Friday, January 11, 2008

I Hope My Computer Doesn't Explode

It just might because of what I'm about to post.

Let me explain.....My husband is a DIE HARD Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fan. He's also a fan of any team who plays AGAINST the Georgia Bulldogs.

I'm talking serious stuff.

However, we do have friends and even some family who are fans of the Dawg. We love them in spite of it.

What's this got to do with anything?

Well, as I posted earlier, I made monogram cards for friends and family. For our family, I make these for the couples and single adults. For years, I've done one gift for this group and a different gift for the "younger" crowd who might not appreciate such a "grown up" gift.

Chip's (my hubby)cousin Nathan is a UGA graduate. Up until last Christmas, I still grouped him with the "younger" crowd. His younger sister had already moved into the "adult" crowd because she got married.

Last Christmas he made the comment, "When do I get to graduate to the adult gifts?" I felt stupid! It's not that I didn't consider him and adult, but that he's well, a guy and all, and I didn't figure he'd appreciate the gift I had made for the "adult" crowd!

So this Christmas, he "graduated". However, I still felt the cards I made were a little on the "frilly" side for him. So I made him a special set.

All that to show you this:

I knew my husband would eventually find out I had tainted our house with this image. I didn't know how he'd take it. He caught a glimpse of these on my screen recently and wanted to know what they were doing there and who they were for. He was very forgiving...considering! But he did make the comment that my computer was now probably going to explode. I hope not!

Oh, and I'm pretty happy with the way these came out. I found the image online and printed it on cardstock and then used a circle punch to punch them out. I had planned to use my multi-letter stamp for the words. But I didn't like how far spaced apart it was, and I was having trouble stamping evenly. If I had not already assembled the cards, I would have run them through my printer and printed it directly on the cards. But it was too late for that, so I just printed it on the red cardstock, cut it out and adhered. Not exactly the way I had it pictured in my head, but it works.


christy p said...

Loving the cards....

(and by the HH is praying too now)

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

love those cards....great idea!
I left you some love on my blog....
check it out in a couple of hours...
By the way, you have to share with me how you made your blog 3 columns...

christy p said...

Okay, it is officially now OVER a week since you blogged on here. Get busy girl!

You sick?
Your kiddos sick?
Too involved in all the politics on TV?
Wondering if John will be realeased from Stefano's hold? (I don't watch, but saw the commercial)
Worried about the writers strike?

BLOG so I can get some more good ideas my friend!