Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Holey Moccasins

 Of course with a title like this I'm sure you're probably wondering where I'm coming up with "holey moccasins".   I was skimming through all the challenges posted this month and loved the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  I started gathering up all my stuff with some type of an idea in my head and got the card completed but that little wooden "thank you" really needed some twine or something coming out of the hole.  Jim walked in about that time and asked what I was doing.........

I'll normally just say "nothing" since I don't want to go into the whole explanation of stuff - you know, like what color twine do I need to use, what kind of knot, etc......(he can give some weird answers sometimes!)  Anyway, he had his old moccasins in his hand and I asked what he was doing with those.  He said he was chunking them since they had holes in the soles!  (Eye roll here!)  I spied the laces and said I HAD to have those NOW!!!  I'm not sure but I think that was when he gave ME the eye roll!   ..........Jim's shoe laces are in the hole now (and they don't smell like the shoes thank goodness)!!  Nothing like a little recycling!

All the supplies I used on this card are from the SSS June Kit of the Month.  I never have a thank you card for a guy - and yes, they need a "thank you" ever so often too!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Sketch Saturday.

 Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

35 comments:

E.T. said...

This is wonderful!!! And that shoe lace looks perfect there!!

Tammy said...

Great way to recycle the lace Lynn! Love your card and great papers you used.

Jessi Fogan said...

That is quite possibly the best 'found object' item ever! How fun is that? And keeping him wondering is also a nice by-product, lol!

Darlene said...

Awesome!!! LOL on the laces, DH would totally love that touch...hmmmm. I think he has some old ones hanging around here...think I will go harvest some laces.
Great sketch too!

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful! Love how you recycled the lace - great idea and looks perfect with this.

Monica said...

Lynn, I was going to turn the computer off and call it an early night but had to come and comment when I saw this very eye catching (not smelly) card... the papers are awesome. I LOVE this creation and I believe you when you say the laces don't smell like the shoes. Haha.
I also like the way you have used the two oval scalloped nesties.
Love,
M

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! I love that wooden piece and this card is FABULOUS! Simply gorgeous!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Lynn, I like the design and colours.
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous idea and how convenient for Jim to be throwing away his moccasins. A great card and love the papers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Laura said...

Love your idea with the shoe lace!! Very Creative! I thought that was Soo cute!! I have been Eyeing that Sketch everyday since Saturday. And still haven't did anything with it. Love your take on it. TFS

Lesley said...

great idea and your card look brilliant - shame you couldn't recycle the whole shoe!!! best wishes Lesley x

Doreen said...

What a fab card,gorgeous design.xxx

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a cute card Lynn and I love the re-purposed laces

Bonnie said...

Wow, what perfect timing! The lacing is so perfect in that tag!

Carol L said...

Jim chucked those mocs at just the right time! That leather is the perfect touch for this gret masculine thank-you card! I really like that dsp!

Margaret said...

Lynn, this is fabulous! The leather lace is perfect for your manly thank you card!!

Hmmm...wonder if my DH would have a pair lying around somewhere... Surely he wouldn't miss a little trim off of the laces!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic! I love your cardmaking adventure- and how perfect that hubby was throwing out his holey shoes with just the perfect cord for your 'hole'!!!

MaryH said...

Chuckles at the background story. Just love them eye rolls!!! Your card was very 'graphic' (is that the proper word I'm looking for?), well anyway, very clean and streamlined. Loved the colors & your moccasin cord was the perfect touch of whimsy. Very much a guy card, especially with the wood & cording, Very good thinking out of the box! TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

LOL, Lynn! And people think we are nuts when we say our cards sometimes "make themselves!" If that wasn't a magical meant-to-be card, I don't know what is!

Marilyn said...

This card is brilliant Lynn and I love the story of the tie. Your cards always amaze and impress me... little bits of things I wouldn't even think of using and here you go creating these neat cards!

MiamiKel said...

Hee hee, what a funny title! I think this came out great, Lynn! :)

MaxineD said...

The leather is the perfect touch - well done Jim for biffing the moccasins at the right moment :-).
Love this Lynn - and yes we do need to remember to thanks those men once in a while!
Blessings
Maxine

Donna Hanley said...

Hi Lynn,Sorry I've been absent lately, too hot to do anything plus computer issues. Anyway I love this card and I've very proud of you for eyeing those laces. They worked perfectly. I really like the wooden thank you also. Enjoy your week, I'm sure it is as hot down there as it is up here this week.

NanaConnie said...

I love your story about the "Holey Moccasins" !! That sounds like something from one of the original Batman movies: "Holy Moccasins, Robin, is that Tonto and the Lone Ranger?"
OK, weird humor aside, I love this card, and the lacing is perfect for the wood sentiment. What a great eye you have for spotting recyclable things! :-D

Chriss America Real said...

Jim saved the day! That lace looks perfect there! Hooray for husbands!

Hugs,

Chriss

Tammy said...

LOL! Fabulous recycling Lynn! I love that wooden sentiment, perfect guy card!
Tammy x

Margaret said...

Wow! So cute. I'm going to go look in my closet and see what I've got to spice up my cards! LOL!

Carrie Robinson said...

I love absolutley everything about this card!! Thanks for getting sketchy at sketch Saturday this week xx

Lynn McAuley said...

I love Jim's contribution to this fun card, Lynn!

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is a fabulous take on this sketch! LOVE it love it love it! Great colors.

lauren bergold said...

who knew HOLEY MOCASSINS could be the thing that LITERALLY tied everything together on this fabulous card! tooooooooo cooooooooooooool!!! ♥♥♥

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Lol that is too friggin funny and creative!!

Davi said...

Very cool card and those laces were just the ticket to tie it all together :)

Ellen said...

Nothing is safe from the trash in a card maker's home! I can just picture the rollie eyes....I have seen it once or twice myself~LOL Your card turned out fabulous and the moccasin lace is the perfect finishing touch!!

Sandy said...

Love you style sugar!
sandy