Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Lawn Ranger rides again, and again, and again.......


(If you missed my earlier post for Mo's Digital Pencil, please click here)

     WOOHOO!  Two cards in one day.  LOL  Thought I'd share the card I made my dad for Father's Day. Yes, this is another one of those quirky Art Impression stamps, but this is one I purchased myself a while back with my Dad in mind.  There is a bit of a story behind me using this image.  You see the family alternately shakes their heads and cackles with laughter when Dad mows his lawn.  He and Mom have an acre that is predominantly open yard and the man will literally mow it for four days.  No, there is not that much grass.  He'll mow it and then mow it again to blow it into piles and well....we're not really sure what the other mowings are for.  LOL  Maybe he just loves to ride the mower that much.  Who knows but at least it keeps him out of mischief.  So as you can see, I figured this stamp, aptly titled "The Lawn Ranger", captured this aspect of his character pretty darned well.
     Since we're talking about dads, pop over to the Catered Crop and play along with the "For the Boys" challenge Linda has up.  She has a great inspiration board up if you need some ideas.
     Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.  My poor hubby has to work so I might need to find something to keep myself out of mischief.  Wonder if Dad will let me borrow his lawn mower?  mwahahaha
     There are a TON of Father's Day challenges out there.  Here are a few I'd like to enter this card into.

MilkCoffee--Father's Day or male inspired
Simon Says Stamp--transport
City Crafter--all about him
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Father's Day
Loves Rubber Stamps--masculine
Top Tip Tuesday--masculine
Tuesday Throwdown--you're the man
Craft Your Passion--Father's Day/ masculine
Crafty Cardmakers--Father's Day
Eureka Stamps--Father's Day
Lexi's Creations--Father's Day or special male birthday
Make It Monday--anyting goes
The Pink Elephant--Father's Day
Amusing--Father's Day
Creative Inspirations Paint--Father's Day

     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Papers--My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft and Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "The Lawn Ranger"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Copics (skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30) (clothing C00, C0, C2, C4, C6, B93, B95, B97, E51, E53, E55, E57) (lawn mower YR65, YR68, N3, N5, N7, N9) (grass G21, YG93, YG95, YG99) (shadowing W1, W3, W5)
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Stax and Sentiment Strips, EK Success Corner Rounder
Miscellaneous--buttons from my stash, Glossy Accents

62 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Great card. love the image and the buttons.
Gr Elly

Lorraine said...

This is great Tracy, and I love the last one too. Really clean looking.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous! Such a brilliant image, sound perfect for your dear dad, I bet he will love it. Wonderful colouring and layout, as always.
hugs Sue xx

Chris said...

I love that image!! And the story behind it. I have memories of riding our own lawnmower - until I ran over the well. yikes!

Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week - it's a GREAT Father's Day card and beautifully colored I might add!

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful image and a great masculine card. Had a little chuckle about your Dad mowing over and over!

Tracey T said...

Oh, Tracy this did make me smile! My husband SO wanted a sit-on mower and would spend hours on the thing. Sadly we have spent more on repairs than on the original mower and it's now stuck on the lawn, once again refusing to budge! Hubby is doing his "head in the sand" act as the grass grows... and grows...Maybe I should get this stamp and send him a big hint to get the mower fixed!! Hugs, Tracey x

Alyce said...

lol love the sentiment. fab image and you always do cas designs so beautifully :)

Lin said...

Tracy thanks for putting a huge smile on my face. Loved your story about your Dad and his 4 day cuts. I guess it beats being half cut!

Fabulous image, beautifully coloured and absolutely perfect as a Father's Day card.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Mary J said...

This card just makes me smile, Tracy! Brilliant!

Pauline said...

Fabulous masculine card Tracy! I agree this does put a smile on my face. Hugs,

Jinny Newlin said...

How funny! That's totally my Mom. She mows the lawn literally every other day and still says it needs mowed on the off days. She's nuts! So, your card is perfect. I totally relate, and the palette is one of my faves right now.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

My oh my, this is stunning Tracy, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

mamawcindy said...

I am Loving your Card. So Funny! Love the Sentiment. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

Sue from Oregon said...

Such a funny and living story to go with this great card!!

Rene Sharp said...

This is the perfect Fathers Day card, he will LOVE it!

Cheryl said...

This is really, really cute!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Eureka Stamps this week.

heidy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it Tracy!!!
XXX Heidy

Desire Fourie said...

This is just perfect for a special dad. Love the cluster of buttons.
{I would love you to take part in my 600 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Stamping With Bibiana said...

hi tracy; love the story about your dada...and the colors for your card are very cheerful...what a nice card and funny too...which I should learn how to make!!!
bibiana

Feebsy said...

Your card made me smile and the story behind it is so funny, your dad certainly sounds like the "lawn ranger". Wonderful colouring and I really like the buttons and paper, they look great.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Ros Crawford said...

This is just brilliant and your story really made me laugh I could just picture him mowing away! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

Pat K said...

Great card Tracy. Don't you just love it when an image is just perfect! I'm sure your Dad will love this one. Pat K x

Carla S. said...

This is too cute, Tracy! Love the image and your story behind it! Fab coloring, as always!

