Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 9: Father's Day

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
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Something for Dad

More posts headed your way...2 in fact. I really need to start scheduling these things!


MagsB said...

What a wonderful post! And what a wonderful card! Now I'm going to give my hubby a big hug because you've reminded me of all the things he does for us!!

luv, Mags x

Carrie's Corner said...

Great card! Love the idea of listing all the roles they play in our lives. Very personal! If you asked my daughter, Bug Squisher would be front, center and large font.


Mel said...

Just stunning!

Its a fab idea! I may have to steal it hee! Like Mags said, my hubby needs a hug now too! What a great keepsake!
Hugs M xxx

Carole of Brum said...

Awww Khristen, what a gem your hubby sounds, you and your kids are surely blessed, and I enjoyed your post, kinda heartwarming to read. Fab card too, made me smile to read the many job titles on there, lol. Love that dotted edge detail, really pulls my eye down the card to take it all in. CoB

PS I recently got a Crafters Companion thingy to make enveloboxes, havent had a chance to play yet, but great to read how quick they are to do. Loved seeing you layout in the top post too.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card. Seems like you've got yourself a real diamond there! xx

Lin said...

I've enjoyed reading your post Khirsten. Sounds like your household is lucky to have Eryk. Love all the little sayings on the card, and how true they are to a loving Dad. Puts me in mind of my late Dad too, particularly giggled at the 'bug squisher' cos in my house my Dad was more scared of the bugs than we were!

Lin xx

Christine said...

What an awesome card. Love the dimension & how it is full of text. Is is definitely a work of art. Your husband will love this. And really like the envelope too. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting for all Seasons.

melsanford said...

Fab card! I love all those stickers and the envelope is fab!!!! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh I LOVE it, in fact I think its my favourite Father's Day card I've seen in blogland! Bet your hubby will love it too!

Paddington fan said...

Fantastic masculine card, love the list of roles your husband plays - bug catcher is one of my husbands jobs!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this time and good luck, love Jacky x

Lou Mac said...

This is brilliant. It's so refreshing to see something other than the standard square or rectangle card!!

Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

xo Lou Mac.