Friday, May 7, 2010

Masculine retreat

First I have to tell you that I am DONE painting. Oh my word... that was the hardest darn thing to do and I am just so thankful that 2 weeks later I am officially done and vowed to never paint again. LOL The house looks awesome but still have my doubts I will ever paint again. :0)
On to my card.... It is time for Flourishes Pre-Challenge. As we get ready to honor the men who are fathers in our lives, we thought we'd challenge you to think outside the box when it comes to creating a "man card!" Now I bet you are thinking where is the out of the box on this card. See those pearls there on the side, that is my out of the box. Hey I was knee deep in paint so pearls was the only thing I could come up with at the moment. My brain was fried. lol I used the sketch 48 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I like how this turned out and I have one Father's day card down. I pulled out my Beach Life with some of my new memory box paper spearmint. Chocolate pearls and a little bit of piercing, very simple! Hope you get to play along with us. Be sure to check out the blog for all the details. And don't miss what the girls created for you:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Have a great weekend.

29 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is a perfect manly card Stacy. I really like your layout. It is unique. I bet your house smells so good. I love the smell of new paint.. Congrats on that major accomplishment.. Great stamping.

Yogi said...

nice card.

Cindy H. said...

Love your manly card!! Great images, layout and coloring! tfs

Makiko Jones said...

Ahhhhh very beautiful, Stacy!! I love the image!! Your coloring detail is fabulous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is perfect for the challenge! Love the hammock...never thought of that! Awesome card! Hope you're recovering well from the paint fumes!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza, this is a fabulous card Stacy!!! Great take on the sketch too!!! High fives to you for finishing that paint job!!

Linda

Marisa said...

Yeah!! The house is painted! Now you get to play again :D Just love your card. Perfect for Father's Day.

Lisa T said...

Wow this is a GREAT masculine card. (And those are so hard to make!) Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW! Hope to see you again next week. :)

Jeannie said...

Perfect guy card! Thanks so much for joining us for Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

ChristineCreations said...

Now that looks inviting! Great layout too Stacy. So glad for you that painting is done. I actually don't mind painting but it sure is a huge job.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Fabulous Father's Day Card! I love the image and how you put it all together! Thank for playing at SSW!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GORGEOUS!!! One of my very favorite Flourishes images!

mulberry station said...

Wow, this is a great Guy card! I great take on the sketch for SSW.
Nancy SSW-DT

Leslie Miller said...

Stacy, great sketch! I love it! The pearls look like brads. It's very masculine.

Angel said...

awesome card! love the sketch! hey, you painted the house? touch ups? we need to do that! 18 more days of school - wahoo!!!! miss chattin' w/ you!!! HUGS!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Stacy, I want to BE there! This is such a gorgeous scene.. painted.. oops I mean colored to perfection. hehe

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! this is awesome! Congrats on finishing your painting. I HATE painting, cudos for you! Happy Mother's Day girlie.

Terry Oulboub said...

The hammock says it all - this is a wonderful guy kind of card! Thanks for joining us at SSW! :)

Yvonne Hagane said...

Great masculine feel to this card, Stacy. Love your layout and the soft colors. Beautifully done!!

Barb said...

Stunning!

acreativeneed said...

Hi Stacy! I'm glad your house looks good after the painting! I do all the painting myself and I know it's a ton of work!! Hope you get some rest now and enjoy it! I so need to paint my living room but I just keep putting it off. My husband hates to paint so it's all up to me. Your card is terrific! I love the image for a masculine card.
smiles,Deena

acreativeneed said...

Hi Stacy! I'm glad your house looks good after the painting! I do all the painting myself and I know it's a ton of work!! Hope you get some rest now and enjoy it! I so need to paint my living room but I just keep putting it off. My husband hates to paint so it's all up to me. Your card is terrific! I love the image for a masculine card.
smiles,Deena

JR Creations said...

Wow stacy, awesome guy card wouldn't mind being in that hammock myself. I've also sworn off painting for life, my neck, shoulders and arms are too precious to be getting sore painting. Lol!! Thanks for playing at ssw!

Jenny T.

Laurie Wilson said...

Hmmmm, what man wouldn't enjoy getting this!? Even with those pearls! I'm sure they wouldn't notice the pearls though, just the nice comfy hammock and palm tree setting. Lovely, clean and crisp!
(oh my goodness, my word verification this time was "colon", that was weird!)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

What a perfect Father's Day card! I love the colors and that image is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

KymKreates said...

What a fantastic take on the sketch!!! Thanks for sharing and joining us this week at SSW!
KymKreates

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful masculine card! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at SSW.

Heather said...

OOoOOh I LOVE!!! Great palm tree image and fantastic colors. Hope you have rested up and are now enjoying your newly painted areas :)

Thanks for playing along at SSW!!!

Kim said...

What a great Father's Day card. Love the colors and layout!