Friday, June 13, 2014

Gone Fishing

Hello friends : )  I hope you are enjoying your Friday.  I am posting this card in honor of my "poor hubby" who is hosting a Fishing Garage Sale today and tomorrow.  He would most definitely rather be fishing than selling fishing tackle to men on their way to the lake but the garage is bulging so he decided it was time. 

My wonderful husband and I love fishing together - he is the best friend I have ever had and the best person I have ever known! 

Fishing lures for him is like papercraft supplies for me.... one difference you won't see me selling my stash at a garage sale! LOL

I actually made this card because I'm "teaching" a little card class to some very special friends this weekend.  I was to create 3 - 4 different card designs and make up kits. We will actually just put them together at our gathering.  The card makers are beginners so I needed simple designs : )

The fishing pole is a die cut from my old pal -  Quic Kutz.  Quick Kutz was the first die cutting tool I ever owned.  I earned it by working for a friend of mine at her scrapbooking store while she attended CHA.  I loved playing store for her while she was gone and earned hundreds of dollars in new product for my effort.  Some years after that I found this fishing pole die and added it to my collection but I had never used it.  I'm guessing I bought it 10 years ago! shameful! just shameful!!

HOWEVER! the good news is I can enter this card in Darnell's contest. You know Darnell right?? oh ladies! you need to meet this dear woman who will amuse and sometimes shock you! she if full of side splitting humor as well as being kind and sweet.

Check out her blog contest and be sure to follow her because you will not want to  miss a single post from this witty and playful word artist (oh, and her cards are great too).

While hubby is spending the day swapping "fish stories" my peeps and I are heading tot he BIG city for shopping and eating and laughing and just plain fun!!

I'm offering some candy of my own! simply comment on this post for a chance to win my BLOG CANDY! See THIS POST for all the details.

I hope you enjoy your day!!


Cs by Stampin Up
Fishing stamp set is from The Angel company
Fishing Pole is from Quic Kutz
EF - Chevron by Stampin Up


ellyscard creatief said...

Great card for a man.
Gr Elly

Beth F. said...

Such a wonderful card! I love it! The addition of the fishing line to the fishing pole is just perfect.

Smriti said...

Hi Patti

Lovely card! Love how you made that fishing line!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and letting me that my card was called out on Moxie Fab by Teri! If not for you, I would've never known!

Carole Z said...

HI Patti, I'm having a quick catch up after a very long day at an agricultural show where it was Very hot! Seeing your wonderful card is making me wish I could be out in a little boat right now! Hugs Carole Z X

KT Fit Kitty said...

It's wonderful, Patti! Awesome fishing card in honour of your hubby! He sounds like a keeper! WTG on another card towards your goal!

Rose said...

fantastic male card and i hope he sold a lot so he has room to buy more!! lol

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so sweet, Patti! Thank you for those really kind compliments and for joining my NBUS Challenge with your darling card for your Mister!

Using that ancient die is exactly what NBUS is all about. Of course, for a lot of us finding something that, um, vintage would require a complete blowout of the craft room and that's a whole nother story!! I am surprised that you didn't use the heck of this fishing pole die, however, as it is perfect for your guy!

I hope he had a successful garage sale (what stories were exchanged there I bet!!) and that you had a successful shopping day with your besties and a great card-making class! Busy weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Theresa Krout said...

I will be glad to check out NBUS! Always love a new twist on great artwork!
Speaking of twists, I have realized if you really like a scrapbooking items, then you must have it. Who knows maybe 10 years later it will be what makes a card very special for someone special!! Most men will not agree with you unless they have a stash like Bob, of their very own must haves!
I wish I was there with you guys crafting! I know it will be full of fun and laughs.
I have a cricut cartridge that will do the pole and a CTMH stampset that will do the rest. If I have a moment today, I just might CASE your card! I like simple and straight forward. It gets the job done. You are the best teacher!!!! I should know, you taught me!!!! And my heart will always be grateful! Have fun this weekend.

Jen said...

Better late than never when it comes to using stuff from our stash. The fishing pole was just waiting for the perfect card and this must be it! Great card for your hubby. I assume he takes the proceeds of the garage sale to buy more stuff? That's what I do when I sell my stash on eBay! LOL!

Helen F. said...

Such a cool card! Love the fishing rod die cut, masculine colors and all the background stamping and embossing, perfect for Darnell's new challenge too ;-)

Alanna said...

Love your card. Such great die cuts and how fun that you could earn them for free.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some comment love. Much appreciated.

Carmen M. said...

Good luck on teaching your class this is a fun card to learn on.

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card, and your scarves are lovely too. ~Diane