Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Yup, it is the hubsters b'day today...a mere 49, yes I am a couple years older than him, but I don't think two years makes me a cougar or anything! LOL!

Being the good soul mate that I am I endured a Lions football game yesterday. Not on TV folks, like the real deal, we are talking LIVE....5th row, 10 yard line! Mark has seasons tickets with his buddy and I go to two games a year...his b'day, and American Thanksgiving. We have the tickets with our friends we travelled to Vegas with so Colleen is the ONLY reason I go, although she does wear lions 'gear' and beads and stuff...but I try to overlook it. The remainder of the games our son Alex goes with Mark, he's a football junkie even worse than his dad!

Back to the card, if you are new to the blog you may not know that Mark and I are (hate to say it)...GROUPIES! Yes, we follow the Dave Matthews Band around on tour and go to as many concerts as time and money permits. Dave has sort of an eclectic following that includes a mix from a young university/college crowd to aging hippies...since we are WAY beyond the university age group we sort of fall into the hippy group and we are often kidded by friends that we need to invest in a VW Van to fit our lifestyle. Ain't gonna happen! Just Saying!


The closest Mark will ever get to a VW hippy van is this Peace VW that was stamped on Bella's BESTEST paper and coloured by yours truly! Of course, I was quite impressed that the first thing he noticed was that I personalized the license plate! For curious minds, NO, I did NOT do this myself....I used my trusty teeny tiny Karen Foster snap alphabets and was so grateful that it fit perfectly. I really think he needs to put this on his desk at work next to all his other DMB stuff!

I started with copic markers, but as always, finished it off with pencils. And note the browning grass under that van, that would represent us tailgaiting in some dry browned grass parking area with all the other groupies!

Y0000, 00, 11, BG0000, 72, 75, 78
G40, YG01, 03, W0, 1
C00, 0, 1, 3, 4, 6, 8

And if you are wondering, it was the Basic Grey Oliver paper that gave me the inspiration for the colours and I LOVE them!

Now it is only Monday so you still have PLENTY of time to join in on our 1-2-3 challenge, ONE image, TWO designer papers and THREE embellishments! Mine is done and guess what....ya, it is a Christmas card! But before then, I'll be popping back in with something TOTALLY different, and in my own opinion, TOTALLY spectacular! I'll give you a hint...I dappled in Art Journalling!

Till next time....Linda!

6 comments:

Rosanne said...

What a great card! Love the story that goes along with it too.

Ebru - (April) said...

What an amazing card Linda, I love the DP you used and the colors of the VW is done to perfection. I would also like to extend your husband a happy birthday, may his days be full of joy and great health !!!

Becky said...

What an awesome VW. love the paper piecing.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Michele Boyer said...

So cute! I love the personalized tag! (lol about your cougar comment)

Wendy said...

Did he love it...of course he did!

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