First of all, the Bret Michael’s concert was awesome!!! I am so glad my friends offered me their extra ticket. I was able to get up to the front row and snap some close-up shots (of course security shoo-ed me back to my seat after my “allotted” 10 seconds of photo snapping was up. LOL!). Our tickets were in row 13 right in the middle area, so we had a great view, unfortunately this also meant that my ears were ringing so loud that even though I was totally beat and wanted to fall asleep as soon as I got home I couldn’t, because all I could hear was the ringing 🙂
Who knows….maybe my friends and I will even end up on VH1. The Milwaukee concert was supposed to be part of the first Episode of Bret Michael’s new VH1 reality show (called something like Life as I Know It) set to air in October. Hopefully it will be as mindlessly entertaining as Rock of Love or Charm School. : )
The card posted below is the Birthday card I made for my Father-in-Law. He loves going to the casino with his uncle, sometimes even in those big groups on tour buses. He’s not some big gambler or anything, he mostly just goes for fun, and this is a good thing since he is a widower, it gets him out of the house and keeps him from being as lonely. He is such a GREAT guy, I would hate to think of him unhappy!
I wanted to use a slot machine as the inspiration for the card, unfortunately I didn’t have any Cricut cartridges with a slot machine, and I couldn’t find any vector images that would have properly cut with my Sure Cuts A Lot, so I decided to just make the front of the card look like the windows on the slot machine with the winning 777 showing. I think it worked out pretty cool.
Just a hint…..if you have super tiny, intricate cuts that you need to layer, the best way is to use a Zyron sticker machine. For the “Happy Birthday” I just used the cheaper 1.5″ sticker machine. It worked great because I didn’t have to try to use (and clean up) glue on these TINY slivers.
…And I finally was able to pull out at least a couple Stampin’ UP! stamps for the inside of the card. I used the “Game Night” set and a really old retired set for the “Happy Birthday.”
Project 74 of 365: Slot Machine Birthday Card
Check back soon as I plan on getting back in my craft room and back to some Stampin’ UP! stamping. Let me know if you have any requests for a stamp set I should concentrate on.