Sunday, April 28, 2013

Herringbone, Stars, and Brads; Oh, My!

Hi, everyone.

Hope the weekend is going well. It's a rainy day here -- a perfect day for a little cardmaking followed by curling up with a good book. :)

This week's Any Hero card was inspired by OWH Sketch #170.

We R Memory Keepers Red, White & Blue; cardstock: blue, white, AC; red, Bazzill watermelon; dark blue, ???
star brads:
Recollections; star punches: Fiskars, The Paper Studio; hole punch: EK
technique: fussy cutting of herringbone from 6 by 6 sheet

I really like the pairing of the bold pattern with the smaller star pattern, the repitition of stars, and the aqua blue used for the base and the background of the center rectangle.

I struggled with the small, horizontal strip on the sketch, not wanting to introduce a third pattern and not having quite the right ribbon. So, I opted for leaving the strip off the card. I also slightly adjusted the placement of the three brads. Other than that, I felt like it was pretty close to the sketch -- definitely in keeping with the spirit of it.

A Question from Hubby

Hubby wants to know if my fellow cardmakers show EVERY SINGLE CARD to their hubbies. In addition, do my fellow cardmakers show EVERY SINGLE CHANGE to EVERY SINGLE CARD to their hubbies? (His words exactly, down to the caps!)

He is soooo funny -- and apparently a little exasperated that he's been asked to look at cards on several different occasions this weekend for a combined total of about 5 minutes. Although, I've been informed that this weekend was an atypically slow weekend; I only made one card last night since I watched a 3 1/2-hour movie on TCM sans multi-tasking. (Sadly, there's not a cable hook-up in the menopause room.)

The funniest part of all of this to me is that he really seems to think it matters -- or that his feigned protestations will put an end to his "suffering". LOL!    :)

Parting Thoughts

I've got one or two mini chores to finish before curling up with that book.

As always, thanks for stopping. Have a good week, and happy scrappin'!

24 comments:

sandybear76 said...

I don't show my Hubby every card or change. However, if I'm at Table 7, the girls there see every change and every card I make during the evening. I'll show my Hubby some cards though. My Hubby won't let me have cable TV in my scrapbook room because he says he'll never see me if cable is in there! Ha, I would have to come out once in a while for more chocolate. :)

Donna Hanley said...

Sybrina, I love your card and the chevron with the smaller print. Great way to match these two papers up. Tell Hubby, I show most of my card to Hubby and also the changes. He enjoys seeing my cards, but is quite the perfectionist, so quite often he'll say, "You didn't want that image to be straight"? And of course my answer is, "No it's not suppose to be straight". LOL
We are just lucky though that they take an interest in our hobby. Enjoy that book of yours and the upcoming week.

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Marlene Diefendorf said...

Wow Sybrina, bold and beautiful! Love those patterns together and you can't go wrong with red, white, and blue. To answer your hubby's question... yes. I showed every card to mine. He had such good taste. He was my best card critic. Thanks for playing!

Carol said...

I only ask my hubby to look at EVERY SINGLE (finished) CARD because I listen to him describe EVERY SINGLE CROSSFIT WORKOUT IN DETAIL.

Love "menopause room"; gotta steal that one.

Carol said...

I only make my hubby look at EVERY SINGLE (finished) CARD or mini album page because I listen to him describe EVERY SINGLE CROSSFIT WORKOUT IN DETAIL.

Love "menopause room"; gotta steal that one.

Jen said...

I love the chevrons! Brilliant idea! And no, I don't show every card to my DH... he'd get seriously annoyed. LOL I save the best for him!

ThePurplePlace said...

Tell your Hubby, that I'm so proud of him for showing such interest in your card-making.

My Hubby doesn't even pay attention and wouldn't know a card I made today from one I made last year. The only thing he does seem to notice is the my craft room is over-flowing and that I have LOT of supplies. He told me a few weeks ago that I better stop adding more stuff, otherwise my second floor craft room, might come crashing down...from the weight of all my paper and goodies!!

But, in fairness to Hubby, I have never taken the time to stop in my creative process to share with him...so I guess that's my own fault!!

Great card, by the way and thanks for sharing!!

Nancy Keller said...

