Thursday, January 17, 2013

Truth is....

Truth is....I like making masculine cards. 
To me, they are not too fussy and pretty straight-forward to make. After all, it's manly cards that we are talking about! Here is one that I made a while ago.
Truth is.... 
 I created the background with Alphabet Pattern and Formula Fun (all from Hero Arts). The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (truth is). The only pattern paper is the plaid one from Basic Grey's The Little Black Dress. The red wavy line is cut out from the dry embossed red-copic colored paper. The finger-pointing image is from SRM Sticker.
(David and Stephanie showed off their "gold medals" from the scavenger hunt win during the cruise)
 This little encouragement card is perfect for anyone, particularly a student, perhaps? I have my kids in mind when I made this card. I think they are pretty amazing :) 

 Lastly, I want to share something exciting with you. That is, I will be part of the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop!! YES for new stamps, new inspiration....right at Hero Arts Blog (Jan 14-18) and my blog (Jan. 18)! I can't wait to share my projects with you on Friday ( 9 am Eastern time)!

And oh... here is a sneak peek of my Hero Arts blog hop :) 
 Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

Barb said...

Fabulous masculine card, V! LOVE the photos of Stephanie and David! How fun that they won the scavenger hunt! Can't WAIT to see your post on Friday for the hop! :)

Laura B. said...

Love that warm tone you created I'm assuming with distress inks? And I really love that formula stamp!

Rose said...

your male card rocks!! they are so hard for me to make.
can't wait to see what you show us for HA :)

Tasnim said...

That first photo got me laughing :) I love reading your posts, you make them so interesting!
The card is pretty awesome, love the inking and the plaid goes well with the alphabet stamp.
and Congratulations on your upcoming participation at the Hostess blog hop! I will make sure to check it out!

Tina said...

Virginia, I love your card. I have difficulties with masculine cards, but you are a great source of inspration. I look forward to see your creations for HA Hostess Blog Hop. Oh, I was wandering...is that a die cut you used for the piece of notebook paper?

Dawn Turley said...

great card Virginia and what beautiful children you have... great photos of them together.
Can't wait to see what you've done for the hop

Lynn said...

Your entire family is amazing...I love the pictures of Stephanie and David...so fun! And your card...swoon...awesome!

Jeanette M. said...

Great masculine card, Virginia! I love both of those background stamps. Your card has inspired me. I now have an idea for a card for my husband (his birthday is tomorrow!)Thank you!
Looking forward to your Hero Arts Hostess blog hop post tomorrow!

Besthobbyeva said...

What a fantastic manly card!! I love it. I love the stamps, so much fun!!

So exciting about the blog hop!!

Laurie

Karen B. said...

I always enjoy visiting here, you rock! Great masculine card too!

Sheila H said...

Great man card, Virginia. Love the photos - thanks for sharing. I can't wait for your Hero Arts post :)

Lin said...

Love this design, Virginia, you make it look effortless! Great pic of the kids, too!

Annette said...

you always have such a fun post...love stopping by... great card..

Brenda said...

Love this masculine card. The colors are perfect!

alexandra s.m. said...

Ryaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!
You made my heart skip a beat today Virginia ;-)

Love your masculine card! Genius!!
and these pictures of your babes are priceless.

Congrats on being a HA hosts. You are the perfect ambassador!

Have a beautiful day my Friend~

Tracey McNeely said...

Your masculine card is fantastic Virginia! When Ryan comes over to help you sort your paper can I come and play too?

lenny said...

What a great blogpost!! ;)
Love your new card!! Awesome!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Great card! I LOVE it! I'm awful at making masculine cards, but so glad I have you for inspiration hehehe!
Hugs!
Lisa

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Hey girl. You totally crack me up! Your masculine card is so fabulous, but your post made me giggle. :D

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great card! And I love that you guys won the scavenger hunt on the cruise, such fun! And I am not at all surprised that I'll be visiting for the HA hop!

Angi said...

Love how you made the background. And Ryan Gosling is gorgeous too. LOL

donna mikasa said...

Such a fun masculine themed card that would definitely work for your AMAZING kids! Can't wait to see you tomorrow, V!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the pics of your kids! They are so cute! You are great at the manly cards too!

Marlena M. said...

OK, you made me giggle with that opening photo Virginia~you are a HOOT girl! ;)

I love your masculine card and the photos of your awesome kids~you have such a beautiful family.

paula laird said...

Wow gorgeous card, gorgeous kids & a gorgeous sneaky peek! Love it & I can't wait to see the rest of your sneaky peek.

Linda R said...

I always have such a tough time with masculine cards. But yours looks amazing. Those photos of your kiddos is too cute.

Hugs~

Robin K. said...

You make masculine cards look so easy!! Looking forward to seeing your post in tomorrow's hop:)

Kanan Pandya said...

Lovely masculine card, Virginia. Great details. :-)

Trinh said...

I just love that Formula stamp! You certainly make the masculine card look easy but it's not for me. I just need more practice, right?

Your kids are so fun; always enjoy hearing your stories about them.

Cindy C. said...

Handsome masculine card Virginia! So fun to see the photos of your children. And I can't wait to see what you've created for us for the HA blog hop tomorrow! Lastly thanks for telling me about my win of the RAD set over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. I am so excited!

Melissa Shea said...

me too! me too! My hubs actually gave me some "guy" card tips and I gotta say, I'm hooked! I adore the layering on your card, so fun!

Congrats on the gold!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Better you than me, I have such a hard time with the man cards. This one turned out so well, especially with the mathematical equations ... how could that not be "guy"?! Love how your kids are having fun with the medals, that is so sweet! And YAY for YOU about being in the Hero Arts Blog Hop!!! Can't wait to see : )

Chrystina said...

I'm impressed. Making masculine cards always stresses me out... maybe I just need to buy more masculine paper to work with.

Alice Wertz said...

awesome manly card, Virginia!! i should take a manly card making class from you! love the stamping on the background and the design is fab. ahhh... need to hear the story about the scavenger hunt!!! =)