Friday, December 2, 2011

Masculine Birthday card

  It's December already?!  Where did November go?

  I started my craft room purge at the end of October.   I needed to purge the craft room, the craft room closet, and the 21 boxes piled outside of my craft room.  I finished the craft room portion the morning we left for Florida to visit my grandmother (early November).  I planned to start on the closet when I returned, but then my dad did not do well on his 6-month nuclear stress test.  He went in for a catheterization, and they determined he needed a triple bypass.  I packed my bags and went to my parent's house (the Thursday before Thanksgiving), the night before his surgery.  I stayed with him until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  The surgery went very well!  He ended up needing a quadruple bypass.  His recovery is slower than expected because he did not tolerate the pain meds well, so we post-poned Thanksgiving.  During the few days I was home prior to the surgery, I worked feverishly on my blog posts that I knew would need to go up while I was gone.  I had 6 auto-posts!

  With all of this going on I know I missed a lot of posts by you, my blog friends.  I am slowly trying to get around to visit each of you.  AND I still really want to get my craft room back in order.  I hope to start on that again next week.   My dad won't be able to do any heavy lifting this holiday season, so dh & I are going to my parent's house this weekend to help put up the Christmas tree and decorate the house.

  Today is my dh's birthday!  I went in my card calendar to get out his card this morning…I never made one.  I thought I had…Artful Delight to the rescue!  I pulled out my July scrapbook kit that was full of yummy My Mind's Eye Lime Twist papers, die cuts, stickers, and this hand-made embellishment (felt star with button.)  Those kits are jam packed with crafty goodness :)

Supplies:
Cricut cartridge:  Accent Essentials (circle cut @ 4 1/2")
paper:  My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue "Remember" Argyle paper, Fly a Kite "Spring" Stars paper, Fly a Kite "Spring" Zag paper, Fly a Kite "Soar" Fly paper, and Fly a Kite "wish" title die cut.

Happy Friday!

19 comments:

Shelly said...

This is so awesome! Very cool! Once again I just love the color and pattern combos you use, they are always fabulous! Have a great weekend, the hubs and I are taking a little trip this weekend so I will catch up with you next week.
Shelly

Shauna K said...

Glad to hear your dad is on the road to recovery and a big Happy Birthday to your DH! Great card for any boy or man :D

Natasha said...

Great card. Glad to hear that your father is doing well after surgery.

alienanessa said...

That card is perfect beyond words. The papers, the felt stars, the matting, wowy!! Happy birthday Doug!!

Missy said...

Love your card June, those stars look terrific! I'm glad to hear your dad's surgery went well and hopefully he will be recoverd soon!!

Paige said...

Love the card! Great layout and happy colors and patterns! Glad to hear your dad is doing better.

Danni said...

What a wonderful card! I just love all the happy colors!

papertrails leaver said...

Great masculine card June! I love patterns paired together! Fun!

Windy Hills said...

I hope your dad is on the road to recovery and that you are back on track. Love the card!

Diane Hodrick said...

Wow, dear, you have got a full plate. Glad to hear your Dad is making progress, and that he has such a great kiddo to pick up the slack. He did a fine job obviously. Love this card, June. It's so bright and cheery and would be perfect for my boy. He's turning 9 on the 22nd, and I pull my hair out with this birthday and Christmas every year. Sounds like you and I may have matching bald spots this season. ;) Keep smiling.

~amy~ said...

super fun card! I hope that things slow down for you now {ugh, okay, maybe after the holidays?}....good for you with your crafting purge...You'll notice I'm starting to list stuff for sale on my blog...found some new stuff that hadn't even been opened..sigh.

Deena said...

gorgeous card...don't forget to take care of yourself during this stressful time! hope everyone keeps well and the recovery is quick...

Roberta said...

Oh I so hear you on where November went!! Like you...I got caught up in purging and family but so happy to be with my family whenever possible. So glad that you Dad is doing well...even with a slow recovery it's amazing when you think about what has to happen for successful surgery. Also great that you can go back and be there for your parents to help them decorate and celebrate the holidays. Wishing you all the best for your travels and your family. {hugs} Roberta

Amy said...

What a great masculine card! I'm so glad your dad's surgery was a success- I am sure you are relieved. Enjoy your time with your family and have fun in your continued purge/clean up! :)Amy

Linda R. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.. My Dad was the same way with his pain meds.. It was awful.. So glad to hear he is doing better. Your card for him looks amazing.. I just love it!!

Hugs, Linda

Glennis said...

Great colour combo

Court said...

Love you, friend and this card is fabulous!

Arlene said...

Glad to hear your dad's doing great. This is a really great card..love the color combo.

Julie M said...

Glad your dad is on the mend, June - the poor man - what an ordeal he has been through.

Love this card - so bright and happy, lovely repetition of circles everywhere.

Julie x