Tuesday, May 11, 2010

first father's day card

This is my first Father's Day card for this year.  I thought that this row of houses stamp by Hero Arts would work well for a father's day card.  Plus my Father in law is a Realtor too!  Actually so is Chad's brother, and Chad's sister's husband!  Chad, his father and his brother all work together!  When making manly cards I tend to do more simple.  I often will craft when Chad has a friend over, they are usually watching a game of some sort or just hanging out.  If I happen to be making a manly card I usually will ask for their opinion before I glue anything down.  They like it simple, they always say yeah it's manly just don't put this on there.  And actually had I asked, I bet you this button would not be on the card!



first father's day card, originally uploaded by AnitaRex.

This card may be simple but I still very much enjoyed making it!  I am really digging background stamps!  I know I am so late to the party but I love stamping and the more I can do it in a card the better!   I stamped the background friend definition with antique linen distress ink, than I stamped the houses with green pigment and clear embossed.  I really like how this card turned out!  I am entering into the current challenge at Hero Arts.

The weather here has been rainy for the past week and a half.  Thankfully today it stopped and got sunny.  I took the kids for a bike ride/ walk and after Ariel's music and supper we went to the park and walked home.  It got a bit cool but I didn't care, the kids were wearing warm jackets.   I spent an hour at the park and took a break to watch the lake and all the wildlife on the walk home.  Anything to be outside.  I think it may be back to rainy and cool for the next bit but I am thankful I got outside today.  I was very much tired of being home (even with having a busy weekend) that today was needed.  I think what's really in order is a girls night out so I am planning one for this Friday night!  

By the way I so love my photo of me and the kids in the below picture that every time I see it I can't help but think of how lucky I am to be there mom!  How did my kids end up so beautiful?  I received so many wonderful comments from you.  It means a lot to me to hear that you think I am a great mom.  Being a great mom is better than anything, and something that I try to achieve.  I also hope you know that I don't write these things to make myself sound good, I really feel this way.  I share about myself and my life because I am a very open book and don't often keep things to myself!   I am so far from perfect but I am not going to share that today I yelled at my kids too much.  I tell my husband about that!  Ha! No I just don't let myself gloat in the guilt, nothing is worse than living in the past.  Instead I ask for forgiveness and focus on tomorrow.  Wow I got all "real" there!  I just hope that I don't ever come across as too good to be true, since I am so far from being perfect.  Thank you for reading me, it's so wonderful to have people who get me with this hobby!  I appreciate you all!

10 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This is so perfectly stamped and embossed! Love the green in this. Awesome Father's Day card!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card and thanks heaps for sharing YOU!!!! I love reading your blog Anita... I can feel the love and passion you have for your family and that is so neat. It is wonderful to share. And I am sure you are "real" and have days where the kids drive you mad and you yell... you wouldn't be human if you didn't

Jenny said...

GREAT card!!! Love it!! :) :) :) And I love that pic of you and your CUTIES!!!! Adorable!!!

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful manly card! i love that button! =)

Creative Char said...

Great card, Anita!

Tiffany said...

This is so perfect for Father's Day, it's clean and not overwhelming, it truly projects something that a guy would like! Love the colors on the houses!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love this card! Not too frilly but still cute. Great job!

Lucille said...

Great card, the button is very manly :)

Jill said...

So modern and masculine! This is really fantastic! Hope your girls night out is extra fun. :)

Julie Anne said...

I was just looking for input on manly cards this week and got next to no response... would love to get some input!!!

http://parresia.xanga.com/727560518/man-cards---day-79-color-scheme/

thanks, I like simple, too, but occasionally go overboard!

 

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