Now don't fall over from the shock.......but I actually have a card to share............gasp! lol I don't know why I struggled so much with this one. Guess it's because I normally don't make masculine cards. But when I searched through my myriad of patterned paper...............as soon as I laid eyes on this one it screamed.....PICK ME, PICK ME! So I did! LOL I wanted to put it onto black cardstock but it just kind of laid there............flat. So I thought of pairing it with the kraft paper & it just came alive. Then the jute tied it all together nicely (parden the pun....lol). And I cut some Nestie squares to clean up the corners.
This card is for my hubby Frank's birthday on Sunday. He normally likes CAS (clean and simple) cards although he told me that he loves any card I make for him..............aaaawwww...........but I know what he really likes best..........lol.......so I had to really restrain myself from adding any more pizzazz or doo-dads to it. I wanted to put a button on top of the knotted jute but then realized that I liked the looks of the knot all by itself. I guess there's hope for me yet to make more CAS cards.
We're having a big party for the lucky guy. We all feel like we're the lucky ones to have him in our lives. He can be a "pill" at times..........but he's our "pill" & we wouldn't have it any other way. By the by......Frank & I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in July. OMGosh......did I just say "40th"????? Oh my, my.........I'm feeling ancient. LOL
Thanks for joining me today & I hope to be crafting more & more now that I'm exercising. I'm trying to get myself into better shape so my back won't keep going out on me. My daughter's boyfriend is a certified personal trainer so he helped Frank & I get started on a healthier 2013. We do it together so we keep each other motivated. Truth be told.........I truly hate to exercise but he's given us very manageable exercises to do every weekday. I can already tell the difference. YAY!
DCWV "the All Dressed Up matstack" glittered DP
Nesties (Classic Squares Large and Deckled Rectangles Large)
Jute, black, white & kraft cardstock & silver balls all from my stash
"Happy Birthday" was computer generated using "Asia" font
Hi Everyone! I just wanted to pop in to say Hello and let you know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Just things going on & annoying health issues that have made it difficult for me to craft. But hubby's birthday is next Sunday so I'm making him a card. Shocker! LOL
I also changed my blog yesterday. It was a bit too "busy" for me so I went back to this lovely background & tweaked my header in PSE. Sooooo whatcha think?
Hope all is well with you & yours and I'll be seeing you soon to share my card.