How cute is this card!  I'm not the biggest punch art fan but this guy really caught my eye.  We made this for card for Laurie's Line UP! and at a recent stamp camp.



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Posted on : Apr 20 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Friendshp, Laurie's Line-UP!, Masuline, Punch Art |

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee

We made this card a while back at my October stamp camp.  I actually sewed the paper with my mom's Singer Golden Touch n Sew sewing machine.  It must be 40 years old at least.  Its performance and my rusty skills were match perfectly to create the shabby chic effect I was going for.  We used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to make it look like someone had spilled their coffee on the card.  That was a hoot. Sponging added more shabbiness.  I loved how it turned out for a masculine looking card.  The crinkled twine used was defrayed burlap ribbon.

Inspired by: Teneale Williams, Artisan from DownunderOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
























Posted on : Jan 01 2015
Posted under Friendshp, Masuline |

World Traveler

A quick post today to show this really cool masculine card.  The Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper was sponged to feature land and water.  It was a very easy card to put together.  The picture doesn’t really do it justice.

Inspired by:  Michele Reynolds

World Traveler




Posted on : Sep 01 2014
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |

Moose Tracks

Another card made at Kroptoberfest for my October Stamp Camp using the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon.  I am excited that this ribbon is not going to retire.  Let's see….On this card I owe Judy a sheet of So Safron cardstock…..My debts are piling up.

Inspired by:  Amy Koenders

Moose Tracks

Posted on : Dec 01 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |

Happy Boot Day

I received this delightful card as a swap at the Stampin’ UP! Convention from Nancy Alverez, who lives in Florida.  Nancy is the up line of my Peep, Susan Fields.  I have to tell you that I had heard a lot of (all good) stories about Nancy and expected to meet a real Southern Lady.  To my surprise, the first thing I heard when I met her was a New York accent.  So instead of meeting the Southern Bell at last, I met a Grand Brooklyn Bell.  I cherish the time we spent together in Utah.  

I made a few changes to the card, one being the button.  I made the button using Simply Pressed Clay tinted with Crumb Cake Reinker.  Once it dried completely, I sponged the rim with Early Express and carefully tied a knot using Linen Thread.  I found (by accident) that leaving the mold in the freezer a little longer than 10 minutes (almost forgot all about it)  works much better with the button molds. 

Loved the way this man card turned out.  Yahoo!

Happy Boot Day

Stamps:  Bootiful Occassions
Ink:  Early Expresso, Crumb Cake (reinker)
Paper:  Early Expresso, Pacific Point, Soho Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, ⅛” Mini Brad, Paper Piercing Tool, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Linen Thread, Stamping Sponges

Posted on : Sep 16 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline, Simply Pressed Clay |

Manning UP!

At the Stampin’ UP! Convention last month, I had the priviledge of meeting the very tall Brian King, a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator from Atlanta, GA.  Brian told me not to be afraid of using color in a masculine card.  They don’t always have to be brown.  He recently published this card on his blog and his message came through clearly.   The SoHo Designer Series Paper  is primarily what I would consider to be a masculine line but it has the color too.  A perfect way to get color into those man cards an my customers loved it!!!  Thanks to Brian for his inspiration and insight.

Manning UP

Stamp sets:  Hello Lovely 
Ink:  Island Indigo 
Paper:  Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway Designer Series
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Corner Rounder Punch, Candy Dots (Neutrals), Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Posted on : Aug 29 2013
Posted under Masuline |