Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy Birthday DH!!

Hey everyone!  Did you miss me??  Probably not!!  Not sure how much traffic that hits this site each day is actually stampin' friends or just computer generated hits??  I got my first spam comment last week!!  Eeeek, I hadn't been putting a word verification in the comments section cuz I didn't think it really mattered, but I guess it does.

Anyway!  Sorry for the tangent!!  On to today's post!!  Today is my DH's birthday!  Happy Birthday Honey!!  I  know he won't be checking out the site today cuz he's off skiing with a buddy, but I still gotta post a birthday wish!!  What kind of wife would I be if I didn't??? :D  I almost didn't get around to making him a birthday card!  I know he loves cards from me, but not sure he really cares one way or another.  I figured it would be best if I did!  

After seeing Jennie's last challenge for the A Muse Addicts Yahoo Group to make a card that's inspired by something, I had to play!  I absolutely loved her card made from that CUTE Starbucks mug, and last time I was there, there was a whole shelf full of different cute mugs that could EASILY inspire cards!  I'm gonna check their shelves out more often!!  So I snapped some photos just in case and decided to use this mug for inspiration on DH's card:

Sorry for the blurry pic, I took it on my iPhone and if I don't hold it steady, it turns out blurry.  Without fail I always jerk the phone when I touch the button, so they ALL turn out blurry!!

Here's the card I made:

I kinda stuck with the colors on the mug, but instead of Cocoa I went with Chocolate so the main image would be bolder.  Don't ask me why I decided to leave the tails long on the ribbon, but it was different than I normally do and decided to leave it for something new.  The scalloped chocolate piece is cut with my scallop scissors and I used my Creative Memories Precious Elements Silver pen to make the dots so they'd match the big heart brad by JoAnn Craft Essentials.  I cut the prongs off and stuck it on with a glue dot, I LOVE doing that, ever since Novell gave me the tip!!  The bg is stamped with various A Muse birthday sentiments along with the Polka Dot Package stamp with Stazon Timber Brown, Cool Caribbean, and Certainly Celery.  The main image and a few other details were watercolored using my aquapainter.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I'm feeling a bit un-motivated in the card making area lately, so my posts may not be as regular as normal, but hopefully I'll be feeling inspired soon.  I have a Stampin' Up! workshop coming up next month that I need to prep for so I'll definitely post those projects and anything else I happen to work on in the mean time!

Have a wonderful day!!


cyndi said...

i LOVE this card! and i did miss you while you were gone ; -)
thanks for sharing !

dawn said...

I stop by your blog everyday! Guess I should leave more comments. Love your DH's card especially the long ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Super cute Rhonda! Thanks for all the info on how you created that!

Suzanne said...

Great card! It's gorgeous! Happy birthday to your dh, too!

the scrappy chick said...

Adorable card! It turned out perfect! Glad you're back :)

Katie said...

Hi Rhonda! LOVE this card! Great job on the background paper.

I told Jennie my DH needed to get me her inspiration mug for Valentine's Day, now I think I'll add this mug to the list, as well!

Nancy said...

I missed you Rhonda!! Happy Birthday to your DH!! Sounds like he had a fun day planned. I like the inspiration for your darling card!! I love the fun background....very playful & cute card!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Cute cute Card...Love the colors & the starbucks mugs are so inspirational. I will have to try this technique..Happy birthday to your hubby! Chris

sharon said...

I love this card. Consider it cased!

janice said...

That's a fantastic birthday card, Rhonda. Happy birthday to your husband! That couple is one of my favourite stamps. I use it a lot and now you've inspired me to get it out again!


jennie m said...

This is just fabulous!! I love this mug too!! You totally captured the fun of the design in your card! I love the colors, the images, everything!! Love it!!