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September 2, 2010

I've got a frog in my pocket!

Welcome to Man Week @ Joyful Stamper!!!
I'm focusing on masculine projects this week!


Happy Thursday!

I saw that I never posted this card and thought it was perfect for man week!

I made this card for an avid fisherman, one who goes fishing in Canada even during black fly season! ouch!

Wishing you...a happy birthday!
Stamps: The Stamping Boutique 'pocket' images
sentiment -CG
Papers: SU! cs & dsp
Ink: Prisma markers
Other: MS border punch, CM cutting system,
button/twine


Sad news....

After multiple terms with The Stamping Boutique, I have decided to step down at this point and move on in different directions. It is certainly not for a lack of love. I think Tracey is a most talented artist and her creations are one of my favorites. The team of ladies I have had the opportunity to work with there are incredible in talent and kindness. It's been a wonderful experience!! Thank you Tracey!!!

And so I dedicate this card to The Stamping Boutique...


I will certainly miss this team!


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As most of you know by now, I am addicted to challenges, sooooo....

Check out Aud Sentiment's challenge this week, the Stamping Boutique is sponsoring and there is a slight peek as to the direction I'm heading with my hobby....more challenges!!!

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I hope you have all enjoyed "Man Week" here @ Joyful Stamper! lol It's been fun focusing on men this week! hehe

Lots of fun to share with you in the coming weeks!

Have a happy day!!
Blessings!



challenges for my froggy card...
Stamp Insanity - birthday
Penny's Paper-Crafty - birthday
Cards For Men - long summer days
Cupcake Craft - let's get digital
Sew Many Cards -birthday cards
Daisy Doodles -anything goes



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38 comments:

Marlene said...

Love both your froggy card and your dedication card to the Stamping Boutique. I'm sure they are going to miss you!

Someone goes fishing during black fly season?!! Brave soul! OUCH!

coldwaters2 said...

Two fabulous cards Maria love the froggy in the pocket and what a beautiful card to dedicate the SB, I am so glad that I will be working with you on the AS DT it's great isn't it lol.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Danni said...

The froggy card made me smile! Great cards!! hugs!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Maria

What beautiful cards. I also wanted to say welcome to the team at Aud Sentiments and look forward to working with you.

Hugs Ali x

Allison said...

A fun frog card but I lurve that pink one...so cute and full of embellies!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun 2 gorgoues,cards that frog is just so super cute,and as for the second one oh pink love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Rose said...

oh that man card is super cute!! your stamping boutique card is so pretty and perfect!! all the best to you on your new path :)

Rose said...

ok just saw your on the DT for Aud Sentiments!!! CONGRATS girl :)

Beth said...

Love both of these! Thank you for sharing them with us at StampInsanity! Good luck in your new endeavors!! :))

Beth said...

Love both of these! Thank you for sharing them with us at StampInsanity! Good luck in your new endeavors!! :))

Christine Riley said...

Hi Maria,

I love both of your cards, your first card is the perfect man card and I love the little boutique you created too. Stamping Boutique is so lucky to have had you on the DT, your work is fabulous!
Hugs, Christine

Patti J said...

Best of luck, Maria, in your new endeavors! Your cards are both so much fun! Love the frog card, and that second card is so sweet!!! Thanks for sharing, and good luck!

Crystal said...

Fabulous cards Maria....AWWWW they are both awesome!!!!!!! I know you will be missed by Stamping boutique your work is sooo awesome girl!

~Jeri~ said...

Awesome cards Maria! Best of luck to you in all your new adventures!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

Shelly said...

Congrats on your new DT position, Maria!!! Your cards are both marvelous. Couldn't be more opposite as far as masculine and feminine go.:) I like the way you used the twine of the frog card. I've really enjoyed Men's Week. Thanks!

Donna said...

Fab cards Maria, the pocket frog is so cool and I love TSB card it's incredibly pretty :) so sorry to hear you are leaving the DT...you will be sorely missed by the team as your work is wonderful :) Donna x

kim.mom said...

Both of these cards are AMAZING! Love that kraft with the frog! SSSEEEWWW CUTE!! TFS with us at SMC!

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your fabulous cards Maria they're so cute.
luv
Debby

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

SUPER man card! and awesome tribute to SB. you will be very much missed!

and yeah... how dare that judge call me for jury duty. i guess he DOESN'T know how busy i am!!!! welll i'm just gonna have to tell him. - lol.

hugs :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Adorable card! Very suitable for a man. Thanks for playing along with Stamp Insanity Stamps!!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i love the image really sweet and the papers are gorgeous too, but i do love the froggy one the best lol hugs Pops x x x

Elena said...

I am so sorry to hear about leaving the DT... But I respect your desicion which probably was very hard to make.
Frog card is so adorable! And what a beautiful boutique card!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Maria!! Both of your creations today are just adorable!! Love your coloring and I'm sure you'll be missed on TSB team!! HUGS

Margaret said...

What gorgeous cards! I particularly love the froggie one as I'm a lover of all things froggie lol Saw a real one in the pond a few minutes ago. I hadn't seen any for a while so I was getting a bit worried as to where they'd disappeared too.

Good luck with your new creativity venture :o)

Margaret said...

Thanks for the link to the froggie freebie. He's been snagged :o)

Vicki said...

Maria, your cards are both awesome! I especially love the one you dedicated to Stamping Boutique. I also found it hard to leave the Boutique after 2 terms but that does not stop you from working with Tracey's awesome images! YOU rock Maria! TFS

HUGS!
Vicki

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Maria What a lovely cards....thanks for joining with us at Daisy Doodles this week. I hope you'll join with us at new forum challenge next week, click at the TOP of the Challenge Blog, DESIGNER OF THE MONTH and you can go to the Icon and klick it to go to the forum challenge. Hugs, Monika

Courtney said...

This is adorable Maria! Perfect coloring on your froggy!! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous creations Maria! Love the froggy card ... Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!

Pam S. said...

a pink stamp store! awesome! so charming Maria! love it!
Pam Going Postal

TinaB said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles xx Don't forget our Daisy Doodles Designer of The Month Challenge over at our Forum Hugs Tina xx

Catherine said...

This is such a great card Maria ! Love that little frog ! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

margie c said...

Such sweet cards! The lil froggy guy is so adorable sitting in there! and your pink-alicious card is stunning! So sweet of you :)
hugs, margie

Nannieflash said...

Hi Maria, wow fabulous pair of cards and I love the summer days one. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyhxxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Great cards Maria. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.

Alison said...

Love your frog card- it amazes me how many different fishing images are out there, I thought I had lots but still keep seeing new ones! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cards For Men and good luck in the draw.
Hugs Alison x

Rhonda said...

Great card!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles :)