Sunday, July 18, 2010

Triathlon Card

(Egad!!  I've just realized that I spelled Triathlon incorrectly on this card!!  Oh well, my husband still appreciated it!!  So much for my background in editing...)

First of all, I would like to thank Rhonda from Scrap Happens and Amanda at Bella's Crafty Creations for the blog awards earlier this week!  I've put the awards on my sidebar.  I've just been so busy with assignments that I don't feel like the best of bloggers, but was able to make a card today (albeit a simple one) and have been trying to get to most of my favourite blogs to comment!  I also learned that I won a mini-album from Rhonda at Scrap Happens!!  Each week, she takes ideas and the winner gets an album made specially from Rhonda!  Her work is fantastic and so creative. Thank you so much, Rhonda!  I can't wait to see what you make!
I made this card for my husband who ran his first triathlon today.  It was actually a try-a-tri, so not the full event but still a hang of a lot more than I could do!  I had far too much homework to go with him although I would have loved to have been there to cheer him on.  He just phoned to say he made it through the entire event without stopping.  I'm proud of his efforts and training (as well as his nice looking physique!!).

I used Going Places for the icons and Mickey Font for the title.  I also ran the top portion of the paper through the Cuttlebug with my new Polka Dots folder that I found locally (couldn't believe it!).  I then used my Scoreboard to add a distinguishing line between the embossed portion and the plain cardstock.  It's pretty simple, but it feels so good to make something!!  Now, back to the books...

(I'm entering this card at Sentimental Sundays, where this week's challenge is "For men".)

13 comments:

Jenny B said...

Great Card Kate! I'm sure He will love it1 Congrats to your hubby for his Triathalon finish! Hope you have a small amount of rest at least between homework assignments:)

DoubleClick Connections said...

Looks great! I love the colors, I just picked up the Going Places Cartridge for 19.99!! (I haven't used it yet!) Good luck with your studies! I'm off to clean!)

DonnaMundinger said...

This is really great, Kate! Congrats to your husband and to you for taking a break and making him this fabulous card. Love the design and striking colors. xxD

Anesha said...

Great male card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

scrappingjoy said...

This card is neat! Congrats to your hubby for having the energy to finish the Triathalon. What dedication he must have!!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Kate, this card ROCKS!!! And congrats to your husband, that's very impressive!! I like the colors and the font.

cindy said...

Fabulous card. Love the colors and design. Well done.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Love how you used the different icons on this card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

MiamiKel said...

This is so full of detail and beautifully executed! I had to stare at it up close - this has some WOW factor to it! I love all the details of the bumps in the road and the cut outs - you are a master at the cricut! (mine is so dusty at the moment, lol!) x0x0

Val said...

What a sweet card for your hubby!!

Ann English said...

I'd like to say I picked up that spelling error but had you not told me...Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us his week at Sentimental Sundays! Hope you'll join us again!

Cheryl said...

What a fun card! I love it! Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

LBCrafts said...

This is such a great use of those icons ... I can never think of what to use them for and that is perfect! Great work as always and congrats to your hubby.

L