Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hello on this fabulous Thursday.......

morning. Did you know that bi-weekly there is a Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs that is called Stamping in Time and it is hosted by Betty Wright? Well, about a month or so ago Betty opened the doors and invited people like you and me in to 'host' a challenge. This week it is Marcelle Schauer and the challenge is "Crafting Choices". What might that be you are wondering? Well, do you have tons of brads that are just collecting dust? Or maybe some colored pencils that you bought, Prisma, water color etc., that you bought but put them all the way in the back of the shelf of drawer and neglected? Bingo, this is your chance to dig those items out and get to work ;D. If you are feeling all adventurous use both on your card...the sky is the limit. A few of the ODBD Design Team and Challenge Team found this idea so awesome that we jumped on board and got some use out of those items to get you inspired. To find out all the deets about this challenge head on over to the ODBD Blog and get a craftin' :D:D!!

Since you all know that for the longest time I have been struggling with making "MAN" cards, so I took the opportunity and made I thought the perfect embellishment for a a man card would be brads, that's what I've used. I don't own very many stamp sets that are just for "men" but I do have this month new release from Our Daily Bread Designs and it is called "Dad". How perfect is that? It has a bunch of general words such as Dad, Grandpa, Son, Happy Birthday and some scriptures. So for my card I used the Happy Birthday and the Proverbs 16:9 verse (I used it on the inside).

Are you ready to see my super simple card?

Here we go

"Happy Birthday"


Paper: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate

Stamps: ODBD Dad

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Chalk Box Chestnut Roan

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Forest Branches, pewter brads, braiding cord

What do you think? Does this look like an awesome card for dad or any man in your life.? After I embossed the BG it looked a little "plain" so I took a sponge and rubbed some chalk in in Chestnut Roan over the embossing and also the edges of the sentiment. Instant interest ;D!!

Would you like to see some more awes inspiration? I just have the fix for you. As mentioned above some members of the Design Team and Challenge Team played along this week and are ready to show you their inspiration head on over to

Angie C.





and off course Betty

to see what they have come up with, but before you do, let me know what you think all right? I love comments and I read each and every one of them. They are like my fuel to keep me going ;D.

As in most Challenges over at ODBD Mr. Linky is right below the main post on the ODBD Blog, so make sure you add your creation so we can leave you some love. Have fun creatin'!!

Thanks for stopping by today and making my day a special day!!

Hugs and blessings,


Angella D. Crockett said...

What an awesome guy card, Sabrina!!! Love the brads and the sponging looks great!!! God Bless ya, GF!!!

Connie M. said...

I just LOVE this Sabrina! It is such the perfect man all the distress sponging and your twine border!

Silke Ledlow said...

Guten Morgen Sabrina!!! Deine maennliche Karte is toll!!! Der Hintergrund und die Brads sind perfect!!!

Wuensche dir einen wunderschoenen Tag!!! Hugs ~S~

marcelle schauer said...

It is always good to have inspiration for man cards. This is a great one and not to difficult for those of us who enjoy spending more time with this "man" then in our studios.Great card.

Patter Cross said...

I LOVE those big pewter brads! They are the perfect touch to this amazing masculine card! Love it girl! Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

WOWZERS you can do CAS masculine cards all at the same time!!! That is not an easy task. It is beautiful my friend!

Unknown said...

Simply beautiful, Sabrina!! What a wonderful masculine look!

Grace said...

Very cool Sabrina! I love it! Love the simple layout and texture... great guy card!!!

Betty Wright said...

This is so fabulous, Sabrina! LOVE the colors, texture, and sponging! However, that brad framing is just inspired! I need to do that! GREAT MANLY card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

very manly and the texture and the fiber/corner effects

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Sabrina - this is just fabulous - I love the sponging and the colours you used - DIVINE! This is a great 'man card' my friend!! Seems you do everything so well - but we already knew knew that - didn't we! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration my friend! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Francie G. said...

Fabulous masculine creation, Sabrina! Love the texture and the use of all the brads! Beautifully done!

C said...

Any man would be proud to receive this lovely card, Sabrina. Great job!

Velta said...

Sabrina ~ Just gorgeous!!!

Sherry said...

Very cool card, Sabrina. A good one to case, I think! and I think that I have about everything, lol!