To view my current postings for~~~~

~EBWorld Post Click HERE!!
~~Elisabeth Bell's Newest Digi Image--Click HERE!!
~~~Creatalicious DT Post--Click HERE!!!
~~~~Fussy and Fancy Friday DT Post--CLick HERE!!!

Translate My blog

Monday, August 31, 2009


Hello~ Friends

Lorie our host this week, chose this scripture: “The scripture challenge is from Song of Solomon 6:3 and it says "I am my Lover's and my Lover is mine; he browses among the lilies." We are to make a card for our special someone and MUST give it to them. My hubby of 30 years is not a mushy, gushy guy but, he has opened so very many doors for me in our life together. He is the social butterfly and I (well you could say reserved). LOL because not anymore. Hee Hee---he encourages, praises, and understands me totally. Love him for that!!! Well the tables have turned with his health 8 years ago and he is challenged with Meniere’s disease (autoimmune). He has lost 80 % of his hearing and the dizziness is constant. I have to tell you that when I gave him this card on Sunday evening he was surprised and truly appreciated the saying inside. awhhh I felt good. So THANK YOU Lorie because I should take time to acknowledge my hubby more often.

I just received this new SU Nouveau Chic designer paper and it seemed to be perfect for a masculine card. The card base is SU kraft paper and then I cuttlebugged the designer paper with swirls and used the corner border for hinges :) The doorknob is a grommet with the punched out piece of diamond cuttlebugged paper glued on top with a black rhinestone (I thought it to be a clever idea :o) I used scrap metal letters to personalize it and Of course I had to add a few butterflies!!! I think it turned out COOL!!!!!!!!!!

The finished inside phrase I found off another card as I was browsing one day--don't remember where but, when I find something that touches my heart I write it down to use in the future. After hubby was diagnosed, each year the symptoms have been progressing and we have spent many hours driving to and sitting in doctors offices. bummer but it is not cancer :)

Stamps: SU Yummy "with Love" and computer generated sayings
Ink: SU Black
Papers: SU

: Spellbinders Deckled Mega Rectangular Nesties, Labels 2, Piercerabilities, MS butterfly punch, Cuttlebug Swirls & Diamond folders, Cuttlebug border die, SU ticket corner punch
Grommet, rhinestone, stickles, scrap metal letters

mom's signature


Lorie said...

Oh, Mary Lou! This is stunning! Thank you for sharing about your husband and I'm SO thrilled he was happy with it! :o)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a fabulous card!
Gorgeous detail and colour!
I love your words inside perfect!
So happy that he loved it!
kim x

Kim said...

Beautiful card Mom! Your work is so amazing! Love the "door" that you created! Glad Dad loved it!

Kristine said...

Mary Lou... first of all, I feel for you and your hubby and all that has happened in the last 8 years! My heart hurts for you. It speaks volumes when you can actually say, "Bummer it's not cancer" as my family has seen too much of that! I will certainly pray for you both!!

Secondly, your card is just AMAZING! Love all the texture, colors, sentiment (on inside) and all the little details! SO glad he loved it. Yes, Lorie came up with an AWESOME challenge this week and I praise God for blessing so many with it! :) THANKS SO MUCH for playing in our challenge! Hope to see more from ya! =0) Blessings in Christ,

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooooh.....what a beautiful card and I love the sentiment. :)

Softangelkisses said...

Great work! Love that metal bling - it gives the whole card a great personal touch and ties everything together!

itsabrt said...

I love this card, most of my card are just "because" not really touching lives, you touched my life today...I don't appreciate my husband enough and I know it! Thank for the reminder Mary Lou...PS don't give up on the candy! Beth

~Michelle~ said...

thank for stopping by and for the congrats, I was so surprised!! :)
Love your card for hubby...he's lucky to have you! Had your mum here today...think she enjoyed it!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wow, what an amazing story and an amazing card! I'm truly touched. There are blessings in everything, even in the hard times. May God bless you and Denny.

Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We hope you'll join us again!