Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Mantra Of Sorts...

*Cue Burt Bacharach/Hal David's "What The World Needs Now Is Love" song*  Can you hear it?  Feel it? Cool.  I now proclaim this anthem as the honorary theme song for cardmakers around the globe!  Because what the world really needs now is more crafty, cleverly handmade, heartfelt cards, right? Afterall, aren't cards just hugs with a fold in the middle?  Everyone, please be upstanding.  Now,  just picture me donning and reverently adjusting my Scor-Buddy crown (which has slid a bit to the side) and dubbing the sheet music with my Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick.  Got the image?  Awesome.   I, now,  dub thee..."What The World Needs Now Is Love" the (Un)Official Cardmakers Anthem of the entire cardmaking realm.  The room roars with wild applause and fills with rather dignified air punches.   Ladies and gents, please be seated.  Thank you.  

*Official portion of this post has now concluded* 


Okay.  Okay.  I've come back to my senses (sort of).  The following card is my offering for the April 2011 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  The challenge was to create a card for the fellas.  So I whipped up this card that I like to call (read: shout) Feel Better Man!  This card is an hommage to all those who have suffered through (but don't actually have it but are in close proximity to those with it) the dreaded "Man Flu" and any other similar afflictions that women get too with much aplomb, but when men get it...Watch Out!  You know the ones:  When the common cold turns into Ebola, etc.. Yep.  Yep.  That would be the type of illness I am referring to.  *wink*

So Feel Better Man!  And that's an order! (Because you are making me sick.)  Dagnamit.

**Please click on photo for a (slightly) clearer image.



Thanks for hopping by.  It means so much to me when you do.  And don't forget to keep humming!  Hugs.

Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Button Boutique, Distressed Stripes, and Papertrey Ink Sentiments
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Ladybug, VersaMagic White Cloud, and Distress Ink in Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Black, Pure Poppy, SS White, and Soft Stone
  • Accessories:  Tim Holtz Baroque Alterations Bigz Die, Papertrey Ink Linen and Canvas Impression Plate and Button Boutique Die, Fiskars Small Tag Punch, WRMK Corner Punch in Deco, Bakers Twine, White Cotton Embroidery Thread, and Black Vintage Buttons

21 comments:

Kara said...

wonderful card Jen!! and I am humming:)

Kelly S. said...

Oh so cool, Jen...from the start of the post (still humming) to the prize at the end! Love this idea for a feel better card, and the red and black scheme is elegant yet very manly with those stripes! PS...Congrats on your sketchy win this week ;)

Suzanne said...

Cute card!

Cathy Weber said...

I am laughing my a_ _ off. I know exactly what you mean. My husband is the biggest baby when he gets the sniffles, much less a fever. Call the paramedics! I love your card, that button boutique card with the black buttons is perfect for the big old babies in our lives. Great job and thanks for the laugh today.

Karen C. said...

Yes, the world does need more of the craftiness that we all love so much!! Thanks for giving us an unofficial anthem!! LOL.
Great 'manly' card too! The black and read colour scheme is perfect for the sad fellows and I like those big buttons too. Super focal point!

Anne said...

Great button card with those big black buttons!!

lynn said...

great post, jen:) and i love your great guy card, too!

Jen Carter said...

Too cute! I love the color combo you used and that you used buttons!

Linda said...

So, so true about "man flu"! Haha! Great card and great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I think MANY of us girls would have to agree about the "man flu!"! Awesome card Jen! Love the Vintage button card!

Keva said...

Now I'm going to go to bed singing that song!! lol

Very cool card, Jen! I really like the color scheme and the layout.

Laura B. said...

love the card, very striking!!

Chris Simon said...

"Man Flu" - too funny! They are babies when they're sick, aren't they? Great card!

Noora said...

Beautiful card Jen! I like how you used buttons for manly cards, the colors are striking as well. have a nice day :)

Elena said...

*giggling* I love the hilarious banter to go along with a fantastic card! And now I have that song in my head - at least it's a good one ;)

Denise said...

Perfection! If my husband has a headache the world stops turning... if I have a headache, I still have to do every darn thing anyway. Ohh, "Feel Better Man" is some kinda wonderful - put a smile on my face this am. HUGS, girl - you rocked it!

Lorraine said...

LOL at the anthem & Man Flu (or maybe we should say Man-turned-Baby flu - becuz that's what it really is, lol)! Perfect male card - the design, colors and interesting shapes, but no frills!

Margaret M said...

Oh my gosh Jen I loved reading your blog today! I will second the motion for the theme song! I used to sing that song ...don't know why..when I was a teen. Great job on the man-flu card! TFS!

Diane Jaquay said...

FABULOUS card Jen! Love the stripes and the red button card against the black base!

PS I LOVE that song :) :) :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a lovely card and such a true and funny story. Love the red and black theme.

Chris said...

I love your posts! Oh, so true about the man flu. Goodness!

Cute card!