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)


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!


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 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

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.