Friday, March 19, 2010

The Big Dog's Birthday Card!

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring - YAY! - and it's also my dad's 83rd birthday! (He's shooting for 100!) I was thinking of doing a spring theme for his birthday card until I found this cute canine image while rooting through my Box O' Card Kits. I thought it would be perfect because, after all, Daddy IS the "big dog" in the family! LOL!

The layout is inspired by SCS Card Sketch #242. I sponged the edges of the patterned paper (thanks Mary!) with walnut distress ink, and used a Nestie tag for the computer sentiment that I sponged with blue. A fun ribbon brad (thanks Roxane!), plaid ribbon, flowers, and basic brads finished the card. Inside I'll write, To the Big Dog of the Family . . . Happy Birthday! I think he'll get a kick out of it!

I also wanted to share a picture I snapped of one of the construction contractors working outside our office building. It struck me as funny because I imagined he could be thinking, Oh no - that's the second cell phone this month! The wife is gonna kill me! Ha-ha!

ANYWHO, thanks for stopping by today! And remember, you have until tomorrow at midnight to enter for a chance at my Spring-A-Licious blog candy! Have a stamptacular evening!

Image: Unknown
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain, Stampin Up Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Stampin Up; Martha Stewart
Paper: Basic Grey "Granola"
Copics: B21,B97, C1,C2,E31,E35,E57
Embellies: Bazzill button brad, Darice flowers, Basic Grey ribbon, Recollections brads


kadie said...

Oh my goodness, that picture (with your tagline) is hilarious!

Your dad is going to be so tickled by this card!! It's so cool!
Your Dad is a youngin still! My DH's dad is 85!! Have a fabulous celebration and wonderful weekend, my dear! xoxo

MiamiKel said...

ROFL, Susan!! That is the funniest caption and a really great photo, lol! How funny :) LOVE LOVE your big daddy dog card - just the right balance of masculine and humor and gorgeous paper choice - Happy Birthday to dad!!!!

Debbi said...

Love the dog! You've done such a nice job with the layering and DP. Hope your Dad has a great birthday!

kmassman said...

This card made me giggle!

Lorie said...

What a wonderful card, Susan! Those card kits are da bomb, aren't they! I love the sponging, coloring, and especially that ribbon treatment on the flowers! Too clever, and just perfect! Your construction worker picture is great, and your caption cracks me up! This was both an inspirational and fun blog post all wrapped into one! Thanks!!

Love ya,

karen said...

LOL! The pic of the construction worker is priceless! I love it!

Your card is awesome sus! I love the manliness of it! Happy bday to your dad!

Alice said...

Happy B-day to your dad! The card is just lovely, I love blue and brown combo, and that stamp is so funny!

Imke said...

Susan, great card and happy birthday to your Dad ! I like blue and brown together and the flower with the ribbon is fantastic.

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Susan what a fabulous card for the Big Dog of da' House! I LOOOVE that dog image. It reminds me of Spike from Tom & Jerry, which is my fav cartoons. Perfect choice of papers. Hehehe...that photo is too funny paired with your caption.

Catherine said...

This is a tail-wagging cutie, chica! Love the papers and layout with that cute "Mr. Tuff Guy" dog image. Rrrrruff!
Love the ribbon treatment.
ROFL on that photo! It's funny 'cause it's probably true. teehee!