Monday, March 21, 2011

Masculine I Care

This week the challenge over at the Friday Mashup blog is a sketch challenge, and it comes to us courtesy of Terry!

I instantly reached for this stamp set and wanted to make a masculine card, although I'm not quite sure why. Maybe its because I'm missing my dad and my grandpa. I notice that when I mention the passing of my father or such on my blogs people get awfully quiet, but I'm not going to apologize for doing it, or stop. My father (and grandparents) inspired me every day of my life and he/they continue to inspire me in everything I do, including stamping. I bought this stamp set specifically with my Grandpa in mind, as he was a retired railroad man. Unfortunately he passed a few weeks after I got the set so I never got to make a card for him using this image.

Anyway, thats the inspiration behind this card, and I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Happiness Is A Journey, Best Yet
Paper: Chocolatel Chip, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, To The Nines DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Sage Shadow ribbon, Chocolate Chip ribbon, brads



  1. I love your card, and I love the colors and stamp sets you used! Awesome. Your dad and grandpa will always be in your heart. I think it's great you think and blog about them often!

  2. I love this card, that stamp is a really cool stamp and I love the colors and how you used them. I think your grandpa would have loved this card. Its Perfect! Thanks again for joining us at friday mashup.


  3. Great card Lisa, This came out great using the two different colors and this DSP.. Your grandfather would of liked any of the cards you've made with this set. Don't worry about anyone getting quiet when you talk about your Dad or grandfather... It's all a healing process and they will always be a part of your life and you'll want to talk about them. Thanks for playing along with The Mashup! and I'm so happy to see you are still stamping Yay!! Keep it up girl!

  4. What a great card! I always have such a difficult time making masculine cards, this one is a great example. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on MU# 36.


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