Cardmaking · Challenges · Handmade Greeting Cards

Father’s Day Card No. 2

Hi friends!!!  Wow, I feel like I haven’t posted in ages!!  I had some health issues and landed myself in the hospital for awhile and I’m just now getting my energy and strength back!!  I’ve missed you guys!!  I’ve also failed at staying up to date on my lovely friend’s blogs, but I’m hoping I can get back into the swing of things really soon.  Especially now that school is out.  I know I’ll have more time, that’s for sure!!  I spent the whole last week at my kid’s school!!

Getting to it, this week’s theme at Always Fun Challenges is for a male/Father.  And like I said before, I have 4 of them to make so I feel like I’m killing 2 birds with one stone….  Yeah, that’s a horrible saying, but you get my point, right?  I made a pretty simple card Friday night, since I had a house full of kids.  It’s really a miracle that I got a card made at all.  We let Jayden have a sleepover on the last day of school so we had 7 boys here.  The only one we were missing was my part time kid, Bubby.  He’s my son’s best friend, but unfortunately his guardian is not very nice.  We sure missed him though!!  So back to my card…  For not having any idea what I wanted to do, I think it turned out A OK!!



OH!!  Before I go, I have SUPER exciting news!!  Well, it’s exciting to me.  I was picked as Blog of the Month in the June issue of Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine!!!!  It’s a UK magazine and I would have never even known about it, if IsntSheCrafty hadn’t congratulated me!!  Well, I FINALLY got a hold of someone and they mailed me out the issue.  It’s not much, but it sure made my entire month!!  I don’t even care that they misspelled my name!!!  So thank you, Isn’tSheCrafty for letting me know about this!!!


Anyway, I hope you guys join in this week at AFC.  I love seeing all of the entries.  Thank you so much for visiting me today.  I hope y’all have a fabulous week!!!


Cardmaking · Challenges · Handmade Greeting Cards

Father’s Day Card No. 1

I’ve been chomping at the bit to use the Hipster set from Stampers Anonymous.  I’ve had it for a couple of months now and I just hadn’t found the right card to make with it until now.  Since the theme this week at Always Fun Challenges is Anything Goes, I decided to get a jump on my Father’s Day cards.  I have to make 4 of them so if I start now, I might have them done in time for Father’s Day…  Yes, as ridiculous as that sounds, it is the truth.  These boys keep me busy!!  If I’m not at the school, I’m either running errands or trying to make a card, edit a video, taking a pet to the vet, folding clothes, etc., etc.  Once 3:15 comes around, MY day gets put on hold.  It’s all about those 2 boys I love so very much.  Oh, and my hubby too when he gets home at 5.  I just don’t know where the time goes each day!!  It seems like time is slipping by faster and faster as each day passes.

So yeah, I’m starting my Father’s Day cards now, in hopes that I will have them done by Father’s Day.  I made this one for my Dad.  If you watch my video below, it’ll explain why I chose this particular image for my Dad’s card.  It’s fitting.  I used distress inks to color Mr. Hipster and then after  winging my way through painting the background, I added a stencil design here and there for some texture and dimension.  Then I popped Mr. Hipster up on some craft foam and put it all together.  I really like the way it turned out.

I didn’t do anything too fancy.  The most challenging part of this card was painting the background.  I used acrylic paints and I had no idea what I was doing.  I’ve never done a background with acrylic paint before.  It was looking pretty awful at first but once again, I persevered and I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.  At this point, I was pretty much panicking though..


I was sure I was just ruining this.  What a hot mess!!!  I thought the white would help me blend them together and it just didn’t.  But once I started adding more of each color, I was starting to like it.


I loved using the stencil sporadically.  I felt like I couldn’t really mess this part up even if I tried.


As an after thought, I added some Antiqued Bronze splatter and I was really pleased with the results.  It was just what it needed.



And I just had to give him some wild hair because it would have been too boring not to!!  I added some glossy accents to his glasses and I was done!!  How cool does he look..??



For the inside, I just stamped my sentiment and then splattered some more Antique Bronze.


As always, you are welcome to join us at Always Fun Challenges.  We have a new theme every week and the theme this week is Anything Goes!!  If you can’t join us, at least check out all the oodles of talent you’ll find there.  Thanks so much for your oh so valuable time.  I really appreciate it.  If you’d like to see exactly how I made this card, just click on the video below!  It’s that easy.  I’ll see you guys next week!!