March 20, 2007

I Like Him

Plain and simple -- I love my husband. He's not nearly as great as I am, but he's a keeper. So, I made this card for him. Afterwards, I decided that it was a bit (ok, a lot) on the girly side, but it's from me and that makes up for it, don't you think? If you look closely, you'll see the little "I like you" -- this is from a great set of clear acrylics from Wordsworth. I've always loved that company and am thrilled they've come out with some clear stamps. The set has 42 sayings and 2 little frames -- I got it from Addicted to Rubber Stamps during last week's 20% off sale and I think I paid around $12 for it. I wondered how clear an impression such a tiny acrylic would leave -- perfect the first time! How I made this card: The design is obvious -- no special techniques, so I'll just list the supplies: Cardstock: Stampin Up Very Vanilla, Pixie Pink, and Basic Black. Stamps: Autumn Leaves Botanicals by Rhonna Farrer and the ever wonderful Polka Dot background by Cornish Hertiage Farms, and Tiny Wise Words from Wordsworth; Markers: Stampin Up Garden Green and Pixie Pink; Non SU black pigment pen (for the little dots in the middle of the flowers); Memories Black ink; EK Success photo corner punch. I needed the punch to cover up the crooked layers in the corner of the card! May Arts Black and White polka dot organdy ribbon and a heart charm (manufacturer unknown) complete the ensemble! ************ To Answer Some Questions I've received here and at splitcoast: 1. Did I post a review of white inks? At first I said no but then I remembered that I did and that I deleted the post. Sorry for the confusion. I have some new white inks so I'll do another review. 2. Have I had any art training? How kind, how very kind of you to ask. My son laughed when I read that one out loud. Unless you count art once a week in elementary school, that would be a "no"!! 3. Am I an SU Demo? No, used to be but no longer. 4. What kind of lawyer am I? The BEST. No... seriously, I practice special education law for a Federal government agency -- if you are in the US, your tax dollars are paying for my stamps!! On behalf of my addiction, thank you!

19 comments:

  1. Oh what a fab card, I just love how much you love your DH! It is so sweet that you are still so obviously in love!

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  2. Sherri (sherristampsalot)3/20/2007 09:04:00 AM

    I love how you frequently make cards for your hubby. I agree he's a keeper...I remember him patiently taking bunchces of pics at the shoebox swap! You have inspired me to make my hubby a card this week...he's also on the keeper list! And I love the colors and polka dots here!

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  3. Joan: I love your response to "What kind of lawyer are you?" When I'm asked that question, I like to answer "a really good one"!

    Colleen
    A fellow Stamper/Lawyer
    www.stampingoddess.com

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  4. Beautiful card. Maybe it's time to make one for my DH, too. Maybe will have to CASE your style. Well the whole design. Hope that's ok. If not, email me a lawyerly letter:) I am a retired Special Ed Instructional Asst. So now I know who was pulling the strings in DC.LOL

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  5. What wonderful cards. I make cards with beads and embroidery and a little stampin(just learning)I need to post more of my cards on my blog. Come by and visit sometimes. Would love to post your blog on mine as it looks like a great place to visit. I also have a great DH, who loves to buy me things on ebay.

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  6. Well, I'm glad he's a keeper--it is so refreshing to see someone write about how much they love the man in their life, as opposed to listing all his faults. I mean, we know we're the better half, but seriously . . . what would we do without these wonderful men? I would be lost without mine . . .

    And, this card, is just delightful!

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  7. Joan, I so love how you talk about your DH. It is obvious that you love and admire him very much.

    I absolutely love this card! I think that polka dot background will soon be coming to my house!

    TFS!

    A Fellow stamp addict!

    Linda (LSN on SCS)

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  8. I love the contrast of the polka dot background and the ribbon choice. What a wonderful card. I am, however, feeling a little sad...as a beginning stamper, I have made the choice to stick with only wood mounted rubber stamps (being kinesthetic, I love handling the wood). However, a lot of beautiful designs seem made only for non-wood stamps. Oh, well, it's not like I've run out of stamps to use, LOL. It has been interesting to hear your comments as you explore and move into non-wood mounted stamps. Thanks for sharing your creativity and insight.

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  9. I am thrilled that some of my tax dollars go to such a worthy cause! I love your work!

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  10. love your dotted background - that's one being sent to me here soon! :)
    I wondered what kind of lawyer you were too!
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my page! I appreciate *Someone* looking at my cards! LOL
    ~Kendra

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  11. That list of questions and answers was the best thing that has happened to me this morning! LOVE your sense of humor. And as a US tax payer, I'm glad I can help feed your addiction. ;) Stamp on!

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  12. Ah HA! The white ink comparison wasn't a figment of my imagination after all, I'm glad to hear that! And I am also glad to know that our tax dollars are going to at least one good cause!

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  13. I really like this card - I'm enjoying the black and white look and like the splash of pink you added. And I love the sentiments and the why behind the making of this card!

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  14. I love what you did with the photo corners- the placement and style of them perfectly complement one another! Just like you and your DH ;) Adelle

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  15. Joan... This card is so pretty (uh, handsome for your hubby) and I love the flower stamp. The notched lower photo corner perfectly compliments the notch on the opposite corner created by the white layer. Nice detail! Polka dots are always classy and appropriate for any occasion.

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  16. I love this card...I'm not sure why, I just love it!! TFS.

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  17. Your black and white card for your hubby is just outstanding, a thing of beauty. I like it much more than your last two or three cards. Nice card!!!

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  18. Love your card Joan. I'm sure your husband felt very special getting it from you.

    Mary

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  19. Love your card for your hubby! But then it has polka dots on it so it would be really hard for me not to love it! To be honest Joan, I would rather have our tax dollars pay for your stamps than some of the things it pays for! Glad I could help! Hee!

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