Monday, May 16, 2011

Guns and Grapes

Okay...so has my title peaked your curiousity?  Not a normal blog title for me at all.  On Friday, I was invited to go to a fund raiser sponsored by Junior Achievement (JA).  One of my co-workers, Steve, is very active in JA and sponsored eight of us to go to a women's only gun shooting and wine tasting.  Now don't worry, we shot the guns before we drank!  Have to have some order.  I tend to be cautious and have never shot a gun before, but it was a lot of fun.  And...I even hit a few of the targets.  Here's a shot of our team of four and one of me shooting.
Now...this does tie into my card for today too!  I wanted to give Steve a thank you note for inviting me.  Here is a fun masculine thank you following the theme of this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge.  Buttons and twine on a CAS card. Perfect for this card idea!  And...did you see all the amazing entries into the challenge for last week?  I'm sure this week is bound to be fabulous too!
Ingredients:  Paper Company, Stamps:  Hero Arts and Verve; Button and Twine:  PTI;  Ink:  Peeled Paint and Pumice Stone

17 comments:

Karen B. said...

That actually sounds superbly fun! Love your card, such perfect balance with all the elements and wonderful natural colors. (Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays too!)

Jen W. said...

You look pretty comfortable with that gun, Miss Lynn! LOL! Maybe you should keep this picture handy for when the boys get a little rowdy... ;)

Your card is such a great guy card and so perfect for the CASual challenge!

Barb said...

What a neat idea! I would love to do that with a bunch of friends. I've never shot a gun before either. . .you sure look like a pro, Lynn. Love the thank you card too. Have a great day! :)

Michele Gross said...

Sounds like a fabulously fun day! I've never shot a gun before either but the wine tasting is right up my ally! :) I think this is a very fine thank you for such a fun invitation! It was fun reading about your day and glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Maureen said...

guns and grapes...I love it!! I have never shot a gun either...my husband is an avid hunter too! I don't make him make cards so he doesn't make me shoot guns...however, add some girlfriends and wine and that sounds like fun! Gorgeous CAS...that twine and button are fabulous :) Will answer you SCS question later...just starting work here ;) ugh...I know...hey I just realized if you unscramble ugh you get hug!! That sounds a lot better! LOL

Kryssi said...

Pretty!!! I love one layered cards! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ida said...

Very nice masculine card.
It's been a long time since I've shot a gun.
Don't care for it much though (hate loud bangs)
but I'm glad you had a good time.

Laurie said...

I love shooting clay pigeons! SO fun! I love your pictures! And your card is gorgeous! I love the texty background and the leaves! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Tiffany said...

Oh my! Now that is brave of you, I'd be too scared to try, lol! Love your card!!

Virginia L. said...

Love your stamping! So simple yet so gorgeous! So glad that you got to join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see more of your FAB work!

Jenny said...

Just love the natural colour tones, fab card.
Jenny x

Emily Leiphart said...

I volunteered for JA once and taught an elementary school class about business and I shot a rifle when I was 15! Now we have two more things in common. ;) Your card is awesome and so perfect for the occasion!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Stunning! Love the text with the leaves, twine and button. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Ruby said...

Love your CAS card, thanks for the info about your stamp set too! Must put that on my wish list! :o)

Dana said...

WOW. You look great shooting. Was it different than you anticipated? I don't know if I would like it...
But your perfectly CAS card is awesome and he will appreciate the gesture for sure. So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

This is a beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Julie Day said...

Awesome one layer card! Perfect balance, beautiful stamp layering and love the colors you picked :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!