08 October, 2015

Happy Anniversary, GeekBoy!

A year ago I had a cool idea for an anniversary card for the Hubster.

I started the card but ran out of steam.  A year ago things were so much worse with Arthur.

This year I was determined to finish it despite being in a small flare but I pushed through and FINISHED!  Small victories, but each one boosts the morale and gets me closer to my goals so a mini celebration was in order.  AND I was/am hoping to take part in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge as much as I can this October.

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One of the patterned papers I used last year was from an older Crate Paper valentine collection. 

As someone who doesn't celebrate holidays, I'm always after ways to use themed products in a different way.

Since it was our 14th anniversary, it seemed perfect (as long as I avoided any "February" words).  This presented a new problem.  It's now our 15th anniversary!

Sure I could cover it up or pull it out but I just went with it and decided to draw attention to the fact and make it a 14/15 card!

I should point out that while I DO like using layers on both cards and layouts, this card ended up with a few more layers than I would have liked due to mistakes where my dodgy handwriting was concerned so it's a little messier than I hoped, but I suppose it looks like a messy teenagers diary or schoolbook maybe?

It's inspired by this pin on Pinterest, but since he is a maths major, I left the working and solution out so he could solve it himself.

He ended up needing far less space than I allowed since this card is about 5x7 inches (maybe more!).

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Several friends and family members have said Hubster reminds them of Sheldon Cooper.  Should I be flattered or offended??

It is true though and we embrace our collective geekiness (a certain Crafty Mama has a laminated periodic table at arms reach in her craft space...).

The stamp is from The Greeting Farm and I bought it especially to use on cards for Hubz.  Since we met when I was 17 and still at school it was quite apt!  I attempted to make her uniform look like my old school uniform, but I never get away with wearing it in such a sloppy way!

I used a little Crystal Effects on her glasses to make them shiny but it was so fiddly in such a small area!

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My only issue with the equation is the use of the letter "i".  It's necessary for the solution to make sense but I had a feeling Hubz would assume it related to complex numbers rather than basic algebra and it was indeed the case!

This is our exchange when he prepared to solve it:

H: does the i...?
Me: (doing her best Grumpy Cat impression) NO!
H: (disappointed) oh. 

The solution itself is also meaningful being an old school emoticon phrase given we met in a chat room!

Now it may not appear that there is much Stampin' Up! product used.  Its true there isn't a lot, but there is some.  I craft first and foremost for myself and for the people I love so I use whichever products will work best at the time to achieve the result I want.  I'm never going to be forced into using something just because it is or isn't from a particular manufacturer. 

I do love SU products but they just didn't have this kind or stamp or these sorts of papers, stickers etc right now so I found what worked.

I do have some SU projects coming up though so stay tuned.

The progress is my craft area is slow,  I still have a few boxes of randomness to sort through and now stuff on desks to put away having got stuck into crafting before everything was completely ready (I knew that would happen :-/)

It's more ready than when Quality Control Inspector visited but still needs some more work before it's fully functional.

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