April 22, 2016

Let Your Light Shine




Throw-Back Thursday


I originally created this card in 2009 and just came across it again today... waaayyyy down in the list of cards. I think it needs to be shared again.

The Lighthouse


There is something about a lighthouse that is welcoming, yet by itself it seems forlorn. My card post will give you all the details on how I made it. More importantly, though, it gives you my reasons for making the card and exactly what the Lighthouse means.

Following are some pics from the original post. Click any pic to see it bigger.


I invite you to enjoy the whole blog post from October 19, 2009.

Let Your Light Shine


By the way, I still have this card in my possession... waiting to give it to someone special for a particular occasion or reason. Have you ever made something and then had a hard time giving it away? This card speaks to me in so many ways, I may have to keep it forever as a reminder of God's love and grace towards me.





Do any of you remember a little song called "This Little Light of Mine"? We sang it all the time in Sunday School, years ago. Join me in letting your light shine... for Him!


April 19, 2016

Masculine Card Showcase

Men's Birthday Cards



Masculine cards are sometimes hard to find amid the sea of all other occasion cards. I've pulled together my collection of men's cards and specialty items. These projects span several years of cardmaking. I hope you find inspiration here. If you DO... please leave me a comment.


Note:  If you want me to write you back, please leave your email address in the comment.


Next to each card, I am giving you the direct link to that post so you can read all the details.


Coffee Lover's Birthday




Coffee Lover's Birthday Card

Simple and fun.








Personalized Birthday




Making It Personal

For a glassy guy. Great for the gentlemen on your list.







Tow Mater Birthday Card




Need a Tow? Mater, That Is

Designed for a young man whose life is all about cars.







Winter Birthday




Warm Birthday Wishes

Created for my son whose birthday is Christmas Day.






Rockin' Birthday




Rockin' Birthday

For a teenage boy's 15th birthday








Traveller's Birthday






World's Best Son-in-Law

For the travelling man.












By-Plane Birthday Card





Bi-Plane and Bygone Memories

For an ex-pilot's birthday







Pianist's Birthday




Pop-Up Piano Card

Birthday card for the pianist






90th Birthday




90th Birthday

Bronze grandfather clock, in honour of this elderly gentleman's birthday.






You're Not Old





You're Not Old -- You're VINTAGE

Created for a man celebrating his 70th birthday.






St. Paddy's / Birthday


St. Paddy's Day / Birthday Combination Card

Old World style.  The Inspiration:  Recipient's interest in jousting, archery, and reading books about characters from the King Richard and "Robin Hood" era.

The verse inside is a scroll with an "Old English" birthday greeting





Christmas/Birthday


Double the Fun!  Christmas/Birthday Combination

Subtitle for this one is: Birthday tracks in the Snow. I used a special technique to curve the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment.

Created for my son whose birthday is Christmas Day. His favourite thing about Christmas was always "Bringing Home the Tree".




Sailer's Birthday




Sailer's Delight

For the sailer.








Pilot's Birthday





For the pilot.






General - for Any Man





SMILE! It's Your Day









Masculine Cards:  Other Special Days


Father's Day Card




Father's Day Card with unique verse inside







New Dad Memory Book





Father's Day gift







Feather Sympathy Card





Sympathy card for a young man who lost his Grandma. Special poem inside.








Elegant Thank-you











Valentine





A non-mushy valentine for a young guy









We Have an Anchor - Version 1


We Have an Anchor - Version 1

All Occasion card. Includes music from the hymn by the same title.






We Have an Anchor - Version 2




We Have an Anchor - Version 2







Deer - Any Occasion Card




Features the scripture verse:  "As the deer pants for water brooks..." Psalm 42:1








St. Paddy's Day
















To see my Christmas cards, go to It's All About Christmas


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