Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bear with me

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We have had a couple of sunny days here and it's making it feel like spring. When in actuality it's almost 2 months away. Such a crazy winter we have had here.

We had a great week-end and got to spend time with family so that is always wonderful. My son and daughter-in-law always have us over for the Super Bowl even if the Steelers aren't playing. We had some good food. My daughter-in-law is a great cook. We were rooting for the Giants and happy when they won.

Tonight I am taking a colored pencil class at one of our local craft stores. It's a 3 hour class and will run for 2 weeks. I want to improve my coloring skills so I hope the class is worthwhile. They run it several times a year so I am thinking that it must be well attended. I will keep you posted.

My card for today is one that I made for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I am part of this team and this week was my turn to sample with our hostess, Peggy.

She chose a great trio of colors in soft suede, riding hood red and daffodil delight. I thought these colors would make a great masculine card.

Maybe even one that I could send to my husband when I am being a bear with him (lol)!!

My image and sentiment are from a new set – North American Woods- being released next week by Marks Finest Papers. This entire set will be perfect for masculine cards.

I stamped my bear image in soft suede ink. I used riding hood red, daffodil delight and soft suede designer paper.  I die cut a button in riding hood red and ran some soft suede cardstock through the button holes.

The sentiment is stamped in soft suede ink- used the word window punch- added a brad to complete my card.
The layout is this week's sweet stop sketch #144.  I thought it was so perfect for a masculine card-fairly clean and simple. 

Well that's it for me. So until next time.......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Cards for men has a seeing red challenge. My card base is red along with the patterned paper and the faux button.
2.  The Outlawz greeting card challenge is "anything goes".
3.  Fashionable Stamping Challenge #14 is "make it a guy thing".


  1. I love your bear image Mary also the card is so clean and elegant.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  2. Wow love your bear, gorgeous card and your papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. This is a fabulous masculine card, Mary! What a gorgeous bear image! You did a great job with both challenges!

  4. Wow, gorgeous card! I love that bear, your papers and colors are fabulous!
    Hugs & Blessings

  5. Great card - thanks for seeing red at CFM
    Tracy x

  6. Mary,
    Your bear looks quite gorgeous and awesome against the colors on your card - lovely!

  7. Great use of the colors and a wonderfully fun guy card! Your bear is the perfect image for 'one of those days'! Love that little 'button' too!

  8. What a great masuline card Mary. Love the deep colors and that image. The paper button looks great. Hope you had fun at the coloring class! Thank you for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop this week. :o)

  9. What a marvelous image and matching sentiment, Mary...both are perfect for a masculine card! Love the clean feel and the warm colors on your card! A paper button is a wonderful way to get the button to match the rest of the card! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  10. Great card! Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at FSC! Yvonne



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