Monday, May 3, 2010

You're the Man Day 3

Well yesterday was a very interesting day. Nashville has had major flooding, and honestly it's been very scary. My family specifically had a scary day trying to get my sister home from work. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like we've experienced in the last two days. We've actually had a quarter of our yearly rain in two days. Is that not crazy?

Well moving on to much more fun things, I'm loving hearing your thoughts on the new set! I've been so excited to hear that many of you have the same difficulty with guy cards. I truly think this set is perfect for that.

Today I wanted to show you a card with more layers. And I wanted to show you this great bolt. I designed it so that it will big enough to use in a lot of ways.
I love that bolt, and again I'll give my husband credit. He's the one that drew it. And actually in this card you can't see the end of it. I've cut the end of the bold off clean with the bottom of my card. One thing that is hard to see is the DAD pattern I've stamped on the black with VersaMark. I love how these bold sentiments can be used for making a background as well.

And now I have these amazing cards from Alice to show you! Again I challenged the Design Team and Guest Designers to not only make cards for men, but to also make an everyday card as well. You are going to love these! Alice's use of the inside of her masculine card is just genius!
OUTSIDE
 INSIDE

And check out her super feminine card!
Alice has created these gorgeous patterns using the chevron/tires and the sentiments. She's simply replaced the frame's screws with pearls... gorgeous! Visit Alice's blog for more details! 


And here's the schedule for the rest of the week!

May 4: Dana will showcase her cards and I'll have a video showing you You're the Man and all the little tricks to the set!
May 5: I have two very special guest designers that will be featured! I've already seen their cards and you don't want to miss them!
May 6: Release of the new set!

Oh and don't forget I'll be drawing one winner to receive the set from all the comments through May 5th at 10 pm central. So who is the first guy you would use this set to make a card for?

36 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Love the cards and that bolt. Lovin this set and I would make a manly man card for my man if I would this set.

BonnieRose said...

Love these cards.. awesome examples... I wud totally send these cards to my hubby he'd love them!

Karen B. said...

The pink card with the pearls is absolutely great, this set is so versatile!

Laura.K said...

Wow. I love that feminine card. It's so sweet. So this is not just for men set. That's grate.

Tiff said...

Congrats to your new DT! This set is SO cool and very unique!

de said...

I LOVE how you are showcasing the versatility of this kit! Clearly very masculine, but can be used for feminine cards as well! Love the bolt! Kudos to the hubs!

Erin said...

I am loving that screw! My father is a contractor, so he comes to mind, for sure! But, my brother is also in the process of building a house, so this set would be perfect for him, too!!

Laurel said...

Oh you are killing me, these are fantastic!

Michele Gross said...

Very cool! I love the pink! I mean, don't get me wrong, I love that this a manly set to make manly cards but who knew you could girl it up too!? Love that!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very awesome cards!!

~amy~ said...

VERY fabbie cards for today...love the masculine set and I'd definitely whip one up for my man with it:)

Lynnette said...

What an exciting set. Great examples showcasing the new set! Congrats girl

Ayana Posadas said...

Very cute samples! :)

Jessica said...

Clever designs, Courtney!

Diane Jaquay said...

I am so loving this set, your card today is fabulous, as are Alice's, and I love how she showed the versatility of the set with a more feminine card!

AnitaRex said...

I love seeing this set used as an everyday card too! Not that buying this set solely for Father's Day isn't needed!

Amy said...

Courtney, you've thought of it all when it came to this set!! These images would be perfect for my dad and brother!

Julie E said...

Ok, I really need this set! I saw the cutest template this morning that would look great with all these screws and hardware.

Winter said...

Praying for ya'll!
Love this set! It really is a great set to have for all the manly cards you need! :)

Deanna said...

This set rocks Courtney!

Ann said...

Great set, Courtney! I love what Alice did with it!

Julie said...

Flooding is never fun. Try to stay dry. Love that bolt stamp. It's ingeneous!

Agata said...

Excellent cards! Alice's work is always inspiring! I think I'd give a card to my husband! ;-)

Karen said...

Great bolt! And I'm lovin' the clean and graphic look of all of these cards...masculine AND feminine!! :>

Heidi Van Laar said...

Looks like another must have set Courtney! Love both your and Alice's cards!

(-: Heidi

Kay said...

Lovin' these cards, Courtney! They are all very creative and original! I can't wait to see what else your DT has to show us!

I'm happy to hear your family is safe. What a scary situation! ♥♥ Kay

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome samples! I'm diggin' this set and the versatility of it!!!!

Glad to hear you and your family are safe!!! I'm keeping you in my thoughts!! My husband has a lot of family in the Nashville area too!! All of this flooding is so scary!

Honeythorpe said...

great set - I just discovered your company through Alice's blog - and this set really caught my eye! I'd make a card for my brother's birthday with the bolts

Elise said...

Well, now! I have just been out of the stinkin' loop and LOOK, oh, just LOOK what I have been missing. Oh, shame on me! This set, this card... *gasp!* Get me some oxygen! Open a window! {Oh, don't do THAT where you live - sorry!} But, sheesh! Courtney, your work, your stamps could NOT be any hotter! I'm SO ordering this set! LOVE IT!

On a serious note {not that I wasn't completely serious in my ranting and raving... hee hee} I'm thinking of you sweet folks and praying that the rain plays easier and nicer with y'all. I adore you! xo!

Summer Braxton said...

I likey!!! Thanks for not creating the stamp to say, "You Da Man." LOL

Gina said...

Great cards, I love those tread marks.

glad you are okay. We had several inches of water in our house, but we are both safe!

yyam said...

Love the use of the stamps on kraft...especially the bolts! :)

And that sweet feminine card!

Kim Wilson said...

I love that feminine card! So pretty, I never would have expected pretty from this set ha ha! First set I would make would be for fathers day! I love this set so much!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I am so happy you designed a manly set love these card!!!

craft_princess said...

My dad would be the first because Father's Day will be coming up!
Such an awesome set!

Laural-Lee said...

Fabulous cards! Great stamp set. Another must have for me...although it may have be put on my wish list as we are in the midst of buying a house.

Praying for you and your family Court during this stressful time.