Struggling with Masculinity…

Yeah… the title kind of makes you wonder about me, doesn’t it?  LOL!  😀  Actually what I REALLY struggle with is making masculine cards.  I’m a female… I have 2 daughters.  I’m a flowery, feminine kinda crafter, so jumping OUT of that box is scary.  I’ve not done it often, as you can see by scrolling through my blog.

So today’s card… MASCULINE.  I found this cute little “Whimsy Turtle” digital image by Katie Sowa at Whimsy Stamps.  Is it too adorable to be masculine?  Bleh… whatever!  😀  Anyway, colored him with Copic markers & paired him with some masculine patterned paper & card stock and voila – MASCULINE!

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I hope you enjoyed my card!  Have a great week!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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OWH Sketch Challenge #174

Hello Everyone!!!!! It was so nice to have SO many visitors for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! I really had such a positive experience for my first ever blog hop!!! Everyone was so wonderful with their comments on my card that it almost makes me wanna do a blog hop EVERY weekend!!! Ok, not quite, but I am looking forward to the next one.

In the meantime, perhaps I’ll share with you a card I made for OWH Sketch Challenge #174.  Here is the sketch for the challenge:

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And before I show you the card I made from this sketch, I need to tell you about a card that inspired me during the blog hop.  The technique was one I had not tried before, so I couldn’t wait to try it.  Check out Sharon’s card here, in which she features the faux verdigris technique.  You can learn more about this technique here.  Another good tutorial to check out is the Faux Patina Tutorial by Angie Leach on Splitcoast Stampers.  You won’t be disappointed.  Anyway, here is the card I made using this technique.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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Oh My… Lucky Stars… Lawn Fawn in the house!

Hello Everyone!  Over the weekend I went to a day crop on Saturday.  I didn’t get a whole lot done, but I do enjoy the socialization aspect of it all!  Anyway, just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, I came home that night to find that I had HAPPY MAIL from Lawn Fawn!!!!!  Yep… you betcha!  The newest releases!  Heaven in a box!  Here is the very first card made with the puffy star stackables dies & the lucky stars stamp set!  I also used bakers twine in the middle of the star, which is a new technique for me.  I’ve used it to tie bows and such, but never like this.  I think I like it.  It gives it a real 3 dimensional look.

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In other more exciting news…

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I’ve signed up for Operation Write Home’s 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!  How awesome is that?   Now I’ve participated in Blog Hops before… Hopping here… Hopping there, but i’ve NEVER been part of one like this!  Please, please, stop by and see what everyone has come up with.  In fact, click the picture and sign up too!!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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Oh My… Lucky Stars… Lawn Fawn in the house!

Hello Everyone!  Over the weekend I went to a day crop on Saturday.  I didn’t get a whole lot done, but I do enjoy the socialization aspect of it all!  Anyway, just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, I came home that night to find that I had HAPPY MAIL from Lawn Fawn!!!!!  Yep… you betcha!  The newest releases!  Heaven in a box!  Here is the very first card made with the puffy star stackables dies & the lucky stars stamp set!  I also used bakers twine in the middle of the star, which is a new technique for me.  I’ve used it to tie bows and such, but never like this.  I think I like it.  It gives it a real 3 dimensional look.

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In other more exciting news…

MemDay2013BlogBanner

I’ve signed up for Operation Write Home’s 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!  How awesome is that?   Now I’ve participated in Blog Hops before… Hopping here… Hopping there, but i’ve NEVER been part of one like this!  Please, please, stop by and see what everyone has come up with.  In fact, click the picture and sign up too!!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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