Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Hero...

Hi everyone! Good Sunday morning to you guys. Well, needless to say the cleaning went just fine yesterday. I am not sure if that is because I stamped for most of the day and then hurriedly cleaned up or because I realized that the house was in actuality already clean..lol. Either way, today is 60 people in my house day! Woot!  I'm looking forward to it, though..should be fun.

So, today's card, as I told you yesterday, is for the Off the Wall Craftiness color and Waltzingmouse Sketch challenges for this week. So much fun with this sketch. It appeals to me in a very simplistic way. First, here is the sketch:


It is just so fabulous. It can be used for just about any kind of card! Really nice.

Ok, so here are the Off the Wall Craftiness challenge colors for this week:





When I saw these colors I immediately thought of the military and my DH who is leaving in a few short weeks. I thought I would make him a card to give before he leaves. It's always such a chaotic first few weeks when he is gone. I'm so used to being able to do "my own thing" sometimes (like stamping in peace!!), and that's harder to do when I am the one in charge of dinner or whatever. Anyway, here is the card:


So, you likey? Let me tell you a little secret. The camo background? That is one of the images from the Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees set!! I stamped it in creamy caramel, old olive, and chocolate chip and just randomly placed it on the white card stock. I think it turned out fabulously! Here is the image I used:



If you have the set, it is the one at the top left side. Total fun discovering this little trick! I was quite giddy and happy with myself...lol.

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you have a wonderful day!  Tomorrow, come back for more fun with the latest Papertrey Blog Hop. This time we are celebrating other religious or cultural holidays such as Eid, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. Check out the Papertrey site for more info.


Laters!


Stamps: Seeing Stars (Papertrey); Teeny Trees (Waltzingmouse)
Card Stock: White (papertrey); Old Olive, Chocolate Chip (stampin up)
Ink: Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Extras: Twine (papertrey), Fiskars star punch, Mesh cuttlebug folder


21 brownkowments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Keva, your hubby is a hero and what a great way to let him know, your card is outstanding!

Stephanie said...

Keva.......You are so creative figuring out how to use that tree top for camo!!! Love it! Gorgeous card and so perfect for your DH. Thank him bunches for all that he does for our country. I tell that to every service man/woman I see. He is a hero!

Kara said...

60 people,wow!! have a fun day! really cool background on your card too:)

Michele Gross said...

Oh how clever you are!! That camo background is off the hook creative!! Very cool card :) Good luck with all the peeps in your house, the real cleaning will come after they leave :)LOL!

Cristina said...

Great card!!! So clever how you used the tree to make that camo print!

Amy said...

Keva...this is genius! I love this idea! You are so very creative!

Tammy said...

Girl this is awesome! Always awesome when we find alternative uses for stamps! I have been in your shoes many times over and mine just returned. I will be thinking of you! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

Anne Marie said...

Keva, this is gorgeous! I love your fabulous use of that tree to create the camo-background! You are so creative! I'm sure your husband will love this card. Have a fun day today! :)

Brandi said...

Keva,
What a unique idea for the camo. Very creative and cute card!
Brandi

Emm said...

Way cool! I love that camo background! This is a perfect card for someone in the military!

Julie said...

Oooh LOVE THAT CAMO! You are so clever for thinking of that! Your DH will love this! :)

Julie said...

Hi Keva - Me again! :) Just wanted to let you know that you won the Suzi Blu image from Unity from last week's Hip Hop!

Send an email to Jimmi @ jimmi (dot) mayo (at) gmail (dot) com. Include in your email that you won the image from my Hip Hop giveaway for last week. :) Hugs!

Jen Carter said...

Yes, your hubby is a hero!! I am sorry that he'll be leaving soon! The card you made for him is fantastic and I love how you designed the camo background! Super creative!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awesome masculine card Keva! Love the camo background & that embossed layer looks so rich! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

Ruth M said...

What a clever way to make the camo background, ingenious! Great masculine card!

Laurie said...

This is brilliant! What an amazing card! So sorry he has to go! He will be back sooner than you know!!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooo awesome!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!!

 

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