Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mojo for my hubby!

Well, as you know we just celebrated our 6th anniversary. I am always looking for fun ways to keep our marriage strong. So many of you shared such wonderful tips I am so appreciative. This year I was blessed to go to the national Hearts at Home conference. It was a blast. One of the classes was Red-Hot Monogamy. It was a hoot. Of course I had to get the book Red-Hot Monogamy Making your marriage sizzle by Bill & Pam Farrel. I just started reading it a week ago and it is so much fun. It has a chapter to read and then tons of fun ideas.

Well here was the first idea I decided to try. I thought it worked out really well with my passion of making cards.

"23. Creat a serries of thank-you notes. Send one a day for as many days as you can think
of something to thank your spouse for. "

I am also doing a study on the charactics of God. I really like digging deep into character qualities and thinking about the attribute. BAM, here came my idea. I am going to creat a card every week and really dig deep into a part of my husbands character that I love and admire about him. This will really give me time to think, pray and rejoice about the great things my husband brings to our marriage. It is also gives me time to create a fabulous card to go along with the theme. When we are all done, I am giong to put them in a scrapbook so he has them all in one spot. Dosen't that sound like fun?

Well here is my first card. I was really inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch this week. I also used some retired goodies from Stampin Up. I love digging out some of my favs and giving them some love.
Here is my take
I loved this dsp that is now retired. The Balance and Memo are both from that paper. I decided that my husband's giving spirit was something that I wanted appreciate first. He is always the first to help out a friend or family member without quesiton of personal toll it might take. Randy has a shift swing job, so at times he will sacrifcie his own much needed shut eye to help someone out. Isn't that a wonderful quality.
Anyway, on to the card. My sewing machiene and I don't seem to be on the same page with the zig-zag stich, so this was all done by hand. I really liked what it added to the card. I also loved the spiral punch and how it looks like the memo was just torn out of a book. I thought the library clip and the funky paper clip added just the right finishing touch to my project.
What do you think? Thanks for looking and sharing all of your ideas. I love hearing from you and I enjoy reading every comment.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All Supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Office Accurment
Paper: Certain Celery, Kraft, Whisper White, retired su dsp, Chocolate chip
Ink: Certain Celery, Chocolate Chip,
Accessories: Tempting tourquoise marker, Chocolate Chip marker, stampin dimensinoals, 1 1/4 square punch, 1 3/8 square punch. paper piercer, mat pack, library clip, paper clip, tempting tourquoise ribbon, dmc chocolate floss, needle


Gracie said...

Hi Terri! I love your card! The memo gives it that personal touch! Loving the flower too! Great job on the sketch! =)


helen said...

what a lovely idea, i'm sure your husband will love this its fabulous, thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog
helen x

Kristina said...

LOVE you card! I love how clean and crisp it is, and the colors are great!

Amy said...

Love what you did with the sketch! and what a great book! I love to read, so I'll have to check that one out!

Kerin said...

I love your take on the sketch Terri! Ooh how I miss that color...Cool Caribbean I think??? Nice job!

hanksmom said...

Your card is so cute (in a manly way)! Thanks for commenting on my card. It is a good life! Les

Lynnette said...

What a great way to show your love and respect to your husband. I'm sure he will be blessed and adore the gift!

Cathrine said...

What a nice thing to do for your husband. Your card is so fresh looking - I love the colors.

Janelle said...

I love the card idea for your husband, and may have to adopt it, too (his birthday is Friday...). Last year when he turned 50(!), I hid 50 post-it notes around the house each listing a thing I love and appreciate about him. So far he's found 49. He thought it was the greatest thing! So--your husband will love the cards, I'm sure. He's a lucky man! Thanks for the comment on my card on SCS.

The Smith Family said...

You are so good! I love this card. Totally different from anything I've seen before, and I love that.
Thanks so much for the info about the buttons. I'm TOTALLY gonna have to order some. $5 bucks is a GREAT deal. Thanks again!

Leah said...

Great card. Head on over to the Paper Blooms blog to claim your prize! If I don't hear from you by tomorrow (4/9) I'll have to pick someone else...thanks!

Lori said...

Okay....tell me about the pop up dies for the Sizzix. LOL.
And, you did a great job on the sketch. Love your card.

Dana said...

What a great idea, your husband will love it! Your card is awesome like always!

chelemom said...

IT is such a great idea, and I am sure hubby will love it! Your card is adorable!!! I saw that you live in Coal City. I am on the south side of Chicago. You don't see too many people from Coal City.....but my college roomate lived there....I think she still does, but it has been 16 years since graduating college!

Priscilla said...

Love the card concept. Husbands are great huh? Awesome job on the sketch challenge. I just love blog hopping :) I get such great ideas..so, thanks for sharing.

Caryl P said...

What a great idea, I may have to do the same for my husband. Balance indeed!

Angie Tieman said...

This is fabulous!! Such a great job with the sketch! I love this paper too, I bought a whole extra set when it retired, it's one of my all-time faves!

Cardmaking Galore said...

love the soft blues