Monday, December 10, 2012

Old gent on 3 wheels

It's my baby brother's birthday tomorrow and this is the card he will be receiving in the mail. I can't believe he is 40 already. He is the baby of the family and my sister and I will always see him as such.

This is a great stamp for a masculine card. It is from Rubbernecker - "old gent on 3 wheels" and nothing is better for a man's card than stripes. The designer paper is called Oliver by Basic Grey. I have it in a 6x6 pad. I have mentioned it before but it is worth mentioning again. The designs on the paper of the smaller pads is smaller and fits a card much better than the same design of a 12x12.

I stamped the image in Midnight Muse and the card stock is Night of Navy, both from SU. I then used  Spellbinders Label 18 to cut him out. The card needed just a little something and I found the gold border in one of my packages of Magenta's sticker borders.

The kids will all be home for Christmas and there is still some decorating I need to finish. Unfortunately yesterday I was out with the DH putting up a few more outdoor decorations and as I stepped back to see how it looked, I tripped over the dog who had decided to lay down right behind me. Needless to say I looked like a tasered crazy lady as I was trying to catch my balance and ended up falling to the ground. Can you just picture the arms and legs flailing in all different directions? I am sure anyone who saw it would not have used the word graceful what-so-ever. Anyway I managed to get up and give the dog a look that made him even run.  I landed on my chest with my right arm underneath me. I didn't feel too bad until I tried to climb into bed last night. 800 mg of Motrin wasn't giving me much relief and I was amazed I was able to crawl out of bed this morning. I will give it a few days to see if it is just a pulled chest muscle. Even if it is a cracked rib or two, there isn't anything more that would be done for it except added radiation to tell me it's cracked.

I am sure hoping those elves find their way into my house to finish the decorating and maybe even some baking. What- I've been a good girl this year! OK even if they just finish the decorating I would be happy.

~Have fun and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I am sure your brother loved his card as it is lovely! I sure hope you recovered from your fall. That is terrible!

    The elves need to make their way to my house to do some shopping! Eek! I have never been so far behind as I am this year!