Monday, June 18, 2012

Over the Hill???

Hi my crafty friends!  It is Monday and you know what that means, it's time for another post for BBTB2!!  And this week we our theme from design sister Stephanie is "birthday's and pearls" using any cart and making any project.  What to do, what to do.  I thought about doing a cake card, but decided against it.  I struggled up to Saturday morning trying to figure out what I wanted to do.  In the end I decided since my DH will be 50 in January that I would get his card made for him.  Now I am 2 years and 8 months older than he is and he is always calling me an "old fart".  But soon he will be an "old buzzard". lol  So with that in mind I made a long base measuring 4.25" x 11" on my Gypsy as a template.  Then I created another 4.25" x 9.50" block and welded the buzzard from Life's A Party on it to make it a 4.25 x 11 card base using the base that I made 4.25 x 11 so I would know where to stop with my buzzard.  Clear as mud?? She's A Sassy lady has a tutorial over on her blog that you can check out. She call this type of card an A2-Long, go and check it out. I wanted my card to have the shape of the buzzard on the end of it instead of it being the whole card.  I cut my layers for the buzzard and assembled him.  I tell you this buzzard kicked my old butt!  I had a heck of a time trying to figure out how his eyes went with the pieces I had.  In the end I figured it out but already messed up putting him together.  So after my second try, I left it as he was.  I will now for next time.  I guess I was having a lupus fog moment at the time or just a plain ole "duh" moment. lol  I used DCWV Natural stack for my card base and scraps from my scraps bin for the layers.  My sentiment on the outside was a birthday set from My Creative Time stamps and the inside sentiment came from a birthday set from Fiscars that I got a JoAnn's. I used liquid pearl to dress up my buzzard and I also used tiny black pearls for his nostril holes. I hope you like my little buzzard, I had a lot of fun making him.  I hope that you will come join us at BBTB2's newest challenge.  Check out the rest of my design teams sisters and see what wonderful inspirations they have for you!!


18 comments:

Sandi said...

Brenda, this is a hoot, it is definitely my morning giggle, hugs

Jayne said...

I just LOVE this guy,brilliant card Brenda!
Jayne x

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Brenda this is such a perfect card for the Dman. It came out perfect. Love the buzzard. He looks like I feel sometimes just pooped. LOL You did an awesome job and I love the sentimennt on the inside. Now just don't forget where the card is in January.

Carole Beath said...

Brenda, this is a delightful little birthday card with the cutest buzzard evahhhhhh. Your hubs is going to love this card.
Carole

Stephanie said...

Love3 your story. This is such a "happenin" buzzard. I think your hubby deserves every little detail. I really LOVE your buzzard.

TerriK said...

Cute card, Brenda!

Glenda said...

Love your card and story! Thanks for a good chuckle this morning! You did a great job with the shape and welding!
Glenda

Shawnee said...

Brenda, this is such a cute card. I love the colors you picked and bird. Great job!!

The Queen (Laura) said...

Brenda, I absolutely love this buzzard! Love his eyes! My brother's 50th birthday is coming up in August. I had seen this cute guy in the book. I can't wait to cut him out for him. Thanks for reminding me! Great job my friend, I know your husband will love it!

Jeri said...

Oh Brenda, this card is just fantastic. Perfect cut for someone turning 50. My husband probably wouldn't like me referring to him as the "old buzzard" though. We seem to have a lot in common. My husband is younger than me, too and imagine my surprise when you said you had lupus. I have lupus, too. I have lots of those "lupus brain" moments. What can you do, but laugh about it. Make sure you put that card somewhere and don't forget where, making it so far in advance. That would be another lupus moment. LOL

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Jeri I didn't know that you had Lupus too! Yes, we have to laugh in order to carry on because I don't know about you, but if I didn't I would feel like I am losing my mind. lol It's always better to laugh, that's what keeps us going. Yes, I am afraid that I will put this darn card somewhere and forget about it. lol Wish me luck! Hugs my friend.

Linda said...

I love your buzzard card -- it is so cute!! What a fun take on the challenge!!

Susan said...

Brenda this is fabulous!! That vulture is one of my favorite cuts!! And adding the pearls is wonderful. Just so creative!!!

xx Susan

DonnaMundinger said...

this gives me a real giggle! Need that cart for that old buzzard. He certainly looks stylin' with the pearls. LOL Love how he's positioned on the front. Great guy card. xxD

Ann said...

i just love that bird it make me smile everytime i see it

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

This card is super fun...I just love the colors....

shelly said...

what a fun card and story brenda :)

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Brenda your story made me laugh! What a perfect card and your buzzard looks perfect to me blinged up with his pearls.Your hubby will love it!
Hugs
Juliexx