Friday, June 18, 2010

Call Me Hard-Headed

It's been a long time since I've done anything crafty.  I've had all kinds of intentions...just not enough time to *sneak* away to produce anything.  I was supposed to have a "date" with my sewing machine a few days ago, but opted to go swimming with the girls instead.  Actually, a dunk in the pool sounds mighty good right now too.  :)

But, this afternoon, I put my blinders on as I was bound and determined not to blog-surf (or "blurf" as I call it) and to actually disregard what all my web "friends" are doing because ---- they are so productive ALL the time....and I put together this card for my sweet hubby for his special day on Sunday:
I realized really quickly that I was feeling a little bit rusty so I reminded myself of a challenge going on over at Betsy Veldman's blog. Go here to check it out. She wanted us to find a piece of masculine inspiration (menswear) and make a card with it.  Well, I didn't exactly go too far for my inspiration.  I went right over to my drawer of blue patterned papers and found this piece that got me jump started:
Ultimately, I like the way it turned out.  I call myself "Hard-Headed" because when I finally finished I discovered that I spent 3 hours or so by myself putting together this ONE card.  I tried a few other combinations but nothing was fitting "just right."

Oh well, that's the way it works out sometimes.  Thanks Betsy for the challenge!! 

3 comments:

Katie H. said...

Wonderful card Carla. Travis will cherish it! You are amazing. And thanks for updating your blog with something awesome!

Betsy V said...

This card is great, Carla!! There are so many fun details, but it's still masculine...great job!! Thanks for playing along!

Maureen L. said...

Love your card!