Apr 17 2009

Bloggers Challenge 95

Yeah!  Well, after all that, it really was something simple, but not that I could fix!  Next time it happens, at least I’ll know what is going on.

Today’s Bloggers Challenge was to use the colors Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip!  I have been using these colors a LOT since they appear in the designer specialty paper, To The Nines!  These specialty papers are especially nice…a cover weight (cardstock) designer paper that are great for boxes, but add a bit of texture to your cards, too!

I pulled out one of the Occasions Mini sets, And Many Mower.  I loved it because it has a golfer and my husband is an freak about his lawn looking nice.  Plus, my father loves to tool around in the yard.  I thought I’d get a lot of use out of it for all the men in my family (and it has some nice greetings in it, too!)

The shape is a 5 1/2 square card.  I used two different patterns to combine for the square 5×5, they are layered onto the Very Vanilla so that a little window of the Very Vanilla remains to stamp on.  Then that is layered on the Sage Shadow base.  The stripe designer paper carries all the colors and I also used my markers to color the lawn mower…maybe not your traditional lawn mower colors…but I used a little creative license!  I wrapped some 1/4 Chocolate Chip grosgrain around the top layer and added a Sage Shadow tag…from Lots of Tags Sizzlet die…to the knot.  Finally, I used a couple mini glue dots to place the Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button on the bottom right, tied in the center with some Linen Thread.

Do you like?  Have a great weekend!

Set:  And Many Mower
C/S:  Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, To the Nines DSP
Inks:  Basic Brown ink, Sage Shadow, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip markers
Other:  Chocolate Chip Corduroy button, 1/4 grosgrain ribbon, Lots of Tags Sizzlet, Linen Thread


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20 People have left comments on this post

Apr 17, 2009 - 05:04:35
Shona Watson said:

Great card Connie! I love that DSP – I’m so jealous that everyone has it but me!!

Apr 17, 2009 - 05:04:06
Ida said:

Great card for that “man” in your life or those who enjoy the great outdoors. I agree with Shona that the DP is to “die for” perfect for today’s challenge. I don’t have any yet either.

Apr 17, 2009 - 06:04:37

Very cute and great use of the colors! I really like your layout too!

Apr 17, 2009 - 06:04:17

Great job with this weeks challenge – love the color blocking of the DSP. I’m with Shona and Ida in the “I don’t own that DSP”.

Apr 17, 2009 - 07:04:30

What a wonderful masculine card Connie! I was really hoping that my paper would be here for this challenge! You did a terrific job with it! 😀

Apr 17, 2009 - 07:04:44
Rachel Hope said:

LOL….cute sentiment! Great card!!!

Apr 17, 2009 - 08:04:15
Lisa B. said:

I DO like! I really like the layout idea! Will have to case that idea for sure!

Apr 17, 2009 - 08:04:10
BarbaraD said:

Love this simple card! It’s a fabulous masculine card…..and we all know how difficult they are to come up with.

Apr 17, 2009 - 09:04:33
Nikki said:

Wonderful masculine card! {SMILES}

Apr 17, 2009 - 09:04:52

Well, it looks like there are more of us who don’t have that DSP because I don’t have it either, but it certainly is pretty. What a great layout, and a great ‘guy’ card.

Apr 17, 2009 - 11:04:41

This is absolutely adorable Connie! TFS!

Apr 18, 2009 - 01:04:02
Lisa said:

You are on a roll with that set, Connie! Great card!

Apr 18, 2009 - 06:04:43
Claudia said:

I love what you did with the DSP – great idea!

Apr 18, 2009 - 05:04:26

Fabulous masculine card Connie!! Found your blog while blurfing and love to come across other demo sites…your blog is great and I have you saved now *wink* Have a great weekend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Apr 19, 2009 - 04:04:56
Tiffany said:

This is a great man card!! Love it!!

Apr 19, 2009 - 05:04:25

Cute card!

Apr 20, 2009 - 10:04:32

I like a LOT! Great layout Connie and I love the mixed papers. Going into my idea file! TFS!

Apr 20, 2009 - 09:04:11

Glad you used this DP Connie…really brings this combo to light…awesome job on this challenge.
connie paxman

Apr 21, 2009 - 10:04:37

What a beautiful masculine card! Just awesome!

Apr 23, 2009 - 03:04:53
Margaret R said:

What a nice man’s card Connie! Great layout and love that DSP!! Margaret