Thursday, June 30, 2016

My Hero, a Weekend Warrior Bandit


We are remodeling (well, Bruce is) our home. 1 wall is pretty much off the house and tarps, sheets hang down to keep a few of the bugs out (not working). At least today Bruce is finishing the front entrance flooring so we won't have to use a ladder to get into and out of the house (whew, I hate ladders). Bruce is trying to get as much as he can done during the month off from work. Poor guy. He'll be 79 this year. I wish I could get up and help him like years ago when we worked on homes as a team, and I loved to landscape, even pull weeds :)  Yup, weeding was therapy, went by quickly and my mind cleared like the weeds I pulled. Now? Cardmaking is my speed, and slow at that.

You know, I can't help but gush over my main man - Bruce, I love you and don't know what words to say how much. You've taught me everything about building and doing-it-yourself whenever possible. I am posting pics on FaceBook as Bruce goes through all the process of moving the front door, building a new entrance porch, ripping out and installing a new kitchen, then tearing off and re-roofing the house and garage. As you can imagine, prayers are fervent on this end. With his age, Hawai'ian heat, and a pacemaker, my baby is at the top of my concerns. And as always, much love to all of you, too ♥

Entered into Art Impressions Slide On By Challenge

Stamp Set: Art Impressions "Weekend Warrior"
Inks: Memento inks (direct to embossing, bushes and grass in scene) and Copic Markers (all the house planks behind him are Copic markers with nails from Sakura navy gel pen)
Cardstock: GKD Sand, American Crafts dark brown & Neenah Solar White
Dies: SB circles and Tim Holtz tag dies; SU circle punch
Perfect Pearls in black, Woodgrain embossing folder, lots of adhesive foam (had no clue how to engineer this slider) and sketched in the house and flowers for the scene. Sakura navy gel pen and 3D Crystal Lacquer. His tools are colored to be DeWalt and his hat was supposed to be like a Home Depot hat. Add some lines on the shirt to make it plaid-like. Twine SU Crumb Cake (I think).

 The "card" is a shallow box, so I wrote a note on the back)

Open (Bruce was tickled and laughed when he pulled the image out==success!)

Thank you for coming by!!
Much aloha to each of you ♥


  1. That I so funny and I can see why Bruce loved it. This is indeed a great design. Perfect for the handyman.

  2. Oh Rosy this card is so cute and I'm sure Bruce did love it ! Will keep you both in prayer I hope he can get some help from friends or family with all this remodeling he is doing ! Take care

  3. Oh Rosy Bruce is a Trooper...You have such a wonderful husband...Love your card it brought big smiles to me...So glad it is coming along...Much love to you two...Hugs

  4. Your Bruce reminds me of my Dad. He could do anything and did. What a great way to show Bruce how much you care with this fun and creative card.

  5. Oh Rosy, This is adorable. You just keep getting more and more into this and better and better my friend. Can see why Bruce liked it. Makes one giggle. Hugz

  6. Oh, my! This is absolutely amazing! Your colouring is perfect--totally professional--and as usual, I love all your extra details. Bruce sounds like an amazing guy, and I'm so glad you have each other. Hope the reno's are over with soon!

  7. Oh my gosh, I smiled s BIG when I saw this cute slider. I bet Bruce did too. You are a lucky woman to have such an amazing man, but I'm sure you know that. Sounds like he is enjoying his project, and it will be so nice when it's done. LOVE your coloring on this, and that image is just so fun!!! Well done!

  8. I have seen the photos, Bruce is GREAT! I think you both make an awesome team! LOVE your card! So fun, great motion, this is a super cute fold. Everything is just fantastic! Now just think, you may no longer be physically helping with the remodeling, but let's see what Bruce could do with some ink, stamps and card stock...yeah? hahaha

  9. Hilariously, wonderfully, lovingly beautiful card. Gosh, I really had a hard time finding the right adjectives here. What an amazing card, Rosie! My sweetie would absolutely love this, too. He is also my handyman hero! We sure are blessed, aren't we?


Your kind comments really encourage me a TON! Mahalo nui loa!