Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blog Hop!!! Let's Hear It For the Boys!!!

Welcome to the Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop!!!!

How hard do you find it to create masculine cards? They seem to be the hardest for me most of the time. Today is all about helping you with a little inspiration for those 'guy' cards! And, at the same time, we're giving you an opportunity to WIN! :)

You should have come here from the so-very-talented Christi's blog. If not, leave a comment here and head back to Lori's blog to get a good start on all of the wonderful blog offerings in our hop today.



So ... let's get the mojo wheels rollin'!


I couldn't resist adding this scripture from "A Godly Father" to the beautiful image from "Scripture Children." I love both. With the browns and the brads, this card is very fit for a Father's Day card - or any occasion to honor a guy.

Card Recipe:

Stamps - Scripture Children, A Godly Father
Paper - Mud Pie, black, white, caramel, chocolate
Ink - black, white
Copics - none
Accessories - Tabs & Tags Dies, brads, silver dots, cuttlebug, ribbon, pop dots



And, because I just can't help myself ... I made a second card..... :)

For this one, I chose the shadowbox card technique. Here is the card closed with the belly band on. This one has a very fun, relaxed feel ....



The card open.

For this one, I used the great set "Monkey Madness." It is retiring, and I'm SO sad about that!!! If you want this wonderful set, you need to get it quickly. The sentiment (from the "Father's' Day" set) says it all! :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps - Monkey Madness (retiring), Father's Day
Paper - Mud Pie, black, white, double-sided dp
Ink - black
Copics - G94, G99, BG72, E31,E33
Accessories - Tabs & Tags Dies, Cuttlebug, Cricut, SCAL, 1/4" circle punch, pop dots, linen thread


So, what do you think? Have these projects gotten your mojo moving? Now, what's the secret to winning? Comment, comment, comment!! Just comment on as many blog in the hop as you can.

PRIZES:
2 lucky winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate for the CDS store for purchase of clear or digital stamps ONLY.

WINNERS: Winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog and on here Wednesday, May 18th.


From here, you need to scoot on over to Linda's fantabulous blog. I know that she's going to have something totally amazing to show you!


So, make sure you comment as much as possible! You don't want to miss a chance to win - and I want YOU to win!! :)




I hope you have a beautiful Sunday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!


~*Shell*~

32 comments:

  1. Wow Shell, you've really out done yourself!!! These two cards are glorious!!! Love the browns of your first creation. And that shadow box card...fun and fabulous!!! I just got those monkeys, can't wait to ink 'em up!

    Linda

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  2. Wonderful, Shell!

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  3. fantastic creations!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  4. I love your cards, especially the image and sentiment on the first one.

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  5. This cards are awesome! Thanks for the ideas! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  6. What great fun cards for the men in our lives!

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  7. What fabulous cards! They are both so creative. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  8. so cute! I love them both, but the vintage looking one is my fave. TFS

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  9. I love both these cards but the monkey is my favorite beside the cuteness favor, I love the pull out design.

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  10. Great creations!!

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  11. Too Cute on that second one, Shell. Love the silhouette on the first. Nice work.

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  12. What great cards you created. I have to check out the second image set. I forgot to look for it on sale.

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  13. Your little ones card is so sweet. Fun monkey around card and great fold.

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  14. WOWZA! Shell! both cards are great, that second one though? Absolutely fabulous! I just love it!

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  15. I real like the second one, have not seen one like it before, the little monkey is too cute. The first one was outstanding. thank you for sharing.

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  16. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Two great cards. I've not tried the shadow box technique - maybe it's about time I did. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Two cards - You go girl! LOVE what you did on the first card with the dies - I'm gonna remember that! That second card with that money and the front of that card! Wow girl! Great creativity!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  19. These cards are both fabulous! Specially love that monkey card. Love all the details you put into it.

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  20. Both are great cards. Your monkey card is so creative.

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  21. Love the monkey card! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny L.

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  22. Lovely cards - the monkey one is extremely clever!

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  23. LOVE your cards, I am really loving the first one. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  24. Great cards... love them both!

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  25. AWE!!! Both cards are Great!!! really love how you did that monkey card!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  26. Wow, these are wonderful! I have to say that this boy-themed blog hop is really catching my attention. I love seeing masculine cards!

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  27. Two wonderful cards! I love the monkey one. What a cute idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. That little image is priceless! Well done.

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  29. Julie Z9:45 PM

    Very nice cards. Love the monkey card - really cute.
    jazteach2 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Anonymous7:26 PM

    hey shell. very cute!!! i love then both. the colors are great and are great for fathers day!
    di

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment on my creations. I pray that the Lord blesses you in many ways today!!!