Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Hunter's Birthday

Did you miss me?  I've had a really busy week this week and haven't posted since Monday! I did manage to do a little bit of creating and today I'm armed with my stack of challenges I want to get to. 

Yesterday morning my husband got up about 3:30 am to go hunting.  I woke up when his alarm went off and never really did get back to my good realm of sleep.  I had all these ideas that started going through my brain!  Among the ideas was a Birthday card for my hubby whose birthday just happens to be Thanksgiving Day this year!  I knew what colors (Outdoor Denim, Cocoa and Bamboo) and which stamp I wanted to use so I couldn't wait to get into my scrap therapy room and put it together.   It was HOURS before I was able to get in there.

I used the sketch from Pals Paper Arts for my 5x7 card.  The stamp is actually a combination of two stamps from the Captured Moments (C1423) set.  The stamp has 3 scenes - Halloween, Fall and Christmas. See this stamp HERE.  The Fall scene reminded me of the season that my husband loves to hunt the most.  But the Christmas scene is the stamp that had the deer on it.  But it also had a snowman and Christmas trees, not exactly a 'hunting' scene.  So I made my own!   I stamped the Fall scene first with Versa Mark ink and embossed with Cocoa embossing powder.   Next I inked ONLY the deer from the Christmas scene and stamped it onto my Fall scene!  I embossed this with cocoa embossing powder also.   So now I had the perfect Fall Hunting scene!    

I stamped "Have a Perfect Day" instead of Happy Birthday because if my husband even SAW a deer that big, he'd say he had the Perfect Day!  (The sentiment is from a retired set). 

The last touch was to accessorize so I used the Chocolate Striped Ribbon (Z1617) (love this ribbon!) and added a charm from the Harvest Charms set (Z1633).   Next, I added the Opaque Mocha Adhesive Gems (Z1333). 

Now I'm off to my Scrap Therapy room with my stack of challenges.   Let's see how many I can get done before I have to go back to work on Monday! 

Oh! and yes - my husband is hunting today so that meand GUILT FREE Therapy all day! 



  1. That is great!!! Fantabulous job!!! Very creative with your stamp set. Bravo!!!

  2. Beautiful card! I love that charm you added to your card! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)


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