Monday, September 26, 2011

Birthday Card for Renee

My husband's oldest daughter's birthday is on Thursday (29th) and I made this card for her!

Literally all of the credit for this beautiful design has to go to a very talented lady at the UK Scrapper's site, named Sylvia, as she created this gorgeous design to be cut on the the Craft Robo.  You can find her GSD cutting file here (scroll down to #92) and it's free!  If you are not registered at the UK site you will need to do so before down-loading the file and I think there may be a 30 day waiting period.....but trust me, it's really worth the wait, as these ladies are extremely talented!!!  It's hard to believe that my little "Roberta" (Craft Robo) is actually able to cut such an intricate and delicate item!  The "Happy Birthday" is a Silhouette file that can be purchased at the Silhouette site for $.99, the name of the file is "Happy Birthday Phase C00578_19210" and it was cut with the Craft Robo as well and then I used my VersaMark Watermark Inkpad, covered it with clear embossing power and heat set with my "Heat It" heat gun.....I did this twice.  It gives it an epoxy look.

For the inside, I used the bottom mat of Sylvia's cutting file, along with another Silhouette file named "Flower Flourish_2448" which was also cut with my Craft Robo.  All of the text was done using MS Word and my Canon printer.  Here is a look at the inside.

Since this card is 5 1/2 inches square, I had to design an envelope for it and I wanted to be able to use a piece of black paper that I only have in 8.5 x 11" I had to improvise!  I designed the envelope file with an extra "flap" that attaches to the envelope's "back flap" and then I used some Martha Stewart punches to decorate the flaps.  I think it turned out pretty good....what do you think?

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Finished Card Size:  5 1/2" Square

Paper:  Bazzill (Pink and Black Card Base), Recollections "Black" CS (Sentiment & Flourish)
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Tools:  Craft Robo, Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter" (Card Panel & Envelope), Ranger "Heat It"
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page "Eyelet Lace" and "Cherish", Offray Ribbon, Recollections "Pearl Sticker" Black, Want 2 Scrap "Pink Bling"  

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I just had a few scary days!!!!!

On Tuesday my darling husband went to his Dr. at the VA to get the results of the blood work that he had had done a couple of weeks prior and when Dr. Houston listened to my husband's chest he told him that he was going to send him to another floor to be wired with a 24 hour heart monitor because he heard something he did not like.  On Wednesday he went to have the monitor removed and I headed to a nearby (30 miles) town to do my weekly shopping and to go by the bank to deposit his retirement check.  Right after I pulled into the parking lot at the Dollar Tree my husband called and said they were going to admit him to Shand's Hospital because he could have a massive heart attack!!!  I immediately headed back home to check on our Yorkie to make sure she had enough food and water and while driving called his children and siblings to let them know what was going on.  I can't see to drive at night, so the plan was that I would drive to my SIL's house (about 21 miles) and ride in with her, her husband and my DH's older brother and then they would drive me home later and there was enough of them to also pick up my husband's vehicle at the VA and bring it home too.  When we got to Shand's they had my DH in the Emergency Intensive Care, waiting to be moved to a room in the Cardiac Care Unit, which took hours.  The plan was for them to do a heart cath the next morning to see what had to be done.  Well, we got good news....there is some blockage but not enough to warrant putting in stints.  They feel like they can control it with medication that he will have to take for the rest of his life, which I hope is for a long, long time!!!  At any rate, he was released late Thursday afternoon and so far seems to be doing fine.  I think the roughest thing for him right now is that he is working on quiting smoking, which I've been trying to get him to do for years.  God is good!!!  Please keep him in your prayers!

Happy Birthday to my Darling!!!

My darling husband’s birthday was last week and this is the card I made for him as he is an avid golfer!  I’m afraid that I totally cased Valita’s card here!  I thought her design was so dang cute!!!  I did not use punches, instead I designed cutting files to be used with my Pazzles Inspiration and my Craft Robo and I used black brads with “white shoe laces” as well as a Silhouette cutting file for the golf club as well as the golf cart on the inside of the card.  I also do not have that sentiment stamp, so I used a Stampin' Up "Black " marker with Sue Reynold's Pen Tool  in my Pazzles Inspiration to do it.

Here is a close-up as well as a view of the inside......where I mentioned that he is "so dang old"...LOL

He loved his card and had a really wonderful birthday.  I bought him a new GPS Range Finder to aid his golf game.  His sister, Merrylene, took us out to the Alhambra dinner theater on Friday night (August 26th) to see "Dirty Rotten Scroundrels" and we had a really lovely evening!  I fixed him a steak dinner on Saturday night (his actual birthday) and Sunday (the day after his birthday) his children (my step children) had us over for he had a very busy weekend celebrating his birthday!

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Finished Card Size:  A2 (5.5"x4.25")

Paper:  Bazzill (Card Base, Gray Layer, Grass, White), Darice Paper Crafter (Red on Shoes, Green Layer ), Wausau Metallic Cardstock (Golf Club), Best Occasions Metallic Paper Pack (Golf Cart on inside), "Black" Recollections
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress "Black Soot", Color Box "Wild Hare"
Tools:  Craft Robo, Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter", Sizzix "Big Shot"
Accessories:  Black Mini Brads