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June 13, 2011

It's MAN week @ Joyful Stamper!

Happy Monday!

Well, here we are halfway through June, summer is right around the corner!  It has been a somewhat delightful spring...not considering the heatwave we just had last week.  I am a bit anxious for summer to arrive...simply because it means Autumn follows soon behind (and football season!)   I know I shouldn't wish my days away...enjoy each moment and all...blah,blah,blah...  but I could do without these upcoming three months of sweltering heat & humidity and I think I would be just fine!!!

Ok, onto the task at hand!   Not sure if this will turn into a habit but I'm declaring this week MAN week here @ Joyful Stamper!  yep, time to give a little attention to the men in our lives.

Here's a masculine CAS card....switch out the sentiment & you have a quick birthday card!

Stamps: Doodle Pantry (racing motorcycle),
Hero Arts background stamp, sentiment-CG
Papers: SU! cs
Ink: Copic/Prisma markers
Other: button, twine, Cuttlebug emb folder,
distressing tool.

I really enjoy creating masculine cards; for one, I'm not a flowery type of girly girl & two, I'm surrounded by them in my home!!

Don't forget to share your latest & greatest creative projects with us @ my linky party, Inspire Me Friday, HERE.  It's closes Tue evening & reopens Thursday nights!

Finally, here's an FYI FREEbie...

You can download the entire New Testament in audio drama format absolutely FREE!  Great for traveling this summer or just laying under that big oak tree with your ipod!  Delightful!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope your Monday is a great one!

I shared today's creation with -

Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes.
Creative Inspirations -Fathers Day or Card for Dad 
Dream Valley Challenges -Father's Day
Sentimental Sundays -Father's Day or Masculine
Crazy 4 Challenges - Masculine
Little Claire's  - Cards For Men
Marks Finest Papers -Fathers Day
One Stop Craft -Fathers Day
Secret Crafter - A Male Card
Mami Doodles -  Card for a boy/man.
Sew Many Cards -Father's Day.
Simply Create -Father's Day.
Simply Scrapping CAS - CAS project using buttons.
Wags 'n Whiskers - Masculine.
C.R.A.F.T. Father's Day.
CCEE Stampers - Card with a sports theme.
Craft Us Crazy - Father's Day and/or masculine colours/theme.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - No patterned papers.
Paper Play -  Father's Day / man's card.
Some Odd Girl -Masculine.
Stamp Insanity - Masculine.
Crafting for all Seasons - Father's Day 
House That Stamps Built - Father's Day plus texture
Sisterhood of Crafters -  Dad/special man
The Paper Variety - father/special man
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Fathers Day
Delicious Doodles - Father's Day.
Digi's With Attitude! - Father's Day.
Fairy Knoll -Father's Day.
Fussy and Fancy -  Card for a male.
and some linky parties-

and more parties HERE!


Anne said...

Fabby Father's Day card Maria, love it. Hugs x

Crystal said...

What a FANTASTIC Male creation, LOVE that bike and the texture is GREAT!!!!!! Your coloring is AWESOME!

ahlers5 said...

Great masculine card! Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

ahlers5 said...

It's me again. Love this card. thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.

Cheryl said...

oh this is one,amazing card hun just brilliant always first class detail hun hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Barb said...

What a great "man card"! I have a few of those to get ready this week. Thanks for sharing!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, I am loving this gorgeous work as always hugs pops x

Heide said...

Great guy card, love the layers.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maria this is fabulous that is one great image which any man would love the CAS style is just perfect.
Lorraine x

ScrappingStephanie said...

Wow this card is fantastic! I love the motorcycle you did such an awesome job coloring it too. Just a bright cheery red! Perfect background stamp and paper too;) What a great job. I can totally totally relate to you about summer. I feel the same exact way about wanting it to get here because then fall is right around the corner, that is my fav time of year. But then January is here with a flash and I don't like those 3 months of long cold dark winters till spring...I always get way depressed during those three months. LOL..sorry I wrote such a long post.

Lorie said...

