Monday, April 11, 2011


Today, I'd like to share some very wise advice:

Crafty Ladies, Always marry a man with more expensive hobbies than your own.

If you take this advice, your husband will never be able to complain when you want the latest die-cutting machine or this month's entire new stamp release.

My husband builds and then launches rockets, not the little dinky ones that you can find at your local craft store. He launches the kind that you need a large field and certification to shoot off. Recently, he went to get certified for a certain size motor so I made him this card.

Stampendous makes a great stamp set called Hot Rocketz (SSC1030). I stamped the galaxy swirl in Versamark and dusted it with Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk to make the background. For the three rockets, I stamped them on a separate piece of X-Press It paper, colored them with Copics, fussy-cut them & mounted them to the card. The blue & gray rocket image actually has fins but I cut them off to make it look more like the rockets my husband flies. Glossy Accents gave the rockets a little shine. The cool paper is from a K & Company pack called DayDreams. The sentiment on the inside says "Have a Blast" which is also from the set. The word Rocketman on the front of my card was stamped using the Lawn Fawn set, Harold's ABCs.

This post wouldn't be complete without a picture of my husband's rocket launch.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Such true words! My husband had a plane for about 10 years and when he would ask how much money I had spent on the toys in my craft room I could always answer, "not as much as you spent on that plane" LOL!!

  2. so true! My DH is into motorcycles. There is always something he wants to do to modify it. So when he tells me to go ahead and treat myself to a crafty supply I always know he's been doing some shopping online for his toy.

    Adorable card, Melinda!

  3. Cute card!! I love how you colored the rockets - they're shaded really nicely! Hope you are doing well! : )

    -Sarah N.

  4. Hi Melinda!
    I laughed at your advice because it is so true! My hubby plays golf so he usually doesn't complain! This is an adorable card, I have always loved this set! Welcome to the Stampendous! team, I look forward to getting to know you!
    Cyndi (Stampendous! DT)