Thursday, November 13, 2008

Daddy's birthday

Happy Thursday all!!!

I know, I know, not only have I missed a couple of days but now I am later than usual posting this one. I still have my cough, but it is better, and I just have been having my ups and downs, feeling sick, having migraines. I am really okay though. I just have a lot of stuff going on right now and I am trying to deal with it all, nothing horribly bad though so no worries.

Sunday is my Father's birthday. For my own health I am not going to post how old he will be (mostly because my memory is fading and I honest would have to do the math to find out for sure anyway hehehe).

Since my oldest son's birthday is the following Wednesday we have decided to do a combined birthday for the two on Saturday. I tell you, it is so nice to be able to have these kinds of get togethers with family. I have missed them living so far away.

So, last night I forced myself to get in my craft room (I seriously have not felt like getting into the craft room and making things and I still have quite a few Christmas cards to make, ugh!!!)

I started out with some kraft cardstock that I had in my stash. I also found some nice green and white striped paper and the reverse green to use for my dad's card.

I started by stamping the compass image from PTI's Father knows best stamp set in versamark ink.

From there I attached the pp in the center of the page, cut a piece of green matching paper and used that to mat some more kraft cardstock. I didn't know what image to use so I used the duck image in PTI's Pond life stamp set and then stamped "DAD" in landscape ink from the same stamp set.

The other side was kinda plain. I thought about using some vintage eyelets but they were kinda big for the card and then found the buttons. Now, I usually try to get things done quickly so I don't think before I do something. This worked to my disadvantage on this card. I took some white thread and stitched the buttons. What I should have done was stitched it to the striped PP but thought about that too late. So, I used some thin tape to secure them to the card (I hope it stays).

Lastly I decided to take the sentiment from PTI's anniversary set and stamped it in the corner of the card.

I know I used PTI A LOT but they have such great images to fall back on (not to mention most of my stamps are PTI stamps, guess I should look into getting more diverse stamps, right?)

Thanks for stopping by!!!



Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is great! I totally dig the colors as well as the three buttons to the right of the main image!

Lorie said...

I'm with Keri...this is a great card!