Sunday, March 18, 2012

Long time - No Blog Post....

...and,  that's life I guess!  Well, actually, the no blogging can be completely attributed to some widely FREAK weather here in Wisconsin.  We have had day after day of temps in the high 60's to high 70's.  It has been beyond lovely.  A true gift to a life long Wisconsinite who has endured Easter blizzards in the past.  So, one day was spent washing windows.  Another was spent raking.  Another was spent on a terrifically long walk.  Another sitting out in the sun and reading.  It has been marvelous.....today, my husband and son went to go get the boat out of storage.  Funny, we all know that this strange weather streak will end but still, it is so wonderful to get the late May outdoor work and yard prep done 2 1/2 months early.  So, here is my birthday card for my husband.  His birthday was March 1 but he was in India and China on a business trip and today is the first time we have been able to sit down and give him his presents.  And, it turns out it was a perfect day to give him this card as it ends up being the day he gets his boat out!  I had found this wonderful stamp put out by Mo Manning for Penny Black and scooped it up the minute I could get my hands on it. I thought it would be perfect for Joe.  The stamp comes with a sentiment that says "Just dropping you a line"  which is cute in and of itself but then I found at WhipperSnapper Stamp Designs this absolutely perfect  sentiment that also works for a birthday card....esp for a a very belated birthday card!  I then used Kathy Racoosin's "Moon" technique but changed it up to a sunrise that would greet a fisherman on his early morning outing!  I hope you like!  Joe really did and that was so important to me ;-D


I definetely will make my rounds to all the blogs I love to visit...and I see in our forecast that rain is coming but until then will make the most of this fabulous springtime gift of warm days!  I hope you are enjoying your life right now too!

Be well,
Sheila

12 comments:

Barb said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying this weather we're having - me too, Shelia! Isn't it just unreal?! Love this darling card for your hubby! No wonder he liked it - it's wonderful! :)

Elaine said...

What a stunner Sheila I love this card and the sentiment Hugs Elaine

MarcyK924 said...

Well, I knew you'd get hooked on Copics, Sheila! Beautiful job! Love your take on Kathy's moon idea!

Kathy said...

HI Sheila,
Thanks so much for nod and the link to this post. So fun to hear how you were taking advantage of the great weather. LOVE your card...the full moon and perfect for your husband. You are so rocking these moons. Love your coloring too. Thanks again, Hugs, Kathy

Dawn said...

how great to enjoy some unseasonal spring weather Sheila. Your card for your hubby is so cute! That sentiment is just perfect on it.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila you must be pushing some of that sun this way! We too had a fabulous weekend filled with warm temperatures and sun. Fabulous coloring on your card!

Maureen Morton said...

How great that you have been out enjoying your wonderful weather, Sheila! That is a top priority, for sure. I am sure that hubby loved this great and very personal card - you are really rocking this coloring stuff. And that "Moon technique" - veeeeery cool. Enjoy the weather and every single day, sweet pal.

Tiffany said...

What a perfect manly card and that sunset looks wonderful, love your coloring and attention to detail!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--absolutely perfect birthday card for your hubby! I just love this--of course, he did. Can't believe you're getting your boat into the water months before we can use ours--what wierd weather this year! Take care-Greta

Brenda said...

Oh yes, definitely take advantage of the weather and crafting can wait! Love this very sweet card for hubby! So glad he is home to spend time with you!

Lisa said...

excellent job on the moon technique! What a great card - I'm sure DH loved it :) It's a peaceful little scene and an adorable sentiment! You've colored it beautifully as well!

Jenni's Jems said...

Scotland has been basking in lovely sunshine too and it has been bliss !and love the card so perfect for the man in your life x