Monday, March 08, 2010

Guy Cards... and the additions!

Happy Monday!! The sun is TRYING to shine today... after a night of RAIN... then it must have gotten very COLD.. our windows were icy when I took Justin to the bus.. a friend emailed me and said she heard the S word in our future... NOOOOO NOOOOO SNOW! (pretty please!... if I cant have one day in Jan.. I dont want any! HA!) ANYWAY!!

So this week I need THREE cards for the GUYS! :) I have such a hard time with them! I dont know why.. ok I do.. because I like to use flowers, and pinks, and frills and bling! and not to many guys I know will enjoy that! HA HA! So I put all that out of my brain and came up with these...

First off my brothers... he turned the Big 4-0 on saturday! :) Got to go have a FABULOUS dinner that THEY put on for us for HIS DAY! YUM! and sooo BEAUTIFUL!! (THANKS AGAIN Timmons Family!) (I got photos to share.. later! ) ANYWAY... I was out taking the photo of the card.. and as I did I decided.. ok it needs...
So here it is BEFORE!

and AFTER... with the PEARLS.. see they are MANLY.. colored with my copics to match the KRAFT CS! :)


Next up our good friends son turned 13 last week.... so I had to make up his card.. AGAIN.. when taking the photo it NEEDED something... so here is
BEFORE-

and AFTER.. just added some brown dots around the edges... KNOW what STEVE said.. wow this isnt like your style.. the brown dots are almost perfectly spaced.. so unlike you! HA HA!! Does he know me or WHAT! LOL!!! What can I say.. a moment of almost perfection was mine! ;) it wont happen again! LOL!!!

I used my Spicas on this.. I WISH you could see them better.. all around the star and the 13.. just for a little extra POP!

So for card 3 I thought.. I will make it just right the first time... but OH NO.. again.. taking the photo.. thinking... it needs a little more.. so here it is
BEFORE-

and AFTER! I added the black box around Happy Birthday!

For the center I traced around my fillable frame die from PTI... I LOVE new uses for things! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to grab lunch .. then visit some blogs!
Have a GREAT day...

21 comments:

  1. My gosh, you've been busy Beth! Great cards all of them but my favourite by a mile is the last one - such bright, fun colours and I'm so loving Dot Spot!

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  2. Great cards! Love the 13 card. Very cool.

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  3. Wow, these are great cards for young men and quite hip. :) Nice work, Bethie! :)

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  4. Excellent Cards! I love the before and after pictures of them all. Masculine cards are hard for me too and you did a great job with all of them.

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  5. The cards are wonderful..you did well. Very nice work.

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  6. These are both great!! The 13 card is great for a young man and the spot dot card is so fun!!

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  7. Great cards! I love those embossed stars on the first one!

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  8. Just catching up here! Wow, you have been busy. Those cards are very special. It's hard to find goood looking ones like that around here. Happy Monday.

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  9. They are all wonderful, Beth but I think my favorite is the last one.

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  10. Oh how awesome! They're great guy cards!

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  11. Great guy cards! I think my favorite is the last one!

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  12. Beth, these are great cards!! I struggle with masculine cards, i'm totally scraplifting you when I need one again. I love them!

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  13. You have been busy. Love how you traced the fillable frame die.

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  14. I can hear you on the snow - after two days of sunshine that white fluffy stuff came down again. Eek! Anyways, fantastic job on the guy cards!! While they are all great, I'm particularly fond of the first one - I love the texture of the embossed background and also the color combo is just perfect, IMHO anyways.

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  15. I love the first card with the stars. I want to lift that one since I finally got the stars embossing plate! The before and after photos are so much FUN! I saw the before and thought, "it looks finished to me." LOL! That little detail make a great card into a WOW card!

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  16. All of these are super fab Bethie! Connor has another birthday party to attend this weekend so I'm always looking for great guy card ideas!

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  17. Wow, love the stars with the embossing. Great combination! You have been busy.

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  18. Love em all! Great cards, love the use of Dot Spot on the last card!!

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  19. Omgosh I love them all! The dot spot is really fab!

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  20. Adorable cards!
    LOVE,
    MOM

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