Friday, October 19, 2012

Fallin' for the Men in Your Life ...

Welcome to this month's Control Freaks Blog Tour ... "For the Men in Your Life" ... did ya just come from the blog of my BFF, JanTink?? Did ya see the dang suh-WEET manly hot-air balloon card??? LOVE it!

First of all, I need to 'splain where I been. I am embarrassed to admit that I was at the Happiest Place on Earth (again!) ... this time with one of my sons and my daughter (I really have been making the most of my annual pass, let me tell ya!!). Disneyland just makes me happy ... but I digress ...

On to my "dude" projects. In looking at this month's theme I have to admit that I broke a bit of a sweat, 'cause y'all KNOW how I struggle with this!! I just decided on this first card that "fall is for dudes" ... and that's that!!

Stamps: French Foliage, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede Sahara Sand, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits Die, Paper Piercing Template, Linen Thread

On to the "little dudes" ... got this cute "Blast Off" set a while back and hadn't had the chance to ink it up. Paired him with the International Bazaar DSP (which I LOVE!), and this is what I came up with! (Who says ya can't use rhinestones on a dude card??!!??)

Stamps: Black Off
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Whisper White, International Bazaar DSP
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Template, Rhinestone Basics, Decorator Label Punch



And last ... figured the little dudes (and the big dudes!) could use a little treat, so I made this dump truck treat box and filled it with ...



... M&M's!!! YAY!!!

Stamps: I Dig You
Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Glimmer Brads, Simply Scored, Velcro Sticky Dot, M&M's

Now onward and upward to the ever-so-talented Yvette Ashe! She totally ROCKS an "oldie but goodie" with Lovely as a Tree ...

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11 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

What a great assortment of manly projects for both young and old!

Judy DiScipio said...

Wow, you covered all the bases. Nice work. :)

yvettespapergarden said...

Over-the-top-fabulous creations, Wendy! Love the little snack box!

Lisa said...

Love your cards and little treat box. Great job on the tour!

xrciznuts said...

You are AMAZING! Love them all! I miss stampin' with ya'. Let's get together soon. Hugs!
Kim Smith

lalacraftworld said...

Your snack box is super cute. I love the colors on your Dude card with the paper braiding very neat idea.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful cards Wendy...you never disappoint!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Anonymous said...

Nice projects! I really love your French Foliage card; great colours and layout!!

Stephanie said...

All your projects are wonderful, Wendy. The " big man" card is the perfect balance between gorgeous and masculine, and your "little guy" card/project are laden with great details!

Heidi Vinkemeier said...

Great dude cards Wendy! I LOVE the Blast Off card for the little dudes, very cute. I think I am going to have to purchase that one!

Cheryl O. said...

Love your card using French Foliage! Gorgeous. TFS! :)