Wow, it's been 2 weeks already? Crazy. That means it's time for another Dream Valley Challenge :) This time we're asking for your Father's Day creations, which is fitting as the big day right around the corner. Great sponsors this week:
3 images from Karen's Doodles
I wanted to make hubby something really special for Father's Day this year. He is the most amazing man I know (besides my own dad, of course!) He works so hard for all of us. Those who don't know my husband, Eryk: he works third shift, 10:30p-7:30a, driving a big truck for a local newspaper, Foster's Daily Democrat. He brings pallets of another company's papers to them as Foster's prints their papers, and brings a bunch of Foster's papers to one of the local shuttle service companies, C&J Trailways. So in a way, he's a delivery driver who gets paid way more, as he's driving a big ol' box truck. After working a long shift hauling papers around, he returns home to the chaos of 3 kids and a grumpy, not really a morning person, wife. He heads to bed, and somehow sleeps for 6-8 hours with all of the noise and action going on in the living room or outside (Patryk is a very, very, very loud boy) and awakes to join in our day. He's either off to watch Rileigh play softball, one of Andraia's band concerts, Patryk play soccer, or he's out playing handyman, our second source of income. He's really good at fixing stuff :) Lately, he's been working on a van we scored for a sweet deal...yeah, he's a mechanic too. I don't see him much, but he's always hard at work doing something for us, and more importantly, working hard to support the kids AND my crafty dreams. That's what inspired me to make this card. I found these EK stickers a while back (while = years) and have been waiting for the perfect project to feature them, and knew this was it!
I used my Crafter's Companion Ultimate tool for the card base, making it a snap to score the lines of this card, and create the scalloped edge. From there, it was just deciding where to place the stickers! I used Fancypants Love Birds papers, and the tag is a coordinating sticker with an MM heart brad I've had forever. My black pen made little dots around the scalloped edge, making it stand out a bit more. The inside contains my message to hubby. Sorry, those words are for him only :)
My Little Shoebox alpha stickers that matched so well.
Popped up the tag because I loves me some dimension :)
Decided with the dimension of this card, I'd need an envelobox to match. Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool to the rescue again! more Love birds paper.
So there you have it, my wonderful Father's Day card for hubby, which will accompany the best gift ever...DVD boxed set of the series The Pacific. He owns Band of Brothers, and has been talking about buying this set since he heard it was available. He has no idea, I just have to watch the mail and make sure he doesn't see it before next Sunday :) (Luckily he isn't into reading my blog posts, and he is definitely not into Facebook, so I can spill the beans without fear of him finding out!)
Head on over to Dream Valley Challenges and enter your Father's Day creation...card, layout, altered item, wall hanging...for a chance to win great prizes!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: Father's Day
Creative Inspirations: Something for the Dad/Man in Your Life
Paper Play Challenges: Something for Father's Day
One Stop Craft Challenge: Father's Day
The Paper Variety: The Guys
Crafting for All Seasons: Father's Day
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Something for Dad
Crazy 4 Challenges: Man card
More posts headed your way...2 in fact. I really need to start scheduling these things!