Sunday, June 21, 2009

{handsome} protector

Since my hubby's Father's Day card is on the masculine side of the scale (good thing -lol!), I thought I could get away with that title...but just in case you were wondering, yes, he IS handsome! Don't believe me? Well, this ought to remove any doubt:I know, I normally don't share pics of my family on my blog, so I guess I'm livin' dangerously by sharing this with you today. ;) His jacket pretty much says it all...he's a "manly man," the true rugged, active, outdoor-sportsman type (who would much rather be doing just about ANYthing outside than having to be indoors within reach of his Honey-Do list --Don't get me wrong, he's a good handy-man too, though it's just not among his favorite ways to pass the time -lol). I could go on and on about him, but I'll spare you. Suffice it to say that I'm truly blessed by this wonderful man, and so are our kids. Oh, I snapped that pic of him last month when we were camping...Day 2 with no shower (just imagine how cute he is when he's cleaned up -lol).

Anywhoo...his card this year was one of the quickest cards I've ever made. Nothing too fancy or fussy, just like him (gotta love havin' a happy-go-lucky, low-maintenance husband!). I followed a really great sketch I found over at OZ-Somestamps (she even listed the dimensions!), so once I decided on my papers, it went together fairly quickly. I love it when that happens! Now if only I could find a stamp set featuring a large arsenal of military rifles (not that I'd know how to use it, but HE'd love it fer sure! AR, AR, AR...done in my best "Tool Time" Tim Allen voice -lol).... I used the Protector set by Verve over the black gingham paper, randomly colored in some of the hearts on the panel on the right with a marker, did some edge distressing, and that was pretty much it. The sentiment is from another Verve set, Dad's Day, and I used it on the inside of the card as well: Well, I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend and that you're able to find ways to celebrate those special men in your life. Not sure what our afternoon will hold, but I know we'll be grillin' up some steaks for dinner and wishing our own dads (and older kids) were here to join us (but since my parents were here for a week last month, I can't really complain too much). Not even a close second, but we are thankful for the telephone. ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!


Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock: Barn Red, Black, Vanilla Cream (CTMH)

Patterned Paper: Life's Journey collection, Daydreams collection (K&Company)

Stamps: Protector, Dad's Day (Verve Visual)

Ink: Black (CTMH)

Other: large and small classic oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Barn Red marker, black grosgrain, distressing tool (CTMH), button (BasicGrey), embroidery floss (DMC)

10 comments:

Christi said...

Your husband is very handsome and I LOVE your cards!!!! Happy Father's Day to your man! :)

Barb said...

What a nice man card! Your husband is handsome...looks just perfect for you. Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Barb

Sharli said...

Your cards are wonderful - I really like your style!

Thanks for the comment on my blog - I laughed out loud at the thought that all on that list were in the car at the same time! You were correct - there is NO WAY! And I do love the name Chloe - your daughter is lucky to have such a fun name!

Oh! And yes, indeed, your husband it handsome!

Sarah said...

Yup you are right...he is!
I love the card..so hard to do man cards but this one is great!

Jeanne said...

Oh man! You have a very handsome hubby! You definitely can tell he's a guy's guy. What a great photo! And what a terrific card. I'm sure he loved it, too!

Jeanette - said...

What a handsome hubbie Christi! I love that I can see your picture right there next to him, you are SO cute together!! Beautiful masculine card! :) tfs!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Now there's a KEEPER!!!
Love the card you made for him, too, Christi.

Stacy said...

Uhm he is handsome :) I love this card, I am going to have to use the ribbon and button idea!

Giovana said...

Reall nice card. I just checked out your blog and your creations are great !!
I am so blessed to find more Christian crafters, that is awesome!!

God bless
Giovana

Patti Gingrich said...

Christy you have such a gift for making masculine cards. And I can't help but agree ;) You make a lovely couple.