Welcome to the My Man Blog Hop!
Your host to day is Katina Martinez at
We are celebrating the men in our lives - Husbands, Fathers, Brothers and other significant men. Today I am celebrating my husband. We have been married for just about 21 years. We have 3 boys. We have had our ups and downs and most recently a cancer scare. Mike had surgery last month to remove a kidney after it produced the second tumor within 5 years. We had the tumor removed 5 years ago and left the kidney intact. A second tumor started growing, so we removed the entire kidney. Everything was contained in the tumor and several scans came back clear!
Surgery was rough on him, but he was very determined to do whatever it took to get better. He was in the hospital 7 days. I stayed pretty much the entire week.
It is amazing how your outlook on life changes when dealing with a serious health issue! We are very lucky as no further treatment is necessary at this time - just scans to watch for the rest of his life.
Back to the not so serious stuff:
You should have arrived from Love 2 Create. If you found me first, hop on over to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything! You will find some awesome "Manly" projects!
My husband was the class president at Papillion La-Vista High School and graduated in 1988. His class celebrated their 25th Reunion in August. He had surgery July 8th and was not sure if he would be able to enjoy his reunion this time. We skipped the Friday night bar event as he was afraid he may get bumped or squished in his incision. We heard that was a wise move for Mike as the bar was very crowded!
We enjoyed the dinner Saturday evening - stayed until 9:00 when he ran out of gas!! One of his classmates took this picture of us and another couple after dinner. It was good to see him smile!!
I used my Silhouette Cameo and some images from the Silhouette Online Store to design my layout.
I created a shadow for the title "Class Reunion" and also cut a second "Class" in maroon.
I also copied the View Master card and ungrouped it. I grabbed the outer circle and deleted the rest. This gave me a background piece that I cut in black.
The 25 came from a font from my computer. I thought it looked a little retro!
I used a piece of Graphic 45 maroon patterned paper for my background page. Maroon and gold are his high school colors.
I assembled the title layers and inked the shadow layer.
I found these tickets (a border strip that I have had forever) and cut a set of two for my journaling tag.
I used a piece of bright blue cardstock to mat the photo as it matched Mike's shirt. I cut a strip of ABC paper from DCWV The Timeless Type Stack, inked it and adhered it to my background paper.
I layered the View Master card, photo and 25 on top.
I added a piece of ribbon that has ruler markings on it found at Michaels in the dollar bin.
I printed out a 2x3 photo of the cake on my Zink (Zero Ink) mini printer. I mounted it on maroon cardstock and pop-dotted it over the top corner of my main photo.
Is it weird that I have not been to a single reunion of my own, but have been to 3 of Mike's? I did not meet Mike until 1990 and did not know any of his classmates until the first reunion. They are a bunch of fun people!
So glad you stopped by! Please head over Paula's BLOG for the next stop in our Blog Hop!
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