Thursday, March 22, 2012

Golf Card For My Hubz....

Hello again! Well . . . .  the hubster is gone to Scottsdale, AZ on a golf trip with his buddies for 4 days & it's the first time we've been apart overnight in years! This is also the first time I've been alone overnight since moving to our ranch last year & I'm really appreciating all the stuff he does for me -  now that he's not here. Perfect example was this morning when I went outside & pushed open the screen door it kinda stuck a little & I thought well that's kinda weird but oh well. Then as I went to step out I noticed there was a giant dead toad right in the bottom door jam! I don't think I killed him with the door cuz he was already pale & bloated. It does, however, explain why the door was sticking. Now this is when I would normally scream & yell for Vinny to help, but I had to man up & do it myself. I got the longest shovel I could find & flicked him into the nearest bush. I gotta say that, as traumatizing as it was, I'm kinda proud of myself, lol. We have 3 ponds on our property & literally thousands of frogs, so I'm kinda surprised this was the first time I had to deal with a frog post-mortem. Needless to say, I really miss him (Vinny - not the frog)!

Yes, I did actually make a card to go along with my ramblings today! I snuck it into his luggage right before he left so he would get it when he was unpacking in the hotel later. He did & said he loved it!

I made this card in a super hurry so it doesn't have all the detail I normally put in my cards. The card base is Kraft cardstock, cut at 5" with my Cricut Expression & Gypsy, from the "Campin' Critters" cartridge (pg. 65). I cut the oval background layer using some cloud paper from a Debbie Mumm paper pack. The rest of the card was done with my Imagine, using the same cartridge & same page. For the colors I used the color pallette from the "Snapshot: Nature" cartridge. The desert images were cut at 3.2" (relative size). I inked most of the edges with some Martha Stewart ink in "Chocolate". The flag & ball are stickers from Sandylion.

Last but certainly not least, the sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Stamps set called "Raining Cats & Dogs". Obviously this set can be used for more than just dogs & cats! All of her stamp sets are very versatile. To purchase or check out this stamp set, or any of her other fabulous stamp sets & products, click HERE! 

I decided at the last minute to make this my 2nd entry in the Paper Playtime "For The Guys" challenge. To see the challenge details & play along click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today & listening to my ramblings! :)


  1. super cute card!I do the same thing for the hubs when he goes out of town! How funny! I bet you get quite a concert at night with all the frogs! I am soo green right now!

    1. Lol, green with envy & frogs are green....very cute! I love our frog concerts but it would seriously be quieter if we lived right next to the freeway! Somehow it's way easier to sleep when the noise comes from nature & isn't man made. I'm not surprised you do that for your hubz too - it's just another thing we have in common!

  2. This is so adorable and creative!! I love the perfect for the card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Paper Playtime DT

  3. Super cute card.
    Great colors.
    DIANA L.

  4. Such a cool looking card.