Friday, October 15, 2010

you're the {best}

Can you believe it --TWO posts in one week?!?  {I know.  I'm as surprised as you are! lol}

It's Friday again, so we're all smiles over here!  We've got our usual pancakes and pizza lined up for today {that's all we do on Fridays...eat --just kidding! -lol}, and a day interspersed with a couple scouting obligations tomorrow {I'm still hoping to get a little stamping in though}, including a bonfire at the charming refurbished country farmhouse of one of the families from church tomorrow night.  And since the weather's a good bit warmer than I remember it being for this event last year, it should be a lot of fun for everyone!  ;D

Well, I hope you're up for another masculine card...it's that time of the year for me.  ;) 

I made this one for my dad's upcoming birthday, using some papers that remind us all of him and Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge from last week. 

There's quite a bit of dimension, but no stitching on this one, faux or real...and I miss it.  :(   As an afterthought, I added some Glamour Dust to make the "BEST" stand out.  In hindsight, I'm pretty sure it wasn't the brightest idea I've ever had for a man's card.  It doesn't sparkle too, too much {which is a good thing}, but it kinda reminds me of little, teeny, tiny snowballs {and my dad is decidedly not a big fan of snow}.  Oh, well.  I tried. :/  And my dad may not notice.  I hope.  lol

Well, that's it for me.  And this may just be a record for my shortest post...I'm just full of surprises today, aren't I?!  ;P

Enjoy your weekend!

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:  Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Olive, Colonial White (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Archaic 6x6 collection (BasicGrey)

Stamps:  Kindred Spirits (Verve)

Ink:  Vintage Sepia VersaFine (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Heavenly Blue (CTMH)

Other:  Labels One, Classic Oval Large (Spellbinders), Houndstooth embossing folder, Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Checker Board border punch (Martha Stewart), buttons (BasicGrey), Rustic Jute Button Twine (Papertrey Ink), Glamour Dust (DecoArt), Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" adhesive (API), foam mounting tape

6 comments:

Pat said...

What a pleasant surprise to sit down at the computer and see your blog pop up ;-) Wow -- 2 in one week!!! LOVE this card and Dad will, too -- as you said, it does fit him to a "T" (his shirt choices of plaids and stripes and colorings). GREAT card!!! and don't worry, he won't see it before his big dad ;-)

Bernadette Bliss said...

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL CARD... I DON'T HAVE ANY CHILDREN HOME ANYMORE AND STILL CAN'T SEEM TO MAKE A CARD OR POST...AMAZING. TELL ME YOUR SECRET!

June Houck said...

Christi, you always rock the guy cards...in fact all of your cards are perfection to me. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Stacy said...

WOW girl look at you cranking out these fab guy cards! This if awesome and your Dad is going to love it, and care at all about the tiny "snowballs"
Have a great weekend!

Sharli said...

Another great card - I always look forward to seeing what you're creating - they are always, always inspiring! Hugs!

Susan (rainy) said...

Fabulous guy card, Christi.. great colors and perfect design. Your dad is gonna love it for sure.

Happy Birthday, Christi's dad!