Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mascluine Cards...

Hi Again!

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I hope you are having a great weekend!  I needed some masculine cards
made up to thank my son and his friend.  My son's friend, Charlie,
brought back some yummy goodies of peaches and strawberry rhubarb
jam while visiting with his parents in North Carolina.  So, the above
card is for Charlie.  The next card is for my son, Jeremy...
He worked very hard on getting our computer back in working order.
New parts were bought, but the parts were defective.  He had to send
them back to the factory.  Anyways, it was a long process!  And, we
are so happy to have our computer back again!  I don't have a computer
stamp, but he does play hockey in a rec league.  So, I  colored the hockey
image with colored pencils for this card.  I recently bought the star
embossing folder.  I thought I could also use it for other occasions
such as 4th of July, Christmas, and birthdays.  I love
the added touch it gave for this card.  Well, thanks so much
for dropping by today!  Time to enjoy some evening weather
by taking a short bike ride.  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  Close to My Heart, Recollections
Stamps:  Close to My Heart, Simon Says Stamp(Sara D),
                Stampabilities, Hero Arts
Ink:  SU(Black, Cajun Craze)
Embossing Folder:  Paper Studio
Colored Pencils:  SU
Twine:  Martha Stewart
Brads:  Hot off the Press


  1. Your masculine cards are wonderful. I always have trouble myself in creating them. You're lucky your son has a knack for computers.

  2. How FAB of your son's friend to bring you those goodies! I KNOW he will appreciate that GREAT card! And I LOVE the one for your son also!

  3. Love your thoughtful cards for the special guys in your life! I love the mustard yellow and images that you incorporated into your design! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  4. Adorable cards and masculine too! I always try for masculine but have a hard time sticking to my plan!!! LOL! Thanks for following my blog! I am enjoying checking out your blog! I love all the inspiration you provided me tonight!

  5. Nice masculine cards, they are trickier for me, love your color combos.

  6. Your masculine cards are ruggedly handsome! So many fun details like the black strip that you turned into a road, and that great #1 tag! I'm sure these two thoughtful guys will appreciate them!

  7. Awesome cards, Maria! Love, love your masculine designs. The truck and hockey images are just perfect. Love the fun Route 66 paper and love the star embossing, too.

  8. Hi Maria, great cards, sorry to be MIA of late. Hope everything is well with you.


  9. Fab cards! Masculine cards are not my forte and i am always looking for inspiration. Just found it here:)

    Ahhh strawberry rhubarb jam; that's a lovely gift to receive and giving a fab card in return is also priceless. I really love that truck stamp.

    The card you made for your son is also priceless .Great coloring job and that enbossing folder is gorgeous!

  10. Those are awesome, masculine cards, Maria. I haven't seen that particular star folder but it is great. I'm thinking your son and his friend will appreciate these cards.
    How wonderful that you have a son that can repair your computer. You'll have to cook him up a meal of his favorites. :-)

  11. Aahhhhh... wonderful manly cards!

  12. These are fab Maria I love both , its so hard to make a men's card and you have made super ones Hugs Elaine

  13. Wow! Maria, your masculine cards are sheer perfection! Great colors and images!

  14. Wow, these are great man-cards! I love the aged look of the stamped images on the first one, and the dp is perfect. The tag on the second one, hanging over the framed image looks amazing! Love that star embossing folder, too.

  15. Great masculine cards. They are always so difficult, but your cards are magnificent. So glad you have your computer back.