Monday, April 24, 2017

Retirement ...

Hello my friends and welcome back!
Can you believe we are in the last week of April already!
Wow!  Time sure flies when you're having fun!  LOL

I have a show coming up next week so I'm trying to go through my boxes of cards to be sure I have what the ladies might be looking for.

I think I have plenty of cards for birthdays, sympathy, get well, etc but thought I'd add in a few for retirement so here are a couple I came up with.  These are geared more towards the guys so I'll have to work on a few for the ladies!

 I think a lot of men today find GOLF as one of their
most enjoyed retirement activities.
Personally, I'd be horrible at golf!  I've been on
the course ... only as a score keeper mind you ...
but have no idea how they keep track of where
that ball goes once they hit it!  LOL
I would spend most of my day looking for the ball
that is if I was able to hit it far enough 
for it to get lost!  LOL

Another sport I know the men
in my family have always enjoyed
was hunting ... but, upon retirement
I think they enjoyed just sitting
in the cabin or going on nature walks
more than the hunting aspect.

For the background panel on this
card I simply sponged a few of the new
Tim Holtz distress oxide inks
in hopes of mimicking the color of the
fall leaves in the image.
I'm VERY happy with the outcome.

Now to think about those retirement cards for the ladies ... hmmm wonder what themes I should use?  Gardening maybe ... if you have ideas please feel free to share them in a comment.  
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!
My friend Sandy will be here from NC this evening to spend the week with me so I'd better make sure I have my crafting cave in order ... she's a fabulous crafter and we will be crafting up a storm this week I'm sure!  What fun!!

As always . . .


Donna Phelan said...

I aspire to be retired! lol Love the golf one, without loving the sport, unless it's "mini" haha Your second card is just as great for all of the outdoors men! Have a happy day!

Barbara said...

For me, masculine cards are hard to do. I love how you have caputed the joys of retirement for men. These are great cards.

Leslie Miller said...

Fantastic retirement cards! The themes are perfect for guys. Really beautiful, but you know I love anything nature related. The cabin on the inside of the deer card is where I'd love to spend some time. For the gals? My retirement is gardening, crafting, lunching and shopping with friends, road trips, The Great Outdoors, reading... it goes on and on. Enjoy your week!

crafty-stamper said...

Wow two fabulous cards love the golf image and great sentiment-and beautiful Autumn coloured card-I am retired and wonder how I found the time to actually go out to work lol
Carol x

Margie F said...

Darlene, your retirement cards are lovely. Good Job!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you do for the ladies.

Lena's Creations said...

Your retirement cards are just lovely. Any guy would be happy to receive one of these cards, regardless of their favourite retirement activity. Since my dream retirement would be a little cottage right on the beach of a tropical island somewhere, I seem to always make beach themed retirement cards that I can use for the guys and the gals :-) Can't wait to see what you come up with for the ladies!
Have a great day!
Lena said...

These are great! Good luck with your show!

Linda Mc Enery said...

Always wonderful visiting your blog Darlene! Loving these retirement cards!

Andree said...

Super cards and fabulous designs for male cards.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

crafty said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the vintage feel the golf card has but I really love the cabin scene inside the 2nd card.
Hope your enjoying your time, look forward to seeing what you create together!

Flo said...

Yo! Your retirement cards are so beautiful! I love, esp. how you made those fall leaves fronting the deer.