Monday, April 9, 2012


It's official! My husband was awarded tenure at the Colorado School of Mines!!! If you've ever known a tenure-track university professor then you know what a grueling process it is! He's worked SO HARD, and I am SOOOO proud of him!!!
Part of our celebration ( me...we will be celebrating this achievement for a LOOOONNNNGGG time...HA!) was breakfast at one of Tony's favorite places, Devil's Food, in Denver on Saturday. It was super yummy!
And here's the card I made for my handsome GENIUS:

He LOVED it!

And since this card uses the ADORABLE professor from Smarty Pants (Paper Smooches), I'm going to enter it into their May Guest Designer Search.

Did you have a nice Easter? It was a GORGEOUS day here in the mountains, so we went hiking in the State Park that borders our neighborhood! Here are a few photos:

(What do you think??? Does he look like the little professor on the card??? HA!)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamps: Smarty Pants (Paper Smooches), squiggle from Happy Trails (Papertrey Ink), Smitty's ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Opaque White Zing! (American Crafts)
Cardstock: Stampers' Select White (Papertrey Ink), Cherry Splash (Bazzill Basics), Charcoal (DeNami Design)
Patterned Paper: Basics White Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Miss Caroline (My Mind's Eye)
Copic Sketch Markers
Punch: Round Binding Edge Punch (EK Success)
Embellishments: Sprocket Gear (Tim Holtz), Brad (from my stash)
Baker's Twine: Caribbean (The Twinery)


Glenda J said...

Super awesome card and a big congrats to your hubby!!!

~amy~ said...

ginormous congrats to your hubby and whatta perfect card for him! Great pics too!

Jay Gee said...

Congrats to your genius hubby :) Your card is wonderful :)

Lynn said...

Woohoo! Congrats to your hubby! The perfect card for his fabulous accomplishment!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

fantastic card. Congratulations to your hubby. What a wonderful event. Great idea to submit this for the Guest Design Search. It's fabulous.

Christina said...

Super huge congratulations to your husband, Lisa! My hubby submitted his tenure file about a month ago and will have to wait for the final decision until sometime around the end of the fall semester. He's pretty confident, but it IS a grueling process and long wait! So I totally appreciate what this means to both of you.
LOVE your card with that goofy professor and the perfect mix of elements. Genius, indeed!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to your husband indeed! Your card is super fun, love the embellishments. Hope you are doing well too!

Lisa Elton said...

SO happy for your hubby Lisa!!! And your card for him is perfection to mark the happy news. Love the notebook paper and twine across the top. Marvelous ;)

Brandi said...

Wonderful news for the hubby! WooHoo! What a perfect card for him with the brainy professor on it. LOL!

Brandi said...

Also, Gorgeous scenery photos! I always love it when you post pics of Colorado!

~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats to your hubby!!!! This is an awesome card! I love it!!! so cute and so perfect!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Tony! So happy for you! - Mark, Lauren and Jonathan

The Great Pumpkin said...

Way to go Tony! GREAT choice for a special breakfast. Awesome card, Lisa!

Tanya said...

Congratulations to your husband! I just love your card. Love all the embellishments and textures!

Jen W. said...

Big congrats to Tony and I love your card for him - so cute!