Saturday, July 7, 2012
Older and Wiser
Well, I am officially on vacation now! Eight and a half days of work-free bliss! The warm weather and my vacation frame of mind have made me long to go to the ocean. I'm lucky - I live within an hour's driving distance from the Atlantic. However, the reality of the beach, alone, with a toddler is not one I'm sure I'm ready to face yet! lol But I did buy new sand castle gear for the wee one and a new bathing suit for myself, just in case! We will be near the ocean on our aquarium trip so that, and this card, may have to be enough to soothe my craving.
I was asked to make a 75th birthday card for my co-workers uncle. I struggle with masculine cards as it is, but added to the pressure this time was the fact that this particular recipient is a Monsignor in the church! Those of you who know me know I'm not conventionally religious. I do own one Christian stamp set, but none of the images or sayings seemed appropriate for such a milestone birthday. My creative mind turned towards the ocean, ships, lighthouses.... I finally decided to use this image from Clear Dollar Stamps (Smooth Sailing) and some gorgeous papers from K&Company (Tim Coffey Travel). The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. I added some burlap, a compass sticker from my stash, and punched some sand dollars, starfish, and branches with a couple of Martha Stewart punches. The numbers are glittered chipboard stickers.
I was fairly happy with the outcome and was instructed by a friend and fellow crafter that I had to blog it. So here it is. :) And now I am off for a quick trip to the craft store with the small man (is there such a thing?! lol) I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Dilly Beans Challenges: Fabric and Fibers (burlap)
- Top Tip Tuesday: #80-One for the Men
- Card A Day Blog: July-Just For Men