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Saturday, November 5, 2011

I Love Gus...and I Know Several

I made this birthday card using Gus from Bugaboo Stamps for their anything goes challenge. Gus and Margaret are my faves, I think because they remind me of so many people I know, lol! I used 2 different patterned papers, the asphalt and the road signs paper, both from the photo stack 2. I used my Silhouette to print and cut Gus. I paper pieced the truck and used my shiny mirror paper for the bumpers and horn for the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge (paper piecing). I colored Gus and used Glossy Accents on his glasses. I used silver brads as hubcaps for the Meljens challenge (to use brads) and  Divas by Design Challenge (to use metal).  I cut several cloud shapes from grey cardstock using my Silhouette to use as exhaust and then ran them through the printer for my sentiments. Popped them and the truck off the page with pop dots. As you may have guessed this is for our friend Vern's birthday on Nov. 7th, which also happens to be election day here in Saskatchewan. Coincidence -- well, yeah. I should probably add that he was a mechanic for years and is now a shop/mechanics teacher at one of the high schools in town. He has several vehicles and it is completely possible that he would "trade" for another!
My lessons learned: do NOT ask your husband to hold your card for you before the Glossy Accents have completely hardened. He not only got his fingerprint on one of Gus' lenses but squished the other one flat. I did manage to fix them, but I was pretty steamed, I think because it was as much my fault as his (maybe more), lol!
I would like to share my card at:
Stamps R Us masculine,
The Poodles Parlour lets hear it for the boys,
For Fun Challenges a special birthday,
Aud Sentiments make us laugh,
Fab'n'Funky Challenges planes, trains and automobiles,
The Paper Variety laughter is the best medicine.

19 comments:

Emma H said...

Hee hee, I love Gus too! Totally fun card, thanks for plying along with Fab N Funky this week!

Julie said...

I love Gus too and yes, there are several of them in my life too. Great card.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
Julie

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love love Gus and love your sketch, and DP you chose. Perfect. And, the pic is beautiful....there eyes are also mesmerizing....like beautiful little blue marbles....how adorable!

Sandi said...

What a great card and congratulations you are being spotlighted tonight at The Paper Variety. Thanks for joining us this week. Good luck in the drawing!

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,i love gus too .great design and superb colouring
thanks for joining us at the poodles parlour and good luck
tracey x

deesdesigns said...

LOL! Too funny!!! I love Gus too - I'm so glad you shared your creativity with us this week for our Make Us Laugh Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
btw - your header is ADORABLE!

Lori said...

Barb-
This is AWESOME! I love the gravely paper! This is one of the best Gus images ever. Thanks for entering the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and please join us again.
Lori
p.s. your girls could not be any cuter! :)

Dot said...

Fab card for our challenge, Gus is so brilliant and the sentiment just perfect. Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week. Hope to see you again.
hugs Dorte, GDT November

Pauline said...

Hi Barb - what a great creation! My favourite Gus is the Santa image. Nov 7 is a special b'day for me too - My grandmother - she passed almost a year ago - it was 100th birthday yesterday. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges! And do join us again!
hugs,
Pauline

Nicole said...

hahaha! Hilarious! You should have traded your husband for some scrapbooking stuff for almost ruining your card! hahaha Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPV!

Helen Dooley said...

LOVE this too funny. The kids are adorable too. THanks so much for playing along on fOr Fun.

Karen said...

Hahahahaha!! I love Gus too ... and Mildred.. and the whole gang over at Bugaboo.. your sentiment really has got me chuckling away so much here..
Just brilliant! :0)
Thank you so much for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and good luck!
Hugs Krafty Karen - DT.xx

Cat said...

What an adorable card, and such a clever sentiment! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

Kathy D. said...

How did you print him on the Silhouette....does he come as an SVG file? Your card is perfect in every way. love the scene you have made and the words in the exhaust clouds are AWESOME.

Thanks for making "someone special" a birthday card with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you tomorrow when our new challenge is posted!

Dawn said...

Very funny, love it & thanks for playing with us at Divas

Stephanie said...

Ack! Love what you have done with Gus. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

Paul said...

GO GUS! I love this guy. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge over at Catch The Bug.
TFS
Paul http://www.craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Tammy Miller said...

I just love your card, you did a great job! Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge at CTB!

Ellis said...

Fantastic card, Gus is cool! =)
Hugs, Elenor