Haha! What a great card!! Sadly, my hubby's answer to yours would be yes and yes, followed by a huge eyeroll and maybe a sad shake of the head. Maybe our hubbies could be friends. :) I love your sketch card!!!

Carol L said...

I absolutely love this card with all those chevrons and stars! Nice job!
As for the husband thing - definitely NO, I do not ask my husband for his opinion when I make cards. He'll wander into the room and tell me if he likes or hates something I'm working on, but I never ask him what he thinks. Too many NO answers discourage me!

Diane said...

LOVE that card-- perfect with the papers- and you are right- you did not need the extra strip across the card- you card shines! LOL re: your hubby! Make him watch Sandy's vlog from yesterday- the part where she reads the letter... he may want to be more of a part of your creating after seeing this! I do not show every card- but my guy tends to think he is my creative consultant-and darn- his suggestions are usually right on! Too bad it is usually after I have completed the card! lol thanks for sharing the card and the funny hubby story!

Erika said...

I never show my cards to my husband unless he asks what I'm doing. I just keep it to myself. I love hour color take on this card and the star is the right image for the top layer. Great job!

Sarah said...

LOL-- seriously adorable card and Yes, my DH needs to see all of my cards... all the changes...no matter how minor...haha he's a champ and just goes along with my craziness :)

JoAnn Ross said...

I love that card and agree that you were right not to put the horizontal strip. You definitely made up for it by changing the placement of the brads and kept in the spirit of the sketch. And YES, tell your hubby that my hubby definitely does have to look at EVERY SINGLE CARD as well as EVERY SINGLE CHANGE TO EVERY SINGLE CARD. Doesn't every ones hubby? I figure it's fair since I listen to a lot of boatbuilding/wood crafting stuff that occasionally make my eyes glaze over. LL When all else fails, play the guilt card, reminding him that you're making these cards for deployed military men and women in war zones. So, yes, every card and every change to every card is super important! :)

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Yes, yes! I show all my cards to my cards to my hubby, usually at the completion. Sometimes I can't decide on which version is the best, so I'll show two options. My hubby always likes the extra detail.

Cissy Murphy said...

I love the pop and movement in your card! Great job! As for your husband's question, I have to say I do not share much of what I make with him. I turn to my "artsy" 11 year old son when I just don't feel right about something. He always gives me a new idea. I am so NOT artsy and struggle with it all, and he amazes me with the way he comes up with something after just glancing at my cards.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Love your card and to answer your husband's question....I don't ask my husband to look at every single card although I know he follows my blog and will comment occasionally about a card he likes. Heh heh. The exception to this is when I go to card swaps. I literally lay out all the cards on our pool table so he can examine each and every one.

BobbisTreasure said...

Yes, Mr. K., I show (almost) all of my cards to my hubby. Given that we are opposites, cards I love are OK to him. Ones that I think are great, well, not so great to him. He does have great suggestions, though!!!

Sybrina, I love how you made the sketch your own! Your end result is perfect.

Donna Nuce said...

Your poor hubby! He has to look at every single card! LOL Actually the only cards my husband sees are the ones for him! He couldn't give a rats patootie so I just don't bother him with my cards. It would be nice to get some feedback at home on my cards but since I don't, that's what my blog is for!

Donna Nuce said...

Nice card -- love the chevrons!

Linda said...

Sybrina...my answer is my husband hardly ever sees any of the cards unless he asks period. Making cards is kinda my destressor so I like to do my own thing. Great card by the way..I decided that I love the colors in that line! tfs!!!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Sybrina! Fist, let me say I love your card and really like that big star! I'm still chucking over your husband's reaction to being asked his opinion. Mine acts the same way! They love it, though, don't let him fool you!

Kathryn said...

Loving those patriotic chevrons! Your card came together very nicely with the repetition of star elements.

To answer your husband's question, cardmakers who are single do not show their cards to their husbands. ;) I think I still wouldn't ask for much input because I like to use this as a solitary hobby. If you're asking, though, your husband should know that you're complimenting his taste!

Diane said...

I love this patriotic card with the few changes you made. You are so funny! I often show finished cards to my hubby. Once in a while I will show him two versions of a card and his answer is to make both... I'd like to say he's interested in our little conversations, even though half the time I'm interrupting him while watching SPORTS. He's a great man.