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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Challenge #80 - Men Men Men Men Manly Men

We love them, they make us crazy. 
They are simple but complex, funny and moody,
lovable and maddening.
They are our dads, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, teachers, partners, co-workers, bosses, helpers, and so on. 

They comprise half the population (or thereabouts)

They are the male species, that's right,

Your challenge this week is to create a project with the theme of men.

Might be for one, might be about one.  The choice is entirely yours!


Rosemary here - Okay, I was originally quite stumped about what to make for this theme.  I don't have any male relatives with birthdays in the near future (and I do my best work under pressure), and then it was Veterans' day and I immediately thought of my Dad.

So, here's my first project, a layout for my Dad.
It's simple because he never liked frou-frou for men.
Never thought a man should wear more than a watch (unless it was something dressy)
Besides, he's so handsome he didn't need further embellishing.

I am honoring his military service and I put a little personal journaling in a pocket behind the photos.  You can read it on my blog (because I'm that way too, I want to read what the journaling says, for Pete's sake)

My photography is atrocious but love me anyway. (please)

My second project is not serious at all, just something funny I pulled together. I love Anne Taintor's sassy work, pairing photos and ads with witty sayings.  This is my substandard attempt to do the same.  (Forgive me, Uncle Jus and Aunt Betty)


Jana here: I have used up my supply of manly birthday cards, and used this challenge as an opportunity to replenish my stash. (Well, 2 cards IS a start to replenishment anyway.)

First up is one that I made during a stamping club meeting.

And here is the inside of the card.

All of the supplies used are Stampin' Up. Pictures are not the best, but you get the idea.

Second on deck is one I designed using mostly Tim Holtz's goodies. (Yup, I am smitten with this Man. My DH has no worries of me running off with him though. He's taken. LOL)

This one was made to enter into another challenge too.
For details, go to my blog HERE.


So?  Are you inspired?  How about now?
Maybe NOW?

Okay, then get cracking and start inspiring us with YOUR creations!


Electra said...

Hi ladies, I've tried 8 times now to upload my image and can't. Tried from the web, from my file, made it smaller, then smaller again, no can do. I'm not sure if Mr. Linky is having a brain fart or what? I'll come back later and try again.

Electra said...

Oh, well, for heaven's sake, where did that come from? OK, I haven't lost my mind yet! or have I?????
At any rate, thanks for the inspiration, Poobahs, this was a BLAST!! Must go blurf now and see what everyone else has done!

lauren bergold said...

wahey! it's been too long, but for once what i needed to make and your challenge synched up *PERFECTLY* so may i present my very first "manly LOLcard"!!! :) (possibly also my very LAST manly LOLcard...but we'll see...) ♥

Chat Noir said...

Hi GPs... I cant get the blog-hop code to play with me so hope you dont mind if I link it here. I'll try again when I have more time (like after my reports are written and the Christmas shopping is finished!!)

What a lot of clever people there are..........

Chat Noir said...

Yes well, it would help if I included the link. This is it:

Now for that fast shower........pass the soap.