Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Happy Father's Day, You Silly Lumberjack Beaver!

Coffee of the Day - Caribbean Coconut Hazelnut

Well it's been a long time coming, but I finally have a card to show all of you. and boy was it ever tough to get made!

poor Mocha hasn't been doing very well since Latte died. she has never been alone in all of her 13 years, so if I try to go anywhere or do anything, she panics and starts to freak out. crafting has NOT been allowed, needless to say. I've tried leaving the door open in my craft room, but she won't come in. so this card was made in bits and spurts.

when I had all of my computer woes, as I went through my files cleaning things out, I realized I have a LOT of images I have never done anything with. this summer one of my goals is to remedy that! so you will be seeing some fun images that will hopefully either introduce to some long forgotten stores or remind you of some files you might have hidden in your computer, too. :)

(if you click on the photo, it will take you to another screen to see the card much larger)

my hubby loves to do woodwork whenever he has the spare time, (which isn't that often, sadly), so I combined the QKR Stampede carpenter beaver with a fun Tool Time template/cutting file I won over at The Cutting Cafe. I took a sentiment from Eureka and cut it apart - almost looks like this little guy got at it with his saw! tee hee!

digital paper is Prima Craftsman, burlap ribbon is May Arts, seam binding is SU!, buttons are from my stash, flower is Prima, belt loop is from a pair of shorts that were about to be tossed, and cardboard is re-purposed packaging.

the cardboard is actually on the inside of the card. seam binding was distressed with ink and wrinkled prior to tying bow.

here's a little tip for you regarding masculine cards - guys DO actually like flowers, believe it or not. they just don't want a LOT of them or frou frou ones covering their cards. stick with neutral colors or even better, those flowers made from fabrics, especially burlap. same goes with ribbon.

Thank you again for your loving comments about Latte and your patience as well. you make my heart so very happy! :)

be on the lookout for more crafty stuff coming soon. Mocha and I WILL get through this. ;) blog candy to post over the weekend, I hope!

Ribbon Girl - masculine project with ribbon (2 types of ribbon)
Creative Moments - anything goes with a masculine twist
Mod Squad - Father's Day
Paper Shelter - make it digital (paper, image, & sentiment)
Whimsy - use ribbon, lace, or twine (2 types of ribbon)
WAW - anything goes family friendly
Cardz 4 Guyz - Father's Day
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Father's Day
Loves Rubberstamps - masculine
TTCRD - anything goes
Top Tip Tues - cut it out (waving to my old teamies!!!)
Tuesday Throwdown - Mr. Handyman
Digi Galore - Father's Day with digis
Craft Dee BowZ - anything goes with handmade bow (sorry that it's hard to see the one loop of the bow)
Craftin' Desert Divas - masculine or Father's Day
Eureka - Father's Day
QKR - Father's Day
Get Creative - for the boys or Father's Day
Kraft Journal - anything goes krafty and masculine (kraft cs used)
Come and Get It - it's a guy thing
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes with men
That Craft Place - anything goes
Little Claire - Father's Day
Creative Corner - just for boys
Jo's Scrap Shack - Father's Day
Left of Center - for the boys
Simply Create Too - masculine
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Sister Act - any card goes
DL Art Thankful Thurs - for a man or boy


Fikreta said...

your card is very nice
poor Mocha..
sending hugs for you and Mocha

Willeke said...

Great masculin card, love the colors !
Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
DT Through The Craft Room Door

Sherri said...

Absolutely adorable & the perfect image for a woodworker! Who knows more about wood than a beaver! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wonderful card for your hubby! Cute image and great saw shape! He's going to love this!

Jill Norwood said...

So very sorry to hear about Latte. And hope poor Mocha and you both are doing better as the days go by. It is so hard to lose those we love! Did you see that you won a 25.00 gift cert at Whimsy stamps blog? Thought I would let you know in case you did not see it.... Hugs!!! Jill

Regina Easter said...

this project is soooooooo did a really awesome it

Snoopy said...

