Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Give Thanks for Guys

Okay, I'm back! (Is anyone still out there? lol)

Well, as promised, here's the Thanksgiving card I made for my *other* older son...the one who is sentimental and actually keeps all of his heartfelt (and often homemade) treasures from family and friends (isn't that cool?!). I put a little more time into this one (translated: it was late and I wasn't feeling particularly inspired so it took me longer -lol...and I added more layers than the card I shared yesterday and fussed with the sponging a lot more), though it's still very simple. This card has some issues, but I didn't have time to deal with them (times like these are when Last-Minute Lucy regrets not being more on the ball). The designer paper isn't really my style, or maybe it's the ribbon choice I don't like?, but I kept having to tell myself It's a 'guy' card. Note: This American Crafts ribbon turned out to feel more like paper than ribbon, though it made no claims to be paper. It was very thin and flat and didn't want to be shaped into a bow very easily (I think it took me about five minutes to get it to look like it does -lol). And from the picture here it looks like it doesn't blend with anything on the card, but it really does...the pattern paper on the lower half has thin little green semi-circles on the upper outer edges of each acorn design (just trust me on this).

And with the large turkey images on the top half of the card (that are mostly covered up), I considered making a sentiment on the computer to read something ultra-creative like 'hey, turkey' or something equally lame, but then decided I'd better grow up and go with the beautiful Give Thanks verse (after all, this card was for one of my kids...what kind of example would I be if I poked fun at Thanksgiving? lol). And when I finished, I can't tell you how happy I was to be done with my 'guy' cards. ;) I was just having a really tough time with these Thanksgiving cards. Not sure why. Maybe cuz I hadn't stamped in so long?? Maybe because I know that I can't be all froufy (is that a word?) and detailed on guy cards (or is it that I don't know how to make a "good" guy card?)?? Maybe because it was late and I was coming down with a head cold? I dunno. Regardless...they are what they are, and they've already gone postal. Now I can just sit back, relax, and groan to myself (and to all of you -- sorry!). I sure hope my mojo comes back soon...and stays for a while...because I've got quite a few projects I'm wanting to do for Christmas! And none of them are for guys!!!! ;P (I love my guys, don't get me wrong...I just have the hardest time making cards for them.)

Anyway, enough of the blabbing. I'll be back tomorrow with another Thanksgiving card (non-guy!, but still 'simple with issues' -lol). If you can put up with me, maybe I'll see you then? ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock: Bamboo, Garnet, Olive (CTMH); Pattern Paper: Fall Harvest specialty paper pad (K&Company); Stamps: Give Thanks (Our Daily Bread Designs), Harvest Wonders (CTMH); Ink: Timber Brown (Tsukineko), Chocolate, Garnet, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush (CTMH); Other: rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), ribbon (American Crafts), sponges, glue dot (CTMH), foam mounting tape


Barb W said...
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Barb W said...

I love that verse and that stamp set! I see the green in there! Isn't it amazing what our cameras can/can't see? Thanks for sharing and have a Blessed Thanksgiving...

BTW...I will address the question you sent me in the last e-mail later on this evening.


Jeanette - said...

Ooooo, I LOVE this one. I love the verse and I love the colors. I also think your bow turned out great even if it did take 5 minutes :)

Jeanne said...

This is a great card. Don't be too hard on yourself, guy cards are notoriously difficult to create. You did a great job on this and I'm sure your son will be so appreciative.