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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Moose be ... Love!

Kind of silly, kind of funny, but that's how love is sometimes, isn't it? Especially a love that has lasted through time and all that time offers. So this was a valentine for darling husband (dh) who likes kind of silly, kind of funny.

As soon as I saw this small Lifestyle Crafts Moose die, I knew it would be right at home in the Attic! Dh loves moose, almost as much as he loves the feline attic dwellers! I think it has something to do with the morning many years ago when he opened our cabin door in Grand Teton National Park, eager to greet a new day and a mountain view. Instead, he found himself looking out under the belly of a moose who was taking a rest, leaning against our cabin door! I remember dh was so excited and so awake. I, on the other hand, was sleeping contently, and not so interested in saying good-morning to the rising sun or the meandering moose. "Good-night, moon" are words I am more likely to whisper into the night time hours.

I recently asked dh why he loved moose so much - he wasn't quite certain, but said they are such elegant, quiet creatures that are also powerful. Perhaps qualities some of us would aspire to have?

This card is rather simple. The background trees are by Hero Arts, a stamp I love for stamping tone on tone - such a soft and subtle background it creates. The birch tree die fit right in w/ the background stamp and I was pleased to use it since it was a Christmas gift from dh - even picked it out himself and found a new online site from which to order! I modified the antlers on the moose a bit, turning them into a pair of ears for the girl. And of course, I had to use more of the Ideology  Frosted Film - love, love that film! Here'a close up of the heart's glisten when it's held up to the sunlight.

I kept the inside simple with a computer generated sentiment and a border punch:

Abbey girl has been feeling a bit left out since the Attic is truly hers, and she hasn't been the star feature yet. She is always quite ready for a photo shoot and does her best to be the little helper cat she is known to be.

We've had a lot of snow the last week and between shoveling out and preparing for the next round, not much creative has happened in the Attic except for lots of kitty naps. I'm hoping to share some snowy photos later this week. Until then, thanks for coming to visit us in the Attic today! We so appreciate chatting and sharing with you!

Wishing you a blessed day with moments of fun and silliness along the way,

Materials: Cardstock: Neenah, PTI Soft Stone, Bazzill (trees); Patterned Paper: Canvas Corp. Red & White Love Script; Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Moose Die; Memory Box Birch Tree; Spellbinders Classic Heart; Stamp: Hero Arts S5477 Tree Trunks; Ink: Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink; PTI Soft Stone; Other: Cork - My Favorite Things; Ideology Frosted Film; Red Sharpie Marker; Transparency; EK Success Border Punch


  1. You are a card-making genius!! This is beyond awesome; and a delight!! But to be fair, Abbey has helped!! I am so happy when I find the attic door open for a visit. Thank you for sharing your amazing card!!

  2. I forgot to add: Grand Teton Park is one of my favorite places ever! But we tent-camped!! And had a bear visit our campsite, following the great cooking smells. I loved visiting the National Parks and being reminded of the incredible beauty in our country.

    1. Judy, we tent camped also - we just escaped the cold the first couple of nights we were there since it was early June - brrrr! And then it snowed while we were camping... We truly love this park and have many wonderful memories of time spent there. Thanks for your sweet comments and joining Abbey and me in the Attic today!

  3. Such a creative card! My husband once went outside to find a moose licking the salt off of his car!

  4. I love this card, and loved that it was for your dh. The heart is so sweet amidst the branches. The moose are fun and are what brings a smile.

    Awe, Abbey is so cute. I miss having my Onyx keep me company while crafting...but he's doing important stuff keeping my Dad company in California.

  5. Sally please stop by my blog, I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award.


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