About Me

Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me! My husband and I have enjoyed 22 years of marriage together. We have three grown children: our daughter who has given us three adorable grandchildren--two girls and one boy, ages 8, 5 and 3. We also have twin sons, one married and one single, with another adorable grandson age 4. Our lives are full and blessed. My husband works in the aviation industry and we've managed to be transferred every five years since 1995. We've lived in St. Louis, Missouri (our hometown), Hershey, Pennsylvania, Crossville, Tennessee, and now Newnan, Georgia. We love the diversity we've encountered with all of the wonderful places we've lived. We've met lifelong friends whom we will cherish forever and have learned so many things.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card

This is a card I was commissioned to make by a friend for her special man's birthday. I asked her to tell me a little bit about the relationship she shared with him. She told me he lovingly referred to her as his "nut" and she called him her "squirrel". This flip-flop design was my interpretation of the loving things she shared with me and I created it without a sentiment, as I felt these pictures spoke a thousand words.

Unfortunately, I cannot remember the exact recipe--I made this card in autumn, 2009. However, I can tell you that the autumn leaves are silk, the photos were simple photos which I altered in my photo program, then enhanced with both pencils and chalks, after which I sprayed with a matt spray to keep them from smudging.

My friend said her boyfriend loved it. She was worried I would create something animated and said she was pleasantly surprised when she received a tasteful, masculine card depicting their personal intimate relationship. :o)

The flip side of this card to follow...
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  1. Thanks, Cindy! :o) You are the first person to comment on my very first card posting! I am soooo excited to begin taking part in the cardmaking blog world. As soon as I am a bit better from this bout of pneumonia, I'll start taking part in some of the card challenges, too. My hands are still a bit shaky and I'm still pretty weak, so I decided to post an older card to get me started. I'll be posting some of my other work soon. Thanks for taking the time to say hello! Merilee :o)