Thursday, July 9, 2009

A man's birthday card

Hi everybody,

I never got out of my PJ's today. I had an IV injection of steroids yesterday, and only slept 4 hours last night, and then I took a 3 hour nap this afternoon. I know that steroids cause insomnia, but only 4 hours??? And this weather isn't helping any. Ok, I'm done complaining...but call if you want to hear more. lol

Anyway, it seems like I do a lot of cards for men, but I think it only feels that way, because they are so hard to do. You can't add ribbon, or anything girly, or frilly. No flowers, no pink cardstock, the list goes on and on, so I always have to put on my thinking cap. Boy, cards for women are so much easier.

So I had to do a birthday card for a guy that never takes anything seriously, so I made this one for him. I used Floyd from HERE... I love to use the Art Impression stamps when I want to do something fun. Anyway, on the front it says "As you are getting older" and on the inside it says "if you ever need a helping hand, just look at the end of your arm". I'm sure he'll find it funny. I used TAC Kraft cardstock, I used Prismacolor watercolor pencils and the aqua painter to color Floyd. I put a couple of eyelets in, and tied some brown hemp, just to make it look manly. I think it turned out okay.
One thing I ask of you, is that an old friend of mine got hurt in a farm incident yesterday and has 3rd degree burns over 70% of her body. She is currently at a burn center here in WI, but she could use a LOT of prayers.

Take time to hug the ones you love~

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, Connie - bless your heart! Sounds like you have every right to complain! First of all, your card is a hoot! I love that sentiment duo! So funny!!! Your friend will love it! As for your friend that's been burned, I will pray so very hard for her. My DH was burned in a house fire in 1980 over 80% of his body, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns. Just when we thought it could never get worse, the grafting began. Please tell your friend to never give up, and to continue to hope, to pray, and to work hard at whatever her medical team advises her to do. She will more than likely have a team of 6-8 different docs, all specializing in different areas. PT is incredibly important for range of motion afterwards. My DH has recovered very well, much to the amazement of his docs. My email is: if you ever need to email any personal questions. God bless, and I will be thinking of you all...


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