Monday, August 1, 2011

Yee-Haw, Cowboy!

This next Thursday is my husband's birthday.  Yea, another one!  At our age, they seem to roll around more often than every twleve months! Of course, my advantage is that he'll always be so much older!  LOL! 
Being a cowboy at heart, I know he always appreciates anything with a western flair!  When I get a few moments, I will post the little wedding album I finally put together from our small, fairly private ceremony 9 years ago. The few pictures that were taken were saved onto a slide show on disc and I never found out how to pull them off, or if you even can! So, the ones I did salvage were those taken with a second camera and not the best quality...but, I digress...
Here is the card I made for the DH, taking my inspiration from the sketch this week at Waltzing Mouse!  I am determined to win a stamp set because my wish list grows increasingly longer!!!
  First, the wonderful sketch....

My card:

Someone recently asked on the Waltzing Mouse FB page if others prefer taking pictures of just their card alone, or adding a prop of some sort...well, as you can see, I enjoy adding a bit of personality to my posts on occasion! 
Not always, sometimes the card is quite enough.

     For this card, I used some old denim I had saved from a pair of capris that no longer fit. I cut out and sewed the edges of a pocket.  Then added the tops from thumb tacks for the grommets. The little silver concho has been in my stash forever! And the last time I used jute on a card as rope, my husband loved it.
Wierd colors because the ink on the large tag matches the denim perfectly! Funny how the lights and camera can make them look so odd!  I also hand cut the big tag, but am due to pick up my new Nestie Labels 18 die next week!!!  Yea!!! 
I absolutely LOVE the way these labels are made to work with
Spellbinders so perfectly!

Inside of card:

Since he leaves on the morning OF his birthday for a 4 day historical rendevous in Williams, Arizona, I will put together a "goodie basket" for him to take along.  I know what treats he likes to eat while he's out and away. (All the ones we normally don't keep here at the house due to the poor nutritional value!  LOL!)

Products used:
Dies:  Spellbinders Nesties, Labels 4
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse; Vintage Labels 4, Vintage Labels 18, and Rescue Remedies Additions.
Inside sentiment: Fiskars; "Make a Wish Quotes".

Entered, of course, at the challenge at: