One for the guys..

I generally never make cards for guys.  I love all the bright colors and flowers and then the masculine cards just never happen.  The other day I started playing with this Smokey Shadow cardstock and then just went from there to create pretty much a "guy" card.  What do you think?


If you notice the white distressing in the background...that is from using the Linen IP as a stamp again.  I just inked it up with Fresh Snow and then put the card base on top and gently pressed down.  I used the circles from Grunge Me on the card base.  I pulled out a Project Life journaling card for the sentiment and added some layers of cardstock for that added pop of color.  

Well, I am off today to clean my house.  It is sort of a disaster.  Between my husband and I, we were gone all week last week for work so there is lots to be done.  I was in KC and stayed at the amazing Argosy Hotel and Spa.  Unfortunately,  no spa for me but everything else was incredible!  I think I need some days like those more often!  Check out this dinner...

Lobster stuffed Chicken breast, Herb crusted beef, Red potatoes, an amazing salad, Carrot cake cheesecake and an Amaretto Sour!  I am pretty sure between this, the Mexican buffet for lunch and the ginormous breakfast buffet...I weigh a couple more pounds than last week.  :)  It was worth it.

Ok, laundry calling.  Ugh!  Hugs to you all!  :)


  1. Great guy card. Guy cards are so hard for me. I usually go Kraft, brown or blue for guys. I am going to have to try the grays. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Awesome guy card, Laurie! My struggle is how to not make masculine cards look boring-yours looks hip and cool! That dinner looks and sounds Yummo, and I get the "totally worth it" extra pounds:)

  3. Love this masculine card! You should make them more often! :> Laurie I am curious, what do you do for work? :>

  4. This is a wonderful masculine card. I love the colors and the layout, and that cool effect you have with the inked IP.

  5. Send this over to my house...this is absolutely fabulous!

  6. Stunning! I love the peeking Grunge Me stamps.
    How do you ink your IP? Do you use a brayer or just apply ink directly?

  7. Outstanding! The red polka dot, black, gray and white look so great together on your card. And the white circles peeking out add even more interest for the eye. Super job!

  8. PERFECT masculine creation, Laurie!! LOVE IT!!! And that dinner looks yummy!!!

  9. I like the graphic nature of this card! It is perfect for the guys! :)


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