Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar for the Guys - and Tilda is going on Vacation

Well today we have a Spoon Full of Sugar for the Boys! That is this weeks challenge to make a card to the guy in your life. "Man" cards are so hard for me, can't help it I think it is for most of us that love the girlie colors, the flowers, and the bling. But I went through my stash and found some Basic Grey boy papers and one of my cute new Sugar Nellie Hamish stamps and went with it!




I picked three different patterns from the collection and then used gold metallic thread to sew down with a zig zag stitch.


Hamish is colored in with my Copics and white gel pen. And matted with the same Basic Grey paper and the yellow base card stock. I stamped the sentiment Happy Birthday from Hero Arts on another scrap and inked the edges of it and the matted image. I then found two buttons in dark green and ran yellow cording through the buttons and tied off.



I think it fits for a little guy don't you? To see other boy cards and join in on all the fun... especially the chance at .... get ... this ... A fabulous Sweet Ebony Giddy Up stamp!!!! Click on over to the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge site and give a guy card a try.



I also had a chance to tackle this weeks Tilda & Co. Challenge blog this week they were asking us to "Think of Others" to make anything other than a single card for someone. Well that was perfect timing for me. My MIL is getting ready to go on a vacation, her first in many years to just sight see and enjoy. She kept talking about finding a journal to write down her thoughts and what she sees during her trip so she can read it later and remember her time.


Well this is what I came up with. I took one of the oddly colored $1 journals from Micheal's, that I actually only paid 25 cents for on clearance, and I recovered it with a soft pattern paper from Making Memories. Ok that was a good idea, but man that was a pain! I uncoiled it and then covered and put a inside panel on it. Then I had to hand cut all of the square holes through all of the layers. That took a lot of time... had to do front and back.


I then stamped one of my new Tilda's from the Magnolia Summer Stamp Club and then stamped a purse from Sweet n' Sassy and then the fabulous luggage from Alota Rubber Stamps. I love them! I just wish I colored them differently, swapped the colors and did the darker for the main color and the flowers the peach. Oh well hind sight -


I wanted a little lace on it as it is for my MIL and needed more girlie, so I punched a border out of Bazzill cream bling with my Martha Stewart border punch and then used a coral ribbon across the top. I placed all the "art" onto the front and then used some Basic Grey alphabets stickers for the Title.


I am happy with how it came out and she loved it, so all is good. Now if she will only use it, she is one who tends to save and not use, why mess it up I made it for her so she can't ruin it by writing in it. I made her promise to actually use it so we will see if she does.
Gotta run, having lunch with a group of old friends today, laughing and eating and catching up! Hope you all have a great Tuesday!
HUGS and-

15 comments:

Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Michelle, the colours and papers are gorgeous and I love your Tilda journal to!
Joanne x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle and i love the little notebook for your MIL what a fab idea.

Shary said...

Great boy card and those papers are just right for the image. Love your journal it's gorgeous.

Deb said...

wee Hamish is adorable, just love him, gorgeous masculine papers too. Love the vacation journal, what a fab gift for your MIL!

traciejane said...

wow michelle gorgeous work, love the vacation journal - great idea :)x

Joan said...

I love the little boy with his truck...what a cute image. I also love those suitcases piled on top of each other. Perfect for a travel journal. Joan

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These are all lovely Michelle. Your work is truly wonderful. You may not like making male cards, but you are good at it! Hugs Linda x

ink'n'rubba said...

your little boys card is so cute, love the papers and all the finishing touches. But your holiday journal for your MIL is just amazing - perfect just as it is! annie x

Donalda's Blog said...

Girl these are gorgeous !!!!!!!! I love them both

Allison said...

Super...as always. I really like your boy card!

Kathy said...

Oh this is adorable!! I love how you added the purse!! That Tilda is so cute!! Very pretty!!

debby4000 said...

Love the little chap with his tractor and the journal is gorgeous. Fabulous work.

Debbie said...

Adorable boys card Michelle...love the papers and your colouring is beautiful. LLove the Tilda Vacation Journal too.

Debbie x

Rosietoes said...

That is a really lovely idea and a cute looking one as well :)

Ila said...

You are Amazing Michelle!! I love the card and the journal is Awesome!!