Thursday, May 19, 2011

Let's Freak It For the Boys!!!


Isn't Jan AMAZING (as always!)?? If you have been following our Blog Tour, you should have just come from the fabulous creations of JanTink. I am in LOVE with the cute little Pick Tin ...

You KNOW how I struggle with "dude" cards ... you've heard me mention it here LOTS lately. So I really WAS glad that our theme this month was Father's Day/masculine cards. It's always good for us to stretch ourselves, right??? And this one really IS a stretch ... since I don't play golf, and my father-in-law doesn't play golf ... however, my dad WAS an avid golfer, so I did this one as an ode to him. I'm sure he woulda LOVED it!!

Which brings me to these golf balls (a perfect match for the previous card, eh?) ... because of the lack of golfers in the fam, I had to go to my BFF Becky. Her husband is a golfing MANIAC!! I called her and said, "You wouldn't happen to have a box of golf balls anywhere, would ya?" Her answer? "Yep! Come on over!" Whew!!! Once I got going on this I knew I was gonna HAVE to have some golf tees ... so, instead of bugging Becky again, I just ran to the local "Golfs 'R Us" store (JK!!) and got me some tees. Actually, we have a pretty good store close by where you can find just about anything, so I was saved ...

Stamps: On the Green, All Holidays
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Whisper White, Patterns DSP
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Paper Piercing Tool/Mat, Bitty Buttons, Bitty Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Dimensionals

This final card is also perfect for a sports fanatic. I musta really had my dad on my mind while I was creating, 'cause he was ALSO an avid football/basketball fan. So, here's to you, Dad ... love you ... miss you!!! Play a round with all my uncles (Dave, Dick, Dan, Dale and Huck) ... you guys would surely make a golfing "Dream Team" ... and in Heaven the fareways are endlessly green and there are NO sandtraps!!!

Stamps: Slam Dunk, Touch Down, All Holidays
Paper: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Go check out Lisa Martz's creations ... they're to TIE for!!! (Bwahahaha!!!)



14 comments:

Connie Collins said...

Wendy,
These "dude" card are fabulous. You hit a home run!

Anonymous said...

If we were voting for best of the hop, you would get my vote.

Connie Babbert said...

Awesome Wendy! These are great, vibrant colors...love them!

Jo said...

The golf card is my favorite. And my hubby would love it.

Deb said...

I love your projects! The design/layout of the basketball/football card is awesome!

Carolyn said...

These cards are fabulous!!!

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Cindy Major said...

Oh wow, Wendy, you just hit it out of the park! Your projects are amazing! Love the colours and all of the details. I can't believe how good you made the golf stamp look!!!

Great job, and TFS!
Cindy :D

Vicki B. said...

Just LOVE all of these!!! The ball card is AWESOME!!!

Lisa Young said...

Love all the wonderful details on your projects! Gorgeous as always!

Patti MacLeith said...

Those textures were perfect for the basketball/football card! Very clever.

Becky Dunham said...

Great projects Wendy! i love the box of golf balls - just darling. i am sorry you have lost your dad - must be very difficult on Father's Day. None of the men in my life are sports fans but i still love what you have created! the texture on the football/basketball card is amazing!

Lisa said...

Wow, love everything! I particularly like the sports card! But everything is GREAT!!

Anonymous said...

awesome.going to do this card with golf ball for a bridal couple........

Mary Davidson said...

Wendy, these are fabulous cards!!! I live in a big golf community, although I don't golf and my girls are always asking about golfing cards. I'm saving these for inspiration! Thanks so much!