Oh, there's always a story, isn't there? Just arriving home from a wonderful trip to Wyoming, where the snow covered hills (and roads) provided awe....until a huge buck leapt in front of our slowing moving truck. We did not hit the deer. We did spin out of control for about 300 feet, landed in a ravine...going the opposite direction. No damage to the truck, no damage to us, and we did no harm to anyone else. And, six sets of people came to our rescue- in the middle of nowhere!
The man that pulled us from the ditch was about 30, had a cowboy hat, and a BIG 'ol truck. He inquired "what happened"? Bubba told him about the deer. With excitement, the man said "Did ya hit 'em?" No, says Bubba. And the man says, "You's suppose to square up on them thangs"! Lol! It was miracle stuff, and we felt blessed. So that is the story.
With that in mind, when I saw this card by Anne, (jdmommy) I knew it was the card for my Man! Lol! He got a chuckle from it, and so did I! Thanks Anne, for the inspiration. I used this link to print the required pieces, and after a bit of (forgive the term...) math...ugh...I did it! It is quite easy if you don't struggle with numbers and measuring, but I do.
Thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012 GMT Views: 1822
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 51017
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 @ 8:44 AM
What a cool card Pat!! I like the bg and how you created more character in the deer's rack. It does sound like you and your hubby were mighty blessed coming home from Wyoming!! I'm glad that you or your truck weren't hurt, and that the deer didn't get hurt either. What an experience!!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 @ 12:04 PM
So glad you came out of that experience safely...And this card is such a hoot and so creative! I am with you on the measuring and math and I bow to your courage of taking on such a project and it turned out AMAZING!
Registered: May 31, 2009 Location: East Tennessee enjoying the mountain views Posts: 32561
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 @ 5:39 PM
how fun, the card not the story... SO glad you are safe... I remember one time our insurance agent said " hit the deer"...uhhhh what??? Can't imagine not swerving... What a fun and creative card Pat...Having this deer pop out is much safer.. love the woodgrain texture for his antlers... great job
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
Oh my goodness!!! How incredibly creative! Tipping my hat to jdmommy (Ann) for thinking of this and to you Pat for making a fantastic case!!! I would have loved to see the tow truck driver's face as he opened this amazing card!!!!
ps, so thankful you and hubby were unharmed too!
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17593
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 @ 9:34 PM
Gracious, Pat, this sure doesn't look like you struggled with any "math" at all - love the texture on the deer's rack, and the branches that I am sure the deer jumped out of to make you spin out. So glad you had the Lord watching over you on that trip, and it sure did inspire a great card for your DH's BD card - You sure rocked this one (whether you want to admit it or not, you did the math just fine!)
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