Absolutely adorable card! Love the saw you made in the background. ​Thanks so much for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Snoopy :D​

Camille Short said...

OMG - that is such a cute image. I really have to get that!

Anonymous said...

This is great!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Sabina said...

Creat project. I love the coloures and all details :)
Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.
Sabina DT

Cards by Beckie said...

A fantastic card. The saw is a clever idea. I love it! Thanks for sharing at Creative Moments-Rebecca x

Tina Goodwin said...

This is totally awesome!

Vicki said...

Fantastic card, Jennifer! Lots of details, dimension and textures! The image is too cute. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What a great man card! Love this, so cute. Thanks for joining us at Simply Papercraft!
Jennifer, DT

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Wow masculine beauty. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

*Vicki* said...

Jennifer, this is such a sweet image!! A perfect Father's Day card and fitting for your hubby too! :) Love all of the texture you were able to get on this design!! HUGS to you and your Mocha!

Renee B. said...

What a great masculine card Jennifer....I love that beaver...what a cute expression on his face! Hugs to you & Mocha.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a fabulous Father's Day project, Jennifer. I love the elements you've included, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your art in our challenge this week. I hope you will join us again soon.
The Kraft Journal

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Omg this is such a cute imageThanks for playing in our Father's day challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥!!! Lovely project!

Sari / Granne said...

Brilliant, cute image, love your colours and that big saw is perfect, :D. Thank you for joining Left of Center "for the boys" -challenge, hope to see you our new challenge too, good luck.

Julie B said...

Great layout and theme, love the saw with the beaver.
So sorry to hear Mocha is a little lost and clingy.
Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Diane said...

Great card with such a fabulous design Jennifer !!

So sorry for your lost sweetie...lost one of my dogs two months ago and the other has had to have two operations 3 weeks ago, so I know what you are going through sweetie...

Glad you could play along with us at Little Claires...

big hugs Diane xx

Penny said...

Gosh, biggest hugs to Mocha, too! Poor baby, I am sure she is really lonely...
Your card is really darling! I love the entire design--so masculine! Love the die-cutting and the fun image, too! :^)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Penny

Margaret said...

Super masculine looking card. I'm sure hubby will love it. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Judy Woodland said...

Awe - so sorry to hear about Mocha and Latte. It's never easy. Your card is super cute, love the saw and that charming little beaver. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Natalie said...

Fun and creative Father's Day Card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

Cazzy said...

That is great Jennifer, using your prize already - I'm impressed.

You will need to get a puppy, or another dog to keep Mocha company I think. She might love a puppy.

Cazzy x

Cazro said...

A super perfect card for your woodworking hubby. I love all the textures and elements. Brilliant concept. So pleased you joined us for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. What a fun cut file to use with the image.

Dawn said...

Brilliant Father's day card Jennifer! I love the image & the saw is inspired!
Give poor Mocha a hug from me! Hope she settles soon! They do miss their companions!
Dwn xx

Lisa Mensing said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Thanks for sharing at Eureka! Stamps this weeks. I hope Mocha can adjust, it's hard for everyone. I know. How are you doing?
Lisa - DT

Tina H said...

This is fabulous!! I love design and all the texture! Thanks for joining our Father's day Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas!
DT Tina

Kreatief met Maria said...

Beautiful card and just perfect for our challenge at TPS
Greetings Maria

karalschuknecht said...

Brilliant masculine card. Very well Done. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at Get Creative Challenges good luck x

JayBe said...

What a fabulous design, Jennifer - thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Gorgeous card!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Men" Challenge!

Unknown said...

This is awesome Jennifer and I know he loved it. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

pam said...

Adorable Father's Day card!! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps!

Shanna Shands said...

How fun. Thanks so much for entering at Loves Rubberstamps.

Unknown said...

Cool card! :) Thank you for joining our challenge //Cat Creative Corner Admin