Wow, Maria! That is fabulous!

Danni said...

Lovin' your themed weeks!! Great card!

Jan said...

What a fab & fun card, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Debbie said...

This would be right up my MIL's ally he loves motorcycles. What a great CAS card... Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week Hope to see you again soon.


~jan said...

This card is all kinds of cool. :) Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Suzy said...

Great card! Love the embossing. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety ;)

Glenda Atkins said...
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Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous masculine card, love the 'print' background paper and the motorcycle image! Wonderful work!

Janeen said...

Vrooom! Nice card, Maria. The popped up cycle looks like a "wheelie" is coming. :)
Thanks for playing with us at Speedy's Friends. Good Luck in the drawing,Maria.

Janeen said...

Vrooom! Nice card, Maria. The popped up cycle looks like a "wheelie" is coming. :)
Thanks for playing with us at Speedy's Friends. Good Luck in the drawing,Maria.

Karen Howard said...

Awesome Father's Day card, love the image!!! Hugs, Karen

Winnie and Patty said...

This is a perfect Father's Day card for a man who loves a motorcycle! And I love the embossing folder you used! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Donna said...

Oh I love this masculine card Maria and you've done a fab job making that background. Oh and by the way, I will take one of those hot months off you if you want to throw it over to Ireland lol. Thanks for joining in the DDS challenge, good luck. hugs Donna x

Patti J said...

Awesome card, Maria! I'll have to go look for that image! What fun!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fantastic, Maria! What a wonderful job coloring the motorcycle. Great card for Father's Day.

Marlene said...

Very cute masculine card! Hubby would love it! He has a bike!

redwasher1 said...

A fabulous father's day card!!
Thanks for sharing your card with us at Speedy's Friends.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christine said...

Love the textured cardstock & layers. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Daisychain said...

A great male card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Kathy W. said...

Love this Male card! It's a great one for Father's Day or any occasion. Thanks for sharing =)

April said...

What a great card!! I think your coloring looks awesome and the embossing is just the right touch. ;) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

Mel said...

Great card! Visually balanced and very appealing. There's energy, but not too much clutter. Love it! Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

Erica said...

Awesome! Great image and I love the words on the Kraft paper. Thanks for playing with the Groovy Gurls at Stamp Insanity! ~ Erica

Janne said...

Cool card! Thanks for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays♥

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a great masculine card, I love the motorcycle image and the texture you've added behind it too!

Paddington fan said...

Fantastic masculine card, love the bright motorcycle image and your paper choices and embossing are the perfect match for it! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this time and good luck, love Jacky x

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Maria what a spectacular masculine card. My DH would love to receive this card....he would love to receive the motorcycle too!!! lol Beautifully done. Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week. It is a pleasure to come to view your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Laurie said...

so cooL! love that newsprint bbehind too!

Sarah Rice said...

what a rockin guy card! love the newsprint

thanks for playing at some odd girl!

Teri said...

Perfect Fathers Day card hun!
Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card hunni. Thank you for joining us at DDSC.


tt.scraps said...

Great card!!! Thanks for joining us on SSDS this week! Hope you play with us again soon!

Lisa B said...

Holy Cow Maria!! On you would be able to stay so organized to enter so many challenges.

This card is flippin' fabulous. I just love it. It was a pleasure to have you on as a GDT over at the Sisterhood. I look forward to seeing what you create when you play along with us.

Lou Mac said...

What a gorgeous card - I LOVE the main image and the embossed panel it is sitting upon. Such a neat colour combo for a male card!

Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

xo Lou Mac.

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Maria :)
Thank you so much for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Shelley said...

Brilliant card, love the image and layout. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE that image! I love that you cut it out and popped it onto the embossed background! Nice.

The Little Stamper said...

This is a brilliant card for a man and I love the way that you've put it together.

Thanks for joining us on the LC challenge


sara said...

fab card love that background paper thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card! Love your motorbike and the stamped BG is fab! Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley Challenges.

Becolorful said...

What a great card. Masculine and timely. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday