Monday, September 15, 2008

You Rock, even though you are now a plumber...

The Enabler shoved this new Inkadinkado set in my face even before I got to the aisle of clear stamps in the store. She said, "you have to get this, here!" and so I did. I did actually really liked it too...and now I love it! This card I made for my husbands birthday and it's not until November! It will be like the first time I didn't run into my craft room and make his card the night before his birthday!
It's a long story, but to get to the point, I met my husband in a bar. He played the bass in a rock band here on Long Island. I had gone to this bar to see the band with a guy friend of mine who called spontaneously. He was good friends with the drummer and since I was home alone in my apartment on a Saturday night eating Kraft macaroni and cheese out of the pot I cooked it in while sitting on the floor of my livingroom watching re-runs I figured I could find some time to join him for a while. I really didn't even like him the first time I met him. But the second time...I thought, who's that cute guy playing the bass? Wasn't hard to get to know him since I had an "in" with the band, lol. He quickly married me before I became a groupie and he left the band. Ah, good times. And so now it's history... Anyway, in his former life he played professionally in a band called Chet Arthur which was big in Texas. He has a CD and t-shirts and everything! Now he's a plumber. Yeah, kids will do that to you. To be fair, the band broke up years ago!
He still plays his bass and guitars when he gets a chance but it's usually in the backyard or sitting alone upstairs. I'm sure he misses the stage.
I stamped the guitar on Neenah Solar white with Versafine black. I stamped again and paper pieced it. You can see the dimension below. I colored it with both Coal and Angel Wings Shimmerz paints. I love how the guitar looks in real life but you don't really see it in the photo. I also painted over the entire skull and wings image with Angel Wings (ironic?) and popped it up. The background paper is Basic Grey Boxer and Bazzill solid. I love the cool images in this set. I think my hubby will really like this card. He's probably sick of getting the cards with tools on them by now anyway. But, he's also a hunter so I have another great card for tomorrow!

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19 comments:

Lauri said...

What a great card for him!

Catherine said...

Danielle, what a great card for a "ROCKER". I love it and thanks for sharing your story on how you guys met =)

Have a great week!

Carmen O. said...

What an awesome card for your hubby. I'm sure he'll love it! Thanks for sharing your "how we met" story, I love that kind of stuff.

Cindy Haffner said...

Tooo cool, excellent work.

shel9999 said...

LOVE it, especially the dimension! Actually, I love the row of skulls and crossbones across the bottom too. Fantastic!

Bunny B said...

Fabulous card! Very cool!!

Carolyn King said...

omword---THAT IS AWESOME!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, I love this guitar. You still have that enabler??...well, I think you just totally enabled me. I'm off to see where I can find this online! :) Love your card!

Curt in Carmel said...

Honestly, you make me laugh right out loud when you call them "enablers". This is an awesome card, and so thoughtful! I can tell there is a lot of love in this card! Best, Curt

Rose Ann said...

Your card totally ROCKS, Danielle!! You DH will love this for sure, as it is so amazing!! Love your background story as well!! Very sweet!!

Debbie Olson said...

Danielle, this is a masterfully crafted card--it AND you ROCK!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun card for DH Danielle and so personalized for him! he'll love it! (or maybe leave you and go re-join a rock band ?!?!? JUST KIDDING!!!)

love the layering on it - and the interesting story of your meeting!

Candy said...

Awesome card!!

Angel said...

I love this guitar and wish I owned it tomake a card for my son for his bday. He'd love it!

Sharon in NE said...

Love the card, you wild thing you.

broni (waterchild12) said...

The title to your post really got my attention! What a great story of how you met your husband! How cool! He really is (ok, was)a rock star! It's a perfect card!!!

Linsey said...

OMGosh, I totally gotta get this stamp--my hubby plays the guitar too, and "thinks" he should be in a band, but hey-I don't wanna kill his little dream, hehe! Actually, he is quite good, but I just don't think Metellica is looking for a 36year old amatuers guitarist, ha!This card really does rock, you've done a masterful job pulling it together-it's FAB!!! Tell your hubby to rock on! :) hugs buddy!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow!! This is an awesome card, not to mention a great story! Thanks for sharing both!

Lorraine said...

what a great story! your husband is going to just love this card. this card rocks!
love the story of how you two met. I'm from Long Island! and I visit there all the time to see my sister!