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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hi everyone,
I just dropped my laptop on the floor and am hoping its shock resistant. I have a wireless mouse with a flash drive and it fell squarely on the drive which bent and shattered leaving all the components exposed. Dead mouse for one. Hopefully its the only casualty. I set it on a wooden TV tray and it got bumped. Over it went. My stomach is still rolling a little. Boy I hate that.

I don't like using the touchpad. While I'm typing I inevitably hit it and end up with random edits. Guess it's off to get another mouse for me. Blech.

Today's card is a vintage card for men using my son's In the Wilderness set. The cardstock is Soft Suede textured and scraps of Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. The Designer Series Paper is Elegant Soiree.

I took a piece of Kraft/Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon and laid a piece of NON grosgrain over it. I adhered the double ribbon to the card with Antique Brads. I stamped the buffalo on VV cardstock, and distressed it with tea stain ink from the distressing kit that SU is selling. I mounted the VV on Suede and then Crumb Cake mats. I stitched three times with linen thread and mounted it on a piece of NON that I ran through the Big Shot using the lattice die. The NON looks a little lighter because I distressed it with a sanding block from the distressing kit to give it some contrast.

The greeting is stamped on Very Vanilla with suede ink, then distressed with tea stain. I stamped off both the wolf and the eagle in the set multiple times before I stamped portions of them on the greeting. I ran the tea stain ink on the distressing block at the edges rather than matting the greeting. The card is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow!
Much love and joy,



  1. I find masculine cards so hard to make - I love the distressing on this one and I really think Elegant Soiree DSP looks great on the card.

  2. Love this image and great colors. Another item on my wish list!