Tuesday, September 16, 2014

He runs the vacuum!

Six years ago I had a surgical procedure which limited me from pushing and pulling a vacuum or mop for months. My hubby took over that chore then and has continued to do it each week. Our gray and purple Dyson gets a good workout each weekend with all the hair in our house from two beagles and three cats! Tim hates housework (oh, Tim is the hubby, not one of the dogs or cats!). He takes out the vacuum each week and starts a chant of: I love the sound of the vacuum. Hey, I don't care what he chants as long as he vacuums!

While at a convention in Phoenix last year, I ran across the Impression Obsession booth. They had an awesome collection of stamps of men doing things: mowing the grass, spraying for inspects, cooking on the grill, and this stamp of the guy vacuuming. I couldn't resist this stamp!

Tim loves color and while we were watching football two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawk team were playing and their colors are green and blue--Tim said he liked that color combination. I colored this with Copics and used the sentiment that came with the stamp. The three birthday cakes are brads with the backs cut off and glued on the card. There are two different ribbons layered beneath the image.

You can see the chamois, sponge, spray bottle and my dusting Swiffer stuck in his pockets. I've offered to trade chores with him if he'll clean the 3 bathrooms, kitchen and dust the house, but he insists he'd rather vacuum.  I'm not complaining!!

Happy Birthday, Tim, and thanks for doing this chore each week!


This card is entered in the following challenges:
DRS Designs, Crafty Catz, Sister Act Card Challenge, Sweet Stampin, Aud Sentiments, Di's Digi Designs, Sweet 7 Challenge, The Squirrel and the Fox, Scribble and Scrap CraftsCraftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Stamp and Create, Addicted to Stamps, Crafting by Designs, Ooh-la-la Creations


  1. Love this Gail...... bright, fun & a fab image!
    hugs Jo
    ps - I have candy......would love you to enter x

  2. Oh Gail this is perfect, such a fun card...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  3. OMG, this card is absolutely perfect for Tim, Gail -- I'm sure he was tickled blue and green with it (I can't say "pink" now, can I !!). This is cute, fun, adorable and matches Tim. Just love it, as I'm sure he did, too - and I imagine he got a big laugh out of it too -- Scrub Lord - OMG !! Happy Birthday Tim, hope it was great!!

  4. How awesome that Tim vacuums - you've got a great guy there, Gail! And this is a beautiful card - I bet he loved it! Fabulous colouring - and I really like that sentiment - too funny!

  5. Great card Gail such a fun image, love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. Oh my goodness, you have created the perfect card for your husband! Aren't you thrilled to have found this stamp!?!! He's gonna love it. Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs this week.

  7. Gorgeous and fun card! Love the bright colours. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

  8. I love this image and the sentiment too, just perfect, Happy Birthday to Tim
    Hugs Jugs Julie P

  9. A lovely fun card! You've used a perfect stamp for your husband and the matching sentiment is great. The little cake brads are a good match as well. Great card! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

  10. That's such a fun image! And your sentiment is just awesome, too! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  11. Fabulous and fun. Love it. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  12. Love this fun and fab card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  13. Your card made me literally laugh out loud. Love the story about your hubby too. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    julie T

  14. I'm at a bit of a loss as to why I haven't been on your blog for a bit; I know my commenting has been a little hit and miss but I've tried to pop in to my fave blogs with a quick comment here and there but have clearly missed you on my rounds - ooops!

    Anyway, I'm glad I got to see this awesome card - I just love the image and the hoovering story to go with it :-) We have clearly defined jobs in our house and Dr. Hubby is the hoovering and toilet cleaning man whilst I get... everything else!

    Ok, let's see what else I have missed around here...

    Big hugs, Kat x

  15. Love it!! A really great card,

    Thanks for joining us at the Sweet 7 Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. This is a fabulous card, such a fun image and sentiment
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs, make sure you pop back and join us for our Girly challenge that starts today.

  17. Awe Gail this is giving me such a chuckle, fabulous card, thank you for sharing with us at OLL Creations, best of luck xxx