Friday, June 15, 2018

50th Birthday!

Well my husband did it.  He turned 50 yesterday.
I met him when I was just 16 and we've been together ever since. 
Crazy how life works out.
This card took on a bit of a feminine quality even though I didn't mean for it to! ;)
I started with the blue (very manly) numbers....and then it went to the dark (feminine) side!
I found the cute polka dotted paper for the background and cut the balloons with coordinating patterned paper. I added white polka dots with my gel pen, added glossy accents to the balloons. 

I added a few sequins and an embossed sentiment.  
No glitter though!
Aren't you proud of me? LOL! 
Thank you for stopping by! TGIF! enjoy!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Birthday, Father's Day, and Men!

Good morning! 
Hard to believe that Father's Day is just a few days away! I am lucky to have both my dad and FIL in my life.  They are both special to me!
I used this Hero Arts stamp and made my own backgrounds with them!
They were colored with Copic markers.  Added a few accents with glossy accents, then embossed the sentiments on black paper using white embossing powder.

I kind of liked how they turned out.  And once again, no glitter, or ribbon, or any frou frou stuff! ;)

Today is a special day for me because 50 years ago my husband was born. The man who would grow up and become my husband, the father of my children, and basically my favorite human being on the face of this earth.
I've been lucky to celebrate 31 of those birthdays with him.
I am truly blessed beyond measure.....
Happy Birthday Brian!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Let's Talk About my House and Manly Cards!

Okay maybe I should have entitled this, Manly Cards and My House! 
You came here for the cards (I think) so I will share that first! 
This entire week will be dedicated to the men in your life! 
I have to admit, I don't like masculine cards.
I can't add glitter.
Or flowers.
Or any of the frou frou stuff, I usually like to add.
BUT....I DO like shaped cards!
So here is one that was cut using my Silhouette. 
I layered in shades of blue and did a bit of inking in a darker blue for more depth. 
I added a sticker sentiment from SRM and a little twine bow. 
Is that allowed?
No glitter, or flowers though! 
We are making our way through the house making it our own.  My poor kid had a hot pink room when we first moved in.  It would be fine if he LIKED hot pink, but he doesn't.
So...we painted the walls a soft gray.  Kyle wanted a pop of color, so he decided on orange.
After a hundred trips to IKEA, Home Goods (my absolute favorite store!) and Amazon, we got his room together!
Love this city sky line!
He wanted a shelf to display his painted War Hammer figurines.  (Any other kid involved in War Hammer?  Or is it only my kid?)

I found this at Home Goods and thought it was a good reminder for him, for me, for all of us.

He loves maps and globes....and books.

Aren't these orange lockers the bomb? LOVE them! (IKEA!)

Stop by tomorrow for some more masculine cards and hopefully my craft room photos!