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Wow – I can’t believe the way this year is flying by!  Here it is June already, and our thoughts are turning to Father’s Day and how we will honor all those special men in our lives that we hold dear.  This is a tough time of year for our family as we lost my Dad to cancer nearly six years ago.  Sure wish I could send a special card via snail mail to heaven, for that’s surely where he is right now.  I do still have lots of great guys in my life; my dear husband, my brothers, and my son-in-law to be – all hard-working, caring, loving men and shining examples of Fatherhood.  They will each be getting a special card from me letting them know how much I appreciate all they do for us.

beelinestamping.com 6-1-15If you haven’t seen it yet, Guy Greetings is a really versatile stamp set for masculine cards.  It first appeared in the Occasions mini catalog, and is being carried over into the new Annual Catalog when it launches on Tuesday.   When I first saw the ‘muscle man’ in this set, I really wasn’t sure I wanted it, but now that I’ve been using the stamps, I’ve come to realize how much I can do with the set!  The ‘Righty-Tighty, Lefty Loosey’ greeting and tools would have been perfect for my Dad.  (I still get a chuckle when I’m loosening a screw and can hear Dad’s voice giving me direction on which way to turn the screwdriver.  Darn it all if that wouldn’t have made an absolutely perfect card for him!)  For this card, I used an example in the Occasions catalog as a springboard for my design.  I changed up the colors and added a few layers and embellishments to take it up a notch.  I gotta warn you, though, pairing the new in-color Mint Macaron with Early Espresso will get you thinking of a yummy Ande’s chocolate mint.  I found myself fighting the urge to run to the store for some.  Ha!

So, off you go then to see what Kathya has to show you, and if you haven’t already seen Diana’s project, you can hop back to her blog.  If at any time you get turned around, you can see a list of our hoppers below.  A complete list of products used on this card follows!

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Di           http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb      https://www.beelinestamping.com  (You are here)

Kathya  http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal  http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Mary      http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com






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