Saturday, February 20, 2010

{written} words

My oldest son {and first child} has developed a real passion for the written word --whether reading/studying famous works of literature, doggedly pursuing a career teaching writing to college students, or penning his own short stories {and personal notes in cards that never fail to either make me cry or laugh out loud}, he loves it!  And, oh, how I love him. 

Well, it's his 24th birthday today (already?!} and I thought this image would be perfect for him {thanks for the reminder, Mom!}...even though the finished card doesn't resemble your typical birthday card.  And it's kinda simple.

But since I baked and sent him his favorite birthday cake, I doubt he'll be thinkin' too much about the card, so I'm okay with that. ;P

The design was inspired by this card Laurie Schmidlin shared a little bit ago.  Of course her card is waaaaay cuter...but for a guy card, I'm good. ;)

I got to make a couple cards yesterday {it's a rare thing, but I LoVe days like that!!!}, which is a good thing since I won't have time to stamp this weekend.  In between birthdays and Valentine cards, I'm slowly getting made my thank-you cards made...thanks so much for your patience, ladies. ;)

It's snowing here, so today I'm going to stay indoors spending a good portion of the day watching the Olympics from my rocker situated right next to the fireplace, drinking hot tea.   Oh, and in between laundry and meals for today, I'll be cleaning the house, preparing dinner and a Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake {from "Healthy Cooking" magazine -LOL!!!} for tomorrow because we're having some wonderful friends over after church!  All except for havin' to clean the house...I'm excited!!  ;)

Hope your weekend will be one you enjoy!

Thanks so much for taking the time to come and visit me here --I really appreciate it, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters {just doin' my part -lol!}:

Cardstock:  Smokey Shadow --my latest addiction, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink), Vanilla Cream (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  "Daydreams" and "Life's Journey" collections (K&Company)

Stamps:  books from Hodge Podge of Happiness (Unity

Ink:  Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)

Other:  Small and Large Classic Rectangle dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), grosgrain, sponge (CTMH), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Rustic jute, button (Papertrey Ink), Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" adhesive (API), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape


Sarah said...

What a darling guy card!!!
It snowed here yesterday and is due again have the right idea with your feet up watching TV!!!
Ummm that cake does not sound healthy but it does sound yum. How can you mail a cake???

Pat said...

You accomplished your goal with this card -- a 'real' guy card and Eric will appreciate it. Although the cake will be consumed quickly, the card will last ;-) and its a good thing his favorite cake isn't a 'fluffy' one, but is one that will 'mostly' withstand the postal service handling (unless they smell that lemon through the box)!

Priscilla Heistad said...

Hi Christie,

Love your latest cards. Haven't been to my own blog for nearly a year, but I just saw your comment from last month tonight...I have missed checking in with you!

Finished law school, passed the Illinois bar last summer, and then my hubby got transferred to TX, so I am taking the TX bar next week. My nerves are frazzled but I am looking forward to getting back to life and stamping next weekend!

Take care, and I will be checking in with you again soon,

Priscilla Heistad said...

Oops, sorry Christi, I added an extra character at the end of your name...

Jeanne said...

What a great card! And I had no idea you could mail a cake! Wow!

And I've noticed you have reconnected with a friend via you blog. How wonderful.

We've not gotten a ton of snow, just consistent light stuff. I don't dare complain since those back east of us are getting dumped on. *Ü*

Sharli said...

LOVE the card - it's perfect - has a lot of delicious details and very manly. How DO you mail a cake???

Curt in Carmel said...

You really make beautiful cards! You are very talented and I loved my visit here on your blog. Great stuff! Best, Curt

Susan (rainy) said...

Christi what a PERFECT guy card. I LOVE those little zigzag stitches on the main image panel. Such a wonderful little detail. Hope you son had a great birthday.

Stacy said...

Hi there! So sorry I am so behind on commenting!!!! I think this is a wonderful "guy" card and every bit as "cute"!!! You always have the perfect little details on your cards and they are always so personal! {{sigh}} I am always inspired by your creations!
Many Hugs to you!