Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Retirement! Me Too!

Well, it is Tuesday again, time for another Shopping Our Stash challenge! This week's challenge is all about using really old DP (designer paper)...any paper or cardstock with a print on it. And not just OLD but the OLDEST in our stash!
Challenge #90: Use Your Oldest Designer Paper

 I had to really dig for this one AND test my lazy memory! I chose an outdoorsy pine tree paper that I bought way back when I only did some scrapbooking, in my pre-card making days...I'm thinking around 1995 or earlier. Here's what I did with it:

My brother just retired from US Gypsum after 33 years so I sent him this card and it should arrive there today. Hope he likes it! The cute "guy" image is from Pollycraft called "Maurice-Ready for business". I colored him with Memento & Spectrum Noir markers. And that DOES kinda look like my brother! He was the IT guy (geek) at USG, has worn glasses forever and is definitely kinda pudgy! But the tie...nope, only at funerals!

The sentiments on the front and on the inside, and the Bible verse, are computer-generated (that font is called "Fineliner Script"), the old DP is from Hobby Lobby and the rest is just from my stash; the die cuts on the front are Spellbinders Labels 15 and the little sparkle dots are EK Success.

I'm entering this card in just a few challenges:
http://craft-roomchallenge.blogspot.com - "Something for a Man"
http://guylousinimitability.blogspot.com - "bingo Card Challenge"- I used the middle row across: starts with a G (Guy in Glasses), *FREE*(bling), die cut

So, about MY retirement...well it is not from a job, it is from this DT! I decided to step down from Shopping Our Stash too. I left another DT last month and decided I needed to simplify even more yet. This is my last contribution to the SOS team. This has been such a fun design team to serve on! My fellow DT members are SO creative and witty and funny! It has been a pleasure to get to know these uber-talented girls! Thanks, Girls, for sharing yourselves a bit with me, especially the individual creative genius each of you brings to SOS! I will miss the weekly interaction but will definitely be popping in to check up on everyone from time to time. Thanks especially to Carla for her patience and encouragement as well!

And thank you, Reader, for stopping by today and diligently reading all the way to the bottom!! I hope you are inspired to join in this challenge that should certainly help you use up some of your stash!
Have a very blessed day, my friends!


lauren bergold said...

happy retirement to you, for sure, though we are certainly going to miss you at SOS!!! on the other hand, i can totally RELATE to the feeling of wanting to "simplify"!!! in the meantime, you've certainly gone out on a "high note" with this gorgeous and totally FAB card, your bro will LOVE IT!!!!!!! best wishes to you in all you do!!! ♥♥♥

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous card. Perfect image for retirement.

jimlynn said...

Sandi, I saw someone use this same image the other day and thought it was so cute! I LOVE the image and you put great masculine DP with it! LOVE your wonderful card.

Jessi Fogan said...

We're going to miss you, Sandie! Congrats to both you & your brother :)

Kim. said...

Great card and perfect image not only for a man but also for a retirement. Lovely choice of colours and the tie really is snazzy lol. I hope both you and your brother enjoy your retirements. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.
Kim xXx

craft-roomjulia said...

A stunning creation, thanks so much for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the random draw. Julia xxx

Debbie said...

What a fun card for your brother!!

Enjoy your "retirement," too!! You're on my blog list, so I'll still know if/when you have more wonderful creations!!

Debi said...

great card for your brother, I'm sure he'll love it, thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Kim Kelley said...

What a cute card for your brother! Thank you for joining us at Guylou's this week! HUGS


Julie said...

A lovely card Sandie and perfect for the occasion, cute but not too cute for a guy.

Carla S. said...

Fun retirement card, Sandie! Perfect for a man! Thanks for joining in on our BINGO challenge at Guylou's!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Goodness what a test your Oldest dp not sure I'd know which that is now! Your certainly put it to good effect with this fun card. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Carla said...

I love this.. and so glad we got to have you for our DT for awhile! It's been a true pleasure- wishing you all the best on your continued crafting!