner, I was struggling with some open space, but the brads seemed to do the trick. I was so happy to use some of this fun Rock N Roll paper I've had for ages and I even "fussy cut" the image - I hestitate to show you the close up as this is not one of my strengths....

**There is a great fundraiser/awareness event happening right now in support of CNIB's Vison Health Month - many of you who are regular readers know that I work with children who are blind or visually impaired. The non-profit organization that I work for is CNIB and May has been declared Vision Health Month - it is all about reminding people how important it is to take care of their eyes - visit your eye doctor regularly and wear your sunglasses! There is currently an auction of celebrity Sunglasses happening to kick off Shades of Fun Day on May 26th. If you are interested in the auction you can check it out HERE. For more info on Shades of Fun Day, click HERE. (There are some great children's activities for any teachers out there.) They have already sold Justin Bieber's shades but the sunglasses of many other celebrities are currently up for auction.

My son and his class are busy planning a Shades of Fun Day event at his school - he is having a bake sale and encouraging students to wear their shades and make a donation. His goal is to raise $500, I am so proud of him! Wait until you see the goodies we have been working on for the bake sale...

Whew, that was a long one - I guess I shouldn't go so long between posts! I have so much more to share, but I know it will be a busy week with the fundraiser on Thursday, a plant auction on Thursday night, a plant sale and birthday party on Saturday - it's gonna be a good week! Hope to be back soon, but until then,

Take Care - happy stamping and happy gardening!

Shanna :)


  1. Great card, Shanna! Your brother is going to love this. That is a LOT of fussy cutting!

    Good luck with the fundraiser!

  2. such a cool card, love the image, perfect masculine card!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  3. What a fun card! I am uber impressed that you cut out the image so perfectly, too. WOW! If I did it he would probably be missing his thumb. Haha! Love the brads in the upper right corner, too.

    Good luck with your fundraiser!! :)

  4. Oh, you bad babysitter Shananana, I'll be singing this all night now! Faberoony male card, love the colour combo and the too cool for school image. You rock. xxx

  5. OH what a great DUDE card! Danny looks awesome! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

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