Saturday, November 3, 2012

Something Different

I made friends with a lady down the road just over a month ago, she also runs, and through her I have met numerous other people, two of them runners.  Anyway, Nada, has invited us over to her husband's 40th this evening and so I made him a card of course, and a silly table decor that I actually saw on Pinterest.

A few of us are clubbing in and giving him some money for a gift as he enjoys hunting and is wanting to purchase a hunting knife (which I know nothing about).  But I wanted to do something on the side, so this is what I made to go along with the hunting theme, (just for fun, and not because I feel that way about being 40, which of course I am not, oh no, way over 40!):


I used some gorgeous papers from a Bo Bunny pack called "Apple Cider Collection" which Lisa gave me as a gift (thank you sweet friend).  The polystyrene block is inked on the edges with some Brushed Corduroy distress ink.

The Banner and Animal dies are from PTI, so are the animal stamps, the set is called "It's a Jungle Out There".  There are more zebras, giraffes and cheetahs at the back, but some suckers need to be eaten first!  The "numbers die" is from PTI and the "alphabet die" is from MFT.

I then made a card to match:


Ok, it's 20 minutes before we need to leave and I need to go and check on the Pull Apart Cheese Bread I am baking and I also still need to make a salad!

I hope to be able to catch up on some blogs tomorrow!  Thanks for popping in!

17 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

Are you seriously kidding me?! Brenda, this set is so darn cute and simply amazing! The animal theme is perfect for the hunter. Love those banners, too. So glad that you are developing a new network - they are lucky to have you in the "'hood". Sending big smiles and love.

Barb said...

It's good to hear you're meeting friends who share the same interests, Bren! I ADORE that table decor you created! What a fun idea with all the suckers and funny sentiment! The matching card is so cute too! Have fun!

alexandra s.m. said...

This is Fantastic!
I wish someone had made me that for my 40TH it certainly would have taken the pain away ;o)

Love your card, the theme and your sense of humour Brenda!

Lucky Guys to have you as neighbor!!


Anita Rex said...

I love this! Such a funny idea and I am sure everyone loved it! And I love your matching card!

Moz said...

This is stunning and am sure will be a big 'hit' with the birthday boy!
Absolutely fantabulous Brenda!
Enjoy your evening.
Hugz

Lisa said...

What a fun centerpiece and card Brenda! Your hunting friend is sure to get a kick out of the animals!!

walchowDesign said...

This is totally fun and creative, Brenda! Love your interpretation of hunting and the banner is beautifully arranged! Love the matching card! Wishing you a lovely evening!

Pam W Merwin said...

This is absolutely darling!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, that's hilarious! I love it so much!! And you got those new MFT stamps. Love them!!

paula said...

Hi Brenda, What a great friend you are! Love what you have made - isn't Pinterest just the best for ideas! Your card is so wonderfully done. Hope you had a great time.

Dawn said...

LOVE IT Brenda. What a superb idea for a present. Nice too that you are making new friends. Hope you totally enjoyed the evening and your new friend's hubby appreciated the thought of this little gift.

joy said...

Now that's a totally awesome way to celebrate a 40th birthday! So happy that you are making new friends, Brenda. And, to actually make something you saw on Pinterest is amazing - how many things do we actually sit down and do even when we pin them? I'm sure everyone was wowed by these creations.

Rosemary said...

wow!!! what a fabulous centerpiece you created, brenda!! i bet it was the hit of the party... and that card is equally fabulous!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fabulous creation Brenda! Your friend's birthday was filled with "sweetness" with this gift!

CinnamonSally said...

This is such a cute gift Brenda, I love the idea and bet the recipient did too.

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda! What a FABULOUS & FUN creation for a 40th celebration! This made me smile! I love it and you BEAUTIFUL card. I'm sure he was tickled pink! You amaze me with your creativity!

HUGS!

Lisa said...

I LOVE this! Saw it on Pinterest too and thought what a great idea!
The "wild thing" card is adorable too- I'm quite sure he loved this :)
Glad you liked the paper pack- I just thought it was gorgeous!
Archiver's is just not the same without you! xx