Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Holding down the helm as it were...

Hello! Well, I am home sick today, so I decided to stamp a little to help the time pass. I also found out this morning that my husband leaves going back overseas military) on November 18th. Yet ANOTHER Thanksgiving and Christmas away from home. Ugh,that just made this day even worse. Since 9/11, he has been away during the holidays for 6 of those and it definitely wears you down. He hasn't spent a Thanksgiving in our new house yet and won't this year. Ok, but enough about that...although, it did influence to today's card.

The card was made using Mercy Kerin's Tuesday Sketch challenge for this week. In addition to the sketch, the challenge called for us to make a long card -  something I have never attempted. Here is the sketch:




And here is my take on it....



I flipped the sketch on it's side and decided to make this a more masculine card so that  I could use it for my first time participating in the Corrosive Challenge Blog  this week. The challenge was to make a masculine card. I hope this qualifies! :) I thought the sentiment was good for today,too, because it IS easy to hold down the helm when hubby is home, but when he is away...well, let's just say that that is when things can and do go haywire.

Well, that's it for me today. I still haven't made that twins baby card, but I am still thinking..lol. Have a great day!



Stamps: Out to Sea, Star Prints (papertrey)
Card Stock: Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Orange Zest, White, Bitty dots (papertrey)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy (stampin up)
Extras: White button (papertrey)




17 brownkowments:

Suzanne said...

Keva, I love how you used pops of orange to brighten up a masculine card. I'm hoping to try this sketch tonight. Sorry to hear about your DH being away for the holidays again. At least he can look forward to receiving your fab cards in the mail.

Dana said...

Keva I'm so sorry about your news. What a bummer. I can't imagine what you must go through being the wife of an active duty serviceman.
I do LOVE your card though! Fabulous colors and stamps! I think I need that "out to sea" set now...

Sue Ann said...

Keva your card is so bright lively and fun ..... it had to have cheered you up!!!!

So the whole military thing I totally understand, my sister was in the Army and missed so many holiday's with us and I would always make a place card for her. Then I went to work for American Airlines in NY ( my parents live on Ft. Rucker Alabama ...... retired Army) and I was so new that I NEVER got one holiday off. So what we would do is find another time of year when we could get together and have Thanksgiving...... do you know how hard it is to find fresh cranberries in September or October ?? But that is what we would do because it does not matter the day on the calendar it only matters that we got to be together and have a many very loud laughs. Do not get me wrong when I was back in NY and everyone else was celebrating Thanksgiving I would be a bit stressed being so young in my 20's but I would remember our time together. And it was a fab time to go to help feed the homeless. Thank you to you husband for all of the time he gives for our freedom ....... When the towers went down I could see it from my apartment ....... it was a very sad day for me. I was also on the American Airlines CARE team which responds to a crash ...... very very sad to see the family members and to look at the passenger list and see the names of those who did this..... I still cannot think too much about it because I get very upset....... you can come to my house if you like ..... I make a kick ass turkey :)

Mariana said...

Keva, this card is awesome, I love the saying and the colors are perfect for a masculine card. You totally rocked the sketch!
I am sure you are an excellent "Captain" you hang in there, good times and things are for sure coming your way!!!

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Keva: Love the card and the length. You rocked it! As for be away from home. I have lived the life of a military spouse. There was a time when I thought I conceieved my son all by myself. :) Normally, you do not want to share your pregnancy with too many people until after your first trimester. DH wanted everyone to know I was pregnant before leaving for Bosnia. He returned days before I had gave birth to our son. Something tells me there's a general inside of you.

Terri said...

I am sorry to hear you are home sick and your husband is going to be deployed again. I am sure that has to be very hard for you and your family.
Great card. Love how you flipped it too. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is a gorgeous card, I luv it girl.....I want to encourage you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is because of you and you husbands sacrifice and commitment that we have our freedom.....thank you so much. You and your family will be blessed for giving up so much. I hope you have a great week and that you and you dh have some wonderful times before he has to go....sending you big cyber hugs!

enjoy *~*

Ira said...

Hi Keva,
hope you're feeling somewhat better now? Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate this! Your card is so pretty, love the bright colours you used!
Take care, ~Ira

Julie said...

Beautiful take on the sketch this week, Keva! Another gorgeous color combo!!!!

Lindsay said...

Great card Keva! So bright and fun! I am so sorry to hear that! I can only imagine what that must be like! He is truly a hero for serving our country and so are you for holding down the home front! I'll be thinkin about you all.

Laurie said...

Oh Keva! I am thinking about you! Your card is FAB! I am loving the bright colors! Hope things go well for you! Keep us updated!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Love the design and what fabulous colors!!! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you love challenges you are sure to love my new blog: www.felineplayful.blogspot.com

Joan Ottevanger said...

Love your card it's very pretty.Thanks for joinig us at Corrosive challenges

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