Charlene said...

Hi Tracy! What a fantastic card!!!Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Dotty Jo said...

I love it! Jo x

Basslady said...

a fabulous and very funny card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Audrey Pettit said...

I love that story of your dad, Tracy! Bet he does just love to ride that mower. Years ago, I was a park ranger, and my most favorite task was mowing. We used to all fight over who got to do it! LOL
This card totally makes me smile! Such a funny image and sentiment, and of course your coloring is amazing. I mean, good grief! Just look at that grass even! I don't know how you do it!

Jennifer said...

This is so cool! My little boy...who happens to love riding lawn mowers got such a kick out of this!

Ivonne said...

This is beautiful Tracy! Loooove the image and the sentiment, perfect card for a father. As always, I love your coloring, absolutely amazing! Hugs, Ivonne

tilly's crafts said...

lol fabulous card for your dad Tracy! just love that image! and I'm sure your dad will love it too
Kim x

Linda R said...

Too funny. What a great image. Perfect for fathers day..

Hugs~

Becky said...

What a great Fathers day card..

Meggymay said...

Fantastic fun card. Thank you for sharing it with us at CCM this time.
Yvonne

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh i love this image and the fabulous scene you created. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Ira Huberts said...

What an immense fun Father´s Day card Tracy! Love the smirk on his face! Your colouring is spot on, as always! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Julie said...

This is jut lovely and you've done a fab job colouring it!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown - I hope you can join us again soon!

Hugs

Julie x

Glenda Atkins said...

Aaaah love your card and your post! I love this stamp and it seems to resonate with many of us out there! We all know that special someone who comes instantly to mind when we see it. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Janine said...

This is a fantastic card Tracy! Fab colouring and that sentiment really made me chuckle. I've always wanted a lawn big enough to own a sit down mower, but in this house we have no grass at all! Lol
Hugs, Janine x

Linda McClain said...

Mwahaha is right! This is freakin' stinkin' hilarious. My Dad used to mow our yard and his rental property dressed just like that - only I think his socks were black. Love it!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Oh my goodness, your dad and my husband could start their own lawn mower gang :) They could get little logos for their hats and everything. This card is hilarious. Love the image and sentiment. Great colouring of the grass...it looks amazing. Hope you can find something to do...lol.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great Father's Day card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Perfect! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Father's Day Challenge.
Anita
DT CYP
http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca

Shannon White said...

Hee Hee!!! Great story Tracy!! ;-) And your Awesome Card is Definitely Perfect for your Dad! lol Bet he Loved this For sure!! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Olivia said...

Fantastic job and the perfect image for the Dad and his beloved mower. Thanks for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps.

Olivia said...

Fantastic job and the perfect image for the Dad and his beloved mower. Thanks for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps.

Olivia said...

Fantastic job and the perfect image for the Dad and his beloved mower. Thanks for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps.

Kelly L said...

Omgosh, Tracy, that image is the greatest!! It does seem to go very well with your father's obsession of mowing the lawn too. LOL - great story. thanks for the links for Father's Day. I don't get around the blog world much anymore, and I really need to post at least once a week again. Hope you have a great week!!

Lisa M said...

Bwhahahahahahaha...the lawn ranger!!! I LOVE THAT. Funny story. Went to visit the in-laws some years back and offered to mow the lawn for them. Finished mowing 2 hours later only to return to the house with hysterical laughter as I didn't lower the blade.
I bet your family got the BEST laugh with this card. You really did personalize this for your dad. What a great daughter you are :D
hugs,
Lisa xx

Emily Lauritzen said...

Love this card! What a fun image! Perfect for your father's day card!
<3 Emily L.

Lydia said...

such a great guy's card xx thank you so much for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps xx

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Ha! What a fun, fabulous card! Great image and I love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

NickelNook said...

LOVE this one, my friend! Your coloring is wonderful...especially the grass! He cracks me up! :o)

Annette said...

OMW another gorgeous creation. Love the sentiment!! That one made me smile!
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday
Annette
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Susie Moore said...

Your card is SUPER!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Pink Elephant.

Katie Sims said...

Ok, this just cracks me up..your card AND your fabulous tale...too funny!!! I can just picture some poor guy out there mowing for days...lol! Your coloring looks awesome here, by the way! HUGS!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Lol, such a great card, love it! Thanks for joining CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

Vickie ODell said...

What a hilarious sentiment! Your card would be perfect for my hubby!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Just fabulous!! Such a perfect guy card - awesome pairing of that image and sentiment and you just know I'm going to love this design style :)

Heidi said...

Fantastic card!
Your colouring is amazing:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Cindy Groh said...

Adorable and perfect for a guy. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? I share links to masculine cards with my readers. Many card makers find guy cards challenging. Your card would be a perfect addition to the cards I already have set for this Monday. Do let me know if that is OK with you. Thanks
Cindy

Lisa S. said...

What is it with guys and their lawn mowers? Hee Hee Hope your Dad had a wonderful day, Lisa M. is right-you are a wonderful daughter. Terrific masculine card Tracy!

Nonni said...

Great card! I love the look of the grass... I'm sure your dad loved it!