July 23, 2014

You Are My Anchor

Happy Humpday everyone!

I'm SO excited that today is Wednesday.  That means in just three days I get to sleep in.  As I mentioned before, we have a newly remodeled upstairs in our house, and with the new remodeled rooms, we all got new bedroom and landing furniture.  I didn't even realize how much I needed a new bed, until I got one.  OMG, do I love my new bed!!  I'm sure you can tell that if it were up to me, I would spend as much time as I could in my new bed.  Do any of ya'll feel the same about sleeping and new beds?  I love to sleep. lol

Anyway, onto today's card.

I needed a card for my best friend.  He's been my friend for many years, and he has always been there for me, unconditionally.  Since I hadn't made him a card in a while, I thought this was a perfect time to do so.  I think he'll love it, as he has a sailboat, and loves to be out on the water.  I tried to use the stencil to create a somewhat looking net.  I sponged on some distress ink and then added Mr. Huey's in dark brown to try to represent the dark specs in the sand and white for the surf.  Not sure I achieved what I was going for, but it still looks decent.  There are lots of new Simon Says Stamp and Avery Elle goodies on this card.  I {heart} new goodies!  I was excited to combine the following challenges in my card.

Wanna Sketch #18: Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (7/21): A Mid-Summer's challenge (I chose nautical)
Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge #210: Sponging or Stencils (I have both)

Just an update, we have chosen a wedding date...12-31-15.  It was mostly his idea, and because this is the first time he's ever been married, I wasn't going to rain on his parade.  New Year's Eve is pretty cool for a wedding though, and we'll have more than one reason to celebrate each year.  Now, if we could just agree on the guest list and colors (yes, he's involved in everything!!). lol  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: Blue Shimmer cardstock, Bazzil Red cardstock, SU Whisper White cardstock, Fancy Pants "Nautical" patterned paper
Stamps: Avery Elle "Knotty"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, Copic Y28, Silver Uniball Signo pen, Ranger Scattered Straw & Old Paper distress ink
Accessories: Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars, Nestabilities


~amy~ said...

Yay for a NYE wedding! Can't wait to hear about your color choices.

I love all things nautical, such an awesome card!

Lisa Arana said...

Congrats on a FUN wedding date!!! The hubs and I got married between Christmas Day and NYE, so it is a full week of celebrating. Not a bad thing. :)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your nautical card. It is perfect for a guy, great theme and not girlie!!! I'm so thrilled you were inspired by wanna sketch!!!

Mynn xx said...

OH my goodness, Steph! Congrats on your wedding! :) This card is totally awesome! Miss working with you! HUGS! Mynn xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on setting your wedding date Steph! How exciting!!

I just love your card with the sponged honeycomb, your banners and the anchor and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

Anna-Karin said...

Stunning card! The three stars are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a fabulous card, and I love the anchor and stars! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful card Steph! It is perfect fit for your friend and I know he'll love it! Love the